Lace front wigs business arrives with styles

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  • Different looks: Tené Bella held a launch party for its lace front hair wigs at the weekend (Photograph supplied)

    Different looks: Tené Bella held a launch party for its lace front hair wigs at the weekend (Photograph supplied)

  • Jahlae Albuoy, owner of Tené Bella (Photograph supplied)

    Jahlae Albuoy, owner of Tené Bella (Photograph supplied)

  • Tené Bella hair wig launch party at Inferno Nightclub (Photograph supplied)

    Tené Bella hair wig launch party at Inferno Nightclub (Photograph supplied)

  • Tené Bella hair wigs (Photograph supplied)

    Tené Bella hair wigs (Photograph supplied)

  • Sa’Kazja Wainwright during her hairdressing diploma course (Photograph supplied)

    Sa’Kazja Wainwright during her hairdressing diploma course (Photograph supplied)

  • Tené Bella hair wigs (Photograph supplied)

    Tené Bella hair wigs (Photograph supplied)

  • Tené Bella logo (Photograph supplied)

    Tené Bella logo (Photograph supplied)

  • Maliha Weeks, social media controller (Photograph supplied)

    Maliha Weeks, social media controller (Photograph supplied)

  • Chelsea McNorton, consultant at Tené Bella (Photograph supplied)

    Chelsea McNorton, consultant at Tené Bella (Photograph supplied)


A group of women are introducing lace front wigs to the island for individuals who want a low-maintenance hairstyle with a natural look.

Over the years wigs have become more realistic and versatile, and although lace fronts have been around for many years the trend has started to sweep through the island.

A lace wig, or a lace front wig, is a special type of hairpiece in which human hair or synthetic hair is tied by hand to a sheer lace base which goes over the scalp.

Jahlae Albuoy created the business Tené Bella. The name is significant as it is dedicated to Ms Albuoy’s mother.

“Unfortunately, my beloved and dearly missed mother passed away in September of 2016, and she was one of my main supporters and motivators. I knew I was going to incorporate her some way into the business’s name. Her middle name is Tené, so I decided Tené Bella would be a perfect fit,” Ms Albuoy said.

Ms Albuoy graduated last year with a bachelor’s in business administration at Acadia University, in Nova Scotia. The idea for the business started a few years ago as when she gained interest in the way people would switch hairstyles and look flawless.

“At first I got in hair extension weaves, but moved on to lace frontal wigs.”

Ms Albuoy admits that she wasn’t completely confident on how things would develop, but she is very excited by the amount of positive feedback and how the business has grown.

“A lot of people are interested in lace front wigs but do not have much knowledge about it.”

She mentioned that there was a niche in the local market.

Ms Albuoy approached her cousin, Chelsea McNorton,co founder, wig maker and consultant of the business. She obtained her Office Administration certificate from MJCC University and have a passion for beauty, hair and cosmetics. Ms McNorton was immediately intrigued and decided to join. Because they both have full time employment they sought out a professional wig maker.

“I ended up finding Sa’Kazja Wainwright on Instagram,” said Ms Albuoy.

Ms Wainwright is also a wig maker and consultant at the business. She obtained her level two and three hairdressing diploma from City & Guilds and has a passion for make-up. “The reason why is because I love the feeling of making women feel beautiful and confident within themselves. We are very excited to share this experience.”

Another employee, Maliha Weeks, social media controller of the business, is the new addition to the team. She said that they all work well together. The women have travelled overseas to test different types of hair, whether curly, straight, or loose wave, to make sure they obtain the best quality hair and brands.

Ms Albuoy said a successful launch party for the wigs was held last weekend. She added: “I would like to give a big thank you to our launch committee for all their hard work and support.”

For more information call 518-4513 between 10am and 6pm or 337-3938 for immediate assistance between 6pm and 9pm, or 707-4323 between 6pm and 9pm. The company’s Twitter and Facebook pages are under construction and should available by next week. The Instagram page is tenebellawigs. For enquires by e-mail, contact jahlae@tenebella.com

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Published May 31, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated May 31, 2018 at 3:14 pm)

Lace front wigs business arrives with styles

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