Life is filled with many challenges, with many people dealt a rough hand from the onset. Kimberly Cloud believes that with perseverance and a genuine heart for people, even people that come from nothing can rise above their obstacles and become successes.
Kimberly Michelle Cloud is an African American serial entrepreneur born in Washington, D.C. She is an exemplar of grit and adaptability, and she is well regarded for her ability to build successful businesses from scratch. The 36-year-old mother of three is the CEO and founder of Blue Cloud Cleaning LLC and Genuinely Michelle Wigs LLC.
Kimberly’s journey to success was a difficult one. She suffered from mental health issues earlier in her life, particularly during her teenage years in the aftermath of her mother’s death. Through hardship and pain, and with the invaluable support of healthcare professionals, she regained her stability and confidence and reversed the course of her life.
Since then, she has dedicated herself to empowering others, especially women with mental health issues. She is a strong mental health advocate who uses her platform and successes to promote healthy workspaces and a positive mentality—helping people avoid the pitfalls and mistakes she made and supporting them towards regaining control of their lives.
In 2020, Kimberly founded Blue Cloud Cleaning LLC, a cleaning agency, in the middle of the pandemic. The company rendered all-around cleaning and disinfection to office and commercial buildings, filling a crucial gap in those uncertain times. Although it was a difficult period for most businesses and entrepreneurs, Kimberly believed the COVID-19 pandemic allowed her to express her entrepreneurial strengths. She said, “You have to have “drive” even though some people may tell you that you are crazy. To thrive in business, make sure you research everything.”
After Blue Cloud Cleaning LLC had begun to thrive, Kimberly founded her second business venture, Genuinely Michelle Wigs LLC, a company focused on creating, designing and installing high-quality, customized wigs tailored for all skin types for men and women globally. The company’s goal is to
Kimberly’s dedication to her craft and genuine desire to connect with her clients and help them feel good about themselves sets her apart. Through Genuinely Michelle Wigs, Kimberly regularly supports cancer patients and others dealing with the challenges of hair loss. Having lost her mother to cancer, she understands just how discouraging the journey could be for patients – losing not only their hair but part of their confidence in the process. She said, “Wearing a wig is more than just a fashion statement; rather, it is also about bringing back one’s self-esteem.”
Away from business, Kimberly dabbled into acting and music and learned how to play the Keyboard, cello and violin. She is also an author and plans to release the second edition of her book Life of a Cloud, a short story that sheds light on the aspects of her life that deal with pain and hurt. Her book is scheduled for release on July 30, 2021.
In addition to her book, she also has a spin-off hair show on Instagram about different cultures’ styles, techniques, and wigs. She is set to give away one free wig starting in October (or perhaps even sooner) thanks to her growing audience, which constantly stays tuned in to her content and frequently collaborates with her.
In the coming years, Kimberly hopes to own three seven-figure businesses and, as a result, expanding to support more people battling cancer. She aims to build her wig business into the foremost destination in the industry and plans to delve into music production later on.