Get Boosted with this Mobile Salon!

When we feel good, we want to show if off! For some, this could mean increased instagram posts, increased selfie collection in your phone and/or increased time staring at yourself in the mirror. We all do it -- best outfit on and hair slayed to perfection. We dub this phenomenon THE BOOST!

In the case of Ashley Crews, we are here for it. Through her business HairVention, based in New Jersey, Ashley took advice from an old colleague and transformed her advice into an empowering, self-love based business, HairVentionZ.  HairVentionZ is an on demand healthy haircare and wellness business, based in NJ traveling to NYC, and MD.

In Ashley’s mobile salon, her mission is to improve the natural hair movement by giving women a natural boost. Whether it's in the shop or the comforts of your home, Ashley aims to slay your hair while educating. She prides herself on growing with her clients and just simply doing the best damn job possible!

We think Ashley Crews is the epitome of taking a concept and making it your own.  We can get used to a stylist coming by to empower and transform our look. We see you GIRL and dub you the Queen of the natural boost!


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Self Explore, Self Restore. Bettering Your Relationship With Yourself!

Relationships are an important aspect of our social realm. It's a way to stay connected outside of ourselves. The saddest part is not knowing when and how to walk away from unhealthy ones. Through her business gmichelle, Michelle White from Atlanta, GA, ends her time as a bystander and becomes the ultimate advocate in relationship education. With extensive experience as a licensed social worker, clinical therapist and statewide trainer working with people who have survived interpersonal trauma, domestic violence and child abuse, Michelle understands how difficult it is to overcome the pain felt from unsafe relationships. We’re aware that we have sisters in domestic violence relationships, mentally abusive relationships and in emotionally abusive relationships. So that means we need to do more to show them they aren't alone and someone is there is help. Michelle’s web platform has resources, podcasts, downloads and an array of tools for guided meditation and ways to help you find a therapist. Her latest edition, “Self Explore, Self Restore: A Guided Self-Care Journal Created to Support Your Relationship with Yourself” By helping to create an environment for people to feel safe, we have deemed Michelle White as Queen of the Safe Space.

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Beauty. Happiness. Healing

Sometimes when life happens, it really happens! As a human, we can only adjust along the way because quite frankly we can't prepare for everything. Courtney Pack decided to turn the tragic experience of her mother's passing into the beautiful creation of her business Beauty.Happiness.Healing LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. Realizing the lack of self care within herself, Pack created therapeutic products to encourage more self care and self love. Can we also mention that her products have the cutest names! In this crazy world we live in, you have to understand you're not alone sis. Mental stability, self care and self love are all necessary for strength and peace of mind. That's why we are deeming Courtney Pack as the Queen of Beauty.Happiness.Healing

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Work With What We Already Have!

Angel Bradshaw has it figured it out and it wasn’t easy. She’s turned her hardships into motivation. She’s taken life’s turns and choose the road of positivity. Now the mother of three, Angel’s company Covered By Angel in Sumter, SC, has multiple meanings. It’s a reminder of God’s love for us, that we are not forgotten and that to everything there’s a distinct purpose. With her business selling headwraps, Angels encourages us to take life how it comes and work with what we already have. Be you, Be Different and meet the queen, Angel.


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Reshaping the Minds of Black Youth!

We all see the news feeds through our socials or we hear about the tragedies happening amongst our people….BUT how many of us are doing something about it? Tajh Sutton in Brooklyn, New York  decided to step up and took action. Inspired by the execution of Troy Davis and the murder of Trayvon Martin,  through her businesses Young People of Color Incorp. & Loc Love Lives Here, Tajh is reshaping minds to create a more positive environmental outlook. Teaching young people about life and the things that come with being OF COLOR is both difficult and at times heartbreaking to do, but she’s taking on the job with pride by offering practical solutions! That's why we have deemed Tajh Sutton “Queen of the Young People of Color”.

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It's Time To Turn-Up for Plant-Based Living!

Back in the day being vegan was a taboo. It was one of those things that seemed way too hard and way too expensive. Many of us made the mistake of ignoring the impact of eating less animal products thinking that it would be way too hard. But like many, Kyna Willis in Atlanta, GA, found herself suffering from fibroids. Inspired to make the transition to a plant-based diet, Kyna later started a web-series to share her journey. With her web-series, The Turnip, Kyna is introducing well respected African American restaurant owners who are adding a little flava to the vegan and plant-based lifestyle. As a publicist, Kyna saw that she could not only give exposure to these owners, but also educate Black & Caribbean women on how a plant-based diet eliminated most of her fibroids. Kyna said NO to suffering in silence and said yes to the green life. We dub Kyna the queen of plant-based, TURN-UP!

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The Elephant in The Room: Alopecia.

Time to talk about the elephant in the room when it comes to hair: Alopecia. None of my sisters should feel ashamed about it and there are solutions to help. Kamika King decided to take back her hair and went a step further by sharing it with the world. Through her business Makeba Co & The I Am Grooming Co, Kamika is giving people organic products that provide results. Reviving hair and healing hearts, we have deemed Kamika Queen of Alopecia Care.

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Reminder: Inner Beauty is Just As Important!

Creating the life you want means going after what it takes to obtain it. You have to surround yourself with positive energy and believe that what you put out is what you will get back. Always remember, people will talk about you regardless of what you do and how you do it, so GIVE THEM SOMETHING GREAT TO TALK ABOUT. My business has help me become more social and outgoing. It's taught me to open my mind to new experiences! The world of makeup is so much more than blush, eyeshadow and colors. It's about empowering, motivating, sharing and most of all development of self love. I'm in love with my reflection and I'm comfortable in the skin I'm in! // Tangela Bennett founder of @FacesByDaze in Miami, Florida!

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Mental Health: Helping YOU Work Through This Maze Called Life

Mental Health Month was last month and we are proud of every brave soul who told their story. Mental health is nothing to be ashamed of. Mental health is nothing to keep silent about. Mental health does not equate to crazy. Those are FALSE ideas and assumptions! EVERYONE should take responsible measures to maintain a positive, healthy mind. Life will be life forever, so there are times where situations become too much for you to bear alone. Tatiana Smith has taken her love for others and brought TSmith Counseling to life. Helping people work through this maze we call life, Tatiana is most def the Queen of Mental Awareness.

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Live in Warm Climates? This Beauty Line is for You!

Her business has turned her into an unstoppable woman. Living in a warm climate that cultivates dry scalp and skin, Asheya Dixon the creator of BRWN Beauty decided to take action. She found an opportunity to help those who may be struggling in their self care routine in Tucson, Arizona. This beauty line, caters to the needs of those who suffer from hyperpigmentation, dehydration, dark under-eye circles, acne, and oiliness and in ways that are safe, natural, and healthy. We salute you queen for catering to the multicultural beauty space that's still much younger and less evolved!

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On The Path to Embracing Your Art? Meet this Queen!

We love a spiritual woman. Even better a spiritual woman who has the ability to create is a plus. From hats, to podcast, to a brunch series, Kristen Mann is embracing her artistry in all of it’s forms. Sticking to her schedule, Kristen is learning to use time management and communication to build the business of her dreams. We love that she finds inspiration in nature and black culture. We equally love that she isn’t afraid to announce God as her ultimate guide. If you’re on the path to embracing your art, share a moment with the Queen of versatility, @1VersatileChic in Binghamton, New York!

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the EDGY podcast you need!

In the world of podcasts, Duolystic exists to give women a voice. The traditional roles of women are changing and consequently women are speaking up on things that matter and things that are important to them! The Duolystic podcast is edgy and founded by two women, one being Klashae Bullard from Cedar Hill, TX, who pride themselves on being free and true gemini’s. Stack your gems ladies, the Duolystic podcast can be added to your self-help arsenal.

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Wellness for Professionals

How many of us are better at giving advice than taking it or even living by it for that matter? If this is you, don't feel bad sis because you're not alone! When it comes to wellness, it's almost like people never want to talk about it. Amea Love Givens from Las Vegas, Nevada said not any more! Through her business, Wellness Love Tribe, she aims to spread wellness and support amongst medical professionals to help them stay healthy and sane of course. After recognizing she needed to care for herself as she would later become a patient, Amea claimed the crown as the Queen of Wellness for Professionals. In the words of Migos, you gotta “Walk it like You talk it.”

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The Salon Experience of a Lifetime

Fawnne Smith of Virginia Beach, VA has the sweetest heart. We thought when reading the Fawnne story she would speak about her awesome salon, but she gave us so much more. We could hear it in her story that’s she's all about building a supportive community full of entrepreneurs and cultivating an amazing experience for her clients. We could also hear it in her story how much she loves her children and how much they have positively influenced her entrepreneurial journey. It’s pretty sweet if you ask us. With hard work, Fawnne from Virginia Beach, VA is showing her children that you can work hard to build the life you’ve always wanted. She didn’t despise her small beginnings and for that, she’s the queen of Salon Noa!

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Eco-Friendly Scents

Who doesn’t love a sweet smelling woman? We spend many years looking for our perfect scent and many of us have several different ones. Sure, we smell nice, but wouldn’t it be great to smell nice AND nourish your skin? Of course it would! Shontelle Flowers has broken down the wall of doubt. She's created a way for natural candles and skincare products to smell great with her business FlowEsScents. Based in Saint Paul, MN, FlowEsScents is founded on eco-friendly principles and backed by Shontelle’s the passionate spirit. We deem Shontelle the Queen of Scents!

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Love for Thrifting & Creating!

Wanting to create the life you want? Brittany Parrish of (@ByoVintage) in San Antonio, TX has four ways to do it.

 

Through:

 

(1) Practicing the Law of Attraction

(2) Not living in fear and just DOING it, whatever that it is.

(3) Being thankful for everything I have

(4) Setting goals and sticking to the plan until they are executed

 

….You can be well on your way!


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From Teenager to Web Designer

We all know the pain of creating a website or looking for a trustworthy designer. It seems to be a scarcity and some platforms just don’t give us the customizable options we’re longing for. As a child, we dream of the things we want to grow up to be; sometimes it actually happens and sometimes there is something better in store for us. There are the occasional times that we end up doing what we want, but in a different manner. NOYADESIGNS birthed from the transformation of a canvas artist to a web designer. By way of her father who needed Christina Gwira’s services during his personal time of need. Christina expected the challenge of web designing in the 11th grade. She’s six years in the game and not looking back — No wonder Christina Gwira is now deemed the Queen of the Web. 

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Taking Community Excellence to New Levels!

Lauren Jackson is giving back to her community in a priceless way by being a mentor. Mentorships are vital in the continuation of growth. It’s a beautiful thing to see how many mentors grow by becoming greater at their craft and the mentee equally beneifts as they now have a close resource during their times of need. IMANEE takes mentoring to a new level with a special focus on women empowerment. Say what?! With her model, more than one person can be great at a time! Yes sis! Let’s be great together. We think it’s safe to say Lauren is Queen of Community Excellence.

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Cut the Crap

It’s crazy that many products we use contain harsh chemicals that are NOT as beneficial as their gimmick implies. Shocker right?! No, not really. Many people don’t look at labels; it’s like shape, color, price and a catchy phrase are enough to make a decision on a product. Thankfully, we have people like Tiffany McCullough that decided to cut through the crap with her business JUNGLE and provide beauty/home care products that are what they say they are...ALL NATURAL. Tiffany’s passion to provide quality products stemmed from her mother’s illness that was associated with a product she was using; good enough to give to the family, good enough for me.

 

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Tailor made designs for the curvy, voluptuous, and modern woman

There is nothing worse than finding an outfit or store you like that doesn’t have your size nor will it ever. Trendy and cute shouldn’t stop at certain sizes; that creates the idea of adopting unhealthy habits just to fit in…..LITERALLY... just to fit in the clothes! Nicole Clark said no more! Wole’ Designs is “for the curvy, voluptuous and modern woman” so no more having to make do with what is available. Nicole went from designing for herself due to not having options to designing for the public so that no other woman has to feel there aren’t options. We all know how important options are in this vein and we are glad Nicole is challenging the industry to make every women feel beautiful. Meet the Queen of Plus-Sized Design!

 

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