Teen entrepreneur on her way to UH Hilo business degree

Hilo teenager Kulia Silva launched a makeup business during the pandemic. The budding entrepreneur will be attending UH Hilo in the fall and plans to get a degree in business.

Lauren Day at KHON TV reports:

Still from video of Kulia beng interviewed by reporter.Kulia Silva of Hilo was only 17 when she started Kulia Kosmetics.

Silva launched her makeup business in the middle of the pandemic as a senior in high school.

“I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do with my career path, and I just went for it,” Silva said.

The young woman told KHON2’s Lauren Day she never thought she would be one to love makeup.

“I was a tomboy before. I was eight when I [started] playing soccer, and then I tore my ACL in 2018. It was a really rough time for me. I was sad. I was down, but I got into pageantry then that led to modeling, and being around makeup and beauty. It made me… It gave me ideas, and I decided to just try and make my own cosmetic line,” she said.


Kulia Silva will be attending the University of Hawaii at Hilo in the fall and plans to get a degree in business.

Read full story at KHON TV website.