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”
as a commercial name
1989 - OMNH opens its doors to Oakland, CA
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 Nations "Top 100 Salons".
1999 - Celebrates its 10th year anniversary!
2000 - Launches OMNH
certification program and day spa.
2003 - OMNH crosses state lines and opens shop in downtown Atlanta, Georgia
Schuler, a wife and mother of 3, 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 stations, she "flipped the script." Entrepreneurship is the song of her soul, one may conclude, after
hearing the list of business ventures Rosario attempts.
Rosario's list of
business' include a T-shirt Co.,an employment agency, two balloon companies and her most grandiose endeavor yet, the Oh! my
nappy hair salon Inc. Some of her other credentials include being an actress, stand-up comedian, chairperson of the National
Association of Balloon Artists and chairperson of the Laney College Cosmetologist Dept. Advisory Board.
Erica Blevins is on the road of high achievement as well. She graduated from Clark
Atlanta University in 1995 with a B.S. degree in Biology and a certification in secondary education. This was just an interim
for the daughter of the OMNH founder, Rosario Schuler, who also, is all too familiar with being an entrepreneur. Before the
pursuit of her college degree, Erica was involved with much of the success of her family's businesses.
Erica received award and grant from Oakland Youth Entrepreneur Program (OYEP) after the successful completion of an extensive
business plan for her first buisness venture, The Balloon Co. She worked side by side with mother, while involved in other
programs, such as Junior Achievement (JA) and the Math, Engineer and Science Achievement Program (MESA). The interest
in broadening her horizons lead her to Atlanta, GA but eventually she returned to join forces with her mother in the family's
business & their latest endeavor. She proudly proceeds forward, with the bright future of a legacy of OMNH Inc. sparkling
in her eyes.