Jan. 26, 2022
Inc. Magazine recently named University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business alumna Ciara Imani May to its Female Founders 100 list after her company, Rebundle, developed and sold a cleaner, more comfortable braiding-extension product.
After discovering typical extensions were made from plastic, May decided she could do better.
“It was not doing the planet any good and it wasn’t doing my body any good,” she said. “I knew I needed to solve both of those problems, and that’s where it started.”
The demand was there. Upon launching, Rebundle sold out of its plant-based hair extensions in less than a month’s time.
May hopes to continue that success, sustainability and safety by continuing to create ownership for Black women in the beauty products they buy.