WASHINGTON, DC, July 11, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Virginia entrepreneur Marcella Ellis continues to triumph with her innovative concept, The Mane Vendor, providing investors the opportunity to earn residual income whilst supporting our neighborhoods and economy. Ellis' hair vending machine concept is taking the beauty industry by storm and empowering our community to take on the billion dollar hair extension industry.
Black hair care is a nine billion dollar industry within the United States, which is set to increase year after year for the foreseeable future. Whilst the industry continues to flourish, the way in which hair is supplied remains in the dark ages.
Hair extensions are currently sold through a variety of means from hair supply stores and online retailers; to individuals selling the product from home or out of their car. For many hair salons, stocking and selling the hair causes ongoing issues including stock control, difficulty in re-cooping their expenses, not being able to compete with the low prices of large beauty supply chains who purchase the product in bulk, and housing a product which can easily be stolen.
Customers suffer from the way in which hair is traditionally supplied, often missing appointments due to shipping delays when purchasing online. When ordering online or through large beauty supply chains they are unable to touch and feel the product to ensure it is the quality which they are looking for. Purchasing hair privately also comes with risks as often the customers are misled and sold inferior quality hair.
The Mane Vendor offers a customized vending machine which can be placed in salons nationwide, offering hair extensions and hair care products within the salon itself. The smart machine acts as a full time salesperson that will constantly dispense hair, track inventory and sales, and alert the owner by text when inventory is running low. The machine has video security surveillance which can be accessed online or by smartphone, in addition to a built in TV screen which offers instructions on the type of hair and the product benefits.
The vending machines can now be found in Northern Virginia; Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia and Houston, Texas with new locations expected to open soon. The machine offers an innovative new business opportunity for entrepreneurs, and drives business back into the salons. Ellis' concept has been highlighted across industry media outlets, with recent appearances on Bravo and the Dish Network.
"I am thrilled that the benefits of the Mane Vendor can be found in five cities already and we look forward to placing more machines at new locations in the coming months, in the hope of revolutionizing the hair extension industry across the country. My goal in creating The Mane Vendor was to empower hair salon owners nationwide, bringing the supply of hair extensions back into the salon," said Ellis. "I am very excited to be launching a product which will improve the customers' experience. No longer will they need to travel to a hair supply store to purchase their extensions before coming to the salon."
For further information on the machine, please visit www.themanevendor.com