We had the good fortune of connecting with Kai Chavers and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kai, every day, we about how much execution matters, but we think ideas matter as well. How did you come up with the idea for your business?
I came up with the idea of Kustom Kurlz for two main reasons. The first one being to promote health. Most people want their natural hair to be strong, long, and healthy. However most don’t know that no matter what product you use healthy hair starts with a healthy body. So, I try to promote health through natural hair, in hopes of giving people a reason to take care of there bodies. The second reason being is because its very hard for people (including myself) with curly hair to find safe, natural products that actually work. There are so many different types of curl patterns and sometimes the products in store don’t cater to all hair types nor do they actually benefit the hair. So my goal is to create the most natural hair products that are 100% safe, and cater to all hair types.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Kustom Kurlz is about consistently loving yourself, starting with taking care of the crown we wear on our heads… naturally! I think that’s what makes Kustom Kurlz different, and because that’s what our business is based on (consistency) that’s how we’ve gotten this far! It definitely wasn’t easy getting Kustom Kurlz to where is today but the biggest challenge was not giving up when it gets hard. The most important lessons I’ve learned along the way is to listen to your gut when it comes to deciding for your business and be consistent!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
There are so many things to see and do in Houston! Some of the best best food places are here like Mikkis Soul Food, Turkey Leg Hut, Wallies Sea Food or Soul Food Vegan plus so many more, Houston loves to eat! I would also take them downtown there’s so much sight seeing from national park to the Houston Zoo. We also have the museum district with some of the most interactive and interesting art! There is also the graffiti murals located in 3rd Ward with the George Floyd, Kobe Bryant, etc, that are just beautiful! Houston also have a very fun night life with nice bars, hookah lounges, and clubs like the Address or Emancipation park!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to shoutout to all that love their natural hair! You all have motivated me and have played a part in making it cool to love your natural hair. I also would like to shout out my family for the support!