Chicago native creates new hairstyling tool

Connie Boatman-Tate grew up in Cabrini-Green, had unconventional path; became inventor
CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago woman has created a new tool for styling hair.

Connie Boatman-Tate grew up in Cabrini-Green and had an unconventional path, but ended up as an inventor.

"When I was growing up, I couldn't really afford to get my hair done," said Boatman-Tate. "I spent many years being a DIY stylist."

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Her experience struggling with one style led her to create Kwik Fingers. It is a dual-sided comb with a retractable parting tail.

"I had this prototype, and it worked," said Boatman-Tate.

This comb serves as a straightener while helping to protect hands from blisters and burns. It also works as a detangler.

It's available on Amazon or shopkwikfingers.com.
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