Aymanie Nelson is the CEO and driving force behind RYL Locking Studio. With over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, she is sought-after for her stellar customer service and Sisterlock Grid parting precision. Aymanie appreciates each of her clients and her goal is to transform their physical and emotional well-beings with each interaction.
Aymanie’s gifts, experience, and expertise have enabled her to take typical hair appointments and transform them into inspiring, uplifting, and energizing beauty experiences. She infuses a wholistic approach into her beauty practice and sees each one of her clients completely -- mind, body, and spirit.
Certified Sisterlock Consultant
International Educator, Maria Thompson, specialises in Braids, & Locs. She is a Platform Artist, Master Pioneer recipient, and a Former Educator with L'Oreal, Mizani. Her work has been published in USA/Europe, and also featured on TV. An extensive line of Digital Downloads are available featuring her creative designs. Maria is the creator of the Sassy Curly Twists and has her own brand of braiding tresses, to complete the style. Twist & Curves “Where Education Meets Excellence”
Award winning Natural Hair Stylist, LocsSpecialist, Hair art aesthete, Educator, Consultant, Mentor and women's wellness advocate with over 18 years of experience. Owner of Regal Expressions Braids and LocsLLC in GA, former owner of Nat'ral Xpression Hair Health and Wellness Palace, and Nat'ral Xpression Braids and Locs academy in St.Croix USVI, and University of the Virgin Islands Masters in Education graduate.
Renee Prophet is the owner and founder of Naturalcentric Hair Salon, a full service natural hair salon serving the DC Metro area since 2002. She is a Master Loctician/Natural stylist, Barber, Braid stylist, and educator. She is also the youngest S.E.L.F Image Award recipient for "Natural Hair Industry Leader". Internationally published, her work has been featured in Sophisticate's Black Hair, Drum Magazine (of South Africa), and others.
Sheena Renae Moore first fell in love with the art of braids and natural hair on the day she got her first doll. As a little girl she loved playing in hair. Over time, through practice, and study this passion grew into something only God could have granted. Now, she is the owner and proprietor of The Lock Oasis Natural Hair Salon.
Sheena Moore is the epitome of your modern day “superwoman”. Sheena has been a Licensed Natural Hair stylist for over 8 years. The quality of her work speaks for itself as she has managed to maintain a very solid clientele for 14 years. The young diva has managed to amass a large list faithful clients. Her reach extends throughout southeastern United States, ranging from the great states of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Washington, DC, and to Texas. Mrs. Moore also has international patrons in Portugal, Spain, Jamaica,Japan, Africa, and India
Charla D Saloane The Hair Oracle is a 35 year beauty industry expert and leader. Author of The Curly Girl Bible . CEO of Hydraology strength and moisture system. International Educator, Salon Owner and stylist Has a passion for the Beauty industry and is dedicated to the professional growth of stylist globally.
Kaity Rodriguez, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, confidence educator, and empowerment speaker with a passion for educating and inspiring girls and women to live amazing lives. Her counseling practice, Serenity Wellness and Therapy Services, is located in Montclair, NJ and specializes in treating individuals with anxiety and stress disorders, as well as self-esteem and self-confidence issues. Kaity is a former Miss New Jersey USA and the author of “Welcome to the Couch: a beginner’s guide to therapy”. She has been featured on outlets such as FOX News, News 12 NJ, and NBC.
Accountant based in NJ
Author, Educator, Wife and Mother of 1. Accountant/Tax Professional/ Financial Advisor with over 25 years experience.
Yes he's a male. He 's here to empower women with his many years of experience in the beauty industry. He started Kirk Pro Products to support his wife/kids as well as the beauty industry. He's created a few cutting processes so he's here to share.
Meet Arnetta Rogers
MY BMF SOLUTIONS
A beauty industry innovator and visionary with a passion for leading beauty and barber entrepreneurs in business management, medical and financial solutions for building multi-generational wealth. Arnetta is a licensed cosmetologist and beauty entrepreneur with over 25-years in the industry. She is also a licensed life, accident and health insurance producer with World Financial Group and National Agents Alliance. By coupling her beauty industry experience and resources with her life and financial planning knowledge, Arnetta has created a total professional and personal management solution for today's beauty and barber entrepreneurs.
Through My BMF Solutions, Arnetta is committed to bridging the gap between business, personal life, wellness, and longevity in the beauty industry. She is a proud member of the prestigious National Beauty Culturists League with a Masters 2 Professional Cosmetology Degree; a partner with ProSolutions Salon Software; and Board of Directors Member with MI Mother's Keeper, helping to build capital and resources for those who are mentally intelligent and in need of treatment, case management, and community resources.
Arnetta has an innate ability to educate, motivate, and guide beauty industry entrepreneurs to achieve, grow, and build both professionally and personally. After working in the industry for a number of years, Arnetta knows sharing the My BMF Solutions Program will provide self-employed professionals the tools to build success.
My BMF Solutions is designed specifically to care for Beauty Entrepreneurs and self-employed individuals by providing effective business management, financial and medical/wellness solutions for you, your clients and team members.
Andreana is a graduate of Dudley Cosmetology University. Her expertise are in the areas of; chemistry, color theory, master hair cutting, product knowledge, platform artistry, natural hair, and Trichology Healthcare. She was awarded “Dudley’s Educator of the Year”, in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016. She was also awarded the“Dr. Joe L. Dudley Humanitarian Award” in 2013. She is currently Co-Director of Dudley’s Creative Artist Team.
In 2015, she graduated Valedictorian from The National Trichology Training Institute in Stockbridge,Ga. with a certificate and diploma in Trichology, and July 2018, she became a certified Trichology Instructor. She is currently Co-director of education for NTTI.
She is the Founder, of #allfolliclesmatter, which is an education based platform created to inform and enhance awareness about hairloss.
She believes, “The Cosmetology industry is the passport to prosperity, and continuing education is the road to longevity, So pursue wisdom and knowledge, and wealth will pursue you”.
Tomeka James is an international stylist/ based out of Northern NJ specializing but not limited to hair replacement, styling, and business. A young entrepreneur who is rapidly growing a reputation as an industry favorite for her innovative techniques, instructional skills and wealth of knowledge reguarding the beauty industry. Tomeka is traveling the world instructing thousands of stylists and helping them get to the next level with her intensive/limitless training. Tomeka is a firm believer that education is the key to success and believes that “ the success of one can be the success of all”. She gives back to the community through several different organizations and events such as feeding the homeless, clothing drives, toys for tots and more. Tomeka dedicates her time to battered women’s shelters, styling hair and promoting self-esteem. She’s a motivational speaker to adults as well as the youth. She wants everyone she meets to know that whatever their struggle may be, they can overcome it and achieve their goals. Tomeka helps young children believe in themselves and opens their eyes to the possibilities of the world. As Author of the book “You Got Way More In You, Where is it?” Tomeka shares her life experiences with others and helps them to become more than the woman she is today.
Tomeka J. is the owner of Tomeka’s Beauty (a hair replacement /styling center in Maplewood, NJ---The President /Founder of the Stylist and Salon Owners Network which is an organization that brings the beauty industry together. She is the creator of the “DSW” the Detachable Sewn Weave, The Mekani weaving technique, Roll-N-Sew and the Wig molding process. The Author of "Braiding Patterns for Weaving" book. She is also the CEO of Extensions Expo Show in NJ- a trade show specially made for hair extensions trainings. A past educator at Dudley’s DCU and a platform artist working with several companies. She can be seen at most of the major shows. Tomeka has been featured in Salon Sense Magazine as Professional of the Month. She received the Educator of the Year Award being honored by Bronner Bros Co. Her techniques have graced the pages of many publications such as Style Q, Hair Gallery and more. Tomeka has trained thousands of stylist with Hands on Instruction in many states and countries including but not limited to Paris, Bahamas, Haiti, Curacao, Canada, and more.
Her behind the scenes styles for celebrities and models for t.v. and photo shoots has made her one of the most sought after stylist in the industry. Tomeka J. shares her creativity with the world through her extensive step by step line of Instructional dvds/ downloads featuring wig making, weaving, cuts and more. She has a cd collection—9 strategies for instant success, building a high performance team and how to hire an assistant. She also has a salon forms booklet which contains the forms needed for day to day salon functions. The MEKA line consists of weaving tools, hair, and beauty supplies. Tomeka and her staff ( The Weave X-Perts Intl. Team) are available for individual and group trainings as well and hosts her own seminars and may be in a town near you soon.
Still in college but making money already through her phone. 3 months away from a Master's Degree in Psychology.
Donyelle V. McBride is CEO of McBride Hair Restoration LLC and Global Trichology Training. Her credentials include Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Natural Health Practitioner, and Licensed Cosmetologist. She is a proud member of American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP),
International Association of Trichology (IAT), American Hair Loss Council (AHLC), and Wigs for Kids.
Dyniecia Barnes is the Founder of Salon JOIERE and Dyniecia Barnes Consulting & Professional Services. She's a United States Air Force veteran with over 10 years experience in the Computer Science and Technology Industry. Her credentials include an Associates degree of Computer Science, a Bachelor in Network Management, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Project Management. She is a Licensed Master Cosmetologist in the state of Georgia, a Certified Weave Buddy Specialist, a member of the Weave Xpert International Team and a 5 Star Educator. She specializes in the care, maintenance and restoration of the natural hair, and an array of protective styling options such as natural protective styles, braiding extensions, instant locs and loc extensions, Human Hair Extension sales & services, and education.
Chaundra Nicole Gore, MSL is a Radio talk show host on the Encouraging Yourself Show on All Nations Stellar Award Winning Radio station, Host of Thursday Night at 8 with LensOfFaith LIVE on Facebook/YouTube, leadership strategist, destiny catalyst, international speaker, motivational coach, ghostwriter, Amazon bestselling author, the Founder and CEO of Lens of Faith Photography LLC, Lens of Faith Speaks and Discovering You Motivational Coaching Program. She is a disabled Army Veteran who has served over 19+ years in United States Army. Chaundra is also a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate, Moderator for Cultivating Clarity in our Community for Domestic Violence, a member Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority Incorporated, an advocate for Service members as a member of The Association for United States Army, Brand Ambassador for We Are Women of Substance, Brand Ambassador for L.I.F.T (Ladies Intentionally Following Through), Brand Ambassador for Black Women Handling Business, and Brand Ambassador for Unstoppable Black Women. Outside of all of her professional titles, she is also a wife, a mother, and a survivor of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Chaundra has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management. A Master’s of Science in Leadership. Currently a Doctoral Student at Grand Canyon University pursuing (Organizational Leadership). Chaundra has been featured in “The Untold Chronicles” Magazine (May 2019 Edition). Chaundra authored her first book January 2019 “I Am A Lens Of Faith”, after becoming a co-author on her first anthology “We Are Women of Substance”. She is also a co-author in “Lift, Launch, Lead”, “Unleashing the Roar” and co-author in “100 Words of Inspiration”. She wrote the foreword in “The Healing Journey” and “My Storm, My Story”.
She enjoys shopping for shoes and purses. Her favorite food is lobster. She loves seafood. Her favorite quote is, “I Have a Dream”, by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and she is an avid book reader.
Hi there, my name is Keyon Corniffe Sr.. I am a licensed financial professional. I educate people on how to better manage their finances. I mentor individuals and business owners by teaching them the concepts and principles they need to build a strong financial foundation. My firm offers five complimentary Financial Literacy Classes to anyone who is ready to learn! We have financial centers throughout North America including Hawaii, Canada, and Puerto Rico. My mission is to educate millions of people around the world on how to take control of their future. It is essential that we learn how to build wealth and pass it on to the next generation with legally tax free options! Call me at (973) 873-5977 to discuss how to build a wealthy future. Please watch this https://youtu.be/kCFPbJaroRQ then please share this with anyone who would benefit from it.
Muta Aliyah Muhammad is the Founder of H.E.A.L. My Girls Mentoring Program
(Help Every Angel Live). Muta serves as a mentor to girls in her community with over 10 years of experience. She dedicates her time by participating in community engagements such as Life skills training workshops, Community baby showers, and many more activities. In 2002 She received a certificate in training for girls who are incarcerated at the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center. In 2004 She received an award from the State Of NJ for helping to Empower Women in homeless shelters, along with volunteering her services with the local community food banks, and clothes drives.
Muta is also a upcoming author of a book called H.E.A.L. By Settling On The Best Part Of Yourself. This book will be published at the end of this year 2020. Muta is currently enrolled as a student at ECC where she is majoring in Social Sciences.
Bonnie Megowan is the founder and co-owner of Bonika Shears. Bonnie is nationally renowned for her ability to make a complex concept simple in her teaching for both scissor sharpeners and hair stylists. She the author of "DIY Care and Repair of Stylist Shears," is the inventor of the Coil Comb and a contributor to the Certified Learning in Cosmetology Hair Cutting Textbook. She is also the host of numerous educational videos and is a sought after guest speaker at cosmetology schools, sharpening conventions and hair shows throughout the United States. She has been recognized as one of the industry's top educators.
She is an award winning shear sharpener trained in shear factories both in the USA and Germany.
With over 20 years of experience Keisha G has developed her industry expertise with her hands-on experience as a nail technician, salon owner, working for product companies and now focused on working in tv/ film; as well as, traveling the world learning from the greats in the industry.
Keisha realized that many stylists really believe that they could only work behind the chair. Truly living out her motto “Brains Behind the Beauty”, her primary focus is sharing and teaching those along the way in her journey. Whether it’s behind the chair with a product company or on set; there are many opportunities for licensed cosmetologists to grow in the beauty industry and survive.
I am 40, I have been a stylist since 1998. I received my barber license in 2015, and have owned 3 salons and a barbershop. I love the industry but it was time for me to transition into something more lucrative and less hands on. I have a son who is disabled that I have been the full time caregiver for 24 years and I needed to come home but still needed to make excellent money. My best friend introduced me to the insurance industry and the rest is history. I love being able now to help stylists, barbers, nail techs and so forth set up a simple retirement and protect their income if something happens. This is what I never knew in my 20+ years in the industry.
Mother of 5, Licensed stylist of 24 years now working in TV & Film. Author of "So I Graduated Beauty School, Now What". Educator and Founder of Set Life Academy.
The Ask Ms. Jennings platform helps entrepreneurs of beauty open schools that covers all Appearance Enhancement studies. We shine light on the hidden gems about beauty school ownership that aren't readily available to the public or industry professionals. We believe everyone deserves a seat at the table if they desire. The Ask Ms. Jennings platform has reserved seats for all who would like to join and become School Owners.