Renee’s Corner: My Favorite Femme Pioneer in Black History

This month has been filled with so much pride and recognition for people of color, especially women of color (#WakandaForever)! As a black woman in business raising African American children, I admire the strength, grace and humility black women display as we face the challenges of our society — formerly and presently. As we wrap up Black History Month, I want to take some time to highlight and celebrate a noteworthy woman in Black history and easily one of my favorites: former First Lady of these United States, Michelle Obama. It has been said that “behind every strong man is Read More

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

New Hair, New You? Let’s Talk Hair Color Trends for this Fall.

Fall has arrived and it’s time to pull those thick sweaters and accessories down from the top of your closet to work them into your Autumn wardrobe. It’s also time to consider another change for Fall: a new hair color. We are tracking the trends for Fall hair color with our Groovy Guru Professional Hairstylist Ambassadors, Markeita Pruitt and Tar’Ra Troutman. Fall brings out the warmth in us. We associate this season with things that are comforting and warm, and compliment those in what we do the rest of the year. Our hair color’s no different. According to Pruitt, clients Read More

#CurlsForTheCure: Inform. Inspire. Give.

About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. According to statistics, in 2017, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,410 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. Everyone knows at least one woman who has struggled with the disease, participated in a walk, donated or posted insightful information to raise awareness of the epidemic. It’s no secret what tolls breast cancer takes on patients mentally, emotionally and physically, and that one of the most Read More

Renee’s Corner: 5 Tips to Stimulate Hair Growth After Chemotherapy

By now you’ve probably heard this statistic ad-nauseum: as a woman, you have a one in eight chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer during your lifetime. Aside from having to be cognizant of your own health and taking preventative measures, what this means is that the likelihood of you or someone you love – a friend, a family member, a co-worker – being affected by the disease in some way, is a virtual guarantee. I’ve had my own breast cancer scare, and have family and friends who battle against this disease daily,   Breast cancer is a devastating, deadly disease, Read More