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*** TUNE-IN  ALERT***
CURLMIX®  FOUNDERS, KIM + TIM LEWIS, TO BE FEATURED ON "SHARK TANK" THIS SUNDAY - MARCH 3
"Shark Tank" airs at 10/9c on ABC. Check local listings for details.
(CHICAGO, IL) FEBRUARY 27, 2019: Mark your calendars and set your alarms!  Kim + Tim Lewis , t he founders of  CurlMix  - a clean beauty brand for curly hair, will make their debut on the mid-season premiere of  Shark Tank , airing this  Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 10/9c on ABC!
"I screamed," exclaims CurlMix co-founder Kim Lewis sharing her reaction after learning her brand was selected to be featured on the show. "We were so nervous on the day of our audition because we couldn't find a babysitter, but we were on a mission! We showed up with our then six month old son in tow, and even though he cooed through the entire pitch, we did exactly what we went there to do and the rest is history!" 
Nine months later, after starting in a pool of 30,000 applicants to advancing as one of 88 companies selected to audition, CurlMix stands proudly as one of the few who get to swim with the Sharks this Sunday!
Born and raised in Chicago, Kim + Tim Lewis are high school sweethearts who are no strangers to taking chances! In fact, the story on how they built CurlMix is a roller coaster tale that involves a popular game show, an epic fail, a necessary pivot and a million dollar launch!

After both attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, life began for the pair. Between marriage and job-hunting, adulting became an harrowing adventure of ups and downs.  Eventually, Kim landed her first job making nearly $100K, and while Tim was still on his search, he worked at Starbucks until the right opportunity opened up. 
One day, knowing Tim's talent for trivia, Kim had the bright idea of signing him up for "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire " because what better way to make money than game show trivia?  To their surprise, Tim was selected to be a contestant on the show and after putting his knowledge of random facts to good use, he walked away with $100K. It was then that their journey in entrepreneurship began!
 
Knowing his wife's dream of owning a business, Tim wasted no time investing a portion of his winnings in their first startup - a niche social network for people with curly hair. Kim quit her job to focus on making it work, but unfortunately, their win turned into a loss when the business failed. Refusing to go back to a 9-5, Kim vowed to succeed in their next venture, and soon after CurlMix was born!
There's so much more to the story - another fail, a desperate shift and a MAJOR win, but in order to hear it all, make sure you tune in to Shark Tank, this Sunday, March 3 at 10/9c on ABC! 

For CurlMix media inquiries and speaking opportunities, contact Candace Ledbetter at 770-709-1509 or email Candace@CNBetterMedia.com.

To download images of CurlMix founders, products, Shark Tank photos and more, click here: http://bit.ly/CurlMixPressAssets
**YOU'RE INVITED**
JOIN THE FOUNDERS OF CURLMIX FOR AN EXCLUSIVE 
WATCH PARTY & POP-UP SHOP EXPERIENCE!

That's right! If you're in Chicago and/or surrounding areas, come join CurlMix founders, Kim + Tim, for an exclusive meet & greet experience in celebration of their Shark Tankdebut!
Come and enjoy a special pop-up shop of CurlMix products, an exciting watch party of the show's mid-season premiere and an intimate talk-back session with the husband and wife team sharing never-before-heard details of their swim with the Sharks!
The event will be held this Sunday at 2345 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60616, from 7-10PM CST. For more details, and to grab your tickets, click here: http://bit.ly/CurlMixViewingParty
ABOUT CURLMIX
CurlMix is a clean beauty brand for curly hair. Created by husband and wife team, Kim + Tim Lewis, CurlMix made its debut in 2013 as the first-ever do-it-yourself hair care subscription box service. Today, CurlMix has evolved by transforming their best-selling boxes into a full and thriving hair care line that curly girls and naturalistas all over the world adore. The brand's unique story and innovative approach to caring for natural hair has won praise from top industry publications including ESSENCE, Ebony Magazine, Refinery20, ABC TV and many more! CurlMix will be one of the featured businesses on Shark Tank this Sunday, March 3, at 10/9c on ABC.