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Welcome to the Friends in Beauty Podcast, hosted by Akua Robinson, Makeup Artist, Beauty Educator, and the creator of Friends in Beauty. This podcast is a safe space for ambitious beauty industry creatives to have real talk, get real answers and practical tools to grow their businesses, learn the keys to success & longevity in the beauty industry, and most importantly have fun! The Friends in Beauty Podcast is an extension of Akua Robinson’s Friends in Beauty networking events and is an oppo ...
 
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Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Christina Flach to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Christina is a Celebrity Makeup and Hair Artist + the creator and CEO of Pretty Girl Makeup. Christina is available onsite in Marin, San Francisco, Napa, Sonoma, Carmel, and Cabo San Lucas for Weddings, Photoshoots, E-commerce, Make-overs, Film, V…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I’m sharing with you something special that I’ve been working on. As a Makeup Artist for almost 9 years I have invested so much in education. I’ve always noticed that I’ve had to invest in a course here, a coach there, a seminar here and there to learn the skills I needed to run my beauty business. It starts t…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Aleah Rae to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Aleah Rae is the passionate powerhouse behind Rae of Light Digital. A creative at heart, Aleah combines a love for fashion and beauty with her keen sense of business to help indie beauty brands market their products through social media. As a Facebook A…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Danny Tran, CEO and Founder of Highstoke Media, to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Danny founded Highstoke Media in 2018, due to the fact that no proven marketing system existed in the luxury beauty space. After watching thousands of permanent makeup businesses struggle with consistent clientele a…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast Akua talks about The Importance of Setting Boundaries In Your Business and gives you tips on how to go about setting your boundaries ASAP. “A lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect.” It’s important to set boundaries, not only when it comes to personal or romantic relationships, but also in your business.…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I'm sharing a powerful step that you must do before setting your goals that I learned from my business coach. As you may or may not know, the 4th quarter of the year is when businesses start to reflect on the current year and plan/set goals for the upcoming year. Gone are the days of waiting until January 1st …
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome my big sister in my head, Ashunta Sheriff-Kendricks, to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Ashunta is a renowned celebrity makeup artist with over 20 years of experience. From major Academy Award motion pictures to being an Emmy Award nominated makeup artist for her work and contribution to the iconi…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Tara Paton to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Tara Paton is a marketing strategist, consultant and coach for e-commerce product based brands. She helps business owners double their revenue so they can consistently achieve 5 figure months and position their brands to grow and scale. For 14 years sh…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome my #FriendinBeauty Atarah to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Atarah got her start in the beauty/fashion industry over 12 years ago at her alma mater, Coppin State University. After receiving numerous compliments from her peers on campus about her makeup, the thought of doing makeup on others began…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I bless the podcast with a solo episode. It’s been a while since I’ve done a solo episode so, I wanted to come on and just kick it with my Friends in Beauty. In this episode I talk about the importance of us getting in the habit of celebrating consistency. We get so caught up in reaching our goals that we don’…
 
Today in the Friend’s in Beauty guest chair we welcome Merrell Hollis, Celebrity Makeup Artist, Beauty Director, and Skincare Expert. With over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry we had so much to chat about that we had to split the interview into 2 parts. Merrell Hollis’ beauty career exploded when he became the grooming consultant and …
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome the CEO of Enzuri Beauty, Kisha Tyrell to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. There are two things women want in skincare, that’s healthy skin and youthful skin that glows! Throughout the year as the seasons change protecting your skin and proper healing is essential for a radiant glow. Early in life,…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome the CEO + Founder of Bennett Career Institute, C. Alan Systems, & the Kidney Cafe, C. Alan Bennett to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. How does one go from a Bachelors in Religion to opening a wildly successful beauty school in Washington, DC? Well you’re going to have to tune in to find out. If yo…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Makeup Artist + Beauty Educator, Nicky Posley, to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Nicky Posley's journey into makeup began through a strong fascination in the transformative power of beauty, art and fashion. A fine artist first, Nicky experimented with many visual art forms, eventually finding the…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Jamie Stone to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Jamie Stone is beauty and fashion social media expert turned podcast host. She is the host and producer of A Little Too Much™-- A podcast about women who, some might say, are a "little too much." Jamie began her career in the PR world and made a pivot…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Krystal Rae to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Krystal helps service providers leverage their scaling potential so they can fully optimize the most valuable asset we can never own, our time. If you’re ready to simplify your business operations, then Krystal is your girl. I met Krystal as a Makeup …
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome the creator of Satrell Beauty, Nichole Wright, to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. A wife, mom, and now an entrepreneur Nichole Wright created Satrell, a beauty brand where you’ll find exclusive products that will inspire creativity and expression. Named after her two sons Samual and Dontrell, she …
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Mel The Barber to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Mel is a barber based in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) area who just so happens to cut people’s hair that has a lot of money a.k.a celebrities. With 8 years in the game…an insane list of over 200 celebrity clients…a booming business it’s clear h…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Kindja Muongo, co-founder at Andjou Cosmetics, ex L'Oreal Marketeer, and an absolute beauty junkie, to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Andjou Cosmetics is a European black-owned beauty brand that believes it's time we take charge of our own beauty, challenge industry standards, and create the worl…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I'm talking to you about one of the things I see my #FriendsinBeauty neglect when building their businesses and that's, knowing their audience. Having You Been Struggling With: -Low engagement on social media -Inconsistent bookings -Clients debating with you about your rates -Getting frustrated and discouraged…
 
Today I’m sharing a fear story with you. I recently went on a two week vacation to Senegal with my family and experienced a lot of firsts...one of which was ziplining. I was so pumped about zip lining until it was time to zipline. Then my FEAR started to kick in along with some doubt and anxiety. My experience with zip lining made me reflect on oth…
 
Today I welcome the #1 fan of the Friends in Beauty Podcast, Zahra Dial, my niece to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Zahra is 8 years old and loves tuning into the Friends in Beauty Podcast. She has also expressed that she wants to have her own podcast one day so while we're in Senegal on a family vacation I thought it would be a good idea for h…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast Akua talks about Imposter Syndrome and gives you 5 ways to overcome it so that you can begin to feel confident and deserving of your accomplishments. Statistics show that 70% of people experience imposter syndrome at some point in their lives. It may show up as feeling like you got lucky, not feeling deserving…
 
Today I welcome the CEO of Rich In Color Cosmetics, Shalena Edwards, to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Rich In Color comes after Shalena’s years of experience working as an Executive and Business Manager for top-tier beauty brands. As a Mom -preneur juggling two businesses and five children Shalena has launched a beauty brand, especially keepin…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast Akua shares her tips for curing comparison syndrome This is something that we all go through from time to time. I mean, we’re only human right. It’s hard to resist the urge to compare ourselves to others. But there’s a thin line between healthy and unhealthy comparisons. If you’re observing someone in admirati…
 
Today I welcome my first international guest to the Friends in Beauty guest chair, Asare Prince. Asare Prince is a Professional Makeup Artist and a Beauty Consultant based in Accra, Ghana. His specialty is in Editorial, Print/Magazines and Bridal parties. He has gotten the opportunity to work and be the head of makeup for most fashion weeks in Ghan…
 
Today I welcome Daria Wright to the Friends in Beauty guest chair! Daria Wright is Emmy Award winning Hairstylist and Makeup Artist working in TV & Film. She is also CEO and founder of her newly formed beauty company Conglamourate Inc. Her work experience for over a decade has been in fashion editorial including New York Fashion Week, photo shoots …
 
Today I welcome Kumiko Ming to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Kumiko is a photographer, businesswoman, and the owner of House of Uni. Founded in 2014 Kumiko, a Caribbean woman, wanted something that would represent her culture. With almost 2 decades under her belt in the beauty and fashion industry she wanted to create products that embodied ev…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Mikey Moran - CEO of Private Label Extensions to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Mikey Moran is a serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Private Label Extensions, a hair extension and technology company helping entrepreneurs launch and manage their brands. Private Label Extensions is ranke…
 
This is a special episode of the Friends in Beauty Podcast because today The Friends in beauty podcast turns 1 years old! On May 5, 2020 I launched The Friends in Beauty in Podcast in the hopes of having a space where I could have real and open conversations around how some of our #FriendsinBeauty made it to where they are + to also share some prac…
 
On this episode of the Friends in Beauty Podcast I’m sharing a current disappointment that I experienced in my business and how I frequently come to the realization that my path to success is NOT what I think it is and I’m honestly learning everyday how to be okay with that. As your Best Friend in Beauty I think it’s my duty to keep it real with yo…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Mamé Adjei to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Mame Adjei is a Ghanaian-American international model, activist, and social (issues) entrepreneur, who got her start in the entertainment industry shortly after college, where she simultaneously studied Political Science, African Studies, and Business.…
 
On this episode of the Friends in Beauty Podcast I want to share with you 7 Tips For Choosing A Coach. This week on the Friends in Beauty YouTube channel I shared “10 Things I Wish I Knew BEFORE Becoming A Makeup Artist.” One of those things that I wish I knew was that I was going to eventually make some high ticket investments in a coach and you w…
 
Today in the Friends in Beauty guest chair we welcome Brittany Rogers, Professional Makeup Artist serving the DMV (DC, MD, and VA) and NYC. With 10 years of experience in the beauty industry Brittany shares everything from her humble beginnings of working in a salon in one of the roughest neighborhoods in Washington, DC to falling in love with the …
 
On this episode of the Friends in Beauty Podcast I want to share something that happened to me recently & give you some updates on what’s going on with Friends in Beauty. I had an epiphany of sorts that made me realize that I am living the life that I’m manifesting. I think it’s very important to sit back and reflect or be conscious enough to recog…
 
Today in the Friends in Beauty guest chair we welcome Brian Robinson (BDR), Celebrity Fashion Stylist. Classic is a common word used to describe Fashion/Wardrobe stylist Brian D. Robinson’s (BDR) work. Resiliency is the word BDR uses to describe his journey within his now eight year career within the fashion industry. BDR is known for his keen eye …
 
Today on the friends in beauty Podcast we welcome Joelle Phillips, Professional Makeup Artist and creator of OMGLO cosmetics. With an original love for photography, Joelle's curiosity in makeup artistry began to blossom on set of photoshoots as she studied the Makeup Artists techniques in order to strengthen her skills as a photographer. After atte…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I’m sharing “How To Establish Yourself As An Authority In The Beauty Industry.” Many of us want to be known and amongst the who’s who in the beauty industry. But, it can be hard to stand out in an oversaturated market or just hard for your audience to take you seriously, for a number of reasons. In order to be…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Nen10doe to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Nen10doe is a nail tech based in the DMV area who went viral during the pandemic for not only doing nails but for shattering the gender & orientation norms that usually come along with being a nail tech. He’s been featured on Good Morning America and WUS…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Nen10doe to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Nen10doe is a nail tech based in the DMV area who went viral during the pandemic for not only doing nails but for shattering the gender & orientation norms that usually come along with being a nail tech. He’s been featured on Good Morning America and WUS…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I’m sharing with you an important + IMPACTFUL event that is going down this Sunday, February 28, 2021. The Black Beauty Roster is hosting its first Virtual Beauty Summit and it’s going to be EPIC! The Black Beauty Roster's mission is to bring meaningful diversity across the fashion and entertainment industry b…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Alexandra “Alex” Butler to the guest chair. Alexandra, known for her blending techniques, flawless applications, and natural use of color, has developed a beauty aesthetic that spans across varying print and film genres. Her collaboration with various makeup brands, television series, fashion and awa…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I’m sharing with you a little storytime about how I got flewed out to San Francisco. I had the opportunity to be the Key Makeup Artist for the Off Broadway production Mighty Real A Fabulous Sylvester Musical. The show traveled from NYC to San Francisco for 1 month and I had the honor of being a part of the mag…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Vanessa Marie to the guest chair. Vanessa is a launch strategist who helps burnt out 1-1 coaches transition to the group coaching model with her lazy launch + low effort enrollment process. She helps coaches realize they don't have to do more to achieve more. I met Vanessa as a Makeup Artist so, when…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome my significant other, my boo, my partner in crime, my boyfriend, David Daley, to the guest chair. David and I have known each other for 5 years and he has played a big role in my life by supporting me as I build my beauty empire. It’s not easy dating a beautypreneur. The emotional rollercoaster is re…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast Akua shares one of the easiest ways to filter the type of clients you work with. You ever wonder why some people get the type of clients that you wish for? Is it your social media feed? Is it the products that you use in your kit? Is it the camera that you use? Well you’ll just have to tune into this episode t…
 
Ep. 42: How To Boss Up In 2021! Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast Akua shares her tips for How To Boss Up In 2021! 2020 is behind us now. Although we’re still living in the aftermath of the most historic year of our lives (so far) we have to move forward. Are you ready to boss up? How are you going to use this fresh start to your advantage? If…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast Akua shares her excitement for the New Year, twenty-twenty won and sends you her well wishes for a prosperous year! Akua also shares the plans that she has for Friends in Beauty in the New Year which include continuing with the Friends in Beauty Podcast, more beauty education + resources, and some in person an…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome LA Celebrity Makeup Artist Bobbie Riley to the guest chair. Bobbie started doing makeup at the age of 16 and started her professional makeup career on set at 17 shadowing Celebrity Makeup Artists such as Joanna Simkin. She from there built up her clientele, name, and brand and began generating her ow…
 
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