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Industrious businesswoman Marcella Ellis came up with a creative way to sell hair extensions with the ease and convenience of a buying a candy bar. The Mane Vendor will not only make it easier for consumers but also help drive more business to black hair salons.
Via The Mane Vendor press release:
Virginia business woman Marcella Ellis, CEO and founder of The Mane Vendor, Marcella Ellis Hair Studio and Marcella Ellis School of Cosmetic Arts has unveiled her unique hair extension vending machine which will change the playing field for hair salons around the country.
Black hair care is a nine billion dollar industry within the United States, which is set to increase year on year for the foreseeable future. For many years the industry has received a lot of criticism in the way in which hair extensions are being supplied. Korean hair supply businesses dominate the market space, earning revenue which many believe should be retained within the black community.
“Having been in the hair extension industry for over twenty years, my goal in creating The Mane Vendor was to empower hair salon owners nationwide, bringing the supply of hair extensions back into the salon,” said Ellis. “In addition to keeping the revenues earned from hair extensions within our local communities, it will also improve the customers’ experience. No longer will they need to travel to a hair supply store to purchase their extensions before coming to the salon.”
Ellis has created a vending machine which can be placed in salons nationwide, offering hair extensions and hair care products to be sold within the salon itself. The opportunity to own one of these machines is open to both salon owners and savvy business people looking to not only generate income but also support and revolutionize the black hair industry.
The site says the big goal is to sell 10,000 machines across all 50 States and abroad by 2015. We hope The Mane Vendor is equipped with security equipment to ward off all hoodboogers and broke baldbeaded birds. Check out more about the Mane Vendor HERE.