Shakiyah Gravenhise, is a 34 years old born and raised in Brownsville area of Brooklyn NY. She has a 6 year old daughter KHLOÈ BELLA in which the brand is named after. She always had a passion for natural products. The birth of her daughter ignited a passion within to create a brand offering products and services geared to enhance the skin health of all genders, ethnicities and ages.
Photographer credit: Derrick Barnhill
How did you get started in your career? Creating skincare products started as hobby which quickly turned into a business venture after realizing that I had the skills and resources to make it successful.
What is your moment where you realize “you made it”? I don’t feel I made it yet!!
What career advice would you give your younger self? My best advice to my younger self would be to take risks, stay focused, and always have a long-term plan. Don’t be afraid to try new things and afraid to fail. Learning from mistakes is part of the journey to success.
What are your biggest influences in your career? My biggest influencers in my career have been my mentors and my daughter they have provided me with valuable insight and advice. They have been an inspiration to me. My daughter is the reason for all my hard work & dedication.
What’s the most difficult part of your job? The most difficult part of my job is managing priorities and staying organized and focus. Being a single mom and a full time manager with the United States Postal Service is a challenge in itself.
What’s next for you and your career? I am currently in the process of launching some new products and expand the brand. I will continue to explore new opportunities and networking with in the beauty industry.
Where can we keep up with you? You can find me on Instagram @khloebellaskincare , facebook: KHLOÈBELLA and our website: www.khloe-bella.com