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Oct 29, 2020

Patrice Yursik was already a pint-size beauty aficionado at 8-years-old when she worked at a boutique in her native Trinidad. But writing also called her and eventually she was able to merge her two interests when she launched one of the first natural hair beauty blogs, Afrobella, in 2006. Patrice explains how she not...


Oct 22, 2020

Meloney Moore, associate chair of The Business of Beauty and Fragrance department at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), joins this week's podcast to discuss how leveraged her experiences at fashion brand Liz Claiborne, to Toys 'R Us, to spirits company Diageo, to break into beauty at the Estee...


Oct 15, 2020

Ni'Kita Wilson has always loved science. She thought she'd become a doctor, but a summer program where she got to shadow MDs as she studied for the MCATs made her realize she didn't have the passion for it. But she stayed with science and when into forensics straight out of college, Quickly realizing that this was the...


Oct 8, 2020

Tomasina aka "Tommy" Boone thought she was going to be a broadcast journalist but ended up becoming a hospital auditor instead after graduating college. When she found her first job in advertising sales at The Nation, she found a more compelling use for her analytical skills. But it was when she began working at Jet...


Oct 1, 2020

If it weren't for an injury she sustained, Andrea Fairweather would have been a performer. But her current business, Fairweather Faces, the mobile beauty service platform, started more than 20 years ago, was an idea she put together for one of her college classes. After the class was over, her professor suggested...