Tami Roman

Vixen Chat: Tami Roman Talks TR Hair Collection, Cosmetics Line and Being a Businesswoman

Tami Roman is on a roll when it comes to the business side of her brand.

The Basketball Wives cast member not only knows how to balance her on-screen life, but also her off-screen endeavors as she begins to build a beauty empire of weaves and cosmetics. Here, Tami discusses her hair collection, lip-gloss and nail polish lines, and the type of businessperson she wants to be.Camille Augustin


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VIBE: Since Fashion Week is still fresh on our radar, let’s talk about your weave line: what prompted the idea to begin the TR Hair Collection?

Tami Roman: Well I’m a weave wearer (laughs), and I had been in business with several companies in the past, and I just felt like they weren’t living up to my standards. I decided to separate ways with some of those people and it didn’t always end amicably, but because of that separation I got to work with some really great companies like Indique and Glam Luxe Hair. We’re invested in the product so I took a step back, decided to do some research and really get involved, analyzing hair from top to bottom in every way so that when I put it out there to the consumer, I really uphold a certain level of integrity with regards to my money. I’m a consumer too so I took the necessary steps to make sure that I would like it so that when I introduced it to the people, they would love it. It was a natural transition. I like to do things that are organic, and I don’t just like to slap my name on products.

Why did you decide to do a curly hair weave line as opposed to a straight hair line?
Because I wear curly hair, I hate to do my hair (laughs), and that is the most versatile and hassle-free hair that’s going. What I love about my hair though is that it’s curly and textured. You can wash and go, but it flat irons beautifully. I have more versatility that way than just having straight hair and can’t do anything else with it or just having curly hair or bad curly hair that I can’t flat iron well. I found a distributor that really lived up to those standards of allowing the consumer the flexibility and to be able to keep their hair longer.

Where can people purchase it?
It’s actually online right now at TamiRomanHair.com. I don’t have a physical location because we’re just launching, and it’s my baby so we’re just doing online. We’ll build up to a physical location.

Read on to see who will be rocking her hair collection.

Tami Roman

Are there any celebrities that you have an eye on to help endorse the hair collection?
Brandy is going to be doing the new photo shoot and she’s going to be rocking my hair. I’m getting it out to my friends and ask that they support me if they can and the first person to respond who’s always so supportive is Brandy. She said when she does her next photo shoot, she would absolutely wear it. I’ve also recently sent Tasha Smith some hair.

You also have a nail polish and lip gloss line as well.
I’m really excited about the lip gloss and nail polish because we just inked a deal with Walgreens so I’m one of the few people who was afforded the opportunity to take a private line into a retail situation. With regional distribution we have five markets right now and I’m hoping to make that a nationwide situation if it does well for the chain.

Are there any other products that you’d like to design?
I’m not gong to say that I’m a designer. Like I said I want to get involved with things that are organic to me. I wear lip gloss and don’t do lipstick much. Of course I go get my nails done and my hair, and I love accessories so those were the three things that I decided to get involved with. People can find the jewelry line at Bfoxy.com. I want to be the type of businessperson that people respect and that people find honor in their word. All of the things that I do I try to put my heart and soul into it and love it. That’s why I pick things that are really real for me, and not just something that I’m saying ‘Oh try this or try that’ with my name attached. It really, really has to mean something to me.

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