(Blooming Entrepreneur) “I’m real raggedy on the low because of my business and professional life, I rarely have time to do things including my hair…”

JessBe Creative is my creative sister! The mission of her startup is “to produce original content that captures the true spirit and value of your endeavors through social media.” She’s definitely making moves in the digital content sphere. We hit it off from the start and I’m excited to see her business continue to bloom.  “I knew early on that I would have to start my own thing if I...

(Blooming Entrepreneur) “The hair change and the weight change made me feel like I wanted to be a dance fitness instructor, specifically a Zumba instructor….”

Chandra Hampton is a ball of inspirational energy!  A friend recently introduced us during the Athleta Presents: Style Evolution Fall Fashion Show. Chandra is  Zumba Fitness instructor who currently serves as a brand ambassador for Athleta and is the founder of Champion Lifestyle Fitness. This year she was awarded Best Dance Class 2017 by the Washington City Paper. Her story is truly inspirational and I thank her for taking out time to chat...

Quite a few people have asked me about the tools that I use for interviews and photography, so I decided to write a quick blog post to share a little about what I’ve been using for the blog. Similar to my hair routine, I keep things simple with the tools that I use for photography. As a new photographer/blogger, I practice the “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” approach because...

(Blooming Entrepreneurs) “I had to follow my heart when I decided to loc my hair. It’s my hair, on my head and I haven’t looked back since…”

I’ve been really fortunate to interact with quite a few entrepreneurs who I want to highlight on the blog. Shawna Kaye is a personal branding strategist and digital branding consultant who I met recently while out and about at an event. I had to share her experience as a blooming entrepreneur with natural hair on the blog! You can learn more about Shawna by visiting her website where she has...

It’s Friday (TGIF!) and as I prepare wind down for the weekend, what better way to do so then with a podcast?  Back in 2013, I wasn’t aware of the impact that transitioning to natural hair would have on my personal development, self-care and wellness routines. Needless to say, I became engrossed with learning about the best hair care products and routines from my fellow naturalistas on the Internet via...

Reflections on Entrepreneurship and the Natural Hair Community

“I have come to realize that it’s much deeper than that…” This quote is from a woman who I met and interviewed on the street for Blooming Queens. She made the statement when referring to the mindset shift that occurred during her transition to natural hair. She let me know that gone were the days when she only focused on having super long hair because she entered a new phase...

“I consider myself a hair coach…”

“I’ve been a hair stylist for 10 years and natural for several. At the time, I helped my clients transition from relaxed to natural and if I had clients who didn’t want to go natural they found someone else to do their hair. I see myself as a hair coach because sometimes women need a little help learning to love their hair. My clients are in all types of professions. For example, my eye doctor wears her hair natural, there’s a lawyer as well as a banker. One client did mention that her job wanted her to have a more professional look and at times all that could mean is a nice trim.”