- Our Story
Confidence. Style. Power. Icon Miranda Jade Plater
Since the age of 7, Miranda Jade Plater was a spirited and confident young lady who knew that she was going to excel in life and help others in doing so. Growing up in Detroit, her business savvy and confidence were evident as she assisted her mother in entrepreneurial projects. She proclaimed that she would be an executive by 25. With role model parents and siblings, this ambitious, smart bold beauty set out to Bowling Green University in pursuit of a career in entrepreneurship.
And then…the economy tanked in 2008, leaving a bleak employment outlook for college graduates, including Jade who at the time was entering into college So, while she had the confidence and style to succeed in life, she knew she had to take matters into her own hands to get the power she wanted to be successful.
Ever forward thinking, the savvy young maven decided to craft a business plan around a product she knew all too well and formally presented it to her business savvy mother Malesa, whom she has admired her whole life as her an entrepreneurial model and mentor to gain the ultimate power — the ability to shape her own destiny as an entrepreneur.
Jade, a connoisseur of all the things fashion and beauty, had grown increasingly frustrated with the quality of hair available in the U.S., the false advertising length of time and process of getting the finest hair available, and the amount of wasted money and poor experiences she and her friends had experienced.
She wanted to create a company that would provide truly luxury, premium hair (Grade 5A) to women throughout the world, with wide selections, prompt shipping, great customer service AND while giving back. Enter, Limelight Extensions. Jade created the Limelight Extensions company to offer hand-selected premium hair extensions in a variety of styles, textures and lengths for women who want only the best hair that will ensure their position in the limelight, whether at work or at play.
Jade, influenced by her mother, Malesa Plater, is a philanthropist at heart. As such, is a staunch believer in “to whom much is given much is required.” Through Limelight Extensions, Jade and Malesa contribute to a variety of charitable organizations throughout the country to ensure that all women feel beautiful, and also will feature a program in which they offer one free monthly makeover (hair and makeup) each month to a deserving woman in the Detroit area.