Who would’ve thought one little, BIG Box would send women, children, and yes even men on a frenzy month after month hoping for a shot at the hottest subscription list in the Hair Industry?
curlBOX is an affordable, Exclusive and effortless way to explore new hair products. You can discover hand-selected curly hair products delivered to your doorstep every month.
In other words, curlBOX is every Product Junkie’s dream! No longer will be embarrassed by the amount of product (used and unused) living under our Bathroom sinks.
I know you’re wondering, just like I was, who is the mastermind behind curlBox. Well, I introduce to you the fabulous, bold, humble Myleik Teele. Myleik, Founder and CEO (Chief Experience Officer as she calls it). I met Myleik this past summer during The Brunch with Eden series, by Eden Body Works in Charlotte, NC and I immediately fell in love. She’s the perfect “Bestfriend In My Head” to anyone who follows her on Twitter and/or Instagram.
Enter Myleik’s BOX, find out how she landed her dream job:
HILMDJ: What Was Your Initial Career Goal? Has that changed from what you are currently doing?
Myleik: I’ve wanted to be an entrepreneur from the time I got a full understanding of what a “job” was. I didn’t really know what that “career” was going to be … consulting perhaps? I like beautiful things, I love art, I love beauty … I’m interested in black women and how we feel about ourselves through media. My job as the founder & CEO of curlBOX allows me to do all of the things that I love to do. I worked in a hair salon in college, I love hair. I’ve worked at the MAC counter, Lancome, Clinique and was even a freelance makeup artist and worked on photo shoots with brands as big as GAP and Always. I spent a great deal of time working in public relations, I’d even say that I worked at the “top” entertainment PR firm at the time, BWR Public Relations. I spent time working at companies that I love so that I could eventually have a company that I loved
HILMDJ: What Advice Would You Give Others Looking To Achieve Ultimate Career Happiness?
Myleik: Pick something that you really love (even if others will think its silly). I used to give my friends hair products every time they came to my house before I even started curlBOX. To this day, my friends come over and want to know what products I’m really into. I’m deeply invested and genuinely LOVE what I do. If you are doing it for money, you will never be fulfilled but when you are working from the heart, you absolutely will be.
I always tell young people (20s) to honor the process. You HAVE to start somewhere. You are not going to be the CEO right away … I am good leader because I was a good follower. Working at some of these amazing companies will prepare you professionally and personally for the next step. It’s similar to grade school … 1st grade prepares you for 2nd and so on. If you’re the assistant today, be the best damn assistant your company has EVER seen. Go in early, stay late, offer suggestions … I always say I’d rather have to pull someone back then have to push them every day.
HILMDJ: What Keeps Myleik Grounded?
Myleik: I am grounded because I know what it feels like to have nothing. No matter how much money I had, I always made sure to do things that made me happy … A nice candle, a good dinner … maybe a massage. I’ve never felt like my life belonged to me, I have always felt like my purpose is to serve (by sharing). Everything that I do is from the space of service. I’m lucky because I get to put a smile on someone’s face once a month … I get to help the solve a problem with their hair … My hope is that women feel beautiful a lot sooner than I did.
Thanks Myleik, you truly are an amazing role model.
To stay connected with Myleik, be sure to follow her on Twitter: @Myleik.
If you want more information on curlBox and/or how to get on the list for January visit curlBox.com and be sure to stay connected with curlBOX on Twitter.
this is How Myleik Landed Her Dream Job, she created it!