Jameelah Evans is the founder/owner of Texture Hair Care Center, where her team empowers and encourages natural-haired women through education. Clients can have natural hair care techniques used to cut and style their hair while being taught how to properly care for and love their hair. The team at Texture aims to empower and encourage women to embrace their hair – and themselves!
Jameelah, known as Meelah to her clients, is an Alumna of Fayetteville State University and Paul Mitchell The School, with a bachelor’s in Accounting and Cosmetology, respectively. Meelah ties her love for business and hair together in her one-of-a-kind salon center. After graduating, she moved to Charlotte to offer her services there, but says she felt “Like a little fish in a big pond.” After traveling and doing more hair in Fayetteville than Charlotte, she decided to relocate back to her hometown and provide natural hair care here in Fayetteville.
Being in business now for seven years has had its fair share of lessons, from having absolutely no clients fresh out of cosmetology school to opening a salon six months before a pandemic – forced closing. Through it all, Jameelah leans firmly on her ‘why’ to provide a welcoming space that serves the public while simultaneously pushing through generational curses to create wealth that can be passed down to her descendants. She hopes that her journey leads the way for the women she inspires and motivates through education – each and every day.
The Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville helped Jameelah do the ribbon cutting for Texture in March of 2020, just before the first wave of Covid-19 related shutdowns. Thankfully, Texture has made it through the pandemic and Jameelah reports business is just as steady as it was prior to the pandemic. She hopes business continues to grow as the pandemic hopefully comes to end, and people are more willing to seek out beauty services. She currently has 3 employees including herself and hopes to fill all six salon chairs with stylists and clients soon.
In addition to the ribbon-cutting, the Women’s Business Center has been here as a resource and networking tool for Jameelah. She said
“The constant encouragement has been amazing. I truly feel like we are friends, sisters, a tribe now.”
We interviewed Meelah during our Covid Pivot series, showing how to pivot your business during the pandemic. She has also attended many of our networking events such as Monday Motivation and shares how valuable it is to her. We’ve also helped her apply for grants and find funding sources in what is the new normal with Covid-19.
Jameelah hopes she can continue to scale up and grow Texture Hair Care Center. She wants to provide continuing education resources to her stylists which helps them grow as a person and grows her business. Meelah hopes Texture will continue to be a community outreach center where she can truly connect with her clients and empower them to love themselves and their hair.