Background / History
My nappy hair the salon became the brainchild of founder Rosario Schuler after she discovered a niche in providing natural
(non-chemical) hair care services. "This is the hair that God gave us", she said.
qualified beautician should know how to deal with all textures of black hair." Rosario explained that black hair varies
from extremely curly to straight textures, but she discovered there was no one accommodating these circumstances under the
same roof. Thus, Oh! my nappy hair salon was born!
1987 - A seed is planted to create the ultimate salon experience for all people
with Nappy hair, be it natural or chemically straightened
1988 - OMNH is the first salon to
use the word “Nappy” in a commercial name
1989 - OMNH opens its doors to Oakland, CA
1992 - OMNH
creates its own product line
1993 - OMNH goes Hollywood! Opening its second location in Los Angeles, CA
1994 - Partners with daughter, Erica Blevins
1995 - Listed in Essence Magazine as one of the Nation's "Top 100
1998- OMNH boast a long clientele list of Celebrity A-listers
1999 - Celebrates
its 10th year anniversary!
2000 - Launches OMNH certification program and day spa.
2003 - OMNH crosses state
lines and opens shop in the heart of Atlanta, GA
2013- Celebrates a major Milestone--25 years!!!!
Schuler, a wife and mother of three, has paid many dues. Before founding OMNH, Rosario studied stage directing at
UC Berkeley and received a BA degree in TV broadcasting from Cal State Long Beach. After working in her field of degree
with notable radio stations and several major television networks, she "flipped the script." Entrepreneurship is
the song of her soul, one may conclude, after hearing the list of business ventures Rosario has launched.
Rosario's list of business' include a T-shirt Co., an employment agency, two businesses offering balloon decorating,
vending and retail and her most grandiose endeavor yet, Oh! my nappy hair salons Inc. Some of her other credentials
include being an actress, stand-up comedian, photograher, interior designer and visual artist. Rosario has also served as
member of the Bay Area Black Journalist Association(BABJA), chairperson of the National Association of Balloon Artists and
chairperson of the Laney College Cosmetologist Dept. Advisory Board.
Blevins is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University. Initially, Oh! My Nappy Hair, was just an interim for the daughter
of the OMNH founder, who was all but, unfamiliar with being an entrepreneur. Before the pursuit of her college degree,
Erica was much involved with the success of several of her family's businesses.
As a teen, Erica received an award
and grant from Oakland Youth Entrepreneur Program (OYEP) for the successful completion of an extensive business plan for her
first buisness venture, called The Balloon Company. As she worked side by side with mother, Erica excelled in other programs,
such as Junior Achievement (JA) and the Math, Engineer and Science Achievement Program (MESA). Although, her interest in broadening
her horizons lead her to Atlanta, GA. for college, Erica eventually returned back to California to join forces in the
business and the family's latest endeavor. While currently pursuing a dual master's degree, the legacy of Oh! My Nappy
Hair Salons is only one more accomplishment, sparkling in her eye as she proudly proceeds forward. Erica is an active member
on the executive board of Atlanta Natural Hair Care Professionials (ANHC Pro).
Both Rosario and
Erica, have been invited as speakers for university business classes and organizations. Additionally, they have made public
guest appearances for international, national and local radio, television, film and printed interviews. Request for
appearances or interviews are available for consideration. **List of appearances available upon request.