Entrepreneur, Cenita Johnson
â€œWhen I opened my bathroom drawer to a curling iron cover I'd created, a business idea sparkedâ€”The Curling Iron Bag. The Curling Iron Bag allows you to store and pack away those irons while hotâ€¦â€?
Where Sheâ€™s From: Entrepreneur Cenita Johnsonâ€™s career has traveled â€“ or flown â€“ through many interesting paths. After High School, this former model entered the US Air Force and served as an Electronics Technician for three-and-a-half years.Â
She decided to pursue a modeling career after being approached by people in the fashion industry. â€œDespite starting a modeling career at the relatively late age of 23, I managed to carve out a fruitful career working with top agencies such as The Wilhelmina Agency, Elite Models, LA Models, and others,â€? she recalls to The Black Star News. â€œI worked throughout the US in catalogs, runways, national commercials, as well as television and film appearances.â€?
Cenita also walked the runway ramps in Paris, France. When she decided that retirement was near, she slowed her career to complete a B.S. in Human Relations and Business. â€œA phone conversation with my dad about his patented invention inspired me to search my home for an idea to create,â€? she recalls. â€œWhen I opened my bathroom drawer to a curling iron cover I'd created, a business idea sparkedâ€”The Curling Iron Bag. The Curling Iron Bag allows you to store and pack away those irons while hot,â€? she explains. â€œI initially created the bag for myself after many frustrating years of burning items in my model bag, the bathroom drawer, and luggage.â€?
Cenita then made a few and test marketed it amongst the hairstylist and models at my runway shows and photo shoots. After a great response, she purchased a sewing machine, taught herself to sew and the rest is history.
Where Sheâ€™s At: Cenita has retired from modeling â€“ although itâ€™s hard to believe looking at her photo â€“ and now devotes her energy to marketing and growing The Curling Iron Bag, which is the rage of Tinsel town. â€œItâ€™s been purchased by Hollywood's TV and film hairstylists, as well as, starlets such as Kimberly Elise, Kimberly Finnigan and Vanessa Williams,â€? she adds. Cenita also find time to write a weekly inspirational blog and is an empowerment public speaker.
Cenitaâ€™s bag is made with the fashionable person in mind and is available in colors such as black, denim and hot pink, and pink with dots. Itâ€™s a stylish standout embellished with crystals and available in five sizes for reasonable prices from $9.99 to $39.99.
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