Company: I love My Hair 2020 LLC
Location: Arlington, MA
Education: AS in Chemistry, Brazil
Career History: Entrepreneur, I love My Hair 2020 LLC (2020-Present); Post Office (Present)
Maria S. Santos, Entrepreneur at I love My Hair 2020 LLC, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of beauty and personal care.
Ms. Santos’ passion for hair treatment first took shape in 2014. Her sister was diagnosed with cancer that year and lost her hair due to chemotherapy, which prompted the Brazilian native to enroll in classes related to natural and organic products. Her mission was to help her sister regrow her hair without using chemicals that could potentially be harmful: over the course of several months of learning and conducting research, she found the solution and, as a result, her sister regained her full locks. Unfortunately, she ultimately lost her battle with cancer, but before passing, Ms. Santos made a promise that she would dedicate her life to helping others feel their best and learn to love their hair.
Since 2020, Ms. Santos has found success as an entrepreneur with I love My Hair 2020 LLC, a business that offers environmentally-friendly organic hair treatments that utilize fruits, oils, and plants, among other natural products. Formulated for all hair types, the business carries shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, growth oils, daily beard moisturizers, and even special collections for children. Though still early in her position as a businesswoman, she has ambitious ideas to grow in the future: in the next five years, she hopes to open up her own beauty salon using her hair treatment products, with a consulting office in the back where she can direct people to professionals who can help them more with specific hair needs.
Guided by her passion and knowledge in the field, Ms. Santos hopes to also be remembered by her peers and clients as someone who was always honest, straightforward, and confident in all that she did.