Creator of the Synergi system of hair care and Synergi Salon owner Karen Coleman and staff flew to Atlanta after their entry was selected to pitch ‘the shark’ and his panel of investors. Much like the hit ABC show “Shark Tank” there is no guarantee of investment dollars. Of the six finalists chosen to participate in the five minute pitch, Synergi was the sole company chosen by John and company as investment worthy.
“I am thankful to The Wilson Group for hosting such a great networking opportunity for entrepreneurs. The contacts and resources that we were able to connect with are priceless. From the responses, it also appears the women in Atlanta desire the same services locally that we offer in Ohio. The thought of spreading Synergi to the south is exciting!”
The natural hair care movement has caught on nationwide with women from all walks of life seeking products and education for living relaxer-free. In recent years products targeting these consumers have begun to crop up everywhere from direct online sales to big box stores and business leaders are beginning to notice. The 1.2 million dollar investment in NaturallyCurly.com - an online hair care community - is just the most recent example of business interest in this area of hair care.
“Spending by African Americans is poised to reach 1.5 trillion dollars in 2015, the buying power of the community is undeniable,”
While in talks with new investors, the ladies of Synergi aren’t resting on their laurels, they are deep into planning the launch of several new products in the fall to their Perfectly Me by Synergi hair care line.
“The number of women wanting alternatives to relaxers is steadily increasing. Women want other alternatives for natural hair besides curly styles and Synergi has the answer. Women and their daughters of our community have been very receptive to our approach to building healthy hair and we appreciate the support,” Coleman said.
Located at 3443 E. Broad Street Columbus, Ohio's premiere hair salon specializes in “Healthy Hair in 90 minutes.” For more than seven years, owner Karen Coleman, has helped women transition out of chemical relaxers. Synergi Salon offers free monthly hair care workshops and retails its own full hair care line specifically designed for relaxer free hair worn straight or curly, as well as women in transition.
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