The Natural Hair Education’s Podcast
4thAveMarket with Salim Holder

4thAveMarket with Salim Holder

October 4, 2021

In today's episode, I had the honor to discuss 4thAveMarket," a consumer-centric platform striving to bridge the gap between buyers and sellers providing access to brands made for us and by us— supporting the product innovators, styling professionals, and influencers who seek to fulfill the needs of the underserved market".

CEO of 4thAveMarket, Salim Holder shares with us valuable information on the importance of driving greater transparency, accountability, and ownership among the Black community. This can result in greater reinvestment back into our own community.

Salim also shares that we drive 85% of sales in the hair-care industry, but we are 7% of store owners and how we can start to think outside the box by taking on roles and creating manufacturing and distribution companies to support the black hair care companies.  

The category captain(s) and unfair business practices are just as alive today as they were decades ago.  WIth Salim's background and experience working with Fortune 500 brands, he has witnessed the power big box brand companies have and gives his insight on the black hair care market.

This episode will benefit consumers as well as those that are in the space of creating skin and hair care lines so be sure to check them out. 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/4thavemarket/

Website: https://www.4thavemarket.com/

 

Natural Hair Education Resources and Programs

"5 Principles to Understanding & Performing Natural Hair Care Services"

"What Beauty School DID NOT Teach You"

 "Texture on Texture" Styling Course

 

Hair & Scalp Health w/ Dermatologist Dr. Sharleen St. Surin-Lord

Hair & Scalp Health w/ Dermatologist Dr. Sharleen St. Surin-Lord

September 13, 2021

In today's episode, I have a conversation with Dr. Sharleen St. Surin-Lord, a leading board-certified Dermatologist that specializes in Hair Health.   Dr. St. Surin-Lord founded Visage Dermatology in the D.C. Metropolitan area where she helps individuals be their best selves by helping with skin and hair concerns.

She is also on the cutting edge of research and is a professor at Howard University.  Today she talks with us about internal and external health, hair loss, product ingredients, nutrition, and simply how to love yourself.

I love that Dr. Sharleen shared so many principles to help guide us on have a healthy body.  When she sees her patients, she looks at their medical history as well as their lifestyle (meditation practices for relieving stress, exercise habits, sleep patterns, and one psyche), to help in finding a remedy for their condition.  She is also very well intuned with product ingredients that are harmful to our bodies.

This episode is packed with good tips!

To stay connect with Dr. Sharleen St. Surin-Lord you can visit her website (https://www.visagederm.com) or on Instagram at (https://www.instagram.com/dermhairdoc/

If you are looking for a dermatologist in your area, make sure to check out www.AAD.org 

If you enjoyed this episode be sure to comment with your thoughts and share this episode with a friend!

Thank you 

 

Natural Hair Education Resources and Programs

"5 Principles to Understanding & Performing Natural Hair Care Services"

"What Beauty School DID NOT Teach You"

 "Texture on Texture" Styling Course

 

 

 

Tropical Roots Curls Collection & BB Products with Nathaniel Bronner Jr.

Tropical Roots Curls Collection & BB Products with Nathaniel Bronner Jr.

August 23, 2021

I am so honored to have interviewed Nathaniel Bronner Jr.  He is full of wisdom and knowledge when it comes to hair and products.

He is the chemist in the family and has created BB products.  I am sure you are familiar with their world-renown annual beauty show "Bronner Bros Internation Hair Show, their #1 braid spray (BRX), their popular Hot Six Oil, their Super Gro Hair Grease, and tons of other products.

Their latest product line "Tropical Roots Curl Collection" is infused with coconut and rose water.  It was specially formulated for curly and coarse hair textures.   

In this episode, Mr. Nathaniel Jr. talks about hair loss, shares with us health tips and BB products.  Be sure to click the links below to learn and shop for their products.

Tropical Roots Curl Collection

BronnerBros Website

Bronner Brothers Facebook

Bronner Brothers Instagram

Nathaniel Bronner Jr. Bio:

Nathaniel Bronner Jr. has a varied business life and set of experiences.

He is the first black student to graduate from Eckerd College with a degree in chemistry and a current member of The Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

He began with his father’s company, Bronner Bros. after graduating from college. After working in the accounting department for one year, he opened up the manufacturing division of Bronner Bros. At the time Bronner Bros. had $200,000.00 a year of products sales that were private-labeled.

He was basically a scientist and a speaker and knew that presidency of Bronner Bros. was not his destiny. He urged his younger brother Bernard to step into the president’s role as his father neared 80. At the time of the transition, he had taken sales of the company’s products from $200k/year to nine million.

He is Executive Vice President of Bronner Bros., makers of BB Hair Products sold in over 25,000 stores across America. BB and other Bronner brands are among the nation’s top hair care lines and are sold in salons and stores nationwide.

He is the founder of Century Systems, a multi-million dollar company that specializes in the development and manufacture of natural health products.

The Bronner Brothers were the recipients of the 2014 Trumpet Award in Entrepreneurship.

 

Natural Hair Education Resources and Programs

"5 Principles to Understanding & Performing Natural Hair Care Services"

"What Beauty School DID NOT Teach You"

 "Texture on Texture" Styling Course

 

Licensed Hairstylist vs. Unlicensed Hairstylist

Licensed Hairstylist vs. Unlicensed Hairstylist

June 21, 2021

In today's episode, I talk with Michaelle Evan about Licensed Hairstylist vs. Unlicensed Hairstylist.  I love this conversation because the information shared comes from someone who has been on both sides of the industry and has seen with her own eyes, the benefit, pros, and cons of both sides.

Michaelle also leaves us with some good tips about how you can ensure your safety as an unlicensed hairstylist and how you can also learn to keep your clients safe.

To stay connected with Michaelle on Instagram follow her here: https://www.instagram.com/mystylistmichaelle/

 

Natural Hair Education Resources and Programs

"5 Principles to Understanding & Performing Natural Hair Care Services"

"What Beauty School DID NOT Teach You"

 "Texture on Texture" Styling Course

“A Safe Space For Black Girls” with  Niani Barracks

“A Safe Space For Black Girls” with Niani Barracks

June 7, 2021

Welcome back to another episode.  Today's episode is all about creating "A Safe Space For Black Girls That Never Learned How To Braid".

Niani is the creator and founder of "A Safe Space For Black Girls That Never Learned How To Braid".  She came up with the idea to teach mothers how to braid their daughter's hair.  She felt as if many mothers were having to decide if they were getting their hair done this week or their daughter, and with many children not knowing how to care for their hairstyles, Niani felt that mothers should not have to choose between visits to the salon.

Her original idea was to hold in-person workshops teaching mothers how to braid their daughter's hair, but COVID-19 interrupted those plans.  Niani thought quickly and decided to teach braiding classes virtually for just $5 biweekly.  Her idea went viral and since then she has been a feature on several media platforms such as New York TIme and Good Morning America.

Follow "A Safe Space For Black Girls That Never Learned How To Braid"

 

Natural Hair Education Resources and Programs

"5 Principles to Understanding & Performing Natural Hair Care Services"

"What Beauty School DID NOT Teach You"

 "Texture on Texture" Styling Course

Skill Sets I’ve Learned as a Natural Hair Stylist

Skill Sets I’ve Learned as a Natural Hair Stylist

May 31, 2021

Today's episode is all about the steps I took to grow myself in the beauty industry.  Growth comes in many different ways.  I was a shy kid growing up and of course I would be comfortable around people I knew but because of my speech impediment I hid, kept quiet, and would rather not be seen or heard by others because of the fear of being judged and rejected, and if not careful those thoughts and mindset could have prevented my growth and development.  Instead, I was intentional about my growth with the following 4 actions:

  1. Become the person you want to become
  2. Set time aside to grow your knowledge base in your industry
  3. Communicate 
  4. Get out of your comfort zone

Check out the episode and share with me things you do intentionally to grow as a person.

Natural Hair Education Resources and Programs

"5 Principles to Understanding & Performing Natural Hair Care Services"

"What Beauty School DID NOT Teach You"

 "Texture on Texture" Styling Course

 

Do I Need A License to Braid  & Do Natural Hair?

Do I Need A License to Braid & Do Natural Hair?

May 17, 2021

Hi beautiful people!  This here is a great topic to discuss.  "Do You Need A License to Braid & Do Natural Hair"

There are many debates and legitimate debates about this topic, but I do share my opinion of whether or not you should have a license to perform hair services.

Check out the episode.  I did not want to spoil it by putting my answer in the podcast notes.  Listen to the episode and share with me your thoughts and ideas around licensing in the area of Braiding and Natural Hair.

Natural Hair Education Resources and Programs

"5 Principles to Understanding & Performing Natural Hair Care Services"

"What Beauty School DID NOT Teach You"

 "Texture on Texture" Styling Course

 

 

“What Beauty School Did Not Teach You” Part 3

“What Beauty School Did Not Teach You” Part 3

May 3, 2021

This is the last episode in the series "What Beauty School Did Not Teach You".  In the episode, I talk about the difference between cosmetologists and natural hair stylists and how they approach hairstyling.  I take us through a quick chemistry lesson that will help you understand how product application, hairstyling, and the rearranging of textures break certain bonds within the hair.

I also share quick tips on how to identify safe products from not-so-safe products that are on the market.  In today's world, natural hair products can contain tons of chemicals that are more harmful to the body that it is good.

If you haven't caught the last two episodes, be sure to go back and listen to the "What Beauty School Did Not Teach You" podcast series.

Check out the episode, leave a comment and subscribe.    

Don't forget to check out my resources below and use the code: Adah for 20% off the Texture on Texture Styling Course.

Natural Hair Education Resources and Programs

"5 Principles to Understanding & Performing Natural Hair Care Services"

"What Beauty School DID NOT Teach You"

 "Texture on Texture" Styling Course

Texture Mannequin "Adah"

“What Beauty School Did Not Teach You” Part 2

“What Beauty School Did Not Teach You” Part 2

April 26, 2021

In today's episode, I go over the fundamental natural hairstyles that will get you on the track to becoming a well-rounded stylist and natural hairstylist.  The styles that I cover are the basics and foundation of natural hair styling.

I also discussed how normalizing natural hairstyles is so important. Textured hair is beautiful.  It's Art and being proud of our crown is what we need to embrace more. 

Society has told us long enough that "natural hairstyles are not professional or inappropriate" yet, you see more and more people starting to embrace health and well-being and with that, awareness of our crown is also included.

Don't forget to check out my resources below and use the code: Adah for 20% off the Texture on Texture Styling Course.

Natural Hair Education Resources and Programs

"5 Principles to Understanding & Performing Natural Hair Care Services"

"What Beauty School DID NOT Teach You"

 "Texture on Texture" Styling Course

Texture Mannequin "Adah"

 

“What Beauty School Did Not Teach You” Part 1

“What Beauty School Did Not Teach You” Part 1

April 19, 2021

Hey!  Thanks for tuning in to today's episode.  Many of you know that my passion is natural hair and I love teaching it as much as I love to cultivate it.  As a beauty school owner, cosmetologist, and natural hair stylist I have seen many students enter the real world not adequately prepared to handle textures hair.  

I have made it my mission to step in and fill the gap by providing natural hair education to beauty school students, salon pros, and anyone with the passion to learn more about natural hair care.

Over the next few weeks, I am going to share with you information about natural hair that traditional beauty schools are not teaching.  I will share your education and tips that will help you on your journey as a natural hairstylist.

If you enjoyed this episode, please like, rate, and share the podcast.  It helps more people like you find the podcast and hopefully help them on their journey as well.

Don't forget to check out my resources below and use the code: Adah for 20% off the Texture on Texture Styling Course.

Natural Hair Education Resources and Programs

"5 Principles to Understanding & Performing Natural Hair Care Services"

"What Beauty School DID NOT Teach You"

 "Texture on Texture" Styling Course

Texture Mannequin "Adah"

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