Black Girls Blade is a Podcast dedicated to Black Women in the Permanent Makeup Microblading Industry who’s ready to level up their business, unlock the keys to success and grow their empire.. Hosted by Kechia Taylor- Beauty Business Strategist, Founder and CEO of Brows & Co. She will share her experiences as a permanent makeup artist and bring in other artists who are established and up in coming as well. Every other week she will bring new episodes featuring interviews and proven business strategies to level up your career and business in the growing field of PMU.
BGB #018 Introducing Black Micropigmentation Association (BMA)
The wait is over. Black Micropigmentation Association is finally here! On this episode Kechia Taylor, Sheron Devlin, Dior Davenport and Shalon Burruss speak about what it means to have an association for Black PMU/Micropigmentation artists.
The Black Micropigmentation Association is a global non-profit organization that is committed to supporting Black artists in the PMU industry and providing education, training, and community for all.
If you are a PMU artist who is striving for excellence, The Black Micropigmentation Association is for you. Go follow below and have a seat at our table.
OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE 11/13/21 1PM EST/10AM PST ON IG LIVE!
"We are changing the face of the PMU Industry"
BGB #017 Skin Imperfections and Paramedical Tattooing w/ Feleshia Sams
In today’s episode of the Black Girls Blade, we speak with Feleshia Sams, the owner of the Academy of Advanced Cosmetics. She has been in the permanent makeup industry for 16 years before it wasn’t as popular as it is today. She found a passion for paramedical tattooing and after years of doing it, she got into training people.
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Website: https://academyofadvancedcosmetics.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aac_training/ For More About the Podcast:
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BGB #016 Scalp Micropigmentation 101 w/Benaiah Poindexter
Have you been wanting to join the Permanent Makeup industry? Or maybe you want to specialize in a more niched service within the industry? How does Scalp Micropigmentation sound?
On today’s episode of the Black Girls Blade, we speak with Benaiah Poindexter, Scalp Micropigmentation Specialist and Educator. She owns Scalp Prodigy located in Las Vegas, Maryland, and California. She has been in theindustry for 5 years.
She describes the SMP industry as very lucrative and with more men as clients than women. What you need to have in place to be successful in SMP:
Set your time right to figure the number of clients you can handle.Set the price range you want to be in so that it can bear the market based on the city you live in.Ensure you have enough ambition to pursue your marketing because the SMP keyword is expensive. Pro Tip: Make sure your work is different, make your energy different, make your business stand out, and create micro-locations.
Benaiah’s Website: www.scalpprodigy.com Benaiah’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scalpprodigy/ Benaiah’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScalpProdigy/ For More About the Podcast:
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BGB #015. Start, Market, And Grow Your PMU Business w/ Nneka Garel-Portes
How do you start and grow a permanent makeup business? How do you market your skills as a new artist with or without a budget?
On today’s episode of the Black Girls Blade, we talk to Nneka Garel-Portes, the owner of the Color Lab NYC, a licensed esthetician, permanent makeup artist, and educator. She has been in the beauty industry for 8 years. Nneka fell in love with the idea of microblading inspired by her own brow scar and now helps others like her look and feel good. She loves permanent makeup due to its ability to boost people’s confidence.
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BGB #014. Tattooing on Melanin Rich Skin w/Osei Kambui
In today’s episode of the Black Girls Blade, we speak with Osei Kambui also known as The Freehand King. He is a trained tattoo artist who specializes in black skin. He’s known for his unique technique of using freehand without using stencils at all. He started tattooing at a very young age and has done it for 14 years now. He considers himself an expert with black skin even though he has experience with all skin types.
Important Tip: Be patient if you’re not used to working on black skin because it is very spongy and swells when traumatized. Use witch hazel to reduce inflammation during the tattooing process so you can see what the ink took and didn’t take.
Osei describes his art style as versatile. He also explains why he avoids using the term dark skin and instead prefers melanin or melanin rich.
Osei’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freehandking/
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BGB #013. Build an E-Commerce Brand w/Kyhry Taylor
In today’s episode of the Black Girls Blade, we're talking to Kyhry Taylor, the CEO of Adonis Underwear- an underwear brand that caters exclusively to men. He is a product designer trained in everything from graphics, web, finance, e-commerce, etc. has built a 6-figure e-commerce brand just from storytelling.
Kyhry's Business Tips:
When starting an e-commerce business:
Make sure you have an in-demand product before starting e-commerce.Steps on how to validate for your product in the market; purchase it at a wholesale price, promoting it on Instagram, and invest in paid advertising. Consider your individual opportunity cost when deciding whether to keep your day job or not when building an e-commerce business.Check out ADONIS UNDERWEAR at : https://adonisunderwear.com/
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What I’ve been looking for
I own a beauty business here in the dmv area and I must say this podcast really resonates with me. I have been looking for a black girl podcast, especially in the pmu industry. I learn something every episode that I can implement into my business. Thank you for making a difference!
Such a great podcast!!
I’m transitioning from the corporate world to the beauty industry, and this podcast has been sooooo enlightening!! I’m so inspired. ❤️
Hi Brow Babes!! I just want to say thank you for naming this podcast for us pmu artists who are new to the industry. I can’t wait to share my journey with the you all!!! Keep going ladies🌟