Tenel Dorsey, Owner
Tenel Dorsey, born and raised in the city of Pittsburgh's hill district where she began her talented journey. She started doing hair at age 9 and was able to sing from the day she was born. She attended McKelvey and Vann elementary schools. Her natural talents lead her to attend Rogers middle school for the creative and performing arts where her talents and creative abilities took flight. In her words, attending Rogers and Capa gave her the freedom to explore her creativity without a cap! Along with having her faith anchored at an early age, she was a member of Bethel AME Church, (Hill District) Second Baptist (Homestead) and today, she and her children, Dallas (15) and Melajia (24) are active partners at Greater Destiny World Outreach. Tenel is a loving mother and she takes great pride into showing her children the entrepreneurial ropes and also making sure they understand the importance of education. She enjoys parenting and doesn't take her job as a mother for granted.
Being blessed with money making strategies, Tenel gained the courage to blaze a trail to start her own business at age 22. Go Divas Hair Salon and Ms Diva's supplies on the north side in 2001 and after 2 years, she relocated her empire back to Homestead. She lived in Homestead in 1993 and attended Steel Valley High School. Historical Homestead has always welcomed Tenel, her crafts and ideas with open arms and till this day, Dreamz Hair Salon and Barber Shop is still thriving and because of this community, it's one of the top Salon/Barbers shops in our region.
Tenel is the sole proprietress of Dreamz however, she's built a whole team that was developed to master the art of delivering the newest innovative styles and techniques, build self esteem from behind their chairs, and empower women/individuals in our communities. Tenel's mission has always been to serve and she does just that! She's been awarded a community service award from Park Place AME in 2014, she was featured on the front cover of the Soul Pitt Magazine for women in business for more than a decade, was awarded a community love award from the 2014 Bella Awards.
She won the stylist/salon of the year award at the Flashing Lights hair show in 2009 and was presented an award from Mayor Bill Peduto on behalf of the Stop the violence Pittsburgh movement for outstanding work in our communities, just to name a few. Although Tenel's most prominent talents are her leadership and entrepreneurial skills, her heart, authenticity and ability to give, outweighs any titles, awards or acknowledgements.
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