Reason #557 I love living in NYC is all of the great talks and networking events that the city has to offer. Last week, I was in for a real treat when I had the opportunity to attend an intimate evening hosted by Her Agenda featuring Miko Branch, Co-Founder of Miss Jessie’s.
Surely I don’t have to tell you who this power player is — she and her late sister Titi (rest in peace) revolutionized the personal hair care industry for women of color with their natural hair brand, which launched in 2004.
In fact, when I first started wearing my hair in its natural state in 2010, Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding was the first product I picked up and remained loyal to for twist outs on my once longer hair,
so I was beyond honored to be in Ms. Miko’s company. In many ways, Miss Jessie’s shaped the natural hair industry that we know today. I mean think about what we had before then. There was no multicultural hair care aisle at Target and Pink Lotion was pretty much our only option for a ‘moisturizer’.
With a new book that just dropped this spring, Miss Jessie’s: Creating A Successful Business From Scratch Naturally, Miko was an open book herself as she spoke to us about her journey, the successes and trials that came along with building the Miss Jessie’s brand, how she’s coping with her sister’s untimely death, and so much more.
Head on over to Her Agenda for the full video and recap of the event.