New beauty, business co-op opens just for women

HARDEEVILLE, SC (WTOC) – The road to success has been a long one for Takiya La’Shaune.

“I got out of an abusive relationship, ended up homeless and needed to put food on the table. I entered the beauty industry unknowingly just as a way to take care of my young children at the time.”

But 11 years later she’s using her story, and her knowledge of the industry, to give back with the opening of Girl Boss Studios.

“Girl Boss Studios was started because, if I can take what I learned and help others get what I’ve gained more quickly then they don’t have to go through the hard steps I went through,” said La’Shaune.

The beauty and business co-op offer both salon and business space for aspiring female entrepreneurs.

Something Sheree Darien was more than happy partner in.

“We are boss babes who are not asking for permission. We are giving ourselves permission to stand in our truth and do what we do and that’s small business.”

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