THE ARTIST BEHIND BE UNBEWEAVEABLE
Hello! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Daya, I’m Dutch, a dog mom, I love food, fitness and traveling. And I’m pretty adventurous. Watch my Instagram highlights for some interesting facts.
We empower women by teaching them wig
making skills for personal or professional purposes. And with our Wigs and Natural Hair Care Line we give women their confidence back.
We envision that in the next few years
Be unbeweaveable will be able to make ladies worldwide feel beautiful & confident with our Raw Indian Hair.
Be unbeweaveable was launched in 2014 and before starting the business,
I visited India to find the best hair quality.
It was an intensive trip full of obstacles but worth it. In the back of a small Tuk Tuk I travelled with my partner through India for 10 days. Before leaving I made a list of potential companies to visit. The hair business is an important income source in India. Some were big factories, others were lofts in houses, or simply a corner in the living room. I saw various types of hairs because even in India there is good and bad quality. For me it was also very important to do business with a clean and organized company. There were factories were it was so full of hair people that you could barely breath. It happened a few times that I left the place immediately after arrival.
During our trip, we had two different drivers. Where the smart people rented a car we decided to be adventurous and concur all in Indian style. After a while our second driver noticed that we were looking for hair. It was quite late and raining when he proposed us to bring us to a factory that was a 1‑hour drive away. I was not sure if it would be worth it but since I was already in India we decided to give it a try. And that’s where I found what I was looking for. The factory was big, organized and very clean. The hair was the highest quality, off course the price was also higher but my goal was the best hair. After inspecting the hairs, my partner negotiated about the price and we placed an order for 10 kilos. With bags full of hair, we left two days later back to the Netherlands.
After arriving home I still did not have a business name. Together with Nilson a good friend of mine we created the name ‘Be unbeweaveable’. My niece Afrika helped me creating my first pictures and also setting up Instagram and Facebook, I had no clue how to use hashtags since I was on social media for the first time. To launch my business I organized a party in ‘1nul8’ in Rotterdam. Since I did not have a big budget, I visited several stores in the city center to ask for items to place in my goodie bag, a lady from the ICI Paris agreed to do Make-up and Salem ( Hair by Jerusalem) a good friend of mine came over to do the hair of all visitors. My brothers were helping in the wardrobe and my other brothers served Cake pops. A friend of my sister was so nice to make pictures. Proud fact: my white dress, linen bags and all tablecloths were made by my mother.
I did not make on sale during my launch party, but I was surrounded by the support from family and friends. And by visitors that believed in my business.
Since I did not have a physical store I divided my living room with a big banner. I had a small Ikea closet with hair, I hanged up a price list and I had a bar set for visitors. Another great opportunity that the manager from ICI Paris gave me was to have my own table every Saturday to promote my business. I’m very grateful for everyone that supported my dream.
India has a very rich culture and the people are very friendly. Besides looking for hair we also visited a big temple unfortunately we were not allowed inside the temple because we were not religious. We enjoyed the Indian kitchen and did some shopping at the local stores and markets. India was a pleasant experience and for sure I would love to go back again to explore different parts. For now, I’m happy to share my story with you and to be able to offer 100% Authentic Raw Indian Hair.