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Reyna Barravino-Cisne

Reyna Barravino-Cisne

Organization

Rey of Light Hair Studio & Co

About Reyna

What is your business/idea?

To have a combination of different small businesses and entrepreneurs, artists and craftspeople. Where we can feed off each other’s businesses and clientele also offer a point of pickup for artists and crafts people.

What inspired you to start a business?

I have been a stylist and beauty professional for over 20 years and never believing that I knew enough. Basically a lack of confidence in myself and then covid happened and during the shutdown I realized I only have this one life to take a chance and if I was given that chance I would take it. When I received my stimulus I saw my opportunity and I held on to it till the time was right.

How did you get to the point you are today with this business/idea?

I took my $1,400.00 and became a baller on a budget. I took that money and security place a business and created a functional beautiful environment for myself and others to work in.

What is your vision for the future of your business?

I would say most definitely expansion. If the current building that I am in offers that then I will purchase the property. If not then I will look for a bigger space for more room to grow in the same area. I see my place in this community is a resource that will also offer a food pantry and clothing closet for those in need. I will also offer a safe place for those whom are in domestic violence shelters who are in need of a makeover for going back to work or to mask their old appearance for safety.

What goals do you hope the One and All program will help you achieve?

I am hopeful to receive resources to achieve my goals networking, basic computer knowledge and bookkeeping and how to use social media to advance my business and cause.