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.