I always say the best thing to wear is confidence. The Branch Sisters from New York are pioneers in the esteem building, self-loving natural hair movement. Together they are the founders of Miss Jessie’s. You may know the hair care products or lucky enough to score an appointment at their Salon but now Co-Founder and CEO Miko releases a memoir about building the brand titled “Miss Jessie’s: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch Naturally.”
It’s officially fashionable to be Natural. Not just with you guys saw this coming from the 90s with the opening of your salon, is this Trend hair (here) to stay?
The natural hair trend is definitely here to stay. Why? Because many women posess naturally curly hair. Miss Jessie’s provides services in addition to products, to help women embrace what they already have naturally. What is natural and what is unique will never go out of style, especially since there are things to support it, like Miss Jessie’s products.
Who are your favorite designers other than me ;)?
I love Chanel.
Gucci or Louis Vuitton?
Gucci. I like Gucci in clothes and shoes, and think they have a greater variety of purses, versus Louis Vuitton. However, I do love Louis Vuitton luggage.
Chanel or Dior?
Hermes or Goyard?
Catwoman or Superwoman?
Cornell West Or Michael Eric Dyson?
Silk Head wrap or Satin Bonnet?
Satin Bonnet. Silk Hair wraps tends to make curly hair go flat.
Cornrows or Flat Twist?
Curly or Straight?
Natural or …jk (Of course natural!!)
-What comes first the chicken or the egg? As you get ready. Does the fashion influence the tresses or does the tresses influence the fashions?
It goes both ways. Now that we are all on social media and with the advances of the internet have allowed people to accomplish, create, and share so may things, it is not just one way. This hyper speed manner of sharing information makes everything so much more accessible, that everyone is influencing everyone else. So I would say it is both scenarios.
-This book can be placed in the Biography, Business, and Self-Help section. What do you want people to take from reading your book?
The overall message to this book is that if my sister, Titi Branch, and I can do it, then you can do it too.
-First came the Salon, then international hair care product, now author. Any advise for young entrepreneurs starting out from the class of 2015?
Whatever your dreams, whatever your aspirations, wherever your imagination takes you, I would say to get behind it and do it- really make it happen. Do everything to support those dreams, and your desires and wishes will become a reality. Should you stumble and fall, know that it is ok- you can use what you learn from that experience to increase your wisdom for the next go round. Just keep trying until you get it right.
-Where can we get our hands on Miss Jessie’s: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch Naturally?
You can get it from Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and of course, missjessies.com. If you purchase it from missjessies.com, you will also get some special Miss Jessie’s gifts. I encourage you to get our book, so you can get inspired as soon as possible.You heard it first FIT Family! I hope you are all as inspired as I am….Ms Branch is a true example of a leader and inspiration to the youth! All the best to you and your team over at Miss Jessie’s!
Until next time..
Travis Dean Pereira