We had the good fortune of connecting with Tadala Wheeler and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tadala, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I started my business after experiencing my own hardship with hair restoration, seeing my progress through a treatment I created, and wanting to offer that same freedom and joy I received when my hair was restored. I also base many of my decisions on my ability to give back. I try to find ways to bring others with me when I take steps forward. That’s why an integral part of my business model involves substantial charitable donations.

What should our readers know about your business?
My business is called MELPOMANE. We are a hair restoration and wellness company. We produce transformative products with clean, clinically-effective, and natural ingredients. MELPOMANE approaches hair restoration and wellness from the inside out. By targeting growth cycles in cellular production, as well as enhancing the strength of strands to retain length, we aim to produce long-term solutions to those suffering from hair restoration issues. I am most excited about all of the various ways that people can learn to value and honor their hair through natural, clinically-effective ingredients. It’s a lifestyle! Getting to this place was not easy. Starting a business takes a lot of work and dedication, being okay with not knowing everything and aligning yourself with resources or people that do. I’m learning lessons every day. The most important one is that things take time. Be okay with that, because it’s in the “in-between” space that new discoveries can occur and completely revolutionize your work. The world should know that self-care can extend to the way you tend to your hair. Our hair has always been a communicator to the world about who we are and what we say about ourselves. It’s time to take back control, put your hair back in your hands and grow healthy hair for good with MELPOMANE.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I could take people to an unending list of places! For a long weekend, I’d suggest something like this: Day 1: – Lunch at UpBeet for good fuel to get through the day – spend the afternoon walking around the Beltline, stopping for hydration at places like Ladybird, or ice cream at Butter and Cream. – Dinner at Barcelona Wine Bar before stopping for a couple of cocktails at Hampton and Hudson. Day 2: – I’m going to assume it’s baseball season, so let’s get up and head to The Battery. – Grab a pizza at Antico before heading into the stadium to cheer on The Braves – Celebrate another Braves win with a couple of beers at Terrapin Taproom – Clean up and put on your nice clothes for a dinner at The Consulate before stepping out on the town at Little Trouble Day 3: – Some recovery is needed, so let’s take a long walk at Piedmont, maybe even through the Botanical Gardens to see the latest floral creations – A recovery brunch is definitely in order, so I’d end the weekend on a high note at South City Kitchen. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would love to dedicate this to my husband. Since becoming aware of my own hair loss, to each weekly check-in, and standing firmly with me in support of pursuing this endeavor, he has shown me what true partnership looks like. I’m so grateful for his unconditional love and support carrying me during this emotional and painful journey. I’m so glad to have made it on the other side with him.

Website: www.melpomane.com

Instagram: @melpomanebrand

Twitter: @melpomanebrand

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