How This College Student Built Her $300/Month Side Hustle

23-Apr, 2021
41 023 Ko‘rishlar soni

Carmella Taitt is a 20-year-old college student and natural hairstylist from Brooklyn, New York. She has clients both at George Mason University in Virginia and back home in Brooklyn. Even though her hair braiding business is technically a side hustle, Carmella sees it as more of a “spiritual practice” and likes to offer student discounts to give back to her community.
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How This College Student Built Her $300/Month Side Hustle

  • She offer student discounts ? Like whyyyy? Her price is already low to begin with .. And she said 40% off .. I can’t! . We gotta help her y’all! She’s really doing hair for FREE .. none of her time is being compensated

    Doctor FashionDoctor FashionKun oldin
  • My sister did hair in college twice. It's time consuming and college students are broke

    arain764niaraarain764niara2 kun oldin
  • Thank you for sharing!

    president anppresident anp3 kun oldin
  • I love this!! Definitely charge more but keep it up!

    chellybabychellybaby5 kun oldin
  • I had no interest in this videos content and did not listen, but I think I am in love.

    The Magic ManThe Magic Man7 kun oldin
  • I am thinking if you have UZworld channel to promote your service, pretty soon you will have your own salon

    Keun SeoKeun Seo10 kun oldin
  • Great job, however she does not seem to be charging enough to even afford to buy the edge control and hair products.

    SarSar10 kun oldin
  • I know she looks at her work as community service, but if she wants to make some money, she has to set an appropriate charge. She needs to charge at least 180+ per person. She is charging way too little.

    Glenda StevensGlenda Stevens12 kun oldin
    • She is

      Sunny SunnySunny Sunny11 kun oldin
  • Wwweeerrrkkk!!!! Go sis so proud ❤️

    CamayaCamaya12 kun oldin
  • It’s clear she’s doing just family and friends’ hair at a steep discount. Great braiders can make that in a day. Best of luck to her!

    alona724alona72413 kun oldin
  • My 17 year old son just made his first 20k investing in cryptocurrency, I love to see our youth actually starting to earn real income at a young age.

    Mary AmeliaMary Amelia13 kun oldin
    • Scammer

      DefaultDefault10 kun oldin
    • most I be 18 to get an investment started ?

      Ethel SiennaEthel Sienna11 kun oldin
    • @George Jacob thanks a lot I just found her on TeleGm

      Alfred LeoAlfred Leo11 kun oldin
    • I heard about this Gabriella from my friends and I'm hearing her name here again. She must be a professional trader

      Sarah IsiaSarah Isia11 kun oldin
    • @Henry Oscar she's active in TG search for @InvestorGabriella

      George JacobGeorge Jacob11 kun oldin
  • Every black girl has a cousin that did this for her growing up

    Connie B.Connie B.13 kun oldin
  • Great job and keep up the work. Please raise your price

    kelly biggkelly bigg14 kun oldin
  • She's so pretty! 😍

    Read my ABOUT section PLEASERead my ABOUT section PLEASE14 kun oldin
  • Black girl magic 💕

    KhadijahKhadijah14 kun oldin
  • Honey you're not charging enough .$300 is just for one person

    wanda Shiverswanda Shivers15 kun oldin
  • Love this ❤️

    O ReviewO Review16 kun oldin
  • Thats awwsome, im happy she found a great side hustle.

    oreally88oreally8816 kun oldin
  • This was me in college. I didn't do extensions, but I did loc maintenance for men and women. It helped me keep money in my pocket. I wasn't rich, but it helped being in college and not having a lot of financial backing sometimes things can get hard. I recommend always having a side hustle. I only stopped after I started dating my husband senior year of college because he didn't want "No man laying up under his woman getting their hair washed" lmbo! He said he'd pay my phone bill, buy my books I wouldn't have to do that anymore and he did. Been happily married 10 years now, but that hair hustle helped me out back when I needed it.

    Not2008MeNot2008Me16 kun oldin
    • Lol love the story

      Alianza C.Alianza C.16 kun oldin
  • I think the pandemic has taught people a big lesson, having one stream of income is not really a good idea cause your job doesn't secure your financial needs. The pandemic has really set out business-minded people from the rest that is why I'm so lucky to be among the investors trading with *metro__kelvinfx* on insta as his student it's been success and happiness since the beginning of my trades.

    Micah BamaiyiMicah Bamaiyi17 kun oldin
  • So happy to have produced this video! Thank you so much to CNBC Make It for the opportunity to showcase my work and Carmella’s story!

    vickey bellvickey bell17 kun oldin
  • shoo i want to book her for marley twist...i would even tip. She does a good job

    AmaraAmara17 kun oldin
  • Up those prices girl. You seriously could be making at least 1500/month

    trinaijatrinaija17 kun oldin
  • Who else has stock trading as a side hustle?

    Biyu WangBiyu Wang17 kun oldin
    • @Kathleen Stone Martha Elizabeth Linsley of Morgan Stanley & Co?

      Buryatia DuckyBuryatia Ducky17 kun oldin
    • @Sakha Little 😂 passion. Found one Martha Elizabeth Linsley on the internet in all honesty she's an angel.

      Kathleen StoneKathleen Stone17 kun oldin
    • @Kathleen Stone That's more than a side hustle. Why still work full-time? How possible? A bot traded for you or what?

      Sakha LittleSakha Little17 kun oldin
    • Here. Though presently the market isn't so favorable unlike the previous year, i made an Average of $3700-$4000 weekly and still worked full time.

      Kathleen StoneKathleen Stone17 kun oldin
  • You go girl

    keddy Cameronkeddy Cameron17 kun oldin
  • Girl charge at least $150 for braids

    Dollya KDollya K17 kun oldin
  • Charge more sis!!! It's tedious work. Also Coro is looming and you in close proximity to people. It's also obviously taking time away from your studies! Charge more. You deserve it! 😊

    ItstimeforlifeItstimeforlife17 kun oldin
    • Yeah. She can definitely get more money.

      alona724alona72413 kun oldin
  • I think it’s great she is helping so many by keeping her prices low. I remember being in college and not being able to afford certain hairstyles but once she graduates she should raise the prices.

    Meditation SupremeMeditation Supreme17 kun oldin
    • @Meditation Supreme yes whatever she wants

      wanda Shiverswanda Shivers12 kun oldin
    • @wanda Shivers She can if she wants.

      Meditation SupremeMeditation Supreme12 kun oldin
    • No she should charge more

      wanda Shiverswanda Shivers15 kun oldin
  • Do yo thang sista girl ✊🏿✊🏿

    Izzy Makes MusicIzzy Makes Music17 kun oldin
  • I hope she reads these comments, because it sounds like she could be charging a LOT more. It's understandable to charge less when you're just starting out, or doing your family/friend's hair, but if every job costs you at least 16USD, and you're only taking home ~200-300USD each month, there's A LOT of room to charge more for your services.

    The UlyssesThe Ulysses17 kun oldin
  • Ill tell you what, there’s a lot of money to be made in this business. You go girl! Wish I knew how to braid

    Fashionably LateFashionably Late17 kun oldin
  • Great job!! Please raise your prices!! You deserve it.

    The PreventionistaThe Preventionista17 kun oldin
  • That’s cool she does that especially on college campus I bet there’s a major need for it. Although that $200-300 seems really low to me. I always thought it was a good $100-200 for braids for natural Hair. I’m picturing her rates may be lower just’s a college setting and not everyone can drop $200-300 on hair, but she needs to make sure she’s charging for her time as well especially if it’s 5-10 hours per client. I wonder if people tip too like you should for a hair service?!?!? Regardless, I thought this was a cool idea, but she should treat it more like a “business” in the sense of her pricing structure should could easily keep the same # of clients per month but just adjust pricing to get ) $100-200 more per month.

    Sabrina TataliasSabrina Tatalias17 kun oldin
    • My braids cost $180

      natasia325natasia32510 kun oldin
    • I feel okay speaking to this, I’m 21 and have a few different side hustles while in college and church out around $500 per month. I do literal market research surveys, and with that I just am confused because I’d expect this girl to make more than me. Extra: I wonder if she can buy those products she uses in bulk to save money?

      Sabrina TataliasSabrina Tatalias17 kun oldin
  • You go girl , nothing wrong with offering good prices for college students .

    Maya TaylorMaya Taylor17 kun oldin
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    deone georgedeone george17 kun oldin
  • Awesome!!

    Ananya VAnanya V17 kun oldin
  • Nice work 🎆

    Ebay AddictsEbay Addicts17 kun oldin
  • I hope she's filing a 1099 after this, I herd the irs likes to watch youtube

    Chlero's eyesChlero's eyes17 kun oldin
  • Awesome! Sending you many blessings for a successful future! ❤❤❤

    Natasha AprilNatasha April17 kun oldin
  • Love It!!!

    Rachel StoneRachel Stone18 kun oldin
  • Only the poor would classify investing in FOREX as a waste of time. Without having the knowledge that the ones who invest their money in FOREX than spend it are the ones making millions.

    Jess A. BraytonJess A. Brayton18 kun oldin
    • @Kelly A. Hunt Thank you. I am certainly going to hit her up and commence investments with her, As soon as I drop this comment.

      Debra K. MillerDebra K. Miller18 kun oldin
    • At...........investwithmeyer is her teIe gram user name.

      Kelly A. HuntKelly A. Hunt18 kun oldin
    • She is practically always active on her teIe gram handle, You can reach her through it.

      Pamela M. RochePamela M. Roche18 kun oldin
    • @Debra K. Miller Getting to her shouldn't be a problem you have to also buckle up in the crypto trade and start investing.

      Pamela M. RochePamela M. Roche18 kun oldin
    • I must confess Mrs Meyer is one of the best of her kind, her trading skills are mind blowing.

      George A. CoryGeorge A. Cory18 kun oldin
  • Keep pushing!

    Isaiah ProctorIsaiah Proctor18 kun oldin
  • Great job girl but please raise your prices, if you are doing quality work charge for it!!! I think you are seriously under selling, $300 a month when some take 10 hours is problematic. Your time is more valuable than that.

    TruthBeToldTruthBeTold18 kun oldin
  • Doing hair is a GREAT side hustle but sis raise your prices and stop offering discounts. What you make a month you can make in a week. $300 should easily be 2 heads! I love that black business owners love helping out a friend and considering what others can afford BUT i have learned that the ppl who claim they cannot afford your services will then turn around and blow money on other things they do not need. She can still make money while offering a competitive price. PUT YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS FIRST SIS. #keephustling

    Side Hustle VikkiSide Hustle Vikki18 kun oldin
    • I think it’s great to give back to the community by not charging an arm and leg.

      PMAPMA15 kun oldin
  • White people are so late....

    JulieJulie18 kun oldin
  • Great context.everyone needs more than there salary to be financially stable.the best thing to do with your money is to invest it rightly.because money left for saving always end up used with no returns. I started Investing in bitcoin mid November 2020 with the help of a well-known-proffessional Mr Randy Lucas and the profit entirely funded my recent duplex.

    Rick WayneRick Wayne18 kun oldin
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      peter Leonardpeter Leonard18 kun oldin
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      Nicole TeresaNicole Teresa18 kun oldin
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      Phillip BarryPhillip Barry18 kun oldin
    • This is helpful, thanks .....gotta message him right away.

      Nicholas JacksonNicholas Jackson18 kun oldin
    • @Nicholas Jackson +1=8=1=8=8=7=7=2=6=6=9

      Lucy AndrewLucy Andrew18 kun oldin
  • You go Girl 👏 👧 🙌

    Hetty Ju'sPassionHetty Ju'sPassion18 kun oldin
  • 300 a month is not a lot

    Mega MijitMega Mijit18 kun oldin
  • YES GIRL you better get your hustle on! keep going! youre in such a lucrative business! Raise the prices a little bit but youre in there! $200 can be from one client alone doing a box braid style mid back length.

    Neyka MarieNeyka Marie18 kun oldin
  • Wow. *A true blue real deal side hustle we all take part in during school. Kudos to both - her for telling the story and CNBC for covering this.* SHOUT OUT FOR THE STUDENT DISCOUNTS.🥰🥰 *We definitely needed such while in undergrad and grad.*

    Justice JoyceTVJustice JoyceTV18 kun oldin
  • Investing is the only to get away from the rat race and create wealth. No matter how little it is you gain, make sure you make room for investing , that will help you a lot. Don't be discouraged at any point.

    joelle Kassulke Vjoelle Kassulke V18 kun oldin
    • @terzo giuliani The biggest factor that separates the “experts” from the beginners is knowledge. Investing with an expert is utilizing that knowledge and experience till you become one, Smart move.

      Sifiso HendricksSifiso Hendricks18 kun oldin
    • @Roel Considine V Mrs Erica Kiehn can coach you on your investment so you don’t make mistakes and become more frustrated.

      Sifiso HendricksSifiso Hendricks18 kun oldin
    • @joelle Kassulke V Thanks for her info, I'll get to her right away

      Marius MthembeMarius Mthembe18 kun oldin
    • I am embarrassed to say that I have spent 15 years trying to work this out on and off. I had quit trading many times and spent a pile of money with multiple different people. Some were just average and some were scams. All of them lacking something that I could never put my finger on. Luckily I discovered Erica Kiehn and it was my last roll of dice. I could not be more impressed with every detail. It is just so comprehensive and delivered so professionally.

      jack pellegrinojack pellegrino18 kun oldin
    • Contact her there.

      joelle Kassulke Vjoelle Kassulke V18 kun oldin
  • congrats Carmella!!!

    TheAlfredPlatformTheAlfredPlatform18 kun oldin
  • Some things does not sound correct I did hair in college as a side hussle and made a minimum of $600 per week

    Rose SandeRose Sande18 kun oldin
  • lnvesting in crypto now shouId be in every wise individuaIs list, in some months time you'Il be ecstatic with the decision you made today.

    Duane FranklinDuane Franklin18 kun oldin
    • For real Dogecoin is really profitable sure

      Sidney IsaacSidney Isaac18 kun oldin
    • @Charlie Max Thanks

      Gloria ByronGloria Byron18 kun oldin
    • @Gloria Byron : + :1: 4 :1: 5: 6: 6 :9 :8 :9 :4 : 4*

      Charlie MaxCharlie Max18 kun oldin
    • @Gloria Byron *His availability is on WhatsApps*

      Charlie MaxCharlie Max18 kun oldin
    • I wanna Invest too, how do I get to Anthony Steven?

      Gloria ByronGloria Byron18 kun oldin
  • If fingers don't work that way😩🤦🏿‍♀️

    J.Belly36J.Belly3618 kun oldin
  • if you can make 300 you can make 3000 and 30,000

    AsapMonkeyAsapMonkey18 kun oldin
  • I think she charges too little. But some money is better than no money 💰

    Connie BConnie B18 kun oldin
  • Hey Everybody! My name is Carmella, and that is me featured in this video. If you would like to support me on my journey pleaseeee follow me on Instagram @mellanin.magic , which is also where you can contact me about any of your inquiries. Thank you to CNBC and to all of you for your love and support! ❤️

    Carmella TaittCarmella Taitt18 kun oldin
  • That’s great. If you’ve got skills, they will pay.

    Casey Burns InvestingCasey Burns Investing18 kun oldin
  • Go George Mason University! Patriots woohooo!

    Laura NLaura N18 kun oldin
  • Raise your prices sis! In Chicago box braids start at $180, and $260 for the popular knotless

    Ashley ObasiAshley Obasi18 kun oldin
    • so why be like everyone else.

      Nia FaithNia Faith14 kun oldin
    • @Myderone M1d3 Exactly. Lol

      BJ22BJ2217 kun oldin
    • She probably charges more." but for Tax reasons"

      Myderone M1d3Myderone M1d318 kun oldin
    • FOR SURE. def the prices for braids she can make 3x what she makes even part time.

      Neyka MarieNeyka Marie18 kun oldin
    • Wait. Outside the shop?.

      Justice JoyceTVJustice JoyceTV18 kun oldin
  • You inspired me to go out and start a side hustle gig in 2021!

    UGOCHUKWU HarborUGOCHUKWU Harbor18 kun oldin
  • Get your coin sis

    Tolu1994Tolu199418 kun oldin
  • Bless her heart. We pay that per head in Germany.

    Sunny SunshineSunny Sunshine18 kun oldin
  • Yesss to showcasing a young, black, female entrepreneur who is so focused & talented 👏🏽

    ArtofNiaArtofNia18 kun oldin
    • @Michael Van true

      Andre PoghosyanAndre Poghosyan16 kun oldin
    • @Andre Poghosyan or age

      Michael VanMichael Van16 kun oldin
    • @Michael Van or gender?

      Andre PoghosyanAndre Poghosyan17 kun oldin
    • Why’s it always about race?

      Michael VanMichael Van18 kun oldin
  • Sometimes 40% 😮😮😮 wow I'm not sure what you're charging but don't discount that much girl ! These styles take long and you're a student as well! This is also an amazing video, thanks to this channel for making it, love it!

    debbie12346debbie1234618 kun oldin
  • Yess!! I love seeing this on here! She should definitely charge more! I just paid $200 for large knotless braids.. braiding is time and work! Girls that do weave In their dorm rooms at HBCUs make even more! Lol

    Courtney Lorea'lCourtney Lorea'l18 kun oldin
    • @Carmella Taitt oh snap! Your the lady from the video! Thanks for the reply girl and thanks for working with the low income people. We need to help each other more especially these days with covid making everyone broke. Your also building that clientele cause once all your college friends graduate and get that real money they can still come to you and pay you big dollars for all those days you hooked them up in the dorm rooms. Thanks for being such a big help to the community. Stay blessed! ☺️

      Gen WilsonGen Wilson12 kun oldin
    • ​@Gen WilsonHi, I'm Carmella! This is exactly my motivation for helping people with lower income! As someone who knows what it is like to have a lower income and still want to keep up my appearance, I'm able to empathise with other black women who are in that same position. Being blessed with the talent of doing hair allows me the opportunity to truly give back to my community, while also considering everyone's different circumstances. Once I graduate and my clientele increases, I plan to adjust my rates accordingly. Thank you so much for perfectly understanding where I am coming from! Have a blessed day!

      Carmella TaittCarmella Taitt18 kun oldin
    • She can definitely charge more, HOWEVER, I’m so happy she is trying to work with students and low income people. It’s hard when you can’t afford to get your hair done when like she stated, it’s of high importance for the black community. I think that she should continue as she’s doing and her friends and family should give her a tip if they can afford more that month. Maybe they got a nice Christmas card from grandma and can afford to pay 200 that month but next month they only have $130. Also after college she should definitely increase her rates. Hair can be so expensive and I’m always so happy to hear when stylist are working with low income clients but those same clients should be open to paying more when they make more.

      Gen WilsonGen Wilson18 kun oldin
  • Wow!! Carmella you are killing it! Such an inspiration and role model!

    Todd Baldwin - Millennial MillionaireTodd Baldwin - Millennial Millionaire18 kun oldin
  • This is great! Doing hair has been a side hustle for many generations in the black community. Love ghay CNBC is telling this story

    Sir O'Neil - Personal Finance & Real EstateSir O'Neil - Personal Finance & Real Estate18 kun oldin
    • Exactly!

      Miss MureriwaMiss Mureriwa18 kun oldin
  • Bless u babe. You are very patient I must say. I could not withstand the turnover of clients weekly, an aching back and sore fingers. Yet as you mentioned it is a spiritual connection. Xxx

    snuckums sssnuckums ss18 kun oldin
  • Oh she goes to GMU. :O I wonder why she chose GMU. I'm from Fairfax County and GMU is kinda a random school for someone to go to out of state, especially from New York.

    Jerry N.Jerry N.18 kun oldin
    • Proximity to D.C.? Maybe didn't get into AU/GWU/GU so chose GMU.

      R SR S17 kun oldin
  • Okay CNBC Make it, I see you!! Keep it up girl, may your business continue to flourish!

    Jaimie AdwoaJaimie Adwoa18 kun oldin
  • I wouldn’t count this as a side hustle but more her giving back to her community. She kinda said so herself. Either way love her hair ❤️

    g mg m18 kun oldin
  • I'm 20 had my first $100k few months ago. Working towards another $100k! Just being smart and frugal with my money. Thanks to my Dad for putting me forward to personal finance and Investing earlier

    Helena AnastasiaHelena Anastasia18 kun oldin
    • @Jamestown Kevin it's never too late, u can do it!

      p6h14p6h149 kun oldin
    • Watch out, this is a scam. Reported it

      Dorothy A.Dorothy A.17 kun oldin
    • @Rap Freaks yes of course it's helpful for everyone round the world including (africans)

      Helena AnastasiaHelena Anastasia17 kun oldin
    • @Helena AnastasiaIs this is also helpful for me in Kenya?

      Rap FreaksRap Freaks17 kun oldin
    • @Dalbir Dev lol, you must be a comedian..... Well it's my pleasure to help you and hopefully your financial journey will be awesome

      Helena AnastasiaHelena Anastasia17 kun oldin
  • Yassss Girl! She needs to charge more!

    The NationThe Nation18 kun oldin
  • So proud to see this beautiful queen growing her craft and empowering her community. #BlackGirlMagic

    A BoogieA Boogie18 kun oldin
  • Ugh you are such a sweetheart! I wish I wasn't so tender headed because I would fly down to the US to just give you all my money and support your business!

    Shadia AhmedShadia Ahmed18 kun oldin
  • Yes, echoing what everyone is saying, you really should be charging more. Something that takes 10hrs of your time (ESPECIALLY something as labour intensive standing up and braiding) should cost AT LEAST 200 on its own! Do not value yourself for less than 20 an hour. You are an amazing hustler and I only wish you more prosperity as you grow your business! Keep at it lady

    Shadia AhmedShadia Ahmed18 kun oldin
  • What exactly makes black people's hair more versatile that others?

    Red KnightRed Knight18 kun oldin
    • Google it

      Glamchic01Glamchic0117 kun oldin
    • Because we have a ton of different textures that allows us to try pretty much any hairstyle and be able to sustain it. Pretty difficult for other textures especially with braids

      Shanice MarrowShanice Marrow18 kun oldin
  • Great start. Follow through with a company, employees and maybe franchise...why not. Either way, Black Excellence always a joy to see 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥💯

    arandomkenyanarandomkenyan18 kun oldin
    • Agreed! Definitely impressive for a college student

      Miriam StraussMiriam Strauss18 kun oldin
  • Realistic, straight forward, achievable. Awesome!

    Nigel M RodgersNigel M Rodgers18 kun oldin
    • Totally agree. Definitely impressive for a college student

      Miriam StraussMiriam Strauss18 kun oldin
  • Cool! Good to have side income, no matter how small. She’s developing healthy money management skills 👍🏻

    Miriam StraussMiriam Strauss18 kun oldin
  • 300 a month? props to her but so many more people hustling and making more out there

    DekDek18 kun oldin
    • @Miriam Strauss tbh a regular part time job would pay more lol

      Bo NerrBo Nerr17 kun oldin
    • Ya but she’s just a college student and she’s ahead of her peers in learning the value of developing alternate income streams and healthy money management skills 👍🏻

      Miriam StraussMiriam Strauss18 kun oldin
  • Dont understand why people are obsessed with labelling their hardwork as "hustle" the definition for which seems to be as follows hustler= "a person who employs fraudulent or unscrupulous methods to obtain money; swindler". Glorifying unethical behaviour may be i am misaing something.

    Alexander PhilipAlexander Philip18 kun oldin
    • @Red Knight make sure that if you cut your neighbour's lawn, it's free or that'll be unscrupulous. Don't pay your niece to babysit, it's unscrupulous. Why does a college kid using her talents in between studies, in her dorm room bother you?

      sunshine xoxosunshine xoxo17 kun oldin
    • In this case, I'd say doing hair braiding is cash in hand work and undocumented, it's actually illegal. They need to register a business name, pay taxes etc if they want to do it legally

      Red KnightRed Knight18 kun oldin
  • finally some normal stuf

    Marco TerzuoliMarco Terzuoli18 kun oldin
    • Hahah ya true

      Miriam StraussMiriam Strauss18 kun oldin
  • Keep it up, I'm sure after this you'll find yourself with more clients!! Hey maybe even me

    Black Vito - MoneyologyBlack Vito - Moneyology18 kun oldin
    • Yep! Definitely impressive for a college student

      Miriam StraussMiriam Strauss18 kun oldin
  • Really inspiring..🤞

    Deepti Kushwah 10 - IDeepti Kushwah 10 - I18 kun oldin
    • Agreed. Yep! Definitely impressive for a college student

      Miriam StraussMiriam Strauss18 kun oldin
  • I am not black or a women but this girl should charge more.

    Nick VetterNick Vetter18 kun oldin
    • Definitely. She’s young. She’ll learn

      Miriam StraussMiriam Strauss18 kun oldin
    • You don't have to be a black or woman in order to say this. Jeez..why does it matter?

      Faith ReaderFaith Reader18 kun oldin
    • Yes I definitely agree too. Made18 kun oldin
  • It's so inspiring, I am just like her I used to make purses made out of paper filled with sweets and sell them for $1 when I was in grade 2

    GamerGirl Yours trulyGamerGirl Yours truly18 kun oldin
    • That’s cool. What do you do now?

      Miriam StraussMiriam Strauss18 kun oldin
  • Even if your side hustle earns $10/month, keep at it!

    Financial ShinaniganFinancial Shinanigan18 kun oldin
    • @Abe Sapien Nope, just grow it. My kindle books make $10-20 a month, if I wrote more books I'd make more money. It's scalable with a bit more work and research.

      Kylie FireKylie Fire18 kun oldin
    • Agreed. impressive for a college student

      Miriam StraussMiriam Strauss18 kun oldin
    • Huh? It would be wiser to look for a better hustle.

      Abe SapienAbe Sapien18 kun oldin
  • LOVE that they’re bringing light to this. As a black woman, this is nothing new to me. I’ve supported local hairstylists for years to get my hair done, and I will continue to do so. Nonetheless, I’m sooo happy that this was featured.

    Chanice CChanice C18 kun oldin
    • @CNBC Make It hmmm what are we discussing?

      Chanice CChanice C17 kun oldin
  • She's clearly not charging enough and that's not fair to her. I'm getting braids Sunday and I'm paying $195

    The eager adultThe eager adult18 kun oldin
    • Ya. She’s young. She’ll learn. Impressive still for the fact she’s a college student

      Miriam StraussMiriam Strauss18 kun oldin
  • 33rd!!!

    Gameplay CentralGameplay Central18 kun oldin
    • @Miriam Strauss I'm good! How are you?

      Gameplay CentralGameplay Central18 kun oldin
    • @Gameplay Central how are you

      Miriam StraussMiriam Strauss18 kun oldin
    • @Miriam Strauss hi❤✝️

      Gameplay CentralGameplay Central18 kun oldin
    • Hello ✌🏻

      Miriam StraussMiriam Strauss18 kun oldin
  • Is there a way to invest in her business?

    Ivette NVIvette NV18 kun oldin
  • Love seeing people hustle like this, especially at such a young age!

    Investing for the 99 PercentInvesting for the 99 Percent18 kun oldin
    • yeah this woman is awesome

      ennayak113ennayak11318 kun oldin
    • Yes! Learning how to build a business is such a valuable life skill

      Caleb ReedCaleb Reed18 kun oldin
  • #blackgirlmagic yesssss!!!

    Ita Ray VlogsIta Ray Vlogs18 kun oldin
  • Loving the content featuring women of color! :) Keep up the great work Carmella. Charge more, you are worth it!

    Sara VegaSara Vega18 kun oldin
  • I'm so proud of her! The sliding scale and student discount shows a level of compassion that encourages customers loyalty. I wish her well!

    naldis253naldis25318 kun oldin
  • Carmella if you see this - please do not negotiate your prices! You have talent and skill, not to mention it is taking your time and resources to do this. Remember your worth. Furthermore, 40% student discount is too much! If you want to give a discount for students, consider 10-15%! Wishing you lots of luck and prosperity! Good luck!

    C WC W18 kun oldin
    • @Rayna Maldonado at the end of the day you are right she can charge what she wants to charge but it is somewhat obvious that her side hustle is not really profitable unless she is only doing 2 heads per month. At minimium it will take her 6 hours to do one head of braids (that is a fast braider) $300/month / (6hours/headx2heads/month)= is only $25/ hour. plus she said she has no car and it costs her $16 \/ head on average not to mention the additional time needed to prep the braiding hair and cleaning up.

      Side Hustle VikkiSide Hustle Vikki18 kun oldin
    • Agreed if there’s one thing people will spend money on, it’s their appearance. Raise the prices, minimally $160 for individual braids

      Ashley ObasiAshley Obasi18 kun oldin
    • @Rayna Maldonado if 80% is out of your budget, then you shouldn't go for 60%. You shouldn't go at all.

      MaartenMaarten18 kun oldin
    • @Michael I mean if this was strictly for her income but again she has the choice to do whatever she wants to do. And I think creating a loving and beautiful community for black people to finally enjoy their hair and feel like it can create different windows of opportunity for shining different aspects of their personality… All of that is a lot more important to her and I think right now it’s really important to a lot of people. So maybe instead of focusing on the money part of it… Maybe support what she’s doing for the community of people that She is both a part of and helping

      Rayna MaldonadoRayna Maldonado18 kun oldin
    • 20% student discount should be the max imo. Those box braids look amazing!! You're worth it, let that be reflected in your prices!

      MichaelMichael18 kun oldin
  • Well girl, great job to you too! This is also my side hustle as well and I am graduating in 2 weeks have been doing this for 2years when in college.

    Nicole IradukundaNicole Iradukunda18 kun oldin
    • @Sara Vega thanks for your advice that’s what I am planning to do. Have a great day.

      Nicole IradukundaNicole Iradukunda18 kun oldin
    • Awesome! Save that money or invest it! You got this.

      Sara VegaSara Vega18 kun oldin