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MEET THE OWNER

ALECIA LINTON-RANCE

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BORN ON THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF JAMAICA, I MOVED TO ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF THE BAHAMAS WHERE I COMPLETED HIGH SCHOOL. WHILE IN THE 11TH GRADE MY YOUNGEST MATERNAL AUNT STEPHANIE MORGAN-TUCKER (AFFECTIONATELY I CALL MI LITTLE AUNTIE) OPENED HER FULL SERVICE ALL NATURAL HAIR SALON. I WOULD WORK IN THE SALON ON SUNDAYS AND SOME DAYS AFTER SCHOOL.​ AFTER GRADUATION THIS BECAME MY FULL TIME, THIS WAS DEFINATELY THE FOUNDATION I NEEDED IN THE NATURAL HAIR INDUSTRY

"MY REAL PASSION FOR HAIR STYLING BEGAN WHILE I WAS LIVING IN JAMAICA".

BEING YOUNG AND NOT HAVING MUCH TO DO, LIVING BY MY GRANDMOTHERS MANTRA "THE DEVIL FINDS WORK FOR IDLE HANDS" I SPENT MY SPARE TIME WITH A FRIEND (WHO BECAME A SISTER) WATCHING HER BRAIDING HER CLIENTS HAIR. THOUGH I DIDN'T SHOW MUCH INTEREST OR EAGERNESS TO LEARN, I WAS AMAZED AT THE BEAUTY OF HER WORK AND GAINED KNOWLEDGE OF BRAIDING. HOWEVER, IT WAS WHILE WORKING AT MY AUNT'S SALON THAT I PURPOSED IN MY HEART TO ONE DAY OWN MY VERY OWN ALL NATURAL HAIR SALON. 

"WITH MY NEW FOUND PASSION FOR HAIR, I ENROLLED IN COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL AND ALSO DID NAIL CLASSES PRIVATELY. THIS PUT THE ICING ON THE CAKE. I KNEW FOR SURE THE HAIR THE FIELD FOR ME."

IN 2010, I MIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. I MET MISS STEPHANIE  WHO ASSISTED ME BY ENROLLING IN LB BEAUTY FOR BRAIDING COURSE BECAUSE "MORE KNOWLEDGE, MORE POWER AND ONE NEVER STOP LEARNING". SHE ALSO ALLOWED ME TO DO NATURAL HAIR IN HER SALON. MS. ANITA GAVE A NATURAL HAIR COURSE AT LB BEAUTY AFTER WHICH SHE INVITED THE CLASS TO HER SALON WHERE WE COULD SHADOW HER AND HER STYLISTS. I IMMEDIATELY BECAME A STYLIST THERE.

IN 2012, I WELCOMED MY FIRSTBORN SHANISSA RANCE. I GOT MARRIED A YEAR LATER AND MOVED FROM VIRGINIA TO NEW YORK. IN 2014, WE WELCOMED OUR SECOND BORN ALIANDREA RANCE AND LATER MOVED BACK TO VIRGINIA. 

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UPON RETURN TO VIRGINIA I WORKED WITH KISHA AT HER NEW SALON AND LATER BEGAN TO WORK WITH MISS ANGELYN. IN A BID TO FURTHER MY EDUCATION AND SKILL, I RE ENROLLED IN LB BEAUTY FOR COSMETOLOGY AND DID MAKEUP AS WELL.  MISS ANGELYN INTRODUCED ME TO AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRAND MYSELF, THAT'S HOW NATURALLY KINKY HAIR SALON WAS BORN. 

"IN 2017, MY HUSBAND SHAN RANCE ENCOURAGED AND PAID FOR US TO OFFICIALLY OWN THE NAME "NATURALLY KINKY HAIR SALON". 

DURING THESE YEARS I'VE MET WONDERFUL CLIENTS AND I'M SO EXCITED TO MEET EVEN MORE. SINCE 2020, THANK THE LORD, I WAS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO OPEN MY OWN SALON IN THE COLONIAL HEIGHTS VIRGINIA AREA. AMIDST THE HARD WORK AND TRANSITIONING TO THIS LOCATION I WAS BLESSES TO WELCOME THE BIRTH OF MY SON SHAIN ANTON RANCE. WITH EXCITEMENT MY TEAM AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU.

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