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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.

20Dec/15
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Barber Shop Rehab (“Chop Up” Continued )

When you think of a Barber, you think of person just waiting to cut hair. But with Calvin Walker he is more than just a Barber. He’s from Leesburg, Florida and at a young age he decided to start cutting and perfecting his craft. He pays close attention to details and is a dependable barber with great new styles, experience in temporary color and is a Platform artist for Black Solutions. He is now the owner and creator of Celebrity Black. Celebrity Black is an enhancement product that barbers use to bring out the details in their designs. He uses the best equipment, sterilizes his clippers very well an always keeping you with an up to date style. Enticing Resultz took an interest him because of his unique style and dedication to his art. Enticing Resultz Mag sat down with Calvin Walker to learn more about him and his craft. The following interview is the results of the sit down.

( Q ) What made you decide to become a barber and how did you get started? How many years have you been a barber?

( A )* I decided to be a barber when my cousin messed my head up. I was around 12 years old when this happened. I was a fast learner because at the age of 14 I used the skills God gave me to help my family out. I tried going to college and realized that college was not for me. That’s when I decided to become a barber and I have been cutting hair for 27 years now.

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

( A ).Social media and going to different hair shows around the world helps keeps me informed of all the latest styles and techniques that’s out here.

(Q) Share an experience in which personal connections with coworkers or others helped you to be successful in your work.

(A) By working at Black Solutions and being their head barber exposed me to more than just being a local barber. The experience made me the barber I am today.

(Q) Share an experience in which your ability to lead or offer an opinion helped your company.

(A). When creating a new product a lot the input comes from me. My team and I go back and forth when we are developing a new product to make sure we put out the best.

(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).* I developed my own way of doing things when I decided to open up my own shop. I had a lot of locals who didn’t believe in me. So I had to prove them wrong and look at me now.

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

(A).*A time when I dealt with a high-stress situation is when I had to fire an employee. Even though we were cool business comes first and I feel if I had to fire a person then enough was enough. I’m very calm in those types of situations.

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

(A).*A time when I had to deal with a difficult client had to do with hair color. That’s why it pays to keep records of all transactions because this person swore that we put the wrong color in her hair. She was being rude about it so I had to show her in writing that she had picked this particular color and she realize that she was wrong.

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

(A). My experience in cutting clients hair according to their instructions is very simple. Clients think they know what they want and I love it when they say take and inch off when they only have an inch. I always listen to their suggestions but I’m the expert and they are the clients. The end result is always good.

(Q) How much does attention to detail and thoroughness impact your business?

(A).*Attention to detail is very important to my business. This determines if you will make $10 per cut or $30 per cut.

(Q) Share your thoughts on using razors to shave a beard or to contour a neck and temples versus using clippers.

(A).There is no comparison between razors and clippers. Hands down razor always has the cleanest look period.

(Q) Give me an example of when you thought outside of the box. How did it help your business?

(A).* I thought outside the box when I started using enhancements in 2005. This gave me the idea to create my own product called Celebrity Black.

(Q) How do you balance cooperation with others and independent thinking? (A) I balance my cooperation with others based on their knowledge along with my knowledge and we come to a common ground.

(Q) Has there ever been a time when you effectively identified a hair or skin problem?

(A) Yes I have identified dandruff and certain other skin diseases.

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

(A) I had a client who had serious dandruff problem. I went an purchased some medicated shampoo and some oils for him. This seems to help him very well.

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

(A) The time I coordinated with other barbers was doing a hair show. I had good and bad experience with this … lol.

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

(A)*I believe in online appointments to keep my clients straight. I also use style seats. (Q) What does it mean to you to be a successful barber and business owner?

(A) *To be a successful barber and business owner you have to have great clientele. Be respectful and be about business all the time. With this your business should thrive.

(Q) How do you apply new technology and information to expand your brand and company?

(A)* The way to apply new technology is through social media.

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

(A)* One of my biggest goals was to open my own shop and I accomplished that. It was personally challenging because I had to find good barbers which was a task but it all work out in the end. My will and push is what allowed me to succeed. L

(Q) What is an effective method you have developed to recommend and sell cosmetic supplies?

(A)*An effective method that I have developed was 20 before I sell it I just educate them on the product.

(Q) In closing, what are three steps or advice you would give to someone wanting to become a barber?

(A).* My advice to young barbers would be 1) be on time and set appointments 2) be clean and sterilize all your equipment. 3) Be as much as a professional as u can….co-gggG5 G2_0294

 

 

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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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31Jul/15
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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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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.

Photo Credits: Enticing Resultz Magazine

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18Jun/15
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Blurred…..

As I sat watching children play at the park, I could see all of the different ranges of colors, ethnicities and ages. What I couldn’t see was the participation of the parents. I know we have talked about how with the increased interaction of social media, the less interaction of personal space that we encounter. Yeah, yeah, yeah…..it’s convenient, everybody does it, and…… it’s everywhere you go. Wi-Fi and free mobile hot spots are all over the place. Pretty soon technology will be so advanced that it will be doing more for us than just entertainment. For instance, I have witnessed via a very popular social media site (we all know what it is), people posting videos of robots. The rising interest in Avatar’s. I mean these are humanoid robots. What I mean by humanoid is how very much they appear as humans. Their hair, facial features, even body shape and voice are very comparable to humans. Pretty soon they will be babysitting, cooking, cleaning, doing our hair… Wait..doing our hair?!?! Just like in the movies (oh is it already happening? I’m so late… lol)
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Now this is what brings me to the topic, “blurred.”

Full Definition of BLUR

transitive verb
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:  to obscure or blemish by smearing
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:  sully
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:  to make dim, indistinct, or vague in outline or character
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:  to make cloudy or confused
intransitive verb
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:  to make blurs
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:  to become vague or indistinct…
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I gave the definition above, so to make it even more interesting, think of how the word is used. Most times when you hear the word blur, you think of a smear, you may think in terms of physicality. But what if, just what if we thought more in terms of responsibility? We are responsible for ourselves, or we should be. We are responsible for our appearance, or we should be. Many times those lines are crossed when we give that responsibility to someone else. Take hairstylists for instance. Clients come into the salon and place their care in the hands of the coiffeur (hairdresser/hairstylist in French). Now here is where the lines get blurred. We are such a busy society that we have to have everything done quickly and instantly. I mean, quickweaves are on the rise, as well as the increased sales of human hair and synthetic wigs. We are also seeing an increase in people wearing their natural hair (some people are not combing though). But these processes are taking out our hair just as quickly. The growing trends have pulled out edges, causing most commonly, traction alopecia, and other scalp disorders. So why is this a blurred line? Because while many people do it out of leisure or convenience, eventually it becomes necessity. When we don’t educate ourselves, better yet, consult a qualified licensed professional, then we have issues sometimes beyond repair. What do we need to do then? Seek professional help before it is necessary, attend regularly scheduled hair appointments. Don’t do anything that will cause you to shame if you can’t wear any hair adornments such as wigs and weaves. I know the last one sounds harsh, but it is true. Some people develop allergic reactions later in life. It can be triggered by many things, from hypersensitivities of the immune system, food, medications, etc. Some people can be allergic to the chemicals in which certain extensions are processed, even applied. So that brings me to my next topic. Quality vs. quantity.

Quality human hair extensions are best. Yes some people would rather buy cheaply because they are just cheap, or don’t want to intrude on the rest of their budget purchases. The downside to that is, you are compromised by the quality as well as integrity of the hair. What I’m finding is that in some packaged brands, there are pseudo types or hybrids of synthetic and yaki with human hair mixtures, but they are passed off as 100% human hair with very minimal human hair strands. The other difference is the cost. You can purchase cheap hair every two weeks or you can purchase high quality extensions and use them over and over again after washing. Most Virgin hair or Raw hair that is unprocessed, without chemicals can last up to a year or longer. For quality hair extensions click Here. You will love the difference!
Shanell Monique is a Licensed Cosmetologist with over a decade of experience. She is Editor-in-Chief of Enticing Resultz Magazine, 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.
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14May/15
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Say What You Want to…..I’m Beautiful

 

Say what you want to, but I’m a girl with class, a little pizzazz. I’m a bounty of beauty, never once settling for less. I’m a woman with edge…….

Beauty was once something that I thought could only be attained with some rouge, eye shadow, and lipstick. What I can tell you is that beauty is more than skin deep. More than hair. Life can be difficult, but only when the cards that you are dealt are not played with stealth and delight. Enjoy the process, ride the wave.

I love the boldness of the young women, the fire and passion. Daring to be different, the colors, the styles. If there is one thing that I would like to see, balance. Balance is something that requires a connection. Alignment, an evenness, proportion. Not the balancing of beauty and brains. Balance of responsibility and power. Power of worth. The power of a beautiful intelligent woman. The strength of a woman that knows her worth without overbearing cynicism of independence. The beauty in knowing that interdependence is something that is needed, yearned for, a must. It’s the silent cry that men want, our children need, and the world is missing. It’s ok to be “every woman”, just don’t forget your purpose. The mental anguish and inner demons, the threshold that harbors the thoughts of the past, may be responsible for most lacking the intimacy and compassion for oneself, let alone anyone else. Say what you want to, but, it is the underlying current of hatred that is leading our nations. The desire to be perfect has become synonymous with power. The desire to be the best has been confused with being the best “you” that you can be. It’s the driving force that causes many to work endlessly to provide a materialistic future for generations, but forfeit the ability to nurture your own children. “That has what to do with beauty?”, you might ask. It has everything to do with it. In my opinion Too much of anything, excess, abundance is not always good. Too much of a good thing can cause a disconcerting effect, such as an overabundance of bad can cause disaster. Hence the term “too good to be true,”

Beauty by definition:

1: the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit :  loveliness……..

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Beauty by definition:

Beauty is a thing seldom seen. It is held by all within the soul it lies, waiting to come out to the surface, but it can only be found if someone is sharing your soul with you. Beauty is suppressed by the evils of the world. Only love can bring beauty out. Once seen, beauty never hides again. Not even hatred can deny beauty of it’s true design. Beauty, although possessed by all by few and fewer yet will ever see one of the most beautiful sights – the beauty held by you.

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Say what you want to….I’m beautiful…..

 

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23Feb/15
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Hot Shots and Press

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Photogtaphy: Chris Johnson, Hair: Shanell Monique, Makeup: Shoranda Iyez, Jewelry: House of Roderick, Inc (NYC), Model: Kelli

 

Do you know that you are special? Hairstylists are special people, because we have the ability to heal and nourish every soul that we encounter! I Think that more people would certify themselves as a counselor if they knew how special their job was. I can say that I have earned my share of rewards from clients as well as potential clients, when they walk into my salon. The joys of laughter as well as that heartfelt moment of realization that “I am having a moment, but I have my support system.” Most people that don’t confide in family or friends, will undoubtedly confide in their hairstylist or barber. We have a lot of experience. Life itself teaches us, but we deal with many different personalities daily. We also become the “plug” of resources that people will need to get them through. Referrals and other business owners, customers, etc. are made through the very same alliance. When you think about why you are special, this alone will or should remind you. You are a “Hot Shot” and you do get “Press” even if it is not on a celebrity level. But to somebody, you are a celebrity!

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21Dec/14
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Ten most common mistakes we make on Facebook

Since becoming an entrepreneur I must admit there is one thing that I’ve grown to love and that’s social media. For business owners, social media is like magic but only if used properly. Some of you may have heard negative things about social media, but to its defense I must say social media and networking tools are solely what you make of it. If you only use it to vent and post negative comments then nine chances out of ten you will start to see mostly negative comments and realize that you are surrounded by negative people. Sad but true! Recently during a radio interview about media and social media I gave my two cents on how using social networks could empower someone who is an entrepreneur or an independent artist. With any magic potion there are do’s and don’ts.

 Here’s 10 common mistakes people make on Facebook:

 

First Mistake
Using a personal page and passing both business and personal information. Remember with a business your goal is to create a brand and as an artist you’re creating or protecting your image. So sometimes mixing both personal and business information can be lethal to your brand or your image.

 

Second Mistake
Over posting the same information.
As an entrepreneur or a flourishing music artist, we all have agendas and deadlines however over posting on social media is the worst mistake you can make. Here’s why..When you over post on social media it’s takes you out of a professional role and projects you as a kid laying on the floor crying, kicking and screaming because you can’t get your way. Need a better example? Imagine someone standing on a box on the side of the street yelling out tons of information, but everyone is walking right passed them and no one’s listening. This what happens when you over post the same information over and over again.


Here’s a tip: If you have the same message that you want to get out to a broader audience, consider asking your audience to share your information to their audience.

 

Third Mistake
Not reading other’s posts
Because social media is such a huge outlet we tend to overlook what everyone else is posting in order to post our thoughts and agendas. When you only post without reading sometimes you miss simple opportunities like someone posting a great review or referral about your business or music.

 

Fourth Mistake
Being Anti-social on social media or
not following up with what you previously posted.
Remember the whole purpose of social media is to communicate and to create and build an audience. In order to create a great network, communication is the key. Simple tip: when you post something take a moment to reply to others who have commented on your post or at least acknowledge it by liking their comment. I normally tag the person who replied to my post to keep the line of communication open and going.

 

Fifth Mistake
Using the thumbs up feature on Facebook. Use the thumbs up feature wisely. Some people tend to use this feature way to often. Ask them a question and their reply is a thumbs up. Invite them to an event and their reply is a thumbs up. Again use the thumbs up feature wisely so noone will feel that you’re anti-social.

 

Sixth Mistake
Not using social media to connect to people who will benefit your business. It’s natural for entrepreneurs and indie artists to attempt to connect with people similar to them because everyone always look for people who can relate to their career goals. However for the sake of business, it’s better to use social media to connect with people who can help boost your business. For example, a model may want to use social media to connect with photographers, fashion designers and event coordinators. Get the picture? Awesome! Let’s look at the next common mistake.

 

Seventh Mistake
Using slang, spelling and grammatical errors.
First off, no one should ever need
Urban Dictionary just to understand your post or message via social media. On a personal level slang may be fine. However on a business level you want people to take you, your business or your ministry serious. Most people aren’t perfect in spelling or grammar, but somehow everyone becomes an English guru when they see these mistakes on Facebook.

 

Eighth Mistake
When starting out in business taking professional pictures seems like an unnecessary investment. However over half of the people on social media are visual so kick it up a notch with the great professional pictures. If taking pictures at home, attempt to refrain from bathroom selfies and make sure the background of your pictures are neat and tidy. Believe me when I say pictures count and they build both your brand and image.

 

Ninth Mistake
Not sharing post from others.
Remember social media is not all about you. Social media is to build a genuine audience, make connections and to communicate. With this concept in mind, if you only share information on you…well you can figure this mistake out. No elaboration needed.

 

Tenth Mistake
WRITING IN ALL CAPS
As a Marine wife, trust me when I say I understand the all caps methodology, but with the recent changes on Facebook and other social networks all caps are viewed as spam and sometimes these posts may not be seen by a lot of your friends.

 

Here’s a tip consider using symbols to get your audience attention or alternate between lower case and all caps.

 

Now that we’ve covered the 10 most common mistakes on seen on Facebook, here’s two freebies:

Eleventh Mistake
Your potential audience can’t support your business page if they don’t know about it. Take a moment to link your business fanpage as your latest career so new friends can click on your page directly from your profile.

Lastly, check the spam or other box on Facebook. When you’re not friends with someone, by default Facebook sends those messages go to spam or your “other” box.

LaNette Kincaid is a Marine wife and mother of two, that took on the challenge of owning a business shortly after graduating college. Most of her tips and advice that you will read in our magazine will come from her personal experiences of trial and error. To see more of LaNette’s tips be sure to following her on Twitter @LaNetteKincaid

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01Dec/14
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Kerry Hines

“If you’re in the hair and beauty industry chances are you’ve already been introduced to Kerry Hines. He almost single handedly created the industry of hair and beauty broadcasting. He is the creator and host of the popular “HaiRadio Broadcast Network”, the world’s first 24-hour hair and beauty radio network. He’s also the creator of “The Hair Radio Show” which originally hit the airwaves back in 1995 out of New York and New Jersey. Hines additionally syndicated the groundbreaking radio show to Philadelphia and Atlanta. The show featured several top stylists sharing hair care tips to the listening audience. The show went on to feature celebrity stylists and their famous clients.

If creating a niche in the hair and beauty industry weren’t enough, Hines has also helped to launch the careers of many stylists who were on their way up the ladder by supporting them through his successful publicity business exclusively available to professional celebrity stylists. Hines, himself, has been featured in American Salon Magazine, American Salon Operator Newspaper, The New York Daily News, The Atlanta Journal Constitution and several other media outlets.

Hines returns to his rightful place in the hair and beauty broadcasting industry as a true innovative legend. “I’m glad to again be part of a wonderful community of the most dynamic individuals I’ve ever met. I want our radio show and network to reflect that”.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and reared in northern New Jersey, Hines soon embarked on journeys around the globe connecting him with opportunities that would have not been presented had he not reached for his dreams.

As an true entrepreneur, Hines launched the successful children’s character and weekly radio show, “Fluff the Bear” in Hollywood, California, long before there was a Disney radio channel. He has created five other radio shows, including “Centerstage” that helped new talent connect with successful artists, long before there was an “American Idol”. His ideas have always been ahead of their time but Hines never let that stop him. He’s always believed that working hard at your real gift is not only a lasting and meaningful experience but your true legacy.

It is to your detriment if you ever think that it’s the end of the road for his creativity and innovation. His past successes have made him legendary in the hair and beauty broadcasting industry but it’s his inclusive spirit that endears him to his fans around the world. What’s next? We’ll have to tune in and find out.”

 

I conducted a short interview with Kerry Hines and this is what his responses were;

 

SM: Briefly explain why you became an advocate for hairstylists and new talent?
KH:  I became an accidental advocate for the hair and beauty industry.  I started in broadcasting and then later focused on the hair and beauty industry.  I believe working so closely with the hairstylists and barbers I began to understand their business challenges.
SM: If you can encourage someone in the Hair or Radio Broadcasting Industry now or in the future, what would it be?
KH:  I encourage hairstylists and folks with hair product companies all the time.  I have created many digital platforms, by design, to encourage and promote the stylists and their businesses. I say to work hard and let the work- work for you!
SM: Why did you form Hair Radio Broadcast Network?
KH:  I wanted to combine my love for broadcasting with promotion for that segment in my community.
SM: You have helped further the careers of some of the top stylists and talent in the country. Who were some of your favorites?
KH:  I’ve worked with many popular hairstylists who passed through our doors.  I still offer business coaching and help develop marketing and promotional campaigns.  I have a few favorites but some are still my clients today and I don’t want any to leave me but I think they know who they are.
SM: Were you welcomed or shunned by any of your peers or contemporaries when you started your broadcast Network? Why or why not?
KH:  I was the first to launch this particular genre so I think it was well received.
SM: Who has been some of the most influential guests on your show? Least?
KH:  I have had many influential guests but influential for different reasons.  I have had powerful hairstylists and barbers who have big followings and others who are really talented and had great tips to share with the fans.  I have had celebrity guests who everyone knows.
SM: Were there any shows that you felt were not your best? Why or why not?
KH: I think all of the shows were done incredibly well.  I loved them all and for different reasons.
SM: Would you agree that the Beauty and Broadcasting Industry is at its peak?
KH:  I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s peaked but it’s turning a new corner.
SM: You have seen the evolutionary changes in both industries, especially during the time that multimedia wasn’t as prevalent. Do you think multimedia has helped or hindered some of the growth of both industries?
KH:  Well, social media has really had a big impact on everything that’s technology related.  I think it’s changed not just those industries but the world.  I think for the better.
SM: How so?
KH:  Access, convenience and just moving information across to the masses.
SM: What aspects of the Beauty or Broadcasting Industry would you like to see improve?
KH:  There are several out there now kinda just getting to what I created twenty years ago.  I think the world is just catching up.  They’ll be focused on that for a while.  If the information that’s imparted to the listeners is accurate than I am pleased.
SM: Were there any publications or colleagues that you feel you would have liked to collaborate/partner with?
KH:  I’ve been featured in articles in everything from international beauty magazines to airplane seat back magazines.  I think we’re doing some great business today with the very best being connected to our operation.
SM: Looking back, what would you have changed? What do you realize now that you didn’t realize then; Struggle or breakthroughs?
KH:  I know it sounds corny but I wouldn’t change a thing.  I think you need all of the challenges along the way so you’re prepared once you arrive.  I’ve certainly learned all of the business techniques to really make a difference to their financial pages.
SM: Any last remarks?
KH:  Being in the hair and beauty industry is a great way to create a lasting and profitable legacy for one’s self.  I am proud to be connected to it and to have made a difference.
SM: Contact Info?
KH:  Contact us at www.HaiRadio.com .. Just recently launched www.HaiRadioSchool.Education.. an online school especially for those in the hair and beauty business.  Call us 800-526-2610, ext. 2.
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Kerry Hines
Kerry@HaiRadio.com
The world’s #1 Hair Radio Network is Back!!
www.HaiRadio.com
The HaiRadio Broadcast Network 24 Hours of Hair and Beauty Talk!!
Toll-Free 1-800-526-2610, ext. 2
‘Like Us’ on Facebook ‘The HaiRadio Show’ or follow us on
Twitter @hairadio
Our Blog:  http://newhairadio.blogspot.com
New Book:  How to Get Rich in the Hair Business by Kerry Hines
Monthly Glossy Digital Magazine:  My Hair Is Natural
Road To Healthy Hair Workshop Tour –  Join Us! Philadelphia, Newark, Washington, Baton Rouge, Atlanta Richmond, Chicago and more!! 
HaiRadio School – Enroll Now in One of Our Online Classes ..
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howtogetrichinthehairbusiness “How to Get Rich in the Hair Business” Press Release (Click link)

 

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Kerry Hines
Kerry@HaiRadio.com
The world’s #1 Hair Radio Network is Back!!
www.HaiRadio.com
The HaiRadio Broadcast Network 24 Hours of Hair and Beauty Talk!!
Toll-Free 1-800-526-2610, ext. 2
‘Like Us’ on Facebook ‘The HaiRadio Show’ or follow us on
Twitter @hairadio
Our Blog:  http://newhairadio.blogspot.com
New Book:  How to Get Rich in the Hair Business by Kerry Hines
Monthly Glossy Digital Magazine:  My Hair Is Natural
Road To Healthy Hair Workshop Tour –  Join Us! Philadelphia, Newark, Washington, Baton Rouge, Atlanta Richmond, Chicago and more!!
HaiRadio School – Enroll Now in One of Our Online Classes ..
Visit www.HaiRadioSchool.Education

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20Oct/14
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Product Review: “Jeannie In a Bottle”

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I had the priviledge to interview a very business savvy woman by the name of Melva Williams a while back. She puts the “Entre” in Entrepreneur. She sent me some hair products to use from her product line “Jeannie in A Bottle” (which consists of treatment, moisturizer, and gel), in my salon. I must say, after using the products, I did feel a difference in my clients’ hair. The moisture rich products helped to restore the luster and shine as well as the manageability in everyday styling. I have included some informational videos explaining the use of the products.

 

Importance of using the correct products

Segments of Melva Williams healthy hair….

Jeannie in a Bottle how to order product info

 

 

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