By Kelsie LeRose
Times West Virginian, Fairmont
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) A West Virginia Mom and her two daughters hope their new beauty business “Eye Candy” becomes the place to go to get glam. “Eye Candy” offers a wide selection of wigs as well as human hair for extensions. Other services include braiding hair and hair weaves.
Eye Candy, a family business in downtown Fairmont, opened its doors in March as a one-stop shop for makeovers, hair and nails with the goal of helping the people in the community.
Tiffany Walker Samuels and her two daughters, Justice and Jazmin Samuels, opened their businesses after having to travel to Pittsburgh for hair products and hair care.
“I realized that the wig stores that were at Meadowbrook Mall in Clarksburg had closed,” Walker Samuels said. “We are the only wig store in the area. It really has taken on a life of its own, and now we cater to everyone.”
Being the only wig shop in the area, Walker Samuels said they are bringing in people from areas like Clarksburg and Morgantown who are hopefully eating and shopping in Fairmont while in town.
She added that she remembers downtown to be vibrant, and wants to help get the area back to that.
“I have always had a love for downtown Fairmont since I was a little girl,” Walker Samuels said. “This is my first opportunity to truly invest in downtown Fairmont. I want to see downtown like it was in its heyday when I was a little girl.”
Eye Candy offers a wide selection of wigs as well as human hair for extensions. Other services include braiding hair and hair weaves. The shop also offers hair products and accessories.
The store includes an in-house salon called Glo-ing Looks Beauty Bar by owner and stylist Gloria Oscar.