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An unfortunate hair accident has turned this clever young lady into a self made millionaire. Back when she was just 13 years old, Jasmine Lawrence endured a traumatic experience while using chemical products in her hair. This left her to seek something that would give her the same effect as any mainstream hair care product without the harsh elements that are so often used to make them. She decided to create her own beauty products and founded EDEN BodyWorks after being selected to attend a Business Camp sponsored by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). There she was taught vital skills and given resources (such as mentors and advisors) within an arms reach to establish her company.
Now at 17, unlike many of her peers, Jasmine is creating distribution channels and discussing prices with suppliers. Currently a high school senior, she has made television appearances on the Oprah Winfrey show, Montel Williams show, ABC’s Nightline, and NBC’s Today Show as well as a participant of Mark Hansen and Art Linkletter’s “Richest Kid’s Say the Darndest Things.” Interestingly enough, with such a busy schedule Jasmine maintains her status as a well rounded scholar. She is a member of the National Honor Society, a member of the National Society of Black Engineers, enjoys playing the harmonica, plays basketball, writes poetry, gives motivational speeches, and mentors elementary students. With the support of her parents, four sisters and brother, Jasmine has seen a remarkable turn around with her product and consumer base. She distributes her “all-natural hair and skin care products to retailers nationwide including Wal-mart and Whole Foods just to name a few and she is currently looking to expand EDEN BodyWorks to be of use to women and girls across all multicultural lines.
To know more about EDEN BodyWorks, make purchases or to meet Jasmine in person, log onto edenbodyworks.com.