At just 22-years-old, Infinite Henry is a salon owner in New Rochelle, NY.
When asked who she is, Infinite Henry (@Envy_Infinite) describes herself as an entrepreneur. With thousands of friends and followers across social media, she comes off as a social butterfly. Infinite is outgoing, hard-working, and well-rounded. I had the privilege of interviewing her a few weeks ago, during Women’s History Month. When asked why she works so hard, she told me simply, “I want more for myself… for the lifestyle that I want to live.”
A young woman who celebrated her 22nd birthday on February 13th, Infinite is the daughter of Jamaican parents. Her family decided to settle in Westchester County. Born and raised in Westchester, Infinite attended high school in Yonkers. She began to explore New York upon turning 16-years-old and working her first job. “That’s when I started to go outside,” she said. Infinite was never afraid of hard work. As a teenager, she worked multiple jobs across the Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers.
After graduating from high school, purchasing a car, and driving 8 hours upstate for college, Infinite was ready to spread her wings. As a young woman who took out $10,000 in loans, a friend suggested selling hair as a way for her to make money. People always complimented her hair when she was in Buffalo. Infinite embraces support and love, and she knows how to tune out naysayers and drama. She’s too focused on her career and her future goals to worry about negative energy.
She began selling hair in Buffalo, New York and she was a hit! With a logo and ambition, she decided to become a hairdresser. Hesitant at first, too many people would buy her hair and then need someone to install it, for Infinite to pass up the opportunity. People would say, “who’s supposed to put it in for us,” she told me. Infinite began to perfect her craft. With wigs selling for over $500 and with house visits raking in hundreds of dollars, Infinite took the next logical step. “Buying a suite for her business.”
After searching Westchester far and wide, it was Main Street in New Rochelle that Infinite decided to open her business. She’s looking to hire close to a dozen people for her business. All of this, and she’s in school for occupational therapy. Forever Hair Salon is opening next month, and I’ll be there to cover the story. Stay tuned!”
BW Guest Columnist Dennis Richmond, Jr., M.S.Ed. is a Freelance Journalist and author of “He Spoke at My School: An Educational Journey.” He is also the Founder and Director of the NYNJ HBCU Initiative and as well as the founder of the Dennis E. Richmond Jr. Scholarship for Black Excellence. His byline also appears in The Yonkers Rising.
Born in Yonkers, New York, on February 11th, 1995, Mr. Richmond is a graduate of Claflin University and Sarah Lawrence College. When he is not helping students with the college process, he works as a substitute teacher in Yonkers, who goes by the name of Mr. R.
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