16-Year-Old Paris McKenzie Youngest Black Owner of a Beauty Supply Store

McKenzie is not new to this, she’s true to this as she’s already equipped with business experience.

“I’ve been helping my mom run her business since I was very, very young. So I know how to handle finances and how to market products in the store,” McKenzie told CBS News. “I had enough money saved to invest in this.”

While she may be young, she has already earned the respect of her relatively older staff which includes 22-year-old Giselle Ashby who says Paris is “like a little sister to me. I respect her. It’s fun.”

According to The African American Business Guide, outside of being in her entrepreneur bag, McKenzie is a straight-A student with plans to major in pre-med to fulfill her dream of becoming an orthopedic pediatric surgeon. As an incoming junior in high school, McKenzie is already taking college courses.


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