How are you feeling about your place in the industry today? “I feel great about where I am in my career, but I still feel like I have so much more to do and this is just the beginning for me. There are so many different avenues to venture out in. Whether I’m doing hair […]
In the beginning: Michael Jordan changed my life. I was in grade 5 when I found out who MJ was. I fell in love with what he was doing and how inspiring he was. He made me fall in love with basketball. My parents bought me a basketball for my birthday and in no time, […]
I’m a mom. It is a position I have cherished from the moment I knew I was going to became one. I never thought being a mom was my thing; I thought cool aunt was going to be my title. But into the world he came, at a whole 2lbs 10 oz claiming his place […]
How did it all start? If you had told me, when I was a little girl with braids and bow legs and her nose in a book, that I would have the life I have now… I actually would have believed it. Even as a child, I loved imagining alternate futures and to this day […]
I know it’s not easy try to be a part of an industry that has isolated us for so long. The Beauty space has always been a segregated environment. Black, White, Asian etc. Up until now, discomfort gracefully lead the way. Blonde hair, blues eyes, pink lips and rosy cheeks were the world’s standards for […]
The Journey was more than education – it was a full on experience. Thaddeus Jayaseelan is the brains and the creator behind it all. 2 days of education, 6 Educators, and over 9 hours of inspiration. From the moment you approached the building there was absolute class. The Journey was held at the Pinklablonde in […]
Naeemah LaFond is a Haitian-American, Brooklyn-born hair stylist. She is recognized internationally for creating iconic statement looks for fashion runways, global ad campaigns, and editorial stories. Naeemah is most known for her technical range in delivering everything from effortless looks to sculpted artwork, and for her versatility with all hair textures. Her creations have graced […]
Winning an award – I don’t want to say it lit a fire under my butt because there’s always a fire under my butt, but it reignited the fire a bit more. With COVID and everything that was going on, you didn’t really know what you were walking into, if that makes sense.
I was really impressed; I had a lot of my staff there. I wasn’t there, but I was getting first hand play by play from the Matrix booth – I work with Matrix.
In recent years, the beauty industry has attempted to develop diversity mandates to address inclusivity. By investing in diverse communities regardless of race, religion, or gender we can address the elephant in the room while creating long term solutions that transcend trends or fads. This is not an easy conversation but evolution does not thrive […]