The Beauty Genie Provides Access to Beauty Supplies on College Campuses Nationwide
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CHICAGO - illiNews -- Chicago State University alumnae  Ebony Karim, Quintella Rodgers, and Swanzetta Lewis have joined forces to provide the solution to limited access to beauty products on college campuses with the launch of their Beauty Genie Beauty Vending Machines. These machines will give students access to popular beauty products without having to leave their campus. The Beauty Genie Vending Machines will begin with a soft launch in Summer 2023.

A call to action following the recent Crown Act, The Beauty Genie was created to bridge the gap between HBCU college students and the access they have to staple beauty products. With many of these institutions being placed in rural areas, these students are limited on the types of products they can receive. These innovative machines will give students access to items such as bonnets, gels, bundles, braiding hair, shampoos, conditioners, edge control, and more, without leaving campus.

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As former HBCU students themselves, the founders understand the importance of having access to everyday items.

"We are addressing the lack of access to obtain quality hair care products for our brothers and sisters earning education in rural and PWI collegiate spaces."

The Beauty Genie machines will be available this Summer with beta tests at several notable HBCUs. Their official launch will take place during the Fall 23 semester.

For more details on the The Beauty Genie corporation, visit their Instagram and their Facebook at The Beauty Genie.

About the Founders:

Ebony Karim  is Ebony is an HBCU alumna and the founder of the Embarkus Corporation. Embarkus Solutions, a federal IT consulting firm, and Embarkus Wellness Program, full-service concierge nutrition, and wellness company. She is also a long-time education partner of the HBCU, Bowie State. In July 2022, Ebony was appointed to the North Kenwood-Oakland Community Advisory Council in Chicago's 4th Ward, which has empowered her to continue to use her STEM expertise to help underserved students of all ages and to provide innovative insight to introduce STEM opportunities.

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Quintella Rodgers is a salon owner of "Thee Hair Bar", with over 20 years in the hair care industry. She holds a Masters Degree in nonprofit leadership and management and has contributed nearly 20 years to youth in under-serviced communities.

Swanzetta Lewis holds a Masters Degree and boasts over 20 years experience in social work and leadership. To complement her degree, she is a highly regarded mental health professional.

Her passion for hair, culture and design led way to her, becoming a self-taught braiding hair stylist. To date, she has nearly 10 years of servicing clients from her salon chair.

Deja Davis

Source: Beauty Genie

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