I’m proud of my financial position in life, but contrary to what a lot of people may think, I never aspired to be rich. I wanted to be wealthy. It wasn’t always that way, though. I think there was a lot of fear driving me. Fear of being poor again and fear of going back to that impoverished life from my childhood. Being rich and being wealthy seem to be synonymous with success. However, there’s a big difference between the two. The main difference between being rich and being wealthy is knowledge. Wealthy people know how to make money, while…
Visionary, Inventive, and Dynamic truly describes Mahisha Dellinger, President and CEO of CURLS. Founded in 2002 by Dellinger, CURLS continues to be one of the best recognized natural hair care brands in North America. As a beauty advocate and product innovator, Dellinger pioneered the newly natural hair market when she launched CURLS, a family of award-winning organic hair care products targeted for women embracing their natural textures.
Today, Dellinger’s astute business acumen and natural talent for delivering market driven products has made CURLS into a multi-million dollar brand that continues to experience tremendous growth. As a “Modern Day Madame C.J. Walker”, Dellinger has singlehandedly built a strong demand for CURLS in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Africa and the United Kingdom. The company has multi-channel distribution, including retail, where CURLS products can be found nationwide in Target, Sally’s Beauty Supply, Wal-Mart, Rite Aid, CVS and Duane Reed.
In February 2015, Dellinger released her first book on her climb to the C-Suite. Published by Brown Girls Publishing, Against All Odds: From the Projects to the Penthouse, is a story meant to uplift and inspire. The book illuminates Dellinger’s journey from “the projects to the penthouse” and how despite insurmountable odds, she found the will to not only survive, but thrive.
Dellinger currently lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and 3 children.