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Meet Jihan Thompson

Jihan Thompson is the co-founder of Swivel Beauty, the premier marketplace for the textured hair community that makes it easier for women of color to go from looking to booking the best hairstylists for their hair type and texture in just a few clicks.

Name: Jihan Thompson

Occupation: CEO of Swivel Beauty

Location: New York

Childhood Dream: Writer

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5 questions for you...

 1. What's the best advice you’ve ever given or received?

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.” It’s from a Calvin Coolidge quote that my dad emailed to me when I was in college many, many years ago. It has always stuck with me and it’s something I return to often as a strong reminder to never give up when it comes to making my vision for Swivel a reality.

2. How would you describe your personal style? 

My personal style is a blend of casual, chic, and classic. Most days, you can find me in some combo of jeans, a t-shirt, and a blazer.

3. What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?

An episode of The Office.

4. What’s a productivity tip you swear by?  

I’m a firm believer in “eat the frog first.” If I do my hardest, scariest, avoid-at-all-costs task first thing in the morning, I’m more productive the rest of the day. I also try to never skip a workout (for me, that’s a run or a Pilates class). Exercise does wonders for my mood and productivity.

5. Think  of  the woman you most admire and name three qualities she exhibits.  

Fierce, humble, level-headed.

What's on your desk?
Swivel notebook, headphones

Swivel Notebook & Headphones

What's your power outfit?
Black Dress

The Chelsea Dress

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Margarita
Tacos
Gratitude
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