Get to Know Me
The Person Behind the Passion
Who Am I?
My name is JaLeigha Williams and I am the founder and current C.E.O. of I Am Lov’leigh, LLC, but instead of giving you a cookie-cutter sales pitch or business promo, I want to tell you a little bit about my story and why I created this company for people just like you.
Growing up, I have always had long hair but I was incredibly tender-headed and getting my hair done was the most dreaded thing in the world to me. When my mother did my hair as a child, I kicked and screamed so much that my neighbors actually called the police one time because they thought something was seriously wrong. Tired of the pain, I decided to fire my mother as my hair stylist when I was 9-years-old and I just wore “two big nappy puffs” on my head instead. So even though I had long hair, I could never keep it combed or managed because it was so painful to do it. But God clearly had a purpose for my life because that pain produced passion and out of that passion came my company.
I started doing my own hair when I was 10-years-old and became so good at washing, blow-drying, and flat-ironing my hair that I actually got hired as an apprentice at a hair salon and worked there for years. But that wasn’t enough for me. Even though I grew up getting relaxers once a year, I really didn’t like the idea of having something on my scalp that burned uncontrollably and permanently altered the texture of my hair. So at age 16, I started experimenting with natural oils, butters, and other ingredients in order to make natural hair care products that not only made my hair healthier, but also helped me to style it despite being tender-headed.
After making products throughout my whole high school experience, people kept pushing me to start making products for an actual career and thus, I Am Lov’leigh was born when I was 19-years-old (and studying Psychology at The Ohio State University). I have always had long hair though. So I realized that I had absolutely no idea what the majority of my customers would be facing. Most of the women who wanted my products had 3 things in common, they had short or damaged hair, they had questions about what products to use, and they had no clue how to use them once they received the right products. Therefore, I made it my goal to not only research each and every ingredient that I put into your products, but I took it one step further and cut off my long hair just so that I can go through the process with you. I wanted to know how long it takes to grow hair, what steps to take to make it healthy, what styles are available to short haired women, and everything beyond and in between. I started this journey to better understand what you may be going through and to design my products based off your needs. So if you ever decide to grow your hair with my company, just know that you will not be doing it alone. I am 22-years-old now and have officially graduated Magna Cum Laude from The Ohio State University so I have all the time in the world now to talk to you about any questions you may have along your natural hair journey. Feel free to get in touch with me today.
Check out my blog post to learn more about my Lov'leigh journey here.