The Help or the Talent?

Working in a majority female dominated industry means a few things, and one thing for certain. If you are providing a service like doing hair, makeup, or nails, you have to play your role. People may read this and say ” Well what the hell does she mean by that?” I plan to explain exactlyContinue reading “The Help or the Talent?”

Get Out; What Does the “Sunken Place” Have to do With my Work Environment?

By now I am pretty sure all the folks that planned on seeing the movie “Get Out” saw it, and the rest heard enough to form several opinions and assumptions about the countless lessons and harsh realities that the uber successful film delivered. For those that have absolutely no clue what I am even talkingContinue reading “Get Out; What Does the “Sunken Place” Have to do With my Work Environment?”

Shether: Why the Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma battle has everything to do with Female MUA’s

I live in the DMV area i.e DC, Maryland, and Virginia. While I am aware that makeup artists come a dime a dozen around the world, I am pretty positive they come a penny a dozen around here! lol  When I first started working as a “professional Mua”, I worked with a team of aboutContinue reading “Shether: Why the Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma battle has everything to do with Female MUA’s”

FUBU:Black owned beauty brands that could change the game with support from the masses!

Ever since January 1st, I have been really thinking in black. Whenever I go into a Sephora store or other beauty boutique, I cannot help but think how amazing it would be to have a black version filled with tons of products made by people who look like me. Every time I see a newContinue reading “FUBU:Black owned beauty brands that could change the game with support from the masses!”

Planet of the Apps/ How Big Beauty Brands Can Level Up

Alright so I’ve written about how on-demand beauty apps are about to change the world of beauty as we know it, and I have not talked about how large beauty brands can retain clients during the disruption. The answer is super simple!! All major beauty brands that have stores and counters need to do isContinue reading “Planet of the Apps/ How Big Beauty Brands Can Level Up”

Fences; The Disconnect Between Cosmetic Companies Corporate Side and its Retail Employees 

I have a friend that recently completed an MBA and is starting a niche lifestyle brand. She has traveled internationally to establish relationships with other brands similar to hers, created marketing strategies to promote her brand and gain a following, develop a website, and planned events to create her own platform. I am super proudContinue reading “Fences; The Disconnect Between Cosmetic Companies Corporate Side and its Retail Employees “

Fifty Shades of Brown; Why I Think Bobbi Brown Left Her Namesake Brand

About a month ago I read that makeup artist and brand owner Bobbi Brown was leaving her namesake brand!! While that news shocked the beauty industry, I knew that it was only a matter of time.  When I first started doing makeup professionally, one of my peers would take me to all the different beautyContinue reading “Fifty Shades of Brown; Why I Think Bobbi Brown Left Her Namesake Brand”

Blackish: Why There Are Hardly Any Black Women Who Do Major Celebrities Makeup at Award Shows

A few nights ago I watched snippets of the Golden Globes on television, and on Instagram. Every time I saw a black female celebrity come across my screen, I looked at how she was dressed, I looked at her hair, and lastly I looked at her makeup! After I looked at all of those things,Continue reading “Blackish: Why There Are Hardly Any Black Women Who Do Major Celebrities Makeup at Award Shows”