Caribbean Owned Hair In Motion Salon partners with BBIF to grow their Business

Caribbean Owned Hair In Motion Salon partners with BBIF to grow their Business

Hair In Motion of New York Salon & Spa continues to grow

Hair in Motion of New York Salon and Spa (HIMNY) has three locations throughout the greater Orlando area. The salon is run by the distinguished cosmetologist and successful entrepreneur: Lesline Powe-Barton.

In 2014, Lesline was ready to step into the next stage of her career: owning & operating her own salon. Unfortunately, she was unable to secure funding from traditional banks. Lesline turned to BBIF Florida (BBIF) with her passion and a business pan. At first, BBIF could not provide her with a small business loan. She needed to improve her financial profile first. BBIF welcomed Lesline into the CEO Training Roundtable.

The BBIF team acted as mentors for Lesline. They held her hand through the process of providing the documents required to apply for a loan. Before she knew it, her loan was approved and she opened her flagship salon in the buzzing area of MetroWest.

Lesline is well known for her faith, passion, and heart of service for her community. She has grown the HIMNY brand in just a few short years. She has 3 successful salon locations, an apprenticeship training program. Additionally, she’s in the process of establishing the first African American owned beauty school in Orlando!

HIMNY is a great example of how black businesses thrive and reinvest in their communities when given the proper tools they need to succeed.

Lesline Powe-Barton is the proud recipient of the 2019 Eagle Award from the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida.



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