If you’ve ever needed hair care products fast and in a hurry, but didn’t have a beauty supply story nearby, Way Slay is what you’ve needed. The start up brand delivers beauty supplies in as little as 20 minutes.
Ian Grant and his partner Mike James are two men with the idea to transfer the beauty industry. They’ve created the beauty story delivery app, Way Slay, with plans to expand it across South Florida and around the country. In this episode, Ian shares the disappointing stat of the lack of Black-owned beauty stores and the need for Black entrepreneurs to to own more of the supply chain in the beauty industry.
There’s about 180 beauty supply stores in Miami-Dade County alone and less than 5 of that is Black-owned. When you go to a beauty supply store here and anywhere in the US we continue to see that the ownership doesn’t reflect the buyers.
About Way Slay
WaySlay is a minority owned and operated on-demand beauty supply delivery service on a mission to make beauty supplies instantly accessible to everyone. The company also helps to expand the customer base of beauty supply stores by providing them with broader reach into their surrounding communities.
Using WaySlay is simple, all you have to do is download the app and sign up. From there, you can search beauty supply stores that are near to you. Looking for your favorite makeup in the next 30 minutes? Or a hair extensions as soon as possible? WaySlay has got you covered. You enter your address, select the beauty supplies you need, and on its way to you as quick as you can tap.
Although partners, Ian Grant II and Mike James, do not come from a beauty industry background, they’ve been able to transfer their corporate and tech experience to create the company. Ian’s background is as a
Restaurant Tech Project Manager and Deployment Lead at Restaurant Brands International, a 3G Capital Company, focused on Burger King North America. Mike has 12+ years of experience designing cutting edge software solutions for the largest banks and retailers in the world such as Visa, MasterCard, CitiBank, ScotiaBank, Unicomer and OXXO.
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