Ep 35: From Magazine Editor to Co-Founder of a Platform Revolutionizing Black Hair Care (Jihan Thompson of Swivel Beauty)
Published February 1, 2017
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    Today in the guest chair we have Jihan Thompson. Jihan Thompson is a magazine editor turned entrepreneur, out to disrupt the haircare industry. She co-founded the company, Swivel Beauty, Inc., which wants to make it easier for women of color to build a beauty team that meets all their needs while also helping talented stylists behind the chair find new clients. Swivel's goal is to create a curated, referral-based experience so women can avoid useless trial and error in the beauty department.

    Prior to launching Swivel, Jihan was the Health Editor for O, The Oprah Magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pennsylvania.


    On this episode, Jihan shares:

    • The first steps she and her business partner Jennifer Lambert took to take Swivel Beauty from idea to business
    • How she juggled creating the Swivel Beauty, Inc. while working as a busy Health Editor at for O, The Oprah Magazine
    • The catalyst that made her finally say: “Yes, I can do this.”
    • Swivel Beauty’s approach to building strategic relationships with stylists and salons
    • The surprising online resource that’s been a lifesaver in her business


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