Maya Smith, creator of The Doux hair care line, develops products from research

The Doux is a phenomenal haircare line produced by CEO and founder Maya Smith. She developed the idea for the hair care line while she was working as a licensed cosmetologist. Smith spent two years perfecting her products with chemists. The Doux is also the name of her salon located in Macon, Georgia. Smith describes […]

Mielle Organics co-founder Monique Rodriguez lands historic investment

CHICAGO, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Mielle Organics, the #1 fast-growing, Black-owned, and community-focused natural hair care company, announced today that Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based firm, has made a significant investment in the company. Berkshire typically makes equity investments of $100 million to $1 billion in size. The financing will support Mielle’s growth plans and […]

LaTrice Rogers is changing the game for the hair industry

LaTrice Rogers is a real-life example of what is possible when you choose to pursue your dreams. Since she was a young girl, Rogers has been fascinated with hair care. So she took her dream and made it a reality. After researching and gathering her dream team, the hair heroine headed to Target’s parking lot, […]

12 Black-owned businesses to support online in 2021

This year has been undeniably unlike any other. It’s no secret many U.S. businesses may not survive the recession. That’s why it’s important to support Black-owned businesses and culture. As we head into the new year and stick to our resolutions and live by the mantra, “new year, new me,” shop online and support these […]

Yelitsa Jean-Charles’ Healthy Roots Dolls teach girls self-love and self-care

Yelitsa Jean-Charles is the creator of Healthy Roots Dolls, a toy doll brand that challenges traditional societal beauty standards that negatively impact young Black girls. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration and a concentration in gender, race and sexuality. Healthy Roots Dolls’ mission is to […]

Maya Smith’s The Doux brings salon quality and hip-hop culture to hair care

If you’ve ever taken a stroll down the natural hair care aisle in your local store, then you couldn’t miss the bold ’90s-inspired packaging for the product line The Doux.  The brand was created by veteran hairstylist Maya Smith, a 20-year beauty industry veteran. She developed the products when she was a salon owner in […]

Romina Brown, CEO of SSI, explains how data impacts the Black hair community

Romina Brown is the president and CEO of Strategic Solutions International, a category growth management company for the textured hair care industry. With a background in strategic planning and integrated marketing, Brown opened the Chicago based business in 2004. Brown has experience working with world-renowned CPG, beauty, apparel and real estate brands. She is also […]

Taraji P. Henson launching product line to protect women’s hair

“Empire” star Taraji P. Henson introduced a new line of hair care products that are designed to protect women’s tresses, right down to the scalp. After a decade of experimentation in her own kitchen, the Academy Award-nominated actress is launching TPH by Taraji, a solution-oriented line of 18 products designed to protect women’s natural hairstyles […]

Brand review: Is the Creme of Nature Pure Honey line for you?

Creme of Nature has been a standing leader in the beauty industry. For years, they have been offering quality hair care products. Creme of Nature offers various product lines that cover every step of the hair care routine. When looking for shampoo, conditioners, or a leave-in, they have several options to choose from. The company just recently […]

Review: Is Deva Curl making wash day easier?

For a woman with textured, kinky or curly hair, wash day can be a burden. Prepping hair, detangling, washing, deep conditioning, and styling are each time-consuming. Many women (including this writer) are looking for products to make hair maintenance a seamless process instead of one they dread weekly. Deva Curl is helping women love and embrace […]

Southern sisters promote healthy hair with Rucker Roots’ natural products

The Rucker sisters possess beauty, brains, Southern charm, and relentless drive. We first met the sisters on WE tv’s “Love Thy Sister” that premiered in January of 2015. Ione Rucker-Jamison, Ellen Rucker Sellers and Ruby Rucker-Cooper are part of a prominent family from South Carolina. Ione, who graduated from Spelman College and Ellen, who graduated from the University of […]

Jesseca aka @darealbbjudy says make sure your IG flex matches your bank account

The millenial female entrepreneur stats are amazing. It’s no secret that young Black women are launching small businesses at a breakneck pace. From IG clothing boutiques to eyelashes, weave and haircare products black women are claiming their consumer dollars, especially when it comes to beauty products. Jesseca Dupart, also known as @darealbbjudy, is one of […]

Morale Ocain releases the ‘Seven Love Languages of Hair’

Hairstylist Morale Ocain has now added author to her list of titles. Her book, The Seven Love Languages of Hair, taught me so much about my own hair, it’s ability to grow, things people have been doing wrong for years in regards to personal hair maintenance, and how diet directly affects hair growth. There are […]

Posh the Stylist shares golden rules for maintaining beautiful, healthy hair

Posh is a well-known master cosmetologist and proud owner of Posh Hair District, an Atlanta-based salon specializing in color, extensions and natural hair care. With over 10 years in the game, Posh has solidified herself as a go-to stylist and her salon offers an array of diversified services Rolling out caught up with Posh recently to discuss new hair […]

Ashley Campbell creates convenient new hair care product, the CurlBand

Any woman who enjoys adding bouncy curls to her hair from time to time has likely had issues maintaining the style while avoiding heat damage, discomfort, or other inconveniences. Ashley Campbell understood that women want to achieve the perfect curl without these problems, so she created the CurlBand. The CurlBand is a hair product covered […]

Organic eyebrow tinting all the rage at the Candy Brow Bar in Atlanta

Any good make-up artist knows that the eyebrows may just be the most important part of completing a flawless look. And that’s no different for Candy Richardson, owner of the Candy Brow Bar located in Atlanta, GA. The Candy Brow Bar is a salon with a unique flair: they specialize in shaping eyebrows, eyebrow threading […]

Celebrity hairstylist Eric Bland talks affordable products for Black hair

Celebrity hair stylist Eric Bland has been styling for over 20 years. He uses hair tutorials to literally show his viewers how to properly style and maintain their hair. He boasts about his outstanding clientele and sustains great relationships with his celebrity clients because he recognizes the importance of making them feel special. At the […]

Fashion stylist Jamilah Rouse shares how to be fabulous on a budget

Fashion stylist and business owner Jamilah Rouse seems to have it altogether. The mother of two teens balances being an entrepreneur, model and fashion stylist with ease. She recently sat down with rolling out at the third annual Family Dollar Fabulous event to share what fabulous means to her, her definition of personal style, and […]