Nefertitti

"You have to lean on your neighbor if you’re going to survive, and it’s better that way." - Nefertiti

Nefertitti

Tarot & Tea

Nefertiti, a former model from Chicago, came to Detroit in the 80’s. She began raising a child here in the city, doing natural hair, and even opened up a salon on a block full of female business owners. She found Detroit to be a supportive foundation for her growth as a business owner. “You have to lean on your neighbor if you’re going to survive, and it’s better that way,” she said “and at the end of the day, people want to feel connected.”

Nefertiti has wanted a business in West Village for 15 years because of the energy and history it holds. Now, she is excited about her new space, Tarot and Tea, which will also feature local handcrafted gift items, candles, oils, teas, and more. She describes her tea and tarot card reading space as transformative, balanced, and effervescent and sees it as a reflection of herself. “I know there will be some kinks,” she said, “I expect that, but you have to allow things to work themselves out.” Her approach to business as being something you genuinely love and enjoy is something the city needs and we’re glad to have her!