What inspired me to build my brand was the desire to improve the quality of life, through my love for hair by helping women look good and inspire self confidence, which increases self- esteem needed to tackle life. See, I come from a very small island in the Bahamas, as the oldest of five. So, naturally it was always my responsibility to style my younger sisters hair which grew into a passion of mine – my purpose. At 18, my mom purchased my first Marcel Oven Set and it set my purpose was put into action. At 23, I quit my full-time job and pursued my calling as a Full-Time Hairstylist. By 2012, I obtained my License from the American Institute of Cosmetology and moved to Atlanta, Georgia. A year later my Salon & Extensions Bar opened its doors in 2016. Although, I have transitioned from the Salon, I’ ve developed a new strategy to bring my current hair tribe with me and extend my network to a global tribe in the way of JM Hair Academy. I hope my new line of wigs (JM Wigs + Virgin Extensions), online courses + trainings (JM Hair Academy) and professional hair care products (Lace Pace) set the gold standard for the industry as I continue to assist women in feeling and looking their best – from the head down. Remember, there's a Monae is all of US! xoxo, JACQUE MONAE.