EXCLUSIVE: Jesseca Dupart On The Drive It Takes To Run A Multimillion-Dollar Beauty Business!
As the CEO and Founder of Kaleidoscope Hair Products, Jesseca Harris-Dupart knows the importance of having the drive to run a successful business. Hours after returning from her honeymoon with wife Da Brat, the newlywed took to Instagram to share that she was “back to work.”
For Harris-Dupart, social media not only plays a major role in amplifying her successful haircare brand but also serves as a community of inspiration for herself and others. “Knowing that a lot of people pay attention to my page inspires my drive,” she tells BET Lifestyle exclusively about how she navigates 18-20 hour days.
The beauty CEO prides herself in knowing that if someone is feeling uninspired, they can easily scroll through her timeline to get a dose of hustle inspiration. “It’s way bigger than finances. It’s also about impact and influence. It's like sowing seeds,” she explains.
Anyone interested in having a successful business knows the challenges of building a brand, especially when it comes to overcoming adversity. She offers this advice to help you achieve your dreams, “You have to be prayerful, resilient, and honestly partially crazy because you have to believe that it's possible! You have to believe that the impossible is possible. If you can’t find a way out, make a way out.”
Harris-Dupart speaks from experience. The former hairstylist launched Kaleidoscope Hair Products after a client “cheated” on her with another hairstylist and experienced hair loss. Out of her desire to help fix her client’s hair came a profitable haircare brand that’s available in several retail giants, including Target and Walmart.
ICYMI: Kaleidoscope has sold millions of products since its debut.
Just in time for Spring, Kaleidoscope recently launched a collection that’s quickly selling out due to its hydrating formula.
“I feel like our community—especially the African American community—suffers with lack of moisture. It's one of the biggest complaints,” she shared before revealing why she wanted the new Miracle Drops Collection to prioritize nourishing ingredients. “I think my favorite would be the Miracle Drops 3 Minute Mask ($16) because it works fast. It's a very powerful mask that actually helps with shedding, split ends, and dryness. It’s like magic in a bottle.”
Our wash day is going to be an entire mood. Cheers to Harris-Dupart for being an inspiration for others looking to take the beauty world by storm!
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** Editor’s Note: This story/interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.