As the children of an African-American father and a Japanese mother, sisters Titi and Miko Branch both sported textured curls that no salon seemed able to tackle. Some stylists tried to tame their curls with damaging relaxers, while others just butchered their hair with clumsy scissors. Fed up with the options out there, Titi and Miko opened Miss Jessie’s Salon in 1997 to cater specifically to girls with curly and ethnic hair. Named after their paternal grandmother, a fierce matriarch known for her homegrown hair remedies, the salon gained tons of loyal clients and blossomed into a cult hair care line in 2004.
Embrace your natural hair texture. Miss Jessie’s products are a godsend for curls ranging from natural ’fros to ringlets and waves. Inspired by the kitchen table creations of the founders’ grandmother, the styling creams, shampoos, and conditioners provide instant solutions for every curly-hair dilemma, from taming stubborn frizz to boosting volume.
Ever heard of coiling or twist-outs? Miss Jessie’s has developed a range of unique styling techniques for transforming frizz into bodacious curls: check out their guides here.
Lather up with the Super Slip Sudsy Shampoo and Créme de la Créme Conditioner to keep your hair looking its best. We love the Quick Curls cream for its shine-boosting and detangling powers, while the Curly Meringue is heavier and designed specifically for ethnic hair.