Conscious Beauty And Beautiful Minds: Interview w/ Emilie Hoyt of Lather

Decades before the “clean beauty” movement, Emilie was inspired to take her cues from nature. As a young girl, Emilie suffered from debilitating migraines, sometimes so bad they would visually impair her sight. When medical experts were unable to provide relief, Emilie rolled up her sleeves, deciding to take her remedy into her own hands. Digging into extensive research, she became awakened to the idea that her personal care products were most likely the culprits behind her migraine activation. Of the hundreds of alarming findings from her research, one disingenuous and dangerous “ingredient” stood out among the rest: synthetic fragrance…


Conscious Beauty And Beautiful Minds: Interview w/ Nechami Tenenbaum

Nechami is the Founder and CEO of Karmelacosmetics.com, a high-performance, long lasting beauty brand, flattering for all skin tones and dedicated to supporting women’s healing and empowerment. Nechami’s journey with conscious beauty began years before she launched Karmela Cosmetics. One of her earliest childhood memories is standing in front of her mother’s vanity as she experimented with different makeup looks. During her time in Makeup school, and having grown up with an appreciation of natural products from her health conscious mom, she realized that there was a need for high-end, natural cosmetics. …


Conscious Beauty And Beautiful Minds: Interview w/ Lindsey McCoy

Lindsey McCoy is the co-founder and CEO of Plaine Products, a personal care products company on a mission to save the earth from single-use plastics. After seeing an overwhelming amount of plastics wash up on beaches while living in The Bahamas, Lindsey made the choice to use less plastic in her life, but was unable to find alternatives to the plastic bottles used for products like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and facial care products. She then joined up with her sister, co-founder and COO Ali Webster, to create a line of sustainable body care products in reusable, refillable aluminum bottles…


Conscious Beauty And Beautiful Minds: Interview w/ Breanne Connor

Breanne’s journey to conscious beauty started in 2012, when a desire to grow out her hair made her stumble into the world of conscious hair care. The information she found was so eye-opening, she educated herself on the best ingredients for hair growth and tried products that nourished her hair, rather than damage it. A few months later, she realized that her thin, shoulder-length hair had grown over six inches and was noticeably thicker! She decided to keep going with the rest of her beauty and personal care products until she was left only with cleaner, safer options. Her philosophy…


Conscious Beauty And Beautiful Minds: Interview w/ Brittany Golden — Photo by Paige Sierra

Brittany Golden is a wife, multimedia content creator, entrepreneur and beauty influencer who aspires to inspire hardworking millennials like herself. The Los Angeles native established her design company, BdotDesignz, in 2013 while a senior at California State Dominguez Hills, and landed a one-year contract with Red Bull, designing training decks.

She soon hired into a major Forbes 10 telecommunications company where she got to hone her design skills and witness the rise of digital media from a first-hand account. In 2017, she launched her popular YouTube channel, It’s A Golden Lifestyle, that features videos about navigating the world of beauty…


Conscious Beauty And Beautiful Minds: Interview w/ Havona Alves of Melanin On 6th

Havona Alves is a licensed hairstylist and business owner of 20+ years. Known for her creativity and transformative styling techniques with weaves, particularly with textured hair, Havona is the Founder and Creative Director of Melanin On 6th, an inclusive, upscale salon located in Downtown Los Angeles and CEO of The Music Box located in Atlanta, Georgia.

A native New Yorker, Havona grew up in Pasadena, California where she began styling classmates hair and outfits in junior high school. It was then her love affair with fashion, interior design and haircare began. Often referred to as “The Texture Queen”, Havona is…


Conscious Beauty And Beautiful Minds: Interview w/ Nicole Rose

Nicole Rose is a Beautypreneur, Marketer, and Founder of Ella Dean. She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and attended Portland State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. Since Nicole was a young girl, she has always wanted to work in the beauty and hair industry; her goal is to make a positive impact in the Black haircare market.

Nicole’s family owns a hair salon in NE Portland called Dean’s Beauty Salon & Barbershop; it was created by her great-grandparents Benjamin and Mary Rose Dean in 1954 and then her grandmother, Gloria ‘Ella’ Dean…


Conscious Beauty And Beautiful Minds: Interview w/ Ericka Chancellor

Ericka Chancellor is a licensed professional hair care business owner of 20 years. She is an expert in public health and safety. Her journey officially began in Inglewood California after receiving her state board license from Contempo Beauty.

Ericka has participated in several Hair Shows and has been featured in professional hair magazines. Her specialties include but are not limited to: weaves, styling, coloring, hair growth and repair, alopecia and hair consultations. …


Conscious Beauty And Beautiful Minds: Interview w/ Isabella Barrett

Isabella Barrett is an American born actress who got her start at age 5 in reality TV. From a breakout starring role on the hit TV show Toddlers & Tiaras to NBC’s Bravo Game of Crowns to her own series in Germany called Beauty Queens, Isabella was able to navigate a successful reality TV/business model with product brands that made her a millionaire at 6-years-old. In 2012, Isabella was named one of the youngest self-made millionaires in the United States after developing several business ventures around her initial TV success. Today Isabella is a brand owner and Beauty Influencer.

What was the first beauty routine you adopted as a child or teenager? Which emotions do you connect with this memory?

I…


Conscious Beauty And Beautiful Minds: Interview w/ Tammy Fender

Tammy Fender is a holistic pioneer, and renowned aesthetician, who has guided clients into wellness and natural radiance for over two decades. She’s known for a devoted celebrity following who make their way to the treatment room at her legendary West Palm Beach Spa, and for her award-winning natural skin care collection.

When beginning her own practice in Palm Beach, many of her clients were looking for pre- or post-operative care, which required an all-natural approach. Having studied natural holistic healing all over the world, she began blending her own pure, luxurious botanical formulas as custom-made treatments to meet her…

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