Participants of the spring graduating class of the Vicksburg Entrepreneur Bootcamp presented in the second Business Plan Competition, organized by the Vicksburg Warren Chamber of
Commerce, on the evening of Tuesday, May 25, at the Hinds Community College Campus.
For several weeks, the participants had been diligently working on finalizing their business plans to pitch to a five-judge panel. The participants discussed their business sector trends, feasibility,
marketability, and financial growth to the judges in a “Shark Tank” style competition in hopes of winning a seed grant of $1,000 to help them with the cost of opening or improving their small business.
After the official presentations, the judges deliberated and announced that the Winner of the Business Plan Competition is Gellisa Fevrier with All Curly Girls Salon. All Curly Girls Salon provides services for all textures, density & ethnicities of hair. The salon also manufactures and sells its own hair product, All Curly Girls Love Butter, which Fevrier explained is an all-natural moisturizing butter.
“I have wild, untamed curly hair and I absolutely love that it’s so free,” Fevrier says on her website. “This opened my eyes to so many opportunities to the naturally curly world.”
What began as a labor of love to promote the health and beauty of her own unruly locks grew into a career as Fevrier found a passion for helping women embrace the natural beauty of their curls.
Born and raised right here in Vicksburg, Fevrier sought new horizons after obtaining her Cosmetology license. She moved to Los Angeles, Calif. where she continued to pursue her passion before returning to her hometown with her husband and two daughters.
All Curly Girls Salon is located at 3402 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 5, in Vicksburg. Please visit www.allcurlygirls.com for more information.
The Vicksburg Entrepreneur Bootcamp Business Plan Competition is sponsored by the Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce, the City of Vicksburg, Hinds Community College, BancorpSouth, Mutual Credit Union, Home Bank, River Hills Bank, Regions, Guaranty Bank, and Trustmark.