In Summer of 2017, Essynce did the big chop and cut her relaxed hair off to less than, 2 inches from her scalp. As president of various organizations at Alabama State University there was always a meeting to attend or activity to orchestrate as a Student Leader. Being natural, she found it difficult for her hair style to last longer than a day and couldn’t afford to get her hair done multiple times a week.
She began wearing bundles but could not wear sew ins longer than a week, due to scalp irritations from Lupus related medication. Her friend Zhante’ found a way to repurpose her bundles and begin making custom wigs for her. Fast forward to 2019, a friend Shamil, gave her a bracelet, that said future CEO as a graduation gift. Her parents knew she was always a leader and while helping her relocate back to Houston, while packing her boxes they noticed she had accumulated at least 10 wigs! Jokingly her mom said, you have enough hair to open a store, from that day the rest is history. Her dad began researching the hair industry and on graduation day May 3rd her parents decided to get a return on their investment by giving her a business, which in now the After 5 Hair Collection.
Essynce wants every woman to take time for self-care, which typically doesn’t happen until after five; hence the name. All bundle names are inspired by a cocktail name. She wants every woman to Love Your Hair, Love Yourself, No Exception.