On September 1, 2013 family friends and neighbors came out to celebrate Hair Forte Salon's grand opening. Owner and operator Tapeka Tolbert was pleased to have such a large turn out for the long-awaited event.
Tapeka Tolbert has been in the beauty industry for 21 years. She was only 12 years old when she first started playing in hair. During that time, she could duplicate numerous hairstyles just by looking at them once. She devoted time every Saturday in her Grandmothers kitchen to doing hair. At the young age of 16, she developed a clientele which grew within a short time. She was in high school when she realized knew that hair was her passion and total focus. When she graduated from high school she went straight into Cosmetology School and graduated. Immediately after that she started working at “Just Jam” Beauty Salon. Where her humble beginnings started.