We had the good fortune of connecting with Jennette Powell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jennette, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
Jennette Powell is from Fort Lauderdale Florida.Jennette Powell is the proud of owner of Ti’Maya Naturals (Natural’e, Locs, Coils, Twist, Salon), a company that specializes in servicing the natural grooming community. After diving into the haircare industry in 2006, Jennette quickly found her passion and purpose in the cultivation of healthy hair. She accumulated extensive hours working with natural hairstyles and products associated with these styles, however, Jennette noticed there was always something missing. So, in 2010, she decided to combine her knowledge of the natural haircare industry with her B.A. in Business Administration and create her own line of products, Ti’Maya Naturals.
Named after Jennette’s children, Ti’Maya Naturals is a natural and loc product line for hair. All the products consist of ingredients that promote healthy hair growth and moisturize the scalp. Recently, Ti’Maya Naturals has broadened the product line and introduced a Men’s Grooming line that give men a healthy, shiny beard, and the confidence to wear it with pride. Ti’Maya Naturals also has a product to treat skin disorders. This product is close to Jennette’s heart as Jennette herself is living with disabilities.
Jennette was born deaf and blind and grew up in a dysfunctional group home. However, despite what many would perceive as a setback, Jennette turned into a strength. The single mother of two knew nothing was going to stop her from achieving her goals and leaving a legacy behind for her children. So, in addition to running Ti’Maya Naturals, Jennette is a licensed stylist and instructor. As an instructor, she designs natural hair training plans for her students and teaches various beauty courses to demonstrate techniques working with natural beauty products. Within the industry, Jennette is affectionately known as the Herbal Loctician.
While teaching about natural hair is her passion, service is Jennette’s calling. She gives back to her community in several ways from helping community kids in need and assisting the homeless to visiting rest homes. She loves to use her dazzling personality and generous charm to instill confidence in others. Her personal mission is to put a smile on the face of everyone she encounters, and for every client that leaves her chair to leave happy and feeling better about themselves than when they initially sat down.
Connect with Jennette on her vibrant social media accounts at: IG Timayanaturals
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
It was very hard being a single parent and person that was living with disabilities since the day she was born .. I overcame the challenges to show my daughters no matter what you are facing in life ;do not let anyone tell you can’t achieve it. I never gave up keep pushing forward the sky is the limit .
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take my best friend Las Vegas Nevada, :Hell Kitchen
Pizza Cake By Buddy Valastro
I love Sugar Drinks
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to give a shout-out to my family and my friends that support me overcoming a lot obstacles in my journey .