Tones of Melanin Founder Ashley Jones transformed a side hustle into disrupting the collegiate apparel industry. While attending Norfolk State University, the Virginia Beach native designed for every organization on the campus. However, she noticed there was a void in HBCU fashion. Coming from grandparents who owned one of the first Black-owned beauty supply companies in her hometown, Jones embarked on her own entrepreneurial journey by launching Tones of Melanin.
May 22, 2023