Web Exclusive: South Carolina teens launch lash vending machine in mall


ANDERSON, S.C. (WSPA) – Three teenage sisters from Anderson, South Carolina started their entrepreneurial journey a little bit early in life.

These teens recently went viral on social media after starting their own beauty company called Bratz Bundles.

In order to be successful, they had to make some scarifies.

“I know this is spring break for me. I’m in college and so it was either Miami or do business and I chose this. You’re going to have to sacrifice,” Keyvn Rice said.

The girls sell all things beauty such as lashes, bundles of hair and even press on nails.

They pack all of their merchandise in an easily accessible vending machine stationed right in the middle of Anderson Mall, which was something many people said they have never seen before.

But the journey for the girls was not easy. They said that their mother helped jump start their business, and from there they had to work hard and save to be able to afford their products.

“For Christmas, I said, ‘I’m not buying any toys. I’m not buying any junk. I want to invest in something you guys want to do. And how about starting a business?’” mother Contessa Thompson said.

The girls said the toughest part was finding a mall that would welcome their business with open arms. In fact, most of the malls the girls visited in the Upstate region of South Carolina denied them selling space.

But Anderson Mall General Manager Chunsta Miller said she saw potential in the girls and wanted to give them the chance.

“You’ll see a gym in the mall and now you’ll see lashes. We’re all about the break of what’s different and I think the lash extensions and young CEOs is just what Anderson Mall is looking for,” Miller said.

The community has been pouring into their business ever since. The sisters said after they went viral on social media, people have been coming to them for advice.

And that’s why this prom season the girls plan to give back to one lucky girl in the Upstate by giving them a free makeover for prom.

“We will provide her with hair, lashes and makeup. We want to make sure she feels pretty like a doll,” Keyvn Rice said.

For more information on the lash vending machine and to find out how to enter to win the prom makeover, visit their website.

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