We had the good fortune of connecting with Alex Francis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alex, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
My thought process was actually pretty simple when starting Bona Blends. I really just thought about working for someone else for the rest of my life doing something I really didn’t love doing or being my own boss and allowing my passion to provide me income. The choice was simple.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
The hair care industry is incredibly competitive but that’s not stopping Bona Blends from succeeding. We like to think of ourselves as a beauty apothecary. All of our products are formulated in house, blended by hand in small batches using non toxic ingredients. We package, label, and ship all of our beauty blends ourselves with lots of love and care. As a young, small business, we are continuing to find new and creative ways to express ourselves with our craft that’ll help our business grow. The most important thing to us is that we remain authentic and transparent throughout our entire process with the hope that the quality of our products speak for themselves.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
To be honest, I’m a bit of a home body. I love being at home but if I do go out I really like going to Legacy Hall in Plano, Texas. It’s basically like a food mall. So many different types of food, desserts and drinks to try. You could literally spends hours there trying out food. The best part is that outside they have a courtyard with live music every week. So it’s like a concert on the weekends.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Bona Blends is absolutely nothing with out the help of God and my husband, Tony Francis. I would also like to thank my mentor Amery Booker for his knowledge and guidance.