Kechia Taylor is the creator of Brows & Co. Microblading Academy and a beauty entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in the field. She began her career as an esthetician in Maryland, where she ran two beauty shops. According to BOTWC, she is currently a licensed permanent makeup professional with 15+ certifications in permanent makeup and specific skills.
Furthermore, she has established herself as the go-to franchise for beauty professionals, training individuals in micro-blading and providing a place where students may grow their beauty companies in permanent makeup.
Taylor was inspired to enter the permanent cosmetics industry after seeing how micro-blading was altering the lives of cancer and alopecia patients. She was also able to enter the cosmetics sector due of her knowledge in cancer.
Taylor told BOTWC that she was encouraged to franchise her firm because Blacks have historically struggled to start their own businesses. After establishing a successful firm based on systems, she reasoned, “Why not help more people with a simpler solution?”
Her model, she believes, will inspire other Black entrepreneurs and give them the confidence to start their own beauty businesses with the help of someone who looks like them.
“Brows & Co. franchise model will help more Black women become franchise owners without a barrier to entry, such as having a million dollars in assets or half a million in cash to start. Also, as a franchisee, you avoid paying for ongoing education because it’s included. It’s a win-win for all of us,” she said.
Asked why it is essential for her to give back, Taylor said she wants to see the Black community win. According to her, she didn’t get the kind of mentorship when she started her beauty business which made her prone to basic mistakes like not having proper systems in place for financials, marketing, and organization.
“It was all trial and error, which resulted in poor business judgments.” “Fortunately, I discovered assistance and was able to expand my business to levels I had no idea existed for my brand,” she told BOTWC. “I want to encourage other Black women to dream big and become part of a corporate brand.” Being able to generate jobs, hire excellent talent, have access to marketing, ad agencies, and CPAs like large corporations, and escape the hustle and grind lifestyle.”
At Brows & Co., three out of every five students open their Microblading PMU business in three months or less, per Taylor’s Linkedin page. Taylor envisions her brand to be all over the world in the next five years.