Black Business reports she just made history after opening her own beauty supply store called Paris Beauty Supplyz , in Brooklyn, New York, making her the youngest Black owner to ever do it.
I just became the youngest black owner of a beauty supply store at 16 years old! A simple retweet or like can help support♥️🥰 pic.twitter.com/hljSkNyXmc
— Paris Kenzie (@parisjmck) September 5, 2020
McKenzie is not new to this, she’s true to this as she’s already equipped with business experience.
“I’ve been helping my mom run her business since I was very, very young. So I know how to handle finances and how to market products in the store,” McKenzie told CBS News. “I had enough money saved to invest in this.”
While she may be young, she has already earned the respect of her relatively older staff which includes 22-year-old Giselle Ashby who says Paris is “like a little sister to me. I respect her. It’s fun.”
According to The African American Business Guide, outside of being in her entrepreneur bag, McKenzie is a straight-A student with plans to major in pre-med to fulfill her dream of becoming an orthopedic pediatric surgeon. As an incoming junior in high school, McKenzie is already taking college courses.
Even as a busy teenager, she still finds time to enjoy life.
“I don’t really have any more free time, but when I do, I try to go out with my friends,” said McKenzie. “Walking in here every morning, it makes me feel awesome.”
Congratulations, Paris McKenzie, on such a successful move!