Category Archives: Interviews

24Sep/16
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Journey through discovering her dream Stacey Carlisle

Family has a major impact on the long term decisions we make in our lives and to be able to listen to someones story and here the influence bot h good and bad, it makes you want to open your eyes more to your surroundings. Growing up around a family of women who also work as cosmetologists allowed her early in life to decide what she wanted to do. As early as high school Stacy was able to take advantage of a program that was offered and began to persue her dream. Stepping more into Stacey’s world through a few questions it’s interesting to learn her reasons why.

Q.What made you decide to become a hair stylist and how did you get started? How many years have you been a cosmetologist?

ST. What made me want to become a hairstylist was because I grew up around many hairstylists within my family. I got started in high school at the vocational center where I took up cosmetology in my 10th, 11th, and 12th grade year. I have been a licensed hairstylist for 15 years now.

Q. Provide an effective method you have used to stay informed of the latest styles and hair care techniques.

The effective method that I have use to stay informed with the latest styles and hair care techniques are investments, such as investing in educational classes as well as educational haircare DVDs (contoures).

Q. How do you feel about natural hair?

I feel that natural hair is a present-day norm, and I am gradually witnessing a lot of our African American women beginning to slowly evolve their hair back to its natural state, and I am absolutely loving it. That is inspiring to me to have those clients who want to make the transformation back to natural hair. I feel it is a wonderful idea because it gives me another specialty to pursue and creates the possibility of me coming into contact with many more clients who would love for me to assist them in making that transformation from relaxed hair back to natural hair. So it is a rise in my capital.

Q. What factors do you consider when cutting trimming and shaping hair or hair pieces?

I will only discuss the most critical factors that I consider, and those would be the shape of the face and the form of the head. That’s critical whether you are cutting, trimming or shaping the hair. It is also important to consider the different angles in which you use while remembering the desired style that a client is looking to achieve.

Q. Tell me about a time when you developed your own way of doing things or were self-motivated to finish an important task.

A time when I had no other chose but to develop my own way of accomplishing a trendy, sexy hair style was when I did not have a razor comb to complete this particular style on my hair, and I needed to go meet some very important businessmen and women one day. I had to become real creative and make the most out of whatever tools I had at my disposal. I substituted whatever was closely related to what I needed and used that tool to assist me at that moment. I was able to substitute a hand-held eyebrow archer to taper the loose ends to a style cut and create the most beautiful and creative style on my hair.   st-1

Q. Provide a time when you dealt calmly and effectively with a high-stress situation.

The time when I dealt calmly and effectively was when I went two whole weeks without clients coming into the shop for hair services from me. I had to remain calm and keep my mind stayed on God’s promises to me and trust him completely to know that everything happens for a reason and that HE is in control even in the midst of the most stressful situations, like your lack of finances.

Q. Share an experience you had in dealing with a difficult person (coworker or client) and how you handled it.

To be honest, I have had a few of those. One time I had a young lady that wanted a sew-in done, but she did not have any hair around the perimeter or edges of her hair, which makes a sew-in almost next to impossible to achieve. She got upset and she asked me the question: What hairstylist is there that can’t do everything as it relates to hair? My answer to her was: Many. And you are looking at one. But just because what you’re asking for is something I can’t service you with doesn’t mean I can’t give you that style. I let her know that we would just have to adjust the technique we would have normally used to accomplish it. So we talked on that subject and she chose to go with the technique that I offered and the outcome created was beautiful. Here again, Stacey Carlisle was able to produce a happy client with a gorgeous hairdo. So just because you end up with a difficult client doesn’t mean you can’t handle them. I always ask God to give me the words to speak out to my clients when there is a difficult situation that’s out of my control, and God has always been there right on time to give me the words to accomplish my work and bond my relationships to produce repeat customers.

Q. Describe your experience cutting hair according to the clients’ instructions and/or current hairstyles.

I never had the experience of cutting a client’s hair according to their instructions. However I do allow my clients to freely communicate to me what style they would like for me to perform. Some of them have come to know me so well and feel so comfortable with my judgment, that when they get in my chair they will just say, “Hook me up.”

Q. How much does attention to details and thoroughness impact your business?

Paying attention to details and thoroughness are at the top of my list of priorities to create repeat business. Every person that I service in the shop leaves the salon as walking advertisement for Stacey Styles and Smiles. So if I do not satisfy my customers completely and keep them happy, they could very possibly ruin not only my career but my entire reputation.

Q. What is your take on having multi-color hair colors?

I love hair color. However, I do not like to apply color to the hair using professional or non-professional brands along with their volumizers. In fact, it is one of my weaknesses. It’s amuses me because I actually have no problem matching multi-color weave pieces into the hair to marbleize and highlight a style to give it a more attractive look. Through many of my photos, you will find several colors that I have used to highlight the hair and make it the most appealing to the eye. I call it my “eye candy styles.”

Q. What was the hardest thing for you to master as being a beautician and why?

One of the hardest things for me to master was color correction. I find myself staying away from color because the results are permanent (meaning you have to leave them in until you change it) and it ends up costing clients more money to correct their hair color than it did to pass this onto the next styles who uses color to create their own unique masterpiece on the head.

Q. What keeps the drive and motivation in you to do hair?

What keeps the drive and motivation in me to do hair is my confidence in my abilities and knowing my potential to achieve maximum results in hairdos. I love new, creative, unique styles, and that too is what keeps the drive and motivation in me.

Q. What advice can you offer to a student that’s currently in cosmetology school? And what tips can you give?

The advice that I would offer to a student that is currently in cosmetology school is to believe in yourself, and believe in what it is you really want out of doing hair or let your training guide you to specialize in a particular area of hair, so that you can have something unique to bring to the table. My tip I would say is to dream big, set goals, go after those goals and believe that you can become whatever it is that you set your mind to become in the beauty industry.

Q. Share a time in which a treatment you recommended to a client alleviated a difficult hair problem.

Since I deal with a very large population of clients with alopecia, I recommend preventing problems before they start. Most problems start within (your head) and develop outside your body in some form. So I would recommend my clients to seek medical attention at the first sign of hair problems and then I would recommend that they take precautions to prevent any further damage in the future.

Q. Tell me about a time you successfully coordinated with others. How about a coordination effort that was not as successful?

The time I wanted to do a quick weave class I was very successful and coordinated with many other stylists about the project, and they thought it would be a great idea. The first class was a success. However, the second week that I offered my quick weave class, I was not as successful. After all the hard work of advertising and reaching out to people near and far, putting in hours and hours of time to make this class successful, it did not turn out as successful as I thought it would have been due to the fact that nowadays, many hairstylist feel like they can’t be taught anything new by someone new. Students and stylists now find it a lot easier to get instructions free from different websites such as YouTube and many others, which to me has been one of the major causes which has led to the downfall in our beauty industry.

Q. What advice or tips do you have for time management when dealing with multiple clients while still giving quality service?

When dealing with multiple clients while giving quality service you need to first of all, focus. Two, you must stay consistent in or with what you’re doing at that moment. And three, don’t do more than what you can manage.

Q. What is one of the biggest goals you established and accomplished? How was it personally challenging? What helped you to succeed?

One of my biggest goals was to reach out to people with what I have to offer when it comes to doing hair as well as giving classes. It was challenging because I had to become transparent to total strangers. What helped me to succeed is all of the support I received from my friends and fellow stylists.

Q. In closing, what are three steps or advices you would give to someone wanting to become a hair stylist?

Make sure that this is what you want to become in life. Number two, believe in yourself even when others don’t. Number three, believe in what it is that you can do, and never be afraid to step outside of the box. know that all things are possible to those who believe. Trust God to lead and order your steps on your journey of becoming a successful hair stylist. After all, if I did it, little me, then you can do it too. That’s it.      st-2

Stacy continues to do things necessary to improve and grow with continuing classes and always working on mastering her craft. She’s excelled in her areas of expertise by paying attention to detail and staying mindful of all factors that are included in creating a memorable experience.

29May/16
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Life’s Memories Photography

Life’s Memories Photography

There are times when words aren’t enough. As a poet, journalist , and author I know this all too well. When a moment comes that words no long have the capability to appreciate, I grab my phone. Like most now we document everything with a picture or screen shot, but even in the sea of camera phones and insta photographers there are gems. Talent can see other talent , real can recognize real .. Enticing Resultz has recognized a photographer with the speciality in creating then capturing the moment.

Brandon Smith, the owner of Life’s Memories, is taking photography to its essence, love. The approach is old school, but works like always. The young artist sees what fuels him to have such an organic and simple motivation to get into this ever growing and changing field. ” Making a moment unforgettable.” A simple formula, it’s “all about the moment.” The vibe is an important thing with the pictures Smith takes , first and last . Making people happy and the photos themselves stand for the best of someone of display. “I see the best of people behind the lens of the camera.” A good photo can make someone’s day , this is so true.

The fact that visuals are so important to express yourself in this digital age, doing that out of sheer love is usually forgotten. Now with a motivation so vintage , the goals must be themselves classic. “This is the moment they’re going to remember forever.”

The dedication to the individual before the site isn’t something all photographers have in mind. It’s obvious to see when work and care has gone into something, even though likes are great, Smith says the first like from the client is all that really matters. If there was more thought on the happiness within the photo then then viewing experience is even that much better for everyone else. Natural smile , happiness in the raw , joy unclothed ; these values are make you value the moment, and the photo that tells that story even more.

Columnist/Enticing Resultz Magazine

email: enticingresultz@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnticingResultz

So if you’re ever in need of someone to help you create any special moments that you want to be in and that would definitely last a lifetime. Please give “Life’s Memories Photography  a call at 804-661-0173 or you send us information what you need to Life’s Memories, 2601 Colony Village Terrace Unit 202, N. Chesterfield, Virginia 23237. You can also find us on social media websites such as Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/our_lifes_memories/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/RLifesMemories), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/OurLifesMemories/)

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29May/16
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Pristine emphasis on vocals and an impassioned improvisatory delivery,

When given a chance to see a shooting star no one turns down the shot. The chance to see something rare and special draws us in every time. That opportunity has been afforded to us once again, from a truly unique soul. Enticing Resultz was exposed to a songstress who’s clearly here for a purpose. Imani Nakessa, the old soul in a young voice. First hearing her talents years ago, then through the Howard Gospel Choir, and now her videos on YouTube. Ms. Nakessa is always busy and pushing to make her brand of music stand along that of the greats.

While out the day with Imani, she expressed the hope that people would learn to be themselves unapologetically after hearing her. Rooted in gospel from church as a young woman, the spirit is felt when she lets loose. “My grandmother was quiet and strong. Taught me to also have strength in myself.” Learning from both her mother and father that who you are is a reason and a purpose for it. Nakessa feels she knows the purpose for her angelic vocal skills. “Focus on instilling the youth with the knowledge of self and excellence to develop them into those who will build stronger communities. Help make sure they understand that the focus is not to gain white approval, but to build and operate as our own unit as an actual community.”

With vision and dedication she hopes to reach those goals without fear. Imani displays fearlessness with her execution in song and presence, that spirit is all based in her faith, her name literally means “Faith has brought prosperity.”

Not really into today’s scene of hip hop and R&B , Imani draws inspiration from the history in her craft. Black artist and nature being her biggest influence, the sound she supplies is a reminder and refresher for those who yearn for when soul music had soul.FB_IMG_1462388923389

” As of right now there are very few “artists” making real hip hop these days. In my opinion, hip hop and real r&b, not this new age foolery they are claiming to be r&b, will make a huge come back and when that iconic moment hits I would love to stand and be a part of that but as of right now hip hop has gone into hiding working in secret to blow all this other mess away.” Billie Holiday is one of those role models that girls today need but do not have , except for women like Nakessa, who draws strength not from today’s biggest pop artist. Yesterday’s stars still twinkle at her through their music. The twinkle shines through her obviously when you listen to the way she croons Stevie Wonder’s “A ribbon in the sky”.

Growing up differently with two brothers and young sister, whom all are musically inclined also along with her mother. The formula for singing and expression was instilled from birth. “I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember so it’s just something I’ve always done. A gift bestowed upon me that can be utilized to heal, to educate, and unify.” The purpose of it all for young Imani is to make a better situation for her people through music directly.

I asked her about an artist responsibility to speak on social matters and if it does matter. “I do think it is culturally important for artists to speak on social issues because at some point you have to realize that your influence is very great and for you to stand with those who stood with you before you reached the status that you have it builds necessary strength among communities.” Those morals and foundation are usually avoided by today’s top selling artists in fear of losing endorsements. That relentless love and undeniable talent will continue to move Nakessa forward with her purpose and find a way to liberate all those that hear her wonderful voice. Keep your ears pealed.

 

Columnist/Enticing Resultz Magazine

email: enticingresultz@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnticingResultz

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24Feb/16
So many Questions

So many Questions

 

Within in this article I’m going to ask a lot of questions. These are questions that seem to be on everyone’s mind. I’m going to give my opinion on some of the questions.

Why is it okay for motorcyclist to not wear helmets? When it’s more dangerous if they are in an accident they could have severe injuries to their heads. But we as motorist have to wear a seatbelt or get a ticket. When cars are more safe that a motorcycle when it comes to accidents. Who ever passed this law needs to rethink it. I feel that it should be our choice if we want to wear a seatbelt or not.  

Why do we have to pay for car insurance? I feel it should also be a choice whether we want insurance on our cars or not.  What is the purpose? If I never have an accident then the insurance companies are getting rich.

Why is mandatory that we now have to have health care or we will be fined? Health care should be a choice because not everyone can afford it. The affordable care act is really not affordable if you have a big family. Now if the government wants to give everyone free healthcare then it would okay.

Why is it that medical marijuana is legal in many cities and states but the government can still come in raid the facility?  Why have the people vote if it doesn’t mean anything.

Why do men get paid more that a women doing the same job? When is this double standard going to stop? A woman is just as good as a man or better. I’m just saying.

Why are fast food restaurants only paying minimum wages in communities where the cost of living is really high? I don’t see them getting $15hr but a least $10hr so they can be able to pay rent and utilities.

Why is everything always a race issue? When it comes to law, a person of color will get all day for a crime. But a person of non-color (white) gets a slap on the risk. An example would be that white kid that killed three people while drunk driving. He gets probation because a psychological explanation call spoil syndrome. WTF … really. Now let that been a black child he would have got all day.

Why is college tuition so high? I thought education is supposed to be free.

Now the ultimate question is:  Why are the American people taking Donald Trump serious?How is he in the top running for president for the Republican Party? He speaks on no issues but building a wall to keep the Arabic people of the United States. If that’s not prejudice then what is? I’m going to leave this question open to see how the American people feel about this

 

Columnist/Enticing Resultz Magazine

email: enticingresultz@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnticingResultz

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23Oct/15
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Barber Shop Rehab (“Chop Up” Continued)

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The Barbers in Detroit all have the common Factor; they have all started right at home and the ‘Hood’ respects their skill. I realized that sometimes your environment can trigger greatness, drive and a hunger for exceeding. If you’ve lived in Detroit at any time in your life you have pretty much seen it all when it comes to the Hair trade. Working in Detroit in this industry you will find the competition is stupendous. Most Barbers not only gain the experience they need first hand from their hood, they also tailor a craft that is unremarkably clever and challenging to replicate.
“Dicky V”
Conversing with another talented Barber fresh out of the Henderson, Indiana I had the opportunity to see art at its finest. Dicky V has a customary talent of design and art and is responsible for the my awesome hair cut that my boys absolutely loved when I returned home to Detroit. Dickey V’s barbershop is well known in Indiana for designer exotic cuts. Dicky V is out of a many that focus on design techniques, by far first-rate in my book. He has an eye that is truly a gift.
“Kevin McIntosh”
The vast Majority of barbers have that one learning experience that boosts their confidence and makes them comfortable within their career. Chicago’s own Kevin has unadulterated faith in his career as a barber. Kevin has a desire to widen his territory. He is a man of faith and believes in the uncharted. Quitting is no option and this interview actually motivated me,and may do the same for anyone who has the gratification of watching.

“Jayson ‘Jay’”
Detroit has an immense coherence with the hair trade. You can drive through the 35 sq mile city and the magnitude of salons are monumental. Jay is from Highland Park, Michigan, a 2.97 sq mile city which main streams Detroit.
Jay is a Cultivator and enjoys enlightening observers in Trichology (the science of Hair) Jay is also an entrepreneur who is ambitious about his career. He realized that the sky is the limit for him and his determination being on level ten motivated him to expand to Hotlanta (Atlanta, GA). He is indeed another faithful vigorous Man with an array of approaches at becoming and continually staying Successful. #HP100yrs.
“Boone”
Driven by his own craft; Boone, out of Toledo, Ohio mastered the skill of listening to his clients. And found this to a powerful tool to enhance his skill. Boone has not constituted his own establishment and really has no interest in doing so. Although, he is yet empowered by his own success. Valuing the client’s needs and wants are a valuable tool that keeps him in business and motivated. I think everyone loves a great listener. In my opinion this is a magnificent approach to success.

 

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Columnist/Enticing Resultz Magazine

Alicia thaHighlander

Born Alicia Dinera` Williams, a name that her only Biological Paternal Aunt had given her, Alicia was born and raised in the city of Highland Park, Michigan in 1978 by both her parental units. In Highland Park, Michigan is where she began a career in mental health in which she became certified by the State of Michigan Department of community health as a Social Worker Technician. Through much hardship, but still determined, Alicia had always had a loyal heart for trichology (the science of Hair). Through multiple career changes, she not only went to Cosmetology School, she had also become a school bus driver and tax preparer for Liberty Tax out of River Rouge, Michigan; and later a Paralegal. She realized that even with her Children’s ages ranging from 19, 10, and 6 it was not too late for her to spread her wings and soar. As a columnist for Enticing Resultz Magazine, Alicia has had the opportunity to collaborate with many faces much like her journey in life.

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13Sep/15
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New Music: “Dream Catcher”

I love interviewing artists that have a passion for their music. I had the pleasure of interviewing this young man that goes by the name J-Bone a.k.a. JusBizness a while ago and decided to follow up with him and listened to his new cd “Dream Catcher” of which can be purchased at cdbaby.com, and to see what he has been doing since we last spoke. He is a veteran hip hop artist and founder of the “Grip Hop” Movement. He has penned a single to reinforce a positive image of black women. J-Bone grew up in a single parent household with a bevy of strong black females. It was the stark contrast to the way black females were portrayed in the hip hop industry that inspired him to release the Black Girl’s Anthem. “I wrote this song because I thought hip hop needed it. Some black women are always called every name but their own. Many of them even find that acceptable. I was raised by a strong black woman and I’m married to one, so yeah, this song is more than just selling records.” J-Bone made a name for himself when he was signed to 212 Records in 2000 and featured in the Source Magazine December 2000 issue. He worked with other esteemed artists such as Kool Kim from the UMCs and producer Nasty Nova. J-Bone also founded the group F.U. (Forever United) and his single, “Same to Me”, was in stores worldwide. Since the early 2000s, J-Bone’s music has headed in a different directions which unknowingly gave birth to his “Grip Hop” Movement. The Grip Hop Movement is exactly what it sounds like; it grips you. In other words, it grabs your attention because it’s not supposed to be like everything else. J-Bone added. J-Bone a.k.a. JusBizness founded the” Grip Hop” Movement in 2004 with the late producer and musician Eugene Singleton. The Grip Hop Movement has included community mentoring, political involvement and community performances.

SM: I listened to the album “Dream Catcher”. Great job by the way! What has happened since our last interview?

JB: Since our last interview I’ve been very busy at my job and working on completing this album, while supporting my wife with her new commercial cleaning business. I’ve been trying to dedicate more time to my real estate business as well, so I can really build more capital which will help me invest in doing the things I love.SM: What is the premise for the entire album?

JB: The premise for this entire album was to put quality hip-hop music that’s profanity free, but still real enough for everyone to relate to no matter where you’re from. Basically, I wanted to create an album that had a variety of songs that possessed lyrical content from the club tracks to the deep political conscious songs. An all around hip-hop album that was 100% profanity free so that all ages could enjoy the music.

SM:  If you could describe the feeling that you were having while writing and during recording of each song, what would it be?

JB: If I had to describe the way I was feeling while I was writing and recording this album; I would say determined and motivated.

SM: What would be your favorite song thus far?

JB: I have more than one favorite song on the album, but if I had to choose one I would say ‘MY COUNTRY’ because it really touches on the injustices going on in America. I think it’s important for us to know the history of systemic racism and how much it impacts people of color.

SM: Are you currently working on any other projects? Any collaborations?

JB: I took a little break from the studio, due to my busy work schedule and managing our side businesses, but I have recorded a few new tracks which will be on an upcoming EP Hip-hop and R&B album I’m putting together with a producer/ musician I’ve been collaborating with.

SM: Contact info?

JB: You can find my new Cd “Dream Catcher” on cdbaby.com

Contact Info:

Social media:
twitter @jusbizness
Instagram @griphop
Facebook: Jason Jbone Williams
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Shanell Monique is a Licensed Cosmetologist with over a decade of experience. She is Editor-in-Chief of Enticing Resultz Magazine, Hair Artist and Makeup Artist with Glam Elite Enterprise, also a Published, Avant-Garde, Freelance Hairstylist, Educator and former Salon Owner of nine years, Nurse for 15 years. For more info read about her Here PhotoGrid_1441594406723

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13Sep/15
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Artist Spotlight: Tina Hobson

Screenshot_2015-09-13-18-25-36_1Tina Dobson; author of “Oh How He Loves  Me,” is a 31 daily devotion reflecting on the love of God toward us. She is also a radio personality. Please feel free to check out her shows and all of her social media sites.

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Shanell Monique is a Licensed Cosmetologist with over a decade of experience. She is Editor-in-Chief of Enticing Resultz Magazine, Hair Artist and Makeup Artist with Glam Elite Enterprise, also a Published, Avant-Garde, Freelance Hairstylist, Educator and former Salon Owner of nine years, Nurse for 15 years. For more info read about her Here PhotoGrid_1441594406723

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13Sep/15
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Book Reader’s Spotlight: Angie Christine

Angie Christine was born in Brooklyn New York to the Late Johnny Hitt Jr. and the late Betty Hitt. As a youngster Angie would gather her friends at her house and tell them stories she would make up on her own. She appeared in a commercial for a local record store in Manhattan called Disco Mat back in the late 70’s. As she got older and went to high school she was performing, and writing for her dramatic arts class at Sheepshead Bay highschool in Brooklyn Ny. After college she joined the NYPD police force in Brooklyn and decided to leave New York after 9-11 . Divorced and raising a daughter, Angie moved to Newport News Virginia to start a new life. Angie Chirstine decided to write her first book after the closing of her employment at Circuit City. In 2009, “The Fireman” was released and everyone loved the story. She decided to release another book titled Opposites Attract. In April 2010, she and a friend headed south to Atlanta Georgia to the Monique Show where she presented the actress and talk show host with copies of her books. Monique gave Angie the biggest hug and shedded a tear because of the fact that Angie added her to her dedication page in her second book. Her 3rd book titled “Tantalizing Pleasures” is also a big hit.
 
“Tantalizing Pleasures” is an erotic story of 2 people who fell in love for the right reasons. Are you ready to be tantalized?  Rebecca was raised in the midwest and decided to move to the Big Apple…..New York City after she graduated from college. Rebecca is a stock broker working at the famous Wall Street stock exchange building. One morning a tall Marine who had come back from Iraq came there to ring the morning bell. He was a hero that saved some of his squad from death. That morning was the best thing that happened to Rebecca and from that day on the rest was nothing but the greatest love affair anyone would die for.  

Angie Christine is currently working on her 4th book titled “The Fireman’s Revenge”, which is the sequel to the first book “The Fireman”
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SM: Hello, how are you? Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share with our audience.

AC: Thank you so much for having me as a guest.

SM: How would you describe your experience as a writer? You left your career as a Nypd officer to pursue a writing career, how do they compare?

AC: I love every aspect of being an author. Sometimes it can be challenging to convince people to purchase your book when you’re not out there in the social media like Terry McMillan or Steve Harvey or even Steven King. No one would have any 2nd thoughts to purchasing their books because of who they are…….people are starting to get to know Angie Christine little by little now. Once someone let’s me know how great my book was i would tell them to go spread the word. Word of mouth travels faster than mail.

SM: Which book to date would you say is your favorite, and why?

AC: Well first and foremost the Bible is my first love. In fact i still carry the Bible my parents recieved from the church that married them 54 years ago, but my favorite book of what I wrote is Tantalizing Pleasures. This book is my 3rd. The reason why I picked this book is because I see alot of myself in the character name Rebecca in the book.

SM: Have you shared any of your revelations in any of your book? Have any of them been based on a true story?

AC: Well in Tantalizing Pleasures the main character Rebecca fell madly in love with a Sgt. who was a Marine. I once dated a military guy but he was in the Army. I changed the branch because I love Marines….lol.   The story had bits and pieces of the military guy that I dated but I won’t reveal which ones. Tantalizing Pleasures wasn’t based on a true story though.

SM: What was your experience like on the Monique Show?  Is she as down to earth in person as she is on the big screen?

AC: Seeing Monique was a dream come true. I am such a big fan of hers and I think they need to put her show back on television. Alot of people can relate to her. She didn’t grow up rich and she battled a weight problem. The media always thinks skinny is better, but she flipped the script to show the world that she is just as talented as someone who is skinny.

SM: Tell me about your 4th book The Firemans Revenge.

AC: It’s about a guy who is a seeking revenge of his brother’s death. This book is part 2 to the first book I wrote back in 2009 titled; “The Fireman”. Everyone told me that I needed to follow up and do a sequel, so began writing and it was released in June 2015.

SM: Any last remarks?

AC: Yes! To everyone that’s reading this interview right now please follow your dreams. Don’t let anyone discourage you from anything you feel is right. Achieve all you can and don’t settle for less. The most important thing is……ALWAYS KEEP GOD FIRST IN YOUR LIFE AND YOU WILL GO ALL THE WAY.

SM: Contact info?

AC: Facebook:  Author Angie Christine

Gmail at nypdblue88@gmail.com

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Shanell Monique is a Licensed Cosmetologist with over a decade of experience. She is Editor-in-Chief of Enticing Resultz Magazine, Hair Artist and Makeup Artist with Glam Elite Enterprise, also a Published, Avant-Garde, Freelance Hairstylist, Educator and former Salon Owner of nine years, Nurse for 15 years. For more info read about her Here PhotoGrid_1441594406723

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Barber Shop “Chop up”

 

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I was curious to know if other barbers in different parts of the country were indistinguishable. Excited about the thought; I disembarked the city of Chicago for a class with Dudley’s school of Cosmetology.FB_IMG_1438308786051FB_IMG_1438308798528 This trip was an Honor for me because Dudley’s Products are like the Mercedes Benz of hair products for African American Hair. This class possessed some of Americas Top Barbers from “Hotlanta” to my Hometown in Highland Park, MI. 11209560_492171967625595_302049933858343301_n 11755147_492171934292265_4101304602645663095_n

Meeting many a barber’s in my day and watching them come and go; there is something about a barber that entices me (no pun intended). These men are all driven by something. Me being me, of course I am going to satisfy my curiosity. In the “CHI” I had the Liberty of conversing with some well re-knowned Young Men that “cut up”. You can watch the video here, just click on the link. Enticing Resultz Magazine Live in Chicago

Sitting face to face with them and straight grilling them, I had questions and they had answers. So those of you that visit the barber shop or are even in thought of becoming a Barber, take notes. Because this stuff you simply won’t find in a text book.

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Alicia thaHighlander

Born Alicia Dinera` Williams, a name that her only Biological Paternal Aunt had given her, Alicia was born and raised in the city of Highland Park, Michigan in 1978 by both her parental units. In Highland Park, Michigan is where she began a career in mental health in which she became certified by the State of Michigan Department of community health as a Social Worker Technician. Through much hardship, but still determined, Alicia had always had a loyal heart for trichology (the science of Hair). Through multiple career changes, she not only went to Cosmetology School, she had also become a school bus driver and tax preparer for Liberty Tax out of River Rouge, Michigan; and later a Paralegal. She realized that even with her Children’s ages ranging from 19, 10, and 6 it was not too late for her to spread her wings and soar. As a columnist for Enticing Resultz Magazine, Alicia has had the opportunity to collaborate with many faces much like her journey in life.

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What’s Trending with Women With Gifts (Radio Interview)

Although our 2015 I Survived Gospel Concert was on March 7,2015, we’re still spreading the word about the movement.. We would like to thank our friends at  KINGDOM EMPOWERMENT INC RADIO  with Host Donna Ghanney

For sharing their platform with us about our upcoming events. Take a moment to to listen to our recent HEREnew banner

I Survived Gospel Concert is an event and a movement to celebrate survivors of breast cancer, domestic violence and sexual abuse.  We are using this platform to reach others who have had the experiences of breast cancer, domestic violence and sexual abuse to education others. The purpose of this movement is to educate and bring awareness to the causes to either end or prevent. This event nor this movement is NOT just for a particular race or gender it is to reach SURVIVORS!

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