Hello Meltingpot Readers,
For today’s entry in our list of Black History Month books about Black hair, I present, Miss Jessie’s: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch – Naturally by Miko Branch with Titi Branch.
Now people, please note, so far I’ve not had to venture any farther than my own private bookshelves to come up with entries for this “books about Black hair” challenge and this book, Miss Jessie’s, is one of my new favorites. The book just came out last summer and I had the chance to read it and meet the lovely Miko Branch. Needless to say, I really loved this book. It was about far more than the Black hair business, it was also about family and following one’s passions. The book is really well written, engaging and an easy read. I learned a lot about the Miss Jessie’s brand but I also picked up some really useful tips about starting a business.
So, for anyone who loves to deep dive on Black hair enterprises or who dreams of turning their passions into profits, I’d pick up a copy of this book. My guess is that since the hardcover came out last summer, the paperback should be coming out sometime later this year.
P.S. Another reason this is a Meltingpot favorite is because Miko and Titi Branch are Mixed – Black and Japanese – and their meltingpot approach to hair and beauty has always made Ms. Meltingpot smile. Sadly, Titi Branch passed away right before the book came out. May her spirit rest in peace.
Peace + Hair Grease.