For years, Ursula Stephen has been a creative force to be reckoned with and the go-to stylist for the entertainment industry’s finest. Now, this proud Brooklyn native is poised to turn industry heads as she introduces Fort Greene’s newest beauty hot spot, Ursula Stephen The Salon. Check out the exclusive In Her Shoes interview with Ursula Stephen about her newest venture and a special salon sneak peek just hours before she officially opens her doors!
If you’re not already familiar with this beauty by name, trust and believe you’re familiar with her work. You know the Senegalese Twists that have been ALL the rage for years? Anu Prestonia went to Senegal, learned the technique, coined the name, and made it popular in the United States. Have you noticed most people use the term “Locs” vs. “Locks” when describing the hair? That’s all Anu’s doing. As the owner and founder of Khamit Kinks, the go-to natural hair care salon in New York City, Anu Prestonia is somewhat of a natural hair historian. Just in time for the highly anticipated launch of her Anu Essentials line, the seasoned beautypreneur sat down with In Her Shoes to share her story. Find out what all the fuss is about!
Making the leap from traditional media to the digital world is no small feat but this week’s Fly Female Entrepreneur has made the move appear effortless. As former Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE and executive team member for some of the most respected titles in the business including Teen People and Honey Magazine, Angela Burt-Murray has always had a passion for developing quality content. Today, Angela shares the inside scoop on CocoaFab, an online destination that will soon top your list of “must-visit” sites. Read on to find out what inspired her to launch CocoaFab, her thoughts on the future of traditional media, what we can expect from the brand in 2013, and more!
What happens when two talented women committed to natural beauty join forces? A hot, new web series titled “Make Me A Naturalista” is created! Meet Yardley Messeroux and Natasha Gaspard, the ladies behind MMAN today on In Her Shoes.
There comes a time in your life when you have to throw caution to the wind. A time when everything that made sense for your career no longer applies. When that day comes you can choose to seize the moment or move forward in your safety zone haunted by “what if?”. Today, we’re sitting down with branding wiz, Olivia Scott Perkins. With a resume that reads like the “Who’s Who” of advertising and marketing, Olivia decided that the next brand she was building would be her own. She’s brilliant, she’s committed to excellence, and today, she’s talking to In Her Shoes about the latest chapter in her uber- impressive career, the entrepreneurial journey
Are you in need of a manicure, pedicure, or just looking for a way to unwind after a long day? Sabrina Carson has just what you need. As owner of The Nail Boutique NYC in Brooklyn, Sabrina is committed to giving New York City some much needed TLC, one mani at a time. The charm of The Nail Boutique NYC is that it boasts a posh day spa feel, without the expensive prices. Today, Sabrina chats with In Her Shoes about her entrepreneurial journey and the actress she’d love to have in her salon immediately!
In a world where plus size clothing is often underwhelming, designer Monif C. creates pieces that are equal parts glamorous, practical and sophisticated. Launched in 2006 by the queen of curvy girl style, the eponymous brand is relatively new but has already established a strong market position. From the racks of Nordstrom to your favorite online stores, Monif C. is changing the look of plus size fashion one design at a time. Take notes as the Fly Female Entrepreneur shares her brand’s story
If you’ve ever run into six beautiful, classy, and uber stylish ladies on the streets of New York City, each rocking their own unique, natural looks, you’ve probably had a Curly Girl Collective sighting! As a united body of natural women, the Curly Girl Collective (CGC) strives to create innovative experiences that foster acceptance and celebration of curls, kinks, and everything in between. Just in time for CGC’s highly anticipated event this Sunday at Brooklyn’s FREECANDY, In Her Shoes sat down with the busy beauties to chat about their inspiration, the biggest misconceptions about the group, and what we can expect from them in the months and years to come
Ashley Small is an Oklahoma native who combined her PR experience and passion for all things digital to launch Medley Incorporated. Always thinking about the needs of her fellow small business owners, Ashley realized there are quite a few entrepreneurs out there who could benefit from PR and marketing services but can’t handle the financial investment required. Enter Brain Candy for Biz, Ashley’s pop-up shop inspired workshops designed to help small businesses flourish. The style maven chatted with In Her Shoes about the concept and her path to branding success
Just in time for New York Fashion Week, I caught up with fly female entrepreneur and fashion activist, Brandice Henderson. As the founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row, Brandice is committed to celebrating and increasing diversity in the fashion world. The organization was launched just five years ago and in a very short time, has demanded respect from many of the most influential names in the industry. She’s beautiful, driven, and ready to change the face of fashion as we know it. Can you dig it? I certainly can!
For Miya Beathea being “natural” is not a trend, it’s a lifestyle. The Chicago-based model-turned-entrepreneur has been vegan her entire life, so creating a line of natural hair products was truly a no-brainer. As a woman who enjoys long hours in the lab as much as she enjoys quality time with the girls, Miya is committed to perfecting her craft. Talented, focused, and innovative, Miya shares the inside scoop on life as a beautypreneur!
A-list beauty blogger and editor Tia Williams is at it again! On the heels of the rebirth of her cult-status blog, Shake Your Beauty, the highly sought after media maven is joining forces with her sisters Devon and Lauren to launch The Fly Cut. Think stylist and client match-making service meets Groupon for black hair care. It’s fresh. It’s fabulous. It’s genius! Tia took some time out of her demanding pre-launch schedule to chat with In Her Shoes about her latest endeavor
Just in time for the start of summer, Kim Roxie of LAMIK shares her beauty philosophy, tips on staying innovative, and the scoop on launching the first Black-owned eco-chic product line to be placed in Macy’s!
With a name that means health in Swahili, Afya Ibomu has created a company that is a resource for the modern holistic lifestyle. With many talents under her belt, she wanted to share them all with the world. In order to create this lifestyle brand she started Nattral Unlimited LLC. With a company and three books under her belt, including the African American literary award nominated The Vegan Soul Food Guide to the Galaxy, and a successful career in nutrition (she was Erykah Badu’s personal nutritionist during her Worldwide Underground Tour), Ibomu is passionate about creating balance and health throughout the world. She sat down with In Her Shoes to share some of her entrepreneurial and wellness wisdom
Just in time for this weekend’s highly anticipated Rising Affluent conference, we’re sitting down with one of the event’s brilliant guest speakers, Miss Demetria Lucas. As our favorite relationship expert slash life coach slash journalist (you’re not a true New Yorker without the slash title), Demetria gives us the skinny on her recent transition from Corporate America to fly female entrepreneurship. Less than a year into her bold career move, the future couldn’t be brighter for this ambitious scribe. Get up close and personal with A Belle in Brooklyn today on In Her Shoes!