President Kehinde Smith, born in Chicago, IL, took the popular term self-made to another level. After graduating with a degree in international business, Kehinde was unemployed for over a year and struggling to make ends meet. Although Kehinde was struggling financially, just like many other women who take pride in their appearance, she still managed to routinely purchase high end hair extensions. Kehinde knew she was not alone and that there had to be a way to get high quality extensions at an affordable rate. The journey was intimidating and the process laborious; however, with dedication, long hours and a team that shared her same vision, My Extensionz found success. In just over a year, My Extensionz evolved into a successful business with a thriving e-commerce site and two retail locations in Chicago. Kehinde’s goal is to expand the My Extensionz brand to all major US cities.