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CEO Ariaka Daily 1st Black woman to own a factory in China

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CEO Ariaka Daily 1st Black woman to own a factory in China


Ariaka Daily is the founder and CEO of Virgin Hair Depot — a minority, female-owned hair extension franchise — where she oversees day-to-day operations, brand visibility, expansion and development.

Given her staunch work ethic and loyal customer base for her incredible extensions, it wasn’t long before Ariaka developed her grassroots company into a franchise that gained industry-wide recognition.

On Dec. 25, 2017, Daily inked a deal that made her the first African American woman to own a factory in Henan, China. She currently manages every aspect of quality control including sourcing, cleaning and wefting. With plans to land 50 more franchises in the next decade, the …

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