CLIMB Fund Proudly Announces the Grand Opening of Styles N Smiles in Kingstree, SC

The CLIMB Fund Proudly Announces the Grand Opening of Styles N Smiles in Kingstree, SC

The CLIMB Fund, a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) dedicated to creating local impact and advancing economic justice, is pleased to announce the grand opening of Styles N Smiles Hair Salon owned and operated by Felisha Conyers.

Styles N Smiles is a full-service hair salon located at 141 N. Academy Street in Kingstree. Offering an array of professional hair care and beauty enhancement services to include haircuts, color, styling, natural haircare, and more, Styles-N-Smiles will serve the Kingstree community.

Owner Felisha Conyers is a licensed cosmetologist with more than 15 years of industry experience. A Kingstree native, Conyers saw an opportunity to serve the needs of her community and decided to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors by opening her own salon. With the support of a small business loan secured by the CLIMB Fund to facilitate construction plans, furnish equipment and purchase supplies, Conyers’ dream of business ownership has become a reality. "I'm so excited to be bringing more beauty, hair, and job opportunities to Kingstree with Styles N Smiles," said Conyers. "None of this would have been possible without the CLIMB Fund believing in my vision.” 

"Ms. Conyers is a shining example of how access to capital can empower individuals to start businesses and strengthen local economies, particularly those that are underserved" said Cindi Rourk, CEO of The CLIMB Fund. "We are proud to play a role in the opening of Styles N Smiles and to support Black women, who face barriers to business ownership. This salon will have a tremendous positive impact on Kingstree for years to come.” Styles N Smiles Hair Salon celebrated its official grand opening on Thursday, January 25 with complimentary refreshments, giveaways, and ribbon cutting ceremony with local officials. Community members were invited to stop in, welcome Felisha to Academy Street, and experience the new salon.

About The CLIMB Fund: The CLIMB Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, federally certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) on an unwavering mission to leverage capital in support of social and economic justice. Since its inception 45 years ago, the organization has made more than 900 loans, helping to create over 1,500 South Carolina jobs and currently has 273 active loans worth $12.7 million. To learn more, visit


For questions or more information, contact The CLIMB Fund at 843-973-7298 or