A Navy veteran promised herself that even when she retired from service, she wouldn’t cease serving.
Rodesia Scott and her husband have 34 years of mixed service as Chief Petty Officers within the U.S. Navy.
“The struggles of being on deployment and making an attempt to get magnificence requirements whereas we have been abroad was loopy,” Scott stated. “More often than not we have been making an attempt to make do with what we had as a result of we didn’t have entry.”
Her magnificence provide enterprise was simply imagined to be on-line, however then she began rethinking that.
“I initially stated I might simply do it on-line, however the group needed it. So I needed to open a retailer. This got here to me again in 2017, whereas I used to be deployed,” Scott stated.
She made her dream a actuality with the opening of Lynn’s Beauty Depot in DeSoto in the summertime of 2020. It’s the primary Black-owned, woman-owned and veteran-owned magnificence provide retailer within the metropolis.
Scott stated it wasn’t nearly herself, nevertheless it was additionally about opening the door for different small enterprise house owners, particularly within the midst of a pandemic.
“COVID [the pandemic] doesn’t permit me to financially be versatile to offer again, so I’m doing it in the easiest way I can by internet hosting small enterprise Saturdays in my retailer. Small enterprise house owners can are available in and promote their merchandise in a retailer and hopefully get traction locally,” Scott stated. “Not all people is ready to have the identical platform that I’ve which is a brick and mortar retailer. So to ensure that us to develop and community, it’s simpler for us to come back collectively as a substitute of us doing stuff individually.”
Lynn’s Magnificence Depot is positioned at 1488 N Hampton Rd in DeSoto.