San Francisco Salon Raises $1M To Cater To Women Of Color

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Black-owned salons a few and far in between, but thanks to Naza Beauty’s Natanya Montgomery, San Francisco is home to a new salon that caters to women of color. And the best part, Natalya has raised $1 million to get this salon off the ground.

Yes, you read that correctly! According to the Business Insider, Alexis Ohanian’s Initialized Capital VC firm poured $1 million of pre-seed funding into Naza Beauty.

With the celebration of Black hair spanning nationwide thanks to the Crown Act, Naza Beauty’s opening means a lot to the San Francisco Mission District and beyond. Catering to women of color, this dryer salon will service kinky, coily, and afro-textured hair. The goal is to service clients with styles like braids, twists, sew-ins, and blowouts in under four hours by trained stylists.

And if you’ve spent hours on end in a salon waiting to get your hair done, this speedy system is music to your ears.

“The salon is designed to let women of color know that they are represented and that “there’s a space where they could go without shame of what their hair looks like and the way that it grows out of their head,” Montgomery tells Business Insider.