We had the good fortune of connecting with Keniah Tenison and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Keniah, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
In 2020 I was a senior in the middle of the COVID pandemic depressed and stressed out because we didn’t get the chance to have a real senior year. So I decided to change my thinking and look for something positive. I loved doing my own hair and I had been looking into making lipglosses myself, so I set a small budget, did some research and started buying products that I thought I would like to sale.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am most proud of the name that GOD has allowed me to make for myself. It definitely wasn’t easy ! I’ve questioned my work and my business many nights. Deleting hair videos and content because I didn’t think my work was good enough, trying to quit but I had no real reason except my horrible procrastination. I’ve fumbled so many bags,and made quite a few mistakes, BUT GOD. I’ve learned so much and my business has been thriving. I even have my own mini studio where clients can come to get serviced and buy products.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love eating ! Dallas has so many wonderful food spot to enjoy like: Tru kitchen, xoxo dinner, and Perry’s steakhouse.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate my story to my family! From church family, to my biological family. The love and support has been overwhelming! My family believed in me when I didn’t even believe in myself ! Huge shoutout to my sister Amalia ( CEO of Mali’s midnight collection)! The first person that introduced me to feed ins and got me started braiding ! Love you sis !

Website: Hey, check out my website, “Niaahs Boutique” with this link: https://niaahsboutique.wixsite.com/website

Instagram: https://instagram.com/niaahs.boutique?utm_medium=copy_link

Twitter: Twitter.com/@niaahleanne

Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCTyDp72hPivWjamYKIocckA

Image Credits
@kwpho_tography on all professional pictures

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