A Chat with Obyclay African Beauty Center
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
One of the largest outlets for the latest African material and accessories in the DMV. Home of the infamous “ngalakewsili” head-tie design. One-stop shop for all your fashion needs. Custom design, sewing, and tailoring of African outfits for men and women including “iru & buba,” “Asoebi,” dresses, and more.
Of the products you sell, which are your favorites?
African print material (ankara, lace, kente, silk, and velvet georges), African accessories including matching shoes and bags, and African coral and Igbo beads. Huge array of colorful head-ties. Brazilian and Remy human-hair extensions.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Everyone knows that I love African fashion. But when I moved to America, I couldn’t find any store that catered to my needs. So in 1999, I opened my shop for people to feel right at home and have access to the elegant design Africa has to offer.
What do you love most about your job?
I love the smile on my client’s face after I style them up to look their best for a big occasion.