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Kelsey Johnson

Entrepreneur & Alumnus of Alexander Hamilton High School

Los Angeles

Kelsey Johnson is an alumnus of Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles. Her “Shower Turban” was created as part of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship course. The Shower Turban was actually not Kelsey’s first product. One day a light came on and she realized that her product has been staring her in the face for most of her life. She has worn braids since she was seven. Her braids were too long and heavy to fit into a regular shower cap. She made a make shift turban out of a pair of old leggings by cutting out one of the legs, inserting the braids into one of the legs, and tying it up over her head -- and the Shower Turban was born. Through her market research, she learned that the turban not only addressed women with braids, but women who had long course hair were also expressing an interest in her product. The shower turban is a quick and easy way to protect long course hair and braids from getting wet during a shower. Kelsey comes from a very strong family. Her parents have overcome many challenges and have provided her with a strong family structure. As a child, she was always very smart – she could name all of the bones in the body at three, and realized at an early age, that the Santa Claus in her life was actually her father. She preferred games like Leap Frog and learning computers – she never really liked dolls.

Kelsey enrolled in the business course as an alternative to taking dance and choir. After attending the Debbie Allen Dance Academy for 9 years, she decided she to take the business class because she wanted to try something new. As a result of her experience in the NFTE business class, she will be attending Santa Monica Community College and will major in Business.

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