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According to Beverly Johnson, there’s “no diversity in the upper echelon” of the fashion industry. The 67-year-old model – who recently penned an op-ed about racism for the Washington Post newspaper – has insisted that the fight against racism within the industry must come from the top down. Beverly recently appeared on “Good Morning America”…

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Lip Doctor, cosmetic dentistry, black doctors

Long Island native Dr. Nicole Bell, also known as “The Lip Doctor,” has risen to success as a result of fusing dentistry and advanced esthetics. After graduating from Baldwin Senior High School, Bell attended Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, on a full academic scholarship. Her dental career began with studies at Meharry Medical College…

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Beauty expert and educator Tie Cooper hosted her second annual Hi BeauTea Party Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at Atlanta’s Swan Coach House. Cooper’s nonprofit hosts the luxurious luncheon, which is a scholarship fundraiser for beauty industry students and entrepreneurs to educate, inspire and motivate the next generation of beauty professionals. Attendees came dressed to impress…

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An award-winning international celebrity stylist and owner of Salon Penna’e Buckhead, Penna’e Akpuru faced so many challenges in her life, from molestation, rape, domestic violence, divorce and drug addiction to food addiction, homelessness and even a massive stroke, before rising to the top.  Akpuru sat down with rolling out to discuss her latest book, Living Past Your Pain to Live…

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Immigrant. College dropout. No previous experience. These are not the words that come to mind when you think of entrepreneurship but it is the dynamic story that has transformed Vivian Kaye into a business powerhouse. Founder of the Canadian-based natural hair extension company KinkyCurlyYaki, Kaye has always stayed authentic to who she is. This transparency has…

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Karonda Cook lives and breathes the beauty industry. “Beauty is in my DNA,” she says. “I grew up witnessing my grandmother, mother and aunts style their hair, apply makeup, etc. and aspired to do the same when I became of age.” Cook currently leads Sally Beauty’s multicultural hair care category as director of merchandising, which…

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Founded by Chicago-area beauty mavens Brittney McCoy, Farrin Adams, and Zha Zha Casanova, Beauty Bash Chicago is an annual beauty expo that showcases established and emerging professional makeup artists and beauty bloggers in major cities across the country. The event serves to provide a platform for industry professionals to connect with millennial beauty consumers through live demonstrations, and…

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Celebrity barber, entrepreneur and philanthropist  Lisa B. is living proof that girls really can run the world. She has flourished in an industry dominated by male barbers. The Los Angeles native has been recognized as WE tv’s newest breakout star. Her work has been featured in EBONY, Vogue, ESPN The Magazine and XXL thanks to her high-profile clientele, including Martin Lawrence,…

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