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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 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 I’m sharing some tips on what you can do when you start feeling stuck & unmotivated. One of my #FriendsinBeauty reached out to me recently with this challenge and I was able to ease her mind and give her some suggestions & encouragement. We all go through these periods of unmotivation from time to time so let’…
 
Today on the 111th episode of the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Kechia Taylor - CEO + Franchisor of Brows & Company, Samuel McDuffie - Mindset Coach, and Tiyana Robinsn - Beauty Biz Strategist to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. This episode was recorded in front of a LIVE audience in Washington, DC and was the first LIVE recording of the F…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Muslimah Carpenter, also known as Moose, to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Muslimah is a Makeup Artist, Content Creator, and Educator based in the Metropolitan DC area. She is known for her highly engaging video content, where she showcases her breathtaking makeup looks with her mind-blowing tran…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome the Founder of ME Cosmetics, Camille Baretto, to the Friends in Beauty Podcast. Dermatologist tested, ME Cosmetics by self-described “cosmetic MacGyver” Camille Barreto launched at the end of 2021 to rave reviews. After struggling with thinning hair for years, Camille was unable to find a confidence-…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I’m doing a recap of my 1st Friends in Beauty Podcast LIVE that happened on April 15, 2022. After hosting any kind of event it’s important to reflect on the different things that occurred. In this episode I talk about: -Things that happened (good & bad) leading up to the event -What happened the day of the eve…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome the Beauty CPA, Kenesha Coleman, to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Kenesha is an award-winning CPA, Certified Tax Coach and IRS Enrolled Agent. She founded ColemanTax, an Accounting firm that specializes in helping ambitious and driven Beauty Entrepreneurs save money by optimizing their tax and f…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcomethe CEO and Founder of Queendom Aesthetics, Melissa Odum, to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Queendom Aesthetics is the #1 largest, black-woman owned vegan, holistic, and wellness spa based in New Orleans & in Slidell, Louisiana. Since Queendom's founding in 2015, Melissa has been able to help mill…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome the founders of the Black Micropigmentation Association to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. The BMA is founded by 4 Permanent Makeup experts, estheticians and beauty business educators, from around the globe who, collectively, have over 24 years of experience in the beauty industry. It all started …
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome the Founder & CEO of UManagement Strategic Communications + Public Relations, Milan Mobley, to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Milan is the publicist behind some of my favorite guests on the Friends in Beauty Podcast and with her expertise in public relations I knew that she would be an asset to t…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I’m talking about NFT’s in the world of beauty. If you haven’t heard NFT’s are the new wave of cryptocurrency that is revolutionizing the way we do business, deal with consumers, and invest. I have been immersed in the NFT space for several months now so I wanted to come and talk about: -What is an NFT? -How N…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I’m sharing a little storytime about a bridesmaid that I experienced over the weekend. I’ve literally never had a bad experience doing a wedding, and this wedding experience wasn’t bad at all, but this bridesmaid is lucky that I wanted to remain professional for the sake of my brand and for my fellow MUA’s tha…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome the Founder of Brooklyn Rooftop Botanicals, Liana Blomquist, to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Brooklyn Rooftop Botanicals is New York City's first and only rooftop beauty farm that spans over three rooftops. They grow and process botanicals on Brooklyn rooftops to create extracts and beauty prod…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I’m celebrating my 100th episode! I’m so proud to reach this milestone and reflect on this moment. I encourage you to celebrate your #miniwins and give you some encouraging words to live by and remember. Tune in to help me celebrate the occasion. Support Friends in Beauty by sharing an episode with your friend…
 
Ep. 99: True Glo Expert Skincare Creator, Annastazia Unce, Viral TikTok Sells Out Online Store 2x Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Aesthetician & Creator of True Glo Expert Skincare, Anastazia Unce to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Annastazia has been an esthetician for 9 years and currently owns and operates Kimeera Spa. There …
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome the Founder of Shyft Beauty Consulting Agency, Melissa Hibbért, to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Melissa is a former Corporate Marketing Executive turned Beauty Entrepreneur; A natural business evolution for her - combining a successful background in multi-cultural advertising, brand & product a…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome my fave Makeup Artist, Photographer, Entrepreneur & Founder of Danessa’s Myricks Beauty, Danessa Myricks to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. In a world focused on labels, Danessa Myricks has continuously broken boundaries and built a world of beauty for people from all races, ages and genders. Star…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I share how I’ve been balancing life and work or not so much. This balancing act is no joke so I’ve come up with a solution to alleviate some of the stress + anxiety that I have been experiencing. I also share some exciting things that have been happening that have been totally random yet fulfilling + what’s n…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome the CEO + Founder of Tress Obsessed Beauty Vending, Maxine Pittman, to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Maxine is a born-and-raised Los Angeles millennial who isn’t afraid of hard work, sweat equity, and some faux lashes. Over the years, traveling and beauty have become her two favorite hobbies. Wa…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Tatiana Ward aka Beat Face Honey, to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Tatiana is a celebrity makeup artist and educator. Her very start in the beauty industry was that of educating. Her precise and easy to follow YouTube videos have amassed over 13 Million hits on Youtube worldwide. Tatiana’s mass …
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I’m sharing a personal experience with you that may potentially hold me back in my business as I grow. It may be something you’re doing as well and I also encourage you to explore your personal challenges and how they may be showing up in your business. Don’t forget to share with another #FriendinBeauty. Enjoy…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome the Founder + CEO of Ava Estell, Yaw Okyere, to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Developed in response to his wife’s feeling of insecurity over her hyperpigmentation, Ava Estell, is an all-natural line of cosmetic products specifically developed for both the black community and people of colour, by…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I’m reflecting on 2021 and sharing some things that I accomplished as well as some of the aspirations I have for 2022. If you don’t reflect on your year you’ll never know how far you’ve come and how much you’ve accomplished. Don’t forget to share with another #FriendinBeauty. Enjoy this episode! Leave us a 5 s…
 
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…
 
Today on the Friends in Beauty Podcast I welcome Bianca Edwards to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Bianca is a Los Angeles licensed esthetician who travels the world to educate others and grow her luxury beauty tools line, Beauty Done Right. Bianca began her Esthetic journey in the 90s as a teenager. As an esthetic sales rep and traveling celebr…
 
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 I welcome Yewande Masi to the Friends in Beauty guest chair. Yewande Masi, the founder of Ornami Skincare. Ornami is a Black-owned, toxin-free skin and body care line that Yewande began after a breakup. Supported by friends and family, Yewande founded Ornami on the idea that sometimes finding happiness is a pr…
 
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…
 
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