Building a hair empire isnt easy.  However, Tinesha Sharpe, CEO/founder of The Vanity Box, was determined to make her mark in the trillion dollar hair care industry, despite not having an MBA or receiving help from a small business loan or grant.

Originally from New Jersey and Georgia, she arrived in New York City in 2012, infused with a determination and passion to start a hair company. At one point, she was homeless, selling premium virgin human hair extensions from the trunk of her 1987 Saturn.

Eventually, the Vanity Box took off and by the time she was 25, the young mogul managed to build her dream into a multi-million dollar beauty empire earning her a comparison to the late, great self-made millionaire, Madam C.J. Walker.

Today, The Vanity Box is the fastest growing and most popular brand in the urban hair and beauty category with a massive online following and three vibrant retail boutiques in Harlem, Brooklyn and Queens and more to come. 

The Vanity Box prides itself on not only selling the finest steam-textured virgin human hair, which can be dyed, but also being an empowering lifestyle brand. Their customer service creates a compelling shopping experience minus the luxurious price tag.

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One key to her success is that Sharpe is hands-on, whether shes trekking the globe sourcing the finest quality hair, designing new accessories or developing new products. Her commitment in all that she does is geared towards inspiring women to tap into their inner vixen and be as beautiful as they can be.

Popular Vanity Box items include the HOLLYWOOD COLLECTION CLIP-INS (above), a collection of chemical-free, steam-textured virgin human hair clip-ins inspired by the glitz and glam of Hollywood. The Vanity 6 clip-in sets are low luster and easy to apply.  They’re also available in a variety of lengths (14″-26″) and texture: Brazilian Wavy, Brazilian Straight and (coming soon) Malaysian Curly. Each clip-in is double weft and 6 pieces per set.

Body Bang allows you to flirt with bangs without committing to snipping! The 100% human hair clip-in bang can be dyed, cut and heat styled to create any look and blend with any hair texture. The long tapered sides also add a natural flair and make blending easy.

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You can also follow @TheVanityBox on social media, join their Facebook community or use the hastag #VanityVixen to show off your look!  

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