Tracey Mclean likes to keep multiple projects going — writing urban-themed books, doing short films and creating beauty products.
Her latest venture is retail store owner and operator.
Mclean is opening Beauty Bar By Faith, a store offering natural cosmetics and other products, in Regency mall later this month.
“We carry natural, cruelty-free, paraben-free, vegan and holistic products,” Mclean said.
Her signature product is Spiritual Grow, a solution she created to help an aunt who lost her hair from undergoing chemotherapy.
Alopecia, a condition when hair falls out in round patches, also seems to be a problem for some women in her family as they age.
“I had thinning of my hair,” said Mclean, pointing to a photo. “I put Spiritual Grow on my head and in 11 days I had fuzz, then in three months I had a full, puffy head of hair.”
She said she initially started the business selling natural cosmetics to create something for her “girls” — her biological daughters and young women that she mentors. Then, she said, she looked for a way to help her aunt and developed Spiritual Grow.
Her new store also will sell clothing and accessories.
“I’m excited and overwhelmed at the same time,” Mclean said. “I never knew how much it took to open a brick-and-mortar store.
“But I am definitely ready for the challenge.”