On April 8, NY Beauty Suites hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch of New York City’s first flexible workspace for state licensed and insured beauty professionals. With its flagship location in BKLYN Commons, Brooklyn’s premiere coworking space, NY Beauty Suites offers beautypreneurs on-demand, beauty-focused storefronts with weekly and monthly rates.
The soft-opening was spearheaded by NY Beauty Suites Co-founders Johanne Brierre, and Ketchye Charlotte. “It was a beautiful experience to see NY Beauty Suites filled with so many people that have positively impacted my entrepreneurial journey,” said Brierre. “I am incredibly thankful for the support I have received while developing NY Beauty Suites and making the vision a reality.”
Dale Charles, Director of Economic Development and Commercial Leasing for IMPACCT Brooklyn, presented Brierre and her team with a business citation from Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams, and a certificate of recognition from New York City Council member, Mathieu Eugene.
Columbia Journalism School students, Melody Greene and AJ Jondonero, captured the essence of the ribbon cutting event through film, highlighting Brierre’s accomplishments as a Black woman entrepreneur.
“There were very few solutions as to how to navigate the pandemic but I think that’s where a lot of growth comes from,” Brierre says in the short documentary-style film. “Thankfully we have a very strong community that has supported our goal of making NY Beauty Suites an accessible workspace for local beauty professionals.”