Paris McKenzie is not your common teenager.
At the age of 16, she just lately opened her quite individual elegance source retailer in East Flatbush, getting an entrepreneur all when juggling her schoolwork.
“I go to two various faculties correct now. I am in large school and I take faculty courses, so it’s a great deal but I’ve been dealing with it very well so much,” states McKenzie.
Paris Elegance Supplyz has been in the community for about a month, promoting all the things from braiding hair, to extensions, to hair treatment products.
McKenzie suggests she opened her store hoping to encourage other young women, and ship a information that the sky is the limit, no matter your age.
“I have constantly experienced dreams to do points from a young age and absolutely everyone generally either laughed at me or I would operate in my mom’s suppliers and folks would say ‘oh she is effective below, oh who left you by yourself,’ and it really is usually someone attempting to place you down. And I know the way it built me come to feel and I wouldn’t want other young ladies to come to feel that way,” says McKenzie.
She states she discovered the ropes of jogging a business from her mother who is also an entrepreneur.
Just after finalizing her lease, she claims she experienced to work on building renovations, and employing security measures to hold everybody safe.
“I don’t enable anybody to come into the retail store without having a mask. I also attempt to sanitize my goods just before I stock them on the cabinets,” states McKenzie.
Right after having so a lot support and words of encouragement from the community, she says she’s hoping to open up additional natural beauty provide merchants in the upcoming.
“The messages I have been having and the support I have been acquiring, it helps make me feel incredible. It can make me want to do more,” claims McKenzie.