Today we’d like to introduce you to Warren Broadnax and Marcus Bowers.
Warren Broadnax and Marcus Bowers built the She’s Happy Hair Empire from basically nothing. They both were raised in the inner-city and truly understood what it is like to struggle and live in poverty. Growing up in some of the poorest areas of Houston, TX they were faced with many adversities in their lives.
Their humble beginnings came from being over-worked and under-paid. The Navy Veterans worked tons of hours just to make ends meet each month but realized there had to be a better way and never gave up hope of being entrepreneurs. In 2012 the Houston Natives decided to put all of the cash they had into starting a hair business; which totaled $900 and began selling hair from the trunk of their cars.
From that $900 investment, the company is now the number 1 Virgin Hair Supplier in the United States and has grown into a multi-million dollar company; with locations across the United States and a very strong international online presence.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
This has not been a smooth road. Being two guys that knew nothing about the hair industry has required us to do tons of research; which included visiting the countries where we purchase the hair extensions. The most valuable research was spending a minimum of five days per week to learn about the business from the women that actually purchase hair extension.
The night before the grand opening of our first location the store was actually robbed. Someone came in and stole all of the inventory. That was a great opportunity for us to give up and decide that maybe this hair business isn’t a good idea. But, we used that obstacle as motivation to keep pushing harder and stronger than ever before.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
She’s Happy Hair is a phenomenally successful, veteran, black-owned business that recognized a void in the community. Seizing the opportunity to provide great customer service, products and a sense of social responsibility, the company has grown into a household name with six storefront locations in Houston, the Dallas-Ft. Worth area as well as Detroit, Michigan and plans to open more stores in the immediate future. She’s Happy Hair is the #1 virgin hair supplier in the United States; with an online store that ships worldwide, this international brand has a five-star product line that includes their all-natural shampoo, conditioner, and Sleek Edges (edge control). The company has just partnered with Macy’s in Lenox Square Mall and has also negotiated a deal with Walmart to put She’s Happy Hair Locations inside Walmart’s across the United States.
In addition to giving women a way to enhance their beauty, She’s Happy Hair does its very best to support the community by giving back and spreading the love their customers give to them. Over the years, the hair company has hosted a number of charity events with the purpose of serving women and children including the customer appreciation event, “The Happy Experience.” “The Happy Experience” is an event where women are treated to beauty services, hair treatments, food, entertainment and given the opportunity to audition for a model spot on a She’s Happy Hair commercial to be shown on national television. It is a signature event the company loves to host to show their gratitude for the loyal customers and communities they serve. She’s Happy Hair also hosts school supply giveaways, food drives, annual toy drives, as well as career days serving grade schools, colleges and universities. All of the company’s charity events are done out of love and a genuine concern for bettering the community.
What sets us apart from others? The quality of our products, the excellent customer service we provide and our community givebacks that take place in every city that has a She’s Happy Hair location. Also, we are the first minority-owned retailer to sell hair extensions inside of a major retailer. That alone is huge and gives hope to other minority business owners.
What were you like growing up?
Warren and Marcus grew up in poverty and both went to the Navy in hope of a better life. Marcus left the Navy and went on to college and obtained several degree’s and worked as an Engineer. Warren became a Houston Firefighter. Although they were doing well they still were barely able to make ends meet and realized there had to be a better way. This was the driving force to start both She’s Happy Hair and the She’s Happy Foundation.
The Foundation was started because they wanted to instill valuable gems into the lives of inner-city youth that don’t see successful people that look like them. They also wanted their customers to know that they do care. Although the customers are spending money with them a portion of those funds are going right back into the community to help those that are in need.
- Address: Houston
3280 South Loop West Houston, TX 77025 (281) 382-4936
11422 Southwest freeway TX 77031 (281) 904-4684
12722 North Freeway Houston, TX 77060 (713) 548-3041
900 E Copeland Rd Ste 220 Arlington, TX 76011 (972) 814-8856
13247 Montfort Dr Dallas, TX 75240 (469) 372-6620
500 Mount Elliott Street Ste 200 Detroit, MI 48207 (313) 433 – 9563
Macy’s Lenox Square Mall
3393 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
8424 Mall Pkwy, Lithonia GA 30038
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