1. Who is Sha'non Thomas and what makes HNM Glam Spot unique in the world of beauty? Shanon Thomas is a entrepreneur riding her wave in the beauty industry. As the owner of HNM Glam Spot she brings a personal one on one experience with hairstyling, nail designing, makeup applications, lash extensions and customization of wigs embodying each clients vision of what they want there appearance to be. All for a great price, in a beautiful environment and excellent location.
How does it feel to now be a beautypreneur, wifepreneur and mompreneur-to-be?! It’s exciting! I feel so powerful, challenged and blessed all at the same time. I’m learning things about myself that I didn’t know I could do; tapping into that black girl magic and learning how to use my talents more.
If you could give women entrepreneurs one piece of advice before becoming a wife & mom, what would that be? I would tell them to take risks. Do everything that scares you and that you wouldn’t want to do because you had people depending on you. If mistakes are going to be made it’s best to make them when it’s just you to worry about as opposed to a family. Mistakes teach lessons and lessons create success.
What is next for your business this year? I’m preparing my self for a new salon, classes and magazine that gives talented hair stylist, makeup artist , lash techs, and nail techs an opportunity to learn, market, advertise and grow their businesses.
Where do you see your life in 10 years? In 10 years I plan on being retired with my husband living on a Caribbean Island every winter and LA or Miami in the summer; Franchising HNM Glam Spot throughout the US, and raising my daughter to become whatever her heart desires.
6. How can readers connect with you online?
I am on FB: HNM GLAM SPOT & Shanon HNM Goddess
IG: HNM GLAM SPOT & Shanon_hnmgoddess
Styleseat for booking appts: styleseat.com/shanonthomas.
Please introduce yourself and brand to our readers:
Hello, Glambitious readers! I am Averri Liggins, CEO of Black Women Moguls, Black Business Connect, and owner of The Jetset Mogul, a swimsuit and sunglasses store. A proud graduate of Clark Atlanta University, I obtained my undergraduate degree in Political Science going on to work for a local Atlanta nonprofit and later the Office of Governor Nathan Deal.
A. Tell us about yourself and business:
My name is Tahira Best, of Illuminating Queens and I am a family woman, a compassionate listener who loves helping others and a woman always wears her heart on her sleeve. I empower and support women leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs to create more flow, freedom and fulfillment in their lives so they can show up as the illuminating queens that they are.
We as multi-dimensional beings must work on achieving inner balance and wellbeing before we can truly Live the Abundant Life God has for us. Wellness isn’t just about eating kale and going vegan. Wellness is about the health of our spirituality, thoughts, inner self, relationships, emotions, finances, and fulfilling our divine assignment. When one area of our lives is out of balance, all other areas of our lives are impacted. It also represents inner healing that needs to be addressed. I help women solve the challenges they experience in their health, mindset, relationships, emotions, spirituality and life by providing them with the holistic tools they need to achieve inner and outer wellness.
I am also the author of, “The Fearless Woman”, “The Healthy Eating Guide” and “My Vision Journal”. I am a Mother to an amazing 2-year-old son and I love all things holistic. I spend a lot of time studying metaphysics, mind science and personal development. I’ve been vegan for almost a decade and love speaking to inspire others to strive for God and the Promise He has for them.
2. How are you using your talents to propel women forward?
I use my personal experiences, knowledge and voice to communicate the value of holistic wellness. One of my talents is speaking to inspire and educate others. It is one of my greatest joys. I created a Whole Woman Wellness program called, “Elevate Your Life: Attract the Man, Money & Life of Your Dreams”. The program is all about doing the inner work and making the necessary shifts in thought and action to align with the desires of one’s heart. I also teach holistic lifestyle workshops that focus on self-love & self-esteem, healthy living & holistic detoxing.
3. What advice would you share with women that want to enter your industry?
My best advice would be to be patient with yourself and invest in yourself, read, study and do your best to apply the knowledge.
A Life of Wellness doesn’t happen over night, it’s a daily journey. Working on ourselves, studying, applying and teaching what we know along our individual pathway way will open the door for so many more to feel motivated and inspired to live healthier lives.
4. What is next for you in 2019 & how can readers support your efforts?
2019 will be a Big Year for Me! My Signature Program, “Elevate Your Life” is only offered a few times a year, however, I am launching a few Online Courses in the arena of Holistic Wellness for Women. I have several speaking engagements lined up and will be doing a Holistic Wellness Retreat! If any of your readers are interested in learning more about Holistic Wellness, they can connect with me, I would be happy to be a resource for them on their journey to Living a more Abundant Life.
5. Please share your contact information & social media handles:
Introduce yourself and your business:
My name is Gracia Collins Rich. I am an author, journalist with Formidable Woman Magazine, freelance writer and founder of the Broken Dolls Initiative. I am from the small town of Rains, South Carolina and it is my purpose to lead women to the promises God has for them and the best versions of themselves through my writing and mentorship.
How are you using your talents to propel women forward?
I am using the talent of my writing by creating books, blogs and other writings to encourage, inspire and empower women to see who they really are. I am also using my talent of mentorship through my company, The Broken Dolls Initiative to let women know that even though we are broken, we can be made whole and the everyone deserves a second chance. Nothing is so bad that you can't come back from. There is always beauty from ashes.
What advice would you share with women that want to enter your industry?
The advice that I would give any woman that chooses this industry or any other is to always be YOURSELF. You may be encouraged by someone, you may see someone as a role model, but to truly excel in any industry, you have to be your true, authentic self.
What is next for you in 2019 & how can readers support your efforts?
This year I will release my full length novel, Sometimes I Cry, which I would describe as a complete revolution of a woman's life as she comes to grips with whom she really is. It will be available this winter at www.graciacrich.com and booksellers near you. The Broken Dolls Initiative, LLC will have events for young girls and women in the fall of the year. All will be announced at my website. There are exciting things to come.
Please share your contact information & social media handles:
You can find me at www.graciacrich.com, IG @beautifullynaturalgeek and on Facebook @Gracia Collins Rich
Dr. Musielak is not only a full-time physician, but a super mom of triplets, a wife of an amazing surgeon, an author, motivational and wellness speaker and an entrepreneur. She has even started her own show, The Dr. Mom Show, to serve as a medical informational resource.
Tell us a little about you?
Deena C. Brown. PhD is the CEO of DC Brown International. A highly sought-after consultant, mentor and speaker who helps individuals and teams to develop the ability to communicate and collaborate at a world class level so they can grow their business result.
Dr. Brown hosts a weekly talk radio show “Get Real with Dr. Deena on LA Talk Radio, and launched Walking Through Glass: The Podcast in February 2019.
How many businesses do you have? And what are they?
A Way With Words: Writing Coach, Self-Publishing, and full-service publishing
DC Brown International: A leadership and business development corporation
Divastatingstyle: Women’s Apparel
Founder: The Leadhershift Movement
What made you want to become an Entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurship provides an outlet for my creative gifts. I didn’t seek to become an entrepreneur I evolved into the business. I knew it was time to shift into my next greater and entrepreneurship doesn’t come with boundaries.
Share something funny and exciting:
My secret confession is that I would love to get my bartending license and open a bar. I would love to collect stories and utilize my imagination to create signature one of a kind drinks.
Women must embrace their authentic truth and boldly walk in their gifts unapologetically to trail-blaze for the next generation of women. Seasoned women must take in active role in mentor younger women who not only need inspiration to aspire to reach the next level but provide specific tools to assist them in achieving the goals they set for themselves.
Additionally, we must provide access to critical resources such as capital, strategic partnerships, collaborations, and information that will unlock the doors blocking their success.
Self-care is the ultimate healthcare. It is so important to learn to love yourself FIRST so that you can give from your overflow. Embrace the art of loving YOU because you are unapologetically beautiful and there is no one else like you.
Follow her in Instagram and Twitter: @drdeenaspeaks
Q. Tell us a little about you?
I am a proud mother of 2 / supportive and loving spouse / and loyal friend.
I am a Certified Life & Radical Success Coach / International Bestselling Author / Stage 4 Breast Cancer Survivor. On a daily basis, I am passionate about motivating and inspiring women to uncover their true passion and with over 12 years in the business coaching realm, I teach them proven business strategies to turn that passion into profits and bankroll their bank accounts so that they can live the life of their dreams.
Q. Tell us a little about you?
My name is Dashnay Michell Johnson. Im 32 years old. Born and raised in Jersey City, NJ. Im married to my best friend and business partner, Barry Darnell Johnson. Im the best mom in the world to our five boys (in their eyes). They are 15, 12, 11, 4, and 1. Im a phenomenal cook, dancer and book worm. I enjoy philanthropy and spreading love. I take pride in my work. I love to travel but Im mostly a homebody.