Shenell Bolden has successfully created products that you don’t normally see many African Americans creating “vegan friendly” skin and hair products. This visionary scientist and entrepreneur has created products that are so user friendly that her clientele includes pregnant women, brides, and people with allergies. She is hoping to expand her clientele to potential male clientele, because her products are for all people that want to use organic products. I had a chance to sit down with Shenell to interview her about her skin care line. I was surprised by the interview. At the end, I thought about how Shenell reminded me of a modern day George Washington Carver. However, you read the interview and tell me what you think.
Tiffany: What is your background?
S.B.: I am a Biologist by trade with degrees in Biology and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics. Surprisingly, I am not a vegetarian. I love my veggies, but every now and then I do partake in a steak and potatoes! However, I also understand the need for good skin care products that are not animal based and I celebrate that. I believe in these products. So much so that two years ago I stopped using store bought lotion. Aside from customer testimonials my own hair and skin are in living color proof that these products work.