"HAIR CARE HAS BEEN A FASCINATION SINCE 9 YEARS OLD"
MEET THE FOUNDER AND MAKER
Shaneece Thompson is a US federal investigator. She is also the owner and maker of Kai Blends Beauty products since 2019 which currently has a revenue of 5-figures selling on multiple platforms including NewarkMarkerhood. She has over 10 years of experience as an entrepreneur in cosmetology, print marketing, tech, and government.
Shaneece is a Jamaican-born, New Jersey resident who has a B. S in Business Administration and a MBA with an additional concentration in Human Resource Management from the Long Island University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. In addition, Shaneece is a hair care expert that specializes in scalp health and regimen building. Shaneece and her brand Kai Blends have been featured on top US podcasts including The Product Boss Podcast and The Boujee Boss Up Podcast. She was named Maker of the Month on Newark Markerhood in September 2021. Shaneece is also a known valuable contributor to Afro-centric hair care and beauty group totaling over 400K members on Facebook. Shaneece curated a successful Detox, Stop and Reverse Hair Loss Challenge which helped over 200 women with chronic hair loss.
Fun fact: Shaneece is also considered a disabled US Army veteran. She is a highly recognized federal investigator for the US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division. Shaneece is also a proud mama and she is very family-oriented. She has been an entrepreneur at heart since she was 9 years old. When Shaneece is not actively working towards that 6-figure goal for her business and enforcing labor laws, spending quality time with her small family, or is helping female entrepreneurs launch successful businesses with proper branding and web infrastructure at no cost and working on her podcast.
Kai Blends Brand was inspired by my daughter. I reflected on my childhood in Jamaica and growing up with natural products that were safe and had multipurpose. I liked the results I got with using Jamaican black castor oil prepared by bestfriends's mom when I experienced postpartum hair loss in 2019. I decided to source and market this grade Jamaican Black Castor Oil which led to the birth of Kai Blends.
In an household with 3 girls, I had my hands full especially when school was in session. I had to deal with different hair needs so I became more invested in my DIYs. Listen, l am the one friend who cannot make anything basic. My brain works with complexity and navigates chaos so I formulated advance hair care products from my home. I used my time at Long Island University to not only get an education but to utilized the library resources and Bloomberg for research and development of my brand.
My skin line emerged from the changes in my skin after giving birth and the need to look refresh going to work. I work full-time as a federal employee, I am a US veteran that suffers from insomia and with the demands of a baby that don’t sleep at nights, I started to experience puffiness, swelling and roughness on my face. It appeared like I stopped taking care of myself. My self care journey led me to watch YouTube videos with reactions from Dermatologists and research different herbs for skincare and health.
Kai Blends is the unique combination of good health, sustainability & performance. We stay alert for top beauty trends and create experiences that are shareable. Kai blends is the secret but we keep no secret of what goes into the development of our products. We focus on incorporating top beauty secrets, remedies and unfound ingredients from around the world to create the most complete hair care
OUR ETHICAL PRINCIPLES
Our principles are Integrity, Respect, Courage and Transparency.
Our Ethical Principles shape our culture, underpin our reputation, and must be known and recognised by all Kai Blends Beauty employees.
Integrity because acting with integrity is vital to building and maintaining trust and good relationships.
Respect because what we do has an impact on many people’s lives.
Courage because ethical questions are rarely easy but must be addressed.
Transparency because we must always be truthful, sincere and be able to justify our actions and decisions