We Aren’t Gatekeeping In 2023 – Transparency And Education


There are only a few guests that have been featured multiple times on Volume Up by The Tease. However, with this episode we have a reigning champion for the guest with the most episodes. 

Monaè Everett has been in two other episodes of Volume Up. Her other episodes include episode 1:07 “Celebrity Stylist Monae Everett on The Difference Between Being A Professional Hairstylist and A Hair Enthusiast” and episode 1:32 “The Texture Style Awards Is Here To Shake Up The Industry”. If you want to hear more about how Monaè got into the beauty industry and the beginnings of the Texture Style Awards check out those episodes. 

Monaè joins this episode to talk about the 2023 Texture Style Awards happening in New York City on Aug 13. Monaè discusses what the show means to her, to others and why stylists should submit their styles today. One of the best parts of the show is that it is semi-professional, that means that pros don’t need to have a whole photoshoot to submit. Stylists can take the photos themselves without having to hire anyone else. 

Monaè also fills Jeffrey Lunnen in on the education classes that she has coming up in NYC in May. She talks about what professionals will be missing out on if they don’t sign up for the classes, including invaluable education, gift bags from her sponsors with products worth more than the prices of the tickets. 

Head to the episode to learn more about Texture Style Awards 2023 and why you should submit your artistry today. Let’s work with Monaè to show the world that there is beauty in all hair textures.

Also in this week’s episode announcing, announcing the PSA campaign of kNOw Beauty Secrets. Unite As One announced the kNOw Beauty Secrets campaign at the Beauty Changes Lives Gala this weekend to pull back the curtain and smash the stereotypes that create these and other misleading comments,and keep the industry from earning the respect it deserves. Head to KnowBeautySecrets.org/pros or follow them on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube and LinkedIn at Know Beauty Secrets to join the movement. 

“I believe it’s not who you know. It’s who knows you…We all  know Rihanna, but does she know us? No. So, we want to be in the ranks of the top respected artists. We want top respected brands to know us. We want top respected media to know us. Texture Style awards are putting you in a place where all of this can happen for you.”

“We say a lot. We have a lot of bravado when we’re sitting at home on our tush. Now’s your opportunity to put yourself in the position to show your work in a way that you can make your dreams come true.”

“All you have to do is style your model’s hair, have some hair texture noticeable, take an image on a solid background and submit at texturestyleawards.com.”

“What most excites me is the opportunity to be the person that I needed. I needed that mentor. I needed that artist who could show me the way.”

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Madeline Hickey

Madeline Hickey is the Digital Media Producer for The Tease and Volume Up podcast. Beauty is the name of her game. Think you have the perfect guest for the podcast? Let her know: madeline@thetease.com

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