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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Follow your dreams. Reach for the stars. No limits.

Follow your dreams. Reach for the stars. No limits. Sound familiar? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to do this without it leading you to a financial crisis? Most people have heard the phrase “starving artist” and if you're an artist you may have lived it. The issue is NOT the desire to work as an artist, it's how to do so without “starving” and Michelda George can show you how! Through her business Versatile Image based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Michelda is sharing the blueprint to success for creatives and taking it on the road.

In support of her mission, Michelda is hosting a benefit concert held at Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami, FL on March 31, 2018 from 4pm-9pm to support her mission. She’s not giving up on the art! Just let the Queen of Creative Freedom be your guide. SUPPORT. PROMOTE. DONATE.

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Curls to the Next Level

Whether you are full black, ½ black or even ¼ black, we ALL can understand the common struggles of understanding our hair. There are many hair types so trying to pinpoint your hair type while learning to manage it can take several trial and error attempts with products. Sess Cannon in Dallas, TX, decided to take that challenge head on and conquered it. Through her business Sess Lee Curls LLC, Sess aims to educate women of all ages.She has the products, the experience and the personality to take your curls to the next level. Through her faith and knack for hair education we’ve dubbed Sess the Queen of Curls!

 

 

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Take back the community and then some...

A community is a group of people sharing a common goal and the goal should be to BUILD and PROSPER. We have all seen businesses come and go, just as much as we have seen outsider businesses come through and wipe out local smaller ones. Tiffaine Stephens decided to figure out why ‘outsiders’ could come in and benefit more than the community itself. With her business, The Image Republic, Tiffaine has created proven tactics to take back what’s ours. Through empowerment and strong business development tools, The Image Republic can help clients prosper while building and growing.


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Wearable Knits: Good for the Soul

Wearable knits that are good for the environment are Ceresa Newsome thing! With her newly found flexibility and experience in the fashion game, Ceresa is building a brand centered about items that feel good, looks good and made of things that are good. Building relationships with factories and suppliers in Brooklyn, New York makes the Sien Knitwear brand trustworthy and one who’s concerned about the customer experience! Fusing motherhood and business, Ceresa is finding her way in the world of sustainability. Meet the Queen of Knits!

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Date Yourself with these Unorthodox Home-Decor Products!

One word comes to mind when we think of, Avant-Garde Home and that is “Luxury.” If you’ve done your research like us, you know that there aren’t many home-decor brands out there, let alone, LUXURY ones. We rummaged through the Avant-Garde website and fell in love with the Faux Leather and Fur pillows! Houston-based and a dream! Pair the pillows with the oil-burning options and candles, and you have a self-care date night with your own damn self! Avant-Garde even has a wick trimmer, so your candle lasts as long as possible. We’re excited about this brand and Myeshia Brown’s stance on sprinkling our home with eye-catching and scented goodies. Meet the Queen of Luxury Fragrance & Home Decor!

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She’s a Healer and in Touch with her Creativity and Feminine Power!

She’s a healer and in touch with her creativity and feminine power. She has a mission to heal and create improved bodies within the Black community, especially women. Mystique Hargrove, the creator of Boho Wellness in North Carolina knows that these services are needed. Taking her knack for wellness from her Grandmother, Hargrove has created a platform that builds better people from the inside out. And the rituals of her grandmother are not going to waste as Hargrove’s passion to help women to conceive, heal and achieve higher levels of intimacy is a different kind of game-changer. This queen specializes in feminine wellness, womb work and soon, doula services. Meet the Queen of Womb Transformation!

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