Tomasina Boone: On Advertising Sales, Beauty Entrepreneurship and Building a Natural Hair Business
Updated: Jan 14
Tomasina aka "Tommy" Boone thought she was going to be a broadcast journalist but ended up becoming a hospital auditor instead after graduating college. When she found her first job in advertising sales at The Nation, she found a more compelling use for her analytical skills. But it was when she began working at Jet that beauty became part of her career. Tommy found her niche and went on to roles at Hype Hair and Essence.
When she moved abroad 13 years ago, Tommy unexpectantly became an entrepreneur, when she purchased a beauty e-commerce business afropuffs.au and has since added a brick-and-mortar business, Curls and Natural Hair, a salon and boutique. Tommy tells us about entrepreneurship, the differences in the natural and curly hair movement, and the things to consider if you want to live and work abroad.