In a vibrant city such as Philadelphia, there’s always plenty of things to do that require us to look and feel our best. In a world where first impressions are lasting, one local entrepreneur is on a mission to make sure you look your best with less stress. Salon-In-A-Box is a same-day beauty supply concierge service that delivers over 1,000 on-demand products right to your door!
Brains & Beauty Supply
Founded in 2014 by Philadelphia-native Kavina Latrina Stevens, Salon-In-A-Box was born out of the need for convenience.
Initially, Kavina started delivering in-demand products directly to a few local barber shops and hair salons in the city, thus eliminating a middle man product supplier. After creating consistent routes across Philadelphia, she was easily servicing an upward of 100 salons.
Things were steady and then COVID happened.
For many small businesses throughout the city, the COVID pandemic was a business death wish. Forced to close as a result of quarantine, the deadly virus negatively impacted the small business sector.
For Katrina, the opposite occurred.
“Prior to the onset of the pandemic, stylists would order home deliveries,” Kavina recalled, “but once COVID hit, everything was shut down and all of a sudden my phone just started ringing…alot.”
Salon-In-A-Box not only survived it thrived
Concierge Delivery Service
Salon-In-A-Box is unique because it offers customers a concierge app-to-door delivery service open 24/7. It’s like the Uber Eats of the beauty supply world.
Shoppers can easily visit the website and much like a brick and mortar store, there are aisles of different categories. There are over 1,000 beauty products available to curate your entire beauty look.
“Everything for the braider, the natural girl, the girl who loves extensions, as well as supplies to style,” Kavina boasted, “we carry it all, all the products you’d find in your local beauty supply store”.
Shoppers will not only find hair extensions, styling tools, but also, makeup, lashes, accessories, and more.
After you’re done filling your court, you simply checkout. Immediately, Kavina goes to work ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and superb customer service from order to delivery.
The Keys To Success
“My vision grew because of a dream,” Kavina recalled, “I would dream of fulfilling customer’s orders and the next day they would come in.”
“I started with thread and $1500, and now here I am, ” she laughed.
True to the culture of Philadelphia, Kavina is ambitious, operating her business alongside her father and family members. She recollects on her entrepreneurial journey and offers advice to aspiring entrepreneurs:
Don’t give up on the life you have now. Allow your business to grow into your life. Entrepreneurship is not easy but it is very gratifying. I have way more free time-people think I’m a workaholic- but eventually you buy back your time. I tell everyone to do everything in steps. If you have job, work a hustle. If you’re hustle starts outdoing your job -move into your hustle. Have multiple things going on. Be good at money management. Doesn’t matter if you make money every two weeks or everyday, if you don’t have good money management, you won’t stand the test of time”
When asked what she sees as the key to success, Kavina answered insightfully, “faith, foundation with God, integrity, and ya gotta believe in your dream.”
Salon-In-A-Box is available seven days a week, 24 hours per day. All orders are out for delivery within 15 minutes of purchase. Salon-In-A-Box currently serves over 49 zip codes throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs.
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