Five years after immigrating to the U.S. from Cameroon, Lillian Awah Anderson opened Extensions Plus. Lillian built a successful business the old-fashioned way, by working hard to establish a loyal clientele. She serves men and women of all races.
Extensions Plus is a clean, professional salon that specializes strictly in braiding, weaving and natural hair styles—skills Lillian learned from a local school in Buea, Cameroon. To practice her skills as a teenager, Lillian and her two sisters would sit in a circle and braid each other’s hair. Lillian strongly believes that these techniques celebrate a connection to her family and African culture. Lillian considers her services to be far more than cosmetic. Indeed, part of Lillian’s mission is to teach her customers the value of natural hair care as an emotional and spiritual pilgrimage deserving of love and respect as an ancient African art form.