This week, Beauty Superstars Talk has been full of amazing voices and advice from beauty industry professionals. This month’s focus has been on revisiting diversity in the beauty industry and what next steps should be taken when it comes to the black beauty community.
On Thursday, we heard from Miki Wright and Crystal Wright, an amazing woman and business coach who wrote the book The Hair Makeup & Fashion Styling Career Guide (aka the industry bible). She also worked with household name celebrities, giving us advice on how to market our brands and maintain professional relationships. We got some amazing advice and mentorship on portfolios and outwitting and exceeding biased expectations. Yup, we got all the behind the scenes deets last week on Rising to the Top in Beauty with Crystal Wright, sponsored by Black Beauty Expo. Watch last Thursday’s clip below!
On Tuesday’s episode, we heard from Miki Wright and Weldon Bond on Black Beauty 365 with Weldon Bond, sponsored by Black Beauty Expo. Weldon Bond is the founder of Black Beauty Expo, publisher of the Black Beauty Magazine, and is currently creating The Black Beauty Institute and Bible. His strong opinions give us invaluable information in the continuing conversation about revisiting diversity in the beauty industry.
Usually behind the scenes, Bond gives us a peek into the reality of the industry. Based off of his personal experience, he grants incredible advice on how to move forward as an entrepreneur and branch away from large corporations and sponsorships.
These incredible industry professionals touch on communication and media, and how technology has helped create more than just one voice for the black community in beauty.
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“You have not, because you asked not”
“The most important thing about being successful is consistency, it’s just that simple”
“It always comes down to competing on price… the way artists add value and the way clients perceive value are two completely different things!”
“We’re so used to not hearing ourselves”
“We don’t have as many of the giants, but we also have a lot of the smaller mom-and-pop type of operations”
“Especially as a black entrepreneur, you have to be able to redefine some things, and to make up your own definitions about what success is”