The Aesthetics of Being a #BeautyBoss featuring @iknowleee

Life makes many unexpected, tumultuous turns. We sometimes think we are headed straight down a path of success and arrive at new destinations unknown. We strive for normality, but at times our journey allows us to rise to the occasion and become extraordinary. This proves to be true with this month’s #BeautyBoss, Helecia, aka @iknowleee. Helecia, post-university (where she majored in Graphic Design) became a school teacher, and taught fourth, fifth and seventh grade classes over a course of seven years. She also started a blog right after graduation, and, being a side-hustle pro, she also made and sold handmade Read More

Beauty Boss Chronicles: The Business of Salons & Hair Shows with Angela Walker

As women in business, it’s always important to set and maneuver goals like the “big boys.” We eat, sleep and breathe our brands, and have an innate ability to grow and nurture things and people. It’s not often we get to sit and gab about the business aspects of our lives with each other, share tips on how we build our own successes and help others do the same. We were able to do that this past weekend. Angela Walker is the owner and founder of N Natural Hair Studio and The Natural Hair Institute, a school she opened to Read More

Tarchelle Bryant: Hair, and Life Journaling Her Way Through

Most women who decide to go natural either want the feeling of freeness by going with a big chop, like celeb Sanaa Lathan recently shared, or desire for their hair to be healthy and strong without adding extra chemicals. This is the story of many women across the globe and the natural hair movement has no signs of slowing down.  The popularity of online social engagement — frequency of “hair goals” posts down our timelines — has lead to droves of women and children that have decided to embrace their natural textures. Countless hours of watching video tutorials and spending hundreds of Read More

Beauty Boss Chronicles: Brashae’s Beauty Supply & Raimon’s Salon De Beaute

The ability to educate and impart wisdom is an important facet of any vocation a person might decide to undertake. A great chef should be able to tell you the ‘when’ and ‘why’ behind every ingredient they use throughout each step of their recipe. An architect’s blueprint is a glimpse into their mind, a snapshot of what they envisioned in the planning stages of their project. The same held true for Linda Pickney, owner of Brashae’s Beauty Salon and Raimon’s Salon De Beaute, a salon park located in Southwest Houston. Before ever starting either business, Pickney understood the necessity of arming Read More

The Perfect Wash n’ Go for Every Hair Texture

It’s hot outside, and that means hairstyles that can withstand the heat, humidity, and hoopla that summer brings — a lot of outdoor activities! Sporting a wash n’ go could be the perfect solution to your summer style challenges…if you’ve got the right tools. Have no fear Funky Junkies…we’re here to help! Getting that perfect Wash n’ Go may have felt out of reach for so many of us, primarily because the Wash n’ Go is by no means a “Wash-and-Go”. In order to get the look you’re desiring that can sustain not only the day, but days thereafter, you need Read More

Fit Queen’s Natural Hair Journey

It’s flattering to get a compliment on occasion from friends, your significant other or even a stranger. But when your mom gives you a compliment, it has a different, more lasting effect. One of our most loyal Funky Junkies can attest to this truth. Five years ago, Funky Junky Kerri Swain, a Houstonian and naturalista, washed her hair after a workout. For convenience and ease, she decided to let her hair air dry – something she did seldomly. That same day, her mother visited her and to Kerri’s surprise, she immediately complimented Kerri on how beautiful her natural curls were. Kerri had been toying with Read More