Twin sisters Erricka and Derricka share a lot more than just the same birthday and appearance, the two also run a successful business together called Transformations Beauty Studio in Atlanta, Georgia. They specialize in keeping the ladies fly by stying them with the hottest hairstyles, and selling luxury human hair bundles and custom units. The young entrepreneurs have been unstoppable ever since they began their business venture in 2016. They were beyond excited to host what is the first of many annual Winter Beautyland pop up shop and community giveback events to come.
Erricak and Derricka pose with Bauce Radio personality and Media Girl host Shenelle Simone at Members Only Atlanta.
The event was hosted by Media Girl herself, Shenelle Simone, at Members Only Atlanta on Saturday December 18th from 3-6 p.m. Winter Beautyland was an event full of black business owners, nonstop networking, live performances, and great music by Dj NyQuil. This special occasion was held a week before Christmas, which was perfect timing for any last minute gifting needs. Vendors included apparel, beauty products, candles, and Transformations Beauty Studio hair extensions. Not only did the event highlight local black businesses, it also focused on giving back to Atlantas homeless community. Each guest was required to bring a gently used coat, blanket, hat, or scarf for access into the event. Both Erricka and Derricka expressed the importance of giving back to their community. "I'm born and raised in Atlanta and there is nothing more important to me than to show love to my city whose been supporting me from day one" said Erricka.
Amidst the excitement and networking during the event, the twins took the time for a Q&A with Hot 107.9 radio personality K Samone. They discussed the ins and outs of running a business, and the perseverance it took for them to succeed in their hometown. They explained how they had a love for the beauty industry since they were kids, they looked up to their grandfather who owned a barber shop and their mother who taught them how to do hair. "I have to give a shoutout to my Mom because she always told me beauty is pain, and it was painful starting this business!" said Erricka. They also shared their inspiration behind throwing this event, what started off as an idea for a pop up shop grew into keeping the homeless warm this winter. Although Winter Beautyland was a huge success, Derricka says that the next one will be "Bigger and Better."
K Samone poses with the entrepreneurs Erricka and Derricka at Members Only Atlanta on Saturday December 18th. Photography IG: @firegroupatl.
What better way to end the night than with a live performance? Female artist Nesha Nycee from St.Louis blessed the audience with a performance of her smash hit "Mimosa." Her upbeat energy was unmatched, paired with her melodic rhymes and unique style which commanded the audience's attention. The artist has been featured on BET, MTV, VH1, and WETV. You can stream Nesha Nycee on Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, and Youtube.
Nesha Nycee posing at Members Only Atlanta on Saturday December 18th.