Beauty & Cosmetics

Chocolate City Hair Studio & Spa

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6217-19 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia PA

Beauty & Cosmetics

Chocolate City Hair Studio & Spa

Latasha Sampson, owner of Chocolate City Hair Studio & Spa in Southwest Philadelphia, may be running a successful business, but for her, commercial success has never been the most rewarding part of entrepreneurship.  “What I really wanted was to do something for my community,” she says, smiling as she carefully flatirons a client’s hair. “I wanted to create something for minority women and employ people in my neighborhood.”  Latasha’s newly redesigned and relocated salon and spa is sleek, stylish and indispensable, offering a full range of spa and beauty services and catering primarily to both men and women of color in the Philadelphia area.

In January 2011, Latasha received a small business loan from Entrepreneur Works which allowed her to purchase furniture, equipment and design elements for her new retail space.  During the early stages of Chocolate City’s development, Latasha took advantage of Entrepreneur Works’ business skills course, which introduced her to funding opportunities, critical resources and business strategies.   Latasha describes the business skills class as critical to her success today.

“I loved the class and I have definitely recommended it to others,” she says.  “It really opened up business information and funding information that I wouldn’t have found otherwise. Entrepreneur Works played a very big part in the creation of my business.  Without Entrepreneur Works I wouldn’t be here."

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