57 episodes

With the natural hair movement changing the way black women think about what goes into our hair/body, we are seeing a rise in entrepreneurship within the black community with a real sentiment for organic, non-toxic, safe and synthetic free products. Our community is excited about supporting these endeavors as we realize the power of buying black and how important it is to use safe products that were made with our health in mind. There is a huge need for more Female Black Entrepreneurs and my podcast Hair’s The Scoop is a guide for those that are interested in creating the next black owned business in the hair/beauty industry, but might not know how to navigate or get started in the business.


Hair’s The Scoop is a business podcast that helps to educate black women on the journey through entrepreneurship, by listening to the stories of well known and successful Founders/CEO’s in the business. Each month I highlight bold, black women who have successfully scaled to full-time entrepreneurs within the hair, health and beauty industry. My special guests get candid on what it takes to run a successful company, how they got started, mistakes to avoid in the business and so much more!

I hope my podcast helps to guide you on your entrepreneurial journey!

Hair's The Scoop Teona Smith

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

With the natural hair movement changing the way black women think about what goes into our hair/body, we are seeing a rise in entrepreneurship within the black community with a real sentiment for organic, non-toxic, safe and synthetic free products. Our community is excited about supporting these endeavors as we realize the power of buying black and how important it is to use safe products that were made with our health in mind. There is a huge need for more Female Black Entrepreneurs and my podcast Hair’s The Scoop is a guide for those that are interested in creating the next black owned business in the hair/beauty industry, but might not know how to navigate or get started in the business.


Hair’s The Scoop is a business podcast that helps to educate black women on the journey through entrepreneurship, by listening to the stories of well known and successful Founders/CEO’s in the business. Each month I highlight bold, black women who have successfully scaled to full-time entrepreneurs within the hair, health and beauty industry. My special guests get candid on what it takes to run a successful company, how they got started, mistakes to avoid in the business and so much more!

I hope my podcast helps to guide you on your entrepreneurial journey!

    How Dr. Gaby Longsworth Is Changing The Way We View Curly Hair Products & Their Connection To Our Overall Health

    How Dr. Gaby Longsworth Is Changing The Way We View Curly Hair Products & Their Connection To Our Overall Health

    In today's episode, I sit down and catch up with Dr. Gaby Longsworth. She is a PH. D Scientist, Certified Hair Practitioner, Biotech/Pharmaceutical Patent Attorney and the owner of the natural hair blog Absolutely Everything Curly.
    Dr. Longsworth had a natural desire to learn why certain hair products worked well for her hair but others did not, so she started devouring scientific articles about hair, reviewing hair products, and understanding ingredients, all while scouring the web for information. After realizing the amount of misinformation and the disappointing marketing tricks companies used, Dr. Longsworth is deeply passionate about sharing her knowledge and research while continuing the movement of cherishing, embracing, and discovering natural beauty.
    Through her blog Absolutely Everything Curly, Dr. Longsworth created the unbiased and science-backed go-to source, for people with all types of curly and wavy hair. Absolutely Everything Curly is a subscription-based educational space, created to help those with all types of hair textures to discover and embrace their hair in its natural form while saving time and money in the process.
    In this episode you will learn:
    How toxic ingredients in hair products can affect your overall health over time The different marketing tricks used by companies to get consumers to buy products that can still be harmful How to use Absolutely Everything Curly as a database for finding a curly hairstylist near you in the United States, Canada, the UK and the Middle East. I had such a great conversation with Dr. Longsworth and I know you'll enjoy it too, so tune in now!
    Follow my blog at: https://www.hairsthscoop.com for all episodes and all things natural hair!
    Check out this episode and more on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Player!
    Follow me on Instagram where you can view exclusive photos and videos on how I style my natural hair & more at: https://www.instagram.com/hairs_the_scoop/
    Join our Facebook Community where the conversations continue at: facebook.com/hairsthescooppodcast
    For Sponsorship Info or Collaboration Requests, email me at: TeonaSmith@hairsthescoop.com

    • 45 min
    How Dr. Kristian Edwards Created The Non Toxic Marketplace By Black Artisans- BLK + GRN!

    How Dr. Kristian Edwards Created The Non Toxic Marketplace By Black Artisans- BLK + GRN!

    In today’s episode, I catch up with Dr. Kristian Edwards- she’s the Founder and CEO of the one stop shop for non toxic, all natural, black owned products, BLK+GRN. As a public health professor and graduate of Yale and John’s Hopkins University, Dr. Edwards had a passion to find products that were non toxic and all natural for use in her everyday life. This occurred once she found out that products marketed to black women were disproportionally infused with harmful chemicals, compared to products being sold to other demographics! Dr. Kristian thought this was absurd and sought out to create her very own non toxic marketplace, that featured products created by all Black Female Artisans. Dr. Kristian’s entrepreneurial endeavor is the culmination of her belief in #BlackGirlMagic and her experiences in the public health industry. She is an unshakable optimist who is passionate about helping women cultivate a lifestyle that’s free of artificial ingredients, toxins, and harmful chemicals. She believes that doing so is the only way to foster true happiness. The fundamental hope in buying Black and living green as a non-compromising choice is what connects her journey to a community that also wants to craft and consume products consciously. Since 2018, BLK+GRN has elevated over 100 black owned brands and has shipped over 19,000 orders of non toxic products worldwide! BLK+GRN sells products that go through a rigorous checklist of qualifications to ensure that consumers are receiving the safest, highest quality of products sold in categories such as skin care, hair care, bath & body, plus more! BLK+GRN has been featured in publications such as Essence, Forbes, Blavity, USA Today, and The New York Times - to name a few. Dr. Kristian attributes the early success of her company to the artisans and customers who remain authentic and intentional about health, wellness, and community cultivation.
    I had such a great time interviewing Dr. Kristian Edwards as she shared her journey through entrepreneurship in this candid discussion! So without further a do, let’s tune in to hear how she built her Empire- BLK+GRN!
    Continue to tune in and and learn tips on how to map out and execute your small business goals for the new year!
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    Visit this blog post here: https://hairsthescoop.com/non-toxic-products-blk-grn/
    Visit BLK+GRN: www.blkgrn.com
    Follow my blog at: https://www.hairsthscoop.com for all episodes and all things natural hair!
    Check out this episode and more on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Player!
    Follow me on Instagram where you can view exclusive photos and videos on how I style my natural hair & more at: https://www.instagram.com/hairs_the_scoop/
    Join our Facebook Community where the conversations continue at: facebook.com/hairsthescooppodcast
    For Sponsorship Info or Collaboration Requests, email me at: TeonaSmith@hairsthescoop.com

    • 26 min
    5 Insanely Great Tips to Set Goals and Crush Them: Get your home business back on track!

    5 Insanely Great Tips to Set Goals and Crush Them: Get your home business back on track!

    Have you tried to start a home business, but can't seem to get it off the ground? Starting a small business does not have to be the most difficult thing you have ever done, but it can require the most effort.
    Want to know what it takes to set your goals and crush them when it comes to your home business?  
    In this episode, you are going to learn the best tips you can use to set goals and crush them! It is a new year and it is time to take charge of your destiny and answer that true calling. Don't worry if you've fallen off the wagon with your home business, because it is never to late to pick up where you left off and just START.
    Continue to tune in and and learn tips on how to map out and execute your small business goals for the new year!
    Subscribe, Rate and Review on Apple Podcast! 
    Visit this blog post here: https://hairsthescoop.com/set-goals-and-crush-them/
    Follow my blog at: https://www.hairsthscoop.com for all episodes and all things natural hair!
    Check out this episode and more on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Player!
    Follow me on Instagram where you can view exclusive photos and videos on how I style my natural hair & more at: https://www.instagram.com/hairs_the_scoop/
    Join our Facebook Community where the conversations continue at: facebook.com/hairsthescooppodcast
    For Sponsorship Info or Collaboration Requests, email me at TeonaSmith@hairsthescoop.com
     
     
     

    • 8 min
    How Jade Aminah Created The Lazy Hat!- The Perfect Solution For Naturals On The Go!

    How Jade Aminah Created The Lazy Hat!- The Perfect Solution For Naturals On The Go!

    Meet Jade Aminah- CEO/Founder of The Lazy Hat! Starting out as a natural hair blogger, Jade spent a lot of her time teaching simple, cute natural hairstyles to her following on her Youtube channel @Simplyjade_101. However, Jade quickly began to realize that there were also those lazy days where women with natural hair did not feel up to styling their hair at all, but still wanted to look cute in public. As a result, Jade invented The Lazy Hat, a new and convenient hat with quality hair attached, designed for the busy black woman on the go!
    Proven to be a naturalista's best friend, the idea for The Lazy Hat sprung out of the early pandemic when Jade Aminah had no time or motivation to style her own natural hair, but still needed a way to look presentable when stepping out of the house to run quick errands or even hop on a quick zoom meeting call for work!
    Jade Aminah sought out her materials and hand-crafted a simple solution to use when she was either having a bad hair day or when there was simply just not enough time to style her hair for an upcoming task. Having been actively engaged with her YouTube following for over six years sharing natural hair tutorials, Jade devised The Lazy Hat for women of color who might also want a quick fix to their hair while on the go, just like her!
    Website: https://thelazyhat.com/
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    Follow my blog at: https://www.hairsthscoop.com for all episodes and all things natural hair!
    Check out this episode and more on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Player!
    Follow me on Instagram where you can view exclusive photos and videos on how I style my natural hair & more at: https://www.instagram.com/hairs_the_scoop/
    Follow my blog at: https://www.hairsthscoop.com
    Join our Facebook Community where the conversations continue at: facebook.com/hairsthescooppodcast
    For Sponsorship Info or Collaboration Requests, email me at TeonaSmith@hairsthescoop.com
     

    • 45 min
    How Mariel Mejia Turned Her Hair Health Around By Creating The Brand, Pink Root Hair Products!

    How Mariel Mejia Turned Her Hair Health Around By Creating The Brand, Pink Root Hair Products!

    In today's episode, I had the pleasure of catching up with Mariel Mejia, the Founder/CEO of Pink Root Hair Products. Mariel is a Dominican-American NYC native, born and raised in the Bronx. After years of using relaxers on her hair from the young age of 11, Mariel found herself left with dry, brittle hair from all the damage caused to it by using excessive chemicals and heat. After graduating college in 2017, Mariel Mejia began experimenting with DIY recipes and formulas to improve her hair’s condition.
    Through much hard work, dedication and brilliant formulations, Mariel Mejia was able to launch Pink Root Hair Products in 2019. With her brand new company initially starting out as a passion project, Mariel soon decided to take the leap and left her corporate job quickly after that to work on her hair care brand full time!
    Pink Root Products was created to help customers struggling with chemically treated and heat-damaged hair, transition it back to its natural glory. I can’t wait to share Mariel Mejia's amazing story with you, she is truly genuine and left so many gems in this interview!
    Check Out This Blog Post Here: https://hairsthescoop.com/pink-root-hair-products/
    Follow me on Instagram where you can view exclusive photos and videos on how I style my natural hair & more at: https://www.instagram.com/hairs_the_scoop/
    Follow my blog at: https://www.hairsthscoop.com
    Join our Facebook Community where the conversations continue at: facebook.com/hairsthescooppodcast
    For Sponsorship Info or Collaboration Requests, email me at TeonaSmith@hairsthescoop.com

    • 34 min
    Life Update: Pregnancy, Covid-19 and Making Mental & Emotional Health A Priority!

    Life Update: Pregnancy, Covid-19 and Making Mental & Emotional Health A Priority!

    Hello Everyone, 
    It's been so long since you last heard from me, so I wanted to take the time to catch you up with what's been going on in my life! A LOT has changed over the past few months and I'm finally in a comfortable enough position to give you the scoop on all of my personal life changes and things I've learned about myself along the way. 
    Follow my blog at: https://www.hairsthscoop.com for all episodes and all things natural hair!
    Check out this episode and more on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Player!
    Follow me on Instagram where you can view exclusive photos and videos on how I style my natural hair & more at: https://www.instagram.com/hairs_the_scoop/
    Follow my blog at: https://www.hairsthscoop.com
    Join our Facebook Community where the conversations continue at: facebook.com/hairsthescooppodcast
    For Sponsorship Info or Collaboration Requests, email me at TeonaSmith@hairsthescoop.com
     

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

MonaDib ,

Amazing and Beneficial!

Finally a genuine and authentic conversation about an under-discussed topic: BLACK HAIR. Thanks for the tips, recommendations, and down to earth discussions! Keep it up 🙂

Divvvah ,

Awesomeness

I really appreciate all the wisdom and advice Teonna gives in her Podcast I’m newly back to natural for three years now after wearing a relaxer for 30 years. Teonna’s hair is beautiful and her hair styles are something I can relate to and do them on my own hair. Her hair tips are simple and non complicated. Thank you very much.

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UnrulyByNature ,

Great Podcast

We enjoyed the interview with the lady that owns the beauty supply store. Such a great idea and a great interview. It has given us that extra motivation we needed to start our business in 2021! Keep the interviews coming! Great Job!
Unruly By Nature 😉

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