Ashley Head is a scientist and CEO of Curls Poppin’, which offers specialized hair care wash and management formulas alongside daily style tools to nourish and protect textured hair. Head also launched the Curls Poppin’ Dolls line for young men and women to see true representation of their natural beauty from an early age. Learn about Ashley Head…
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
First job: Bell ringer for the Salvation Army.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in CA: I love going to the beach to see the sunset every day with my family.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Becoming a husband and a father is my biggest accomplishment because I had to learn to be selfless in every single decision that I make for myself. I am literally the most altruistic person I’ve ever known.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: The biggest obstacle I overcame was being raised by a single-parent father, with my two older brothers, after my mother died of an aneurysm when I was two weeks old. I was forced to live in a foster home throughout high school, and I watched both of my foster parents die separately before I graduated. My biological father died a year later, so by the time I was 18 I lost both my biological and both of my foster parents. I spent the last six weeks of my senior year in a home with absolutely no parents. Four years later, I graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry. I also hold my MBA from Strayer University.
Someone who inspires you and why: My wife inspires me every day because she reminds me of how great I am and supports my every endeavor and all of my dreams. We created Curls Poppin’ as an answer to a need in the hair market and to diversify the doll market. We also support each other and have the trademark BossParents and have a vlog and events to help other parents navigate life by educating, motivating, validating and inspiring them, our children and those that we interact with every day.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Advice for anyone who wants to pursue my career path I say: “Seek to be educated in your craft. With so much information readily available at our fingertips on smart devices, it does not have to be a formal education. Do what you enjoy and what feels good and learn as many lessons as you can on your journey. Be a good person and do good work and you will always make money to live the life you truly desire.”
Favorite quote: “Never give up until you have released your unused capacities for service and shared your gifts with others.”
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: People would be surprised to know I was raised by a single-parent father, that I was on a Netflix game show called 24 AWAKE and Counting, and that I eloped in Paris and got married in garden of the Louvre with my wife on my 35th birthday. Lastly, that we own six chickens.
What makes someone fabulous: Being an altruistic person makes a person fabulous. Also, a person who takes care of themselves, mentally, socially, emotionally and physically while inspiring those around them.