MORENO VALLEY (CBSLA.com) — Two young sisters in the Inland Empire may be the youngest owners of a beauty-supply store in California.
Nineteen-year-old Kayla Davis and her 21-year-old sister, Keonna, are the proud owners of KD Haircare Supply at 24453 Sunnymead Blvd. in Moreno Valley, which is ranked one of the toughest cities in the country to find jobs.
The sisters said their idea of opening the store was born when they could not find jobs.
“Talking to my mom, she was like: ‘Stop stressing about it and begging these people for a job and create your own business,'” Kayla said.
“We talked about what we both like. We both like our hair and know that people spend a lot of time on their hair,” Keonna said.
They opened the store using money saved from their online beauty supply business, their part-time jobs and cash matched by their parents.
“You’re very tired at the end of he day. But it’s very much worth it because it’s your own store,” Keonna added. “You’re your own boss. You can make the rules and dictate what you want to do about it.”
Business has been good, and the entrepreneurs hope to grow their business into a chain.
That might happen faster than expected because their story has gone viral with praises coming in from all over the country.
“Most people, they wake up, and they don’t like their job. But we wake up every morning, and we’re excited to get to work,” Keonna said.
The sisters also plan to go to college. But it looks like they have a jump on Business 101.