Karen Mitchell’s Bio

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KAREN MITCHELL is a noted Hair Extension Expert and Owner of the True Indian Hair

Franchise under the Umbrella True Hair Company.  The Jamaican born entrepreneur is a license cosmetologist who has spent over a decade in the hair care industry.  Karen began her hair journey when she noticed a lack of  women and minorities in ownership positions outside of the salons in the hair industry.  Karen saw the need for this and her love of hair and beauty introduced her to her true passion: connecting image-conscious career women with easy-to-care for luxury extensions.  With only $20,000 and no written business plan, her brand True Indian Hair was born 12 years ago in Brooklyn.

Mitchell’s dedication to this mission has propelled True Indian Hair to the fore-front of the industry.   Leading publications like ESSENCE,  Elle magazine, and Black Enterprise have all leaned on Mitchell’s expertise for stories as well as profiled the brand True Indian Hair.

True Indian Hair also known as TIH can be seen worn on celebrity clients such as Rihanna, Taraji P. Henson, Serena, Kelly Rowland, Lil Kim, Zoe Kravitz, Naomi Campbell, Ashanti, Zendaya, Kylie Jenner and many others, as well as the everyday fabulous woman. TIH has also has been featured on many primetime TV shows such as EMPIRE, The Today Show, Watch What Happens Live, The Wendy Show, Meredith  and more.

Since its inception, the demand for Mitchell’s product has seen the

expansion of True Indian Hair from it’s flagship Brooklyn NYC boutique and salon to midtown Manhattan NYC and Queens NYC boutiques as well as several new hair brands under the TRUE HAIR COMPANY umbrella including the newly launched Marcello Costa by True Indian Hair wig line (MCbyTIH).