#Roomies, you ever needed some edge control but the beauty supply store was closed? Chile, sis has came though in the clutch!
Maxine Pittman of Los Angeles, CA created “Tress Obsessed Vending Company” during the pandemic.
Exclusively speaking to #TSR, Maxine stated that she had to find a way to transform her beauty business and vending machines were the best idea.
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“During the pandemic, I already had an online beauty supply and was going to open a storefront but then COVID hit, and I had to think on my feet and I realize outside shopping as we knew it was over,” Maxine stated.
Maxine also stated that she was always interested in vending machines, “I always was fascinated with vending machine cultures in countries like Japan and Europe but didn’t know what I wanted to sell,” she expressed.
Traveling allowed her to see there was a void that needed to be filled. “I realized Black women and curly girls never have the hair and beauty products we need, when traveling and on-the-go.”
With vending machines throughout California, six machines in 4 locations, including shopping malls and a stadium, what started in her apartment has grown and will continue to expand!
We all know that we love our hair! It’s no secret that the Black hair care industry generates billions of dollars each year. According to Essence, the Black hair industry is worth an estimated $2.51 billion.
Sounds like sis is in the right industry! Yes, ma’am!