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TRUTH: TURBAN THURSDAYS

marie mack

THURSDAYS TO ME MEAN LET YOUR HAIR DOWN THE WEEK IS ALMOST OVER. THROW THAT SUPER BOMB TURBAN ON AND GO. HERES SOME MJ TURBAN BACKGROUND, I STARTED MAKING TURBANS IN 2012 BECAUSE THERE WASN'T REALLY ANYONE MAKING THEM WELL NOT CUTE ONES THAT I WOULD WEAR. SO I GOT A WHOLE BUNCH OF OLD FABRIC AND MADE ALL TYPES OF HALF TURBANS. AT THE TIME I WAS LIVING IN A LAKE VIEW LOFT IN DOWNTOWN DETROIT SO I HAD ALL TYPES OF INSPIRATION FROM THAT. I WAS DOING HAIR IN A HAIR SALON IN EASTLAND MALL AND I WAS TRYING TO MAKE IT. SO I MADE TURBANS AND SOLD THEM FOR 25$ AT THE SHOP AND THEY ALWAYS SOLD OUT. EVENTUALLY I ADDED THEM TO MY WEBSITE AND THEY DID WELL. NOW I WAS STILL IN COLLEGE I ENDED UP DROPPING OUT BECAUSE I WAS JUST TOO UNSURE ABOUT WHAT I WANTED TO DO.

SO I STARTED DOING THESE BEANIE HATS THAT SAID CATCHY PHRASES ON THE FRONT AND THOSE DID REALLY WELL. RENT HAD TO BE PAID SO HEY I WAS DOING WHAT I WAS TRULY PASSIONATE ABOUT AND MAKING A PROFIT NOT TO MENTION I WAS BUILDING A CLIENTELE DOING HAIR SO I WAS ALWAYS AT THE SHOP TRYING TO GET WALK INS BECAUSE OF COURSE WE HAD TO PAY BOOTH RENT. ONE DAY I SAID IM TIRED OF DOING HAIR ITS NOT WHAT I WANT TO DO. MY BEST FRIEND OF 20+ YEARS AND MY BROTHER WAS LIKE GIRL DO YOUR CLOTHES YOU ARE SO TALENTED JUST DO IT. SO I SPENT MY LAST ON FABRIC AND I STARTED GETTING MORE AND MORE CLIENTS. 

I MOVED BACK TO NEW YORK GOT BACK IN THE GROOVE AND REALLY TRIED MY HARDEST TO JUST START OVER. THAT DIDN'T WORK GOT A JOB AT FOREVER 21 AS A VISUAL AND I ALWAYS WORE MY TURBANS SO I WOULD SELL THEM THERE TOO. I STARTED DOING TURBAN WHOLESALE ORDERS OF LIKE 100 TURBANS WHICH WAS MUCH NEEDED LIVING IN NYC. UPDATED THE WEBSITE OFTEN USING A STYROFOAM HEAD WITH NEW TURBANS AND KEPT A STEADY INCOME WITH IT. 

TURBANS KEPT ME ALIVE, KEPT ME MOTIVATED, KEPT CLIENTS COMING BACK AND ORDERING MORE THAN JUST TURBANS. I GREW AND SO DID MY CLIENTELE TURBANS DID THAT. THEY KEPT MARIE JANAE IN THE GAME. WENT FROM USING A STYROFOAM HEAD TO USING MODELS. TURBAN THURSDAYS TELL A STORY FOR SURE. MY STORY <3


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