We had the good fortune of connecting with Mahogany Allen and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Mahogany, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
I think most times we as people think that at the start of problem (big or small) that means it’s not meant to be or that we should stop because we have some fairytale in our head about how something should happen or should look. Likewise in business it’s the same; there is not secret sauce, no amount of preparation, no amount of money that will prevent you from running into a problem. I think the way to know whether to keep going or give up is to ask yourself this something you are passionate about? If it’s yes keep going. Your passion and your gifts will always make a way for you. Ask yourself is this something Im researching, looking up or doing after work or even for fun? Keep going. Is this something people come to me ask for opinions or advice or keep going! If you answered yes to one or all of these questions KEEP GOING! Nothing is easy but with smart work, commitment, dedication and consistency there is absolutely no way you can’t get to where you want. So don’t stop at the first break down or problem, learn from problems and keep going. Don’t give up unless it’ makes you unhappy.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Mahogany’s was inspired by the lack of natural hair products for black hair (that actually worked) back in 2014! Mahogany Allen (me) founder of Mahogany’s finally decided in 2020 that is was time to release this product that she had been waiting to share with the world. The Natural Hair industry has definitely expanded over the course of the years making natural hair and black hair products more accessible. Mahogany’s is a product made for and by a Black girl with coils, kinks, and curls, making sure to keep in mind the various textures, lengths, and forms black hair comes in. This product is full of natural ingredients to keep your hair strong, healthy, and flourishing. Mahogany’s is a product that not only gives to your hair but gives back to the community Mahogany’s donates 6% of each purchase to various organizations, specifically black organizations, ensuring to give back to the community.
Mahogany’s is dedicated to the health of your hair and the community.
Our mission is to provide the absolute best ingredients to your beautiful hair.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend is visiting for a week I would definitely during the week go to a spa, get manicures and pedicures. we are definitely goin to get brunch and having mimosas! And then definitely gonna have to have a day to go out to a club or lounge. Go to some
type of museum, festival and or attraction. And probably end the trip off with a bestie day watching movies and chilling!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Thank you to all the customers, my friends and family for all the support thus far. Thank you to Ariel @APthelabel for thinking of me for this! Thank you shoutout LA for this opportunity! Anyone wanting to start a business or start something this is your sign! Get to it!

Website: TheMahoganys.co@gmail.com

Instagram: @themahoganys

Twitter: @themahoganys1

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@dtb_productions @adanprod @kealii.creations

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