34 episodes

So you want to start your own beauty brand. But where do you begin? What does it take? Should you quit your job? How do you fund it? Do you seek out retail partners or go direct to consumers? Kitiya King, founder of award-winning Mischo Beauty, explores these questions and more as she sits down with the most successful Black female founders in beauty. She uses her expertise as a founder to dig deeper and uncover what’s worked and what hasn’t. Serving Beauty is about real talk, with real women, who mean real business. So come join the founders’ table where beauty is served, you can sit with us! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/servingbeauty/support

Serving Beauty with Kitiya King Kitiya King

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    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

So you want to start your own beauty brand. But where do you begin? What does it take? Should you quit your job? How do you fund it? Do you seek out retail partners or go direct to consumers? Kitiya King, founder of award-winning Mischo Beauty, explores these questions and more as she sits down with the most successful Black female founders in beauty. She uses her expertise as a founder to dig deeper and uncover what’s worked and what hasn’t. Serving Beauty is about real talk, with real women, who mean real business. So come join the founders’ table where beauty is served, you can sit with us! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/servingbeauty/support

    Jamila Powell: Founder of Naturally Drenched

    Jamila Powell: Founder of Naturally Drenched

    Today’s guest is Jamila Powell, Owner and Founder of Naturally Drenched, a collection of curl-loving shampoos, conditioners and treatments -  that meet all of your hair needs.

    No stranger to beauty, Jamila is the owner of Maggie Rose Salon—one of the top texture salons in the country. Her natural hair journey began in college, continued throughout law school and culminated in her launching a salon for women to learn and love their texture.

    While running her salon, Jamila discovered which ingredients work best on all hair textures which led the creation of Naturally Drenched: a vegan and eco-conscious collection formulated with your curls in mind!

    Naturally Drenched has been featured by Allure, Byrdie, Cosmopolitan and Essence; and is available at naturallydrenched.com, Credo, Beauty Heroes, Thirteen Lune, JC Penney and Cult Beauty.

    The beauty of Jamila’s  story involves the highs, the lessons and the victories - and we’re here for it all!

    So come join the founders table, where beauty is served.  You can sit with us!

    So let’s get started…
     
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    • 23 min
    Tayiana Reed: Founder of The Wellness Apothecary

    Tayiana Reed: Founder of The Wellness Apothecary

    Today’s guest is Dr. Tayiana Reed, Founder of The Wellness Apothecary. After years in the pharmaceutical industry, Tayiana is pursuing her passion for non-toxic beauty and wellness. As the founder and CEO of The Wellness Apothecary, Tayiana is a licensed clinical pharmacist and a wellness expert dedicated to curating affordable, clean, and natural health & beauty products to cultivate a holistic lifestyle.
    Products are chosen by their ingredients and ability to meet FDA & USDA requirements. Label ingredients must be free of carcinogens, parabens, sulfates, silicone and talc. Products must also be vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and eco-friendly.
    Dr. Reed has dedicated her career to helping patients and clients obtain clinically proficient, cost-effective drug information, and currently works in public health in the DC area.
    She is the winner of the NAACP BeyGOOD grant, which is a grant funded by Beyonce Knowles-Carter. She is also the winner of the iFundWomen VISA She’s Next Grant; and most recently was an invited guest speaker on the Road to Essence Festival 2022.
    You can shop her products on twapothecary.com, as well as find them locally in Washington, DC at all Shop Made in DC locations throughout the city.
    The beauty of Tayiana’s story involves the highs, the lessons and the victories - and we’re here for it all!
    So come join the founders table, where beauty is served. You can sit with us!
    So let’s get started…
     
    For more inspiring interviews, visit: www.ServingBeautyPod.com
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    • 33 min
    Kelley Williams: Founder of Curasalve

    Kelley Williams: Founder of Curasalve

    Today’s guest is Kelley Williams, founder of Curasalve which is an organic skincare company that helps caregivers soothe, treat and prevent diaper rash.  Developed because her daughter had fragile, sensitive skin, and always needed a dab or two of diaper rash cream because her skin was often irritated, even with hourly diaper changes, Curasalve  - 100% organic and 100% effective - was born in 2016.
     
    Kelley is the winner of the Black Girl Ventures Equilibria Pitch Competition, and you can find her featured in the newly commissioned mural, sponsored by Nike in partnership with The Black Girl Ventures Foundation, in Washington, DC.
     
    Curasalve has been featured by Parents magazine, PureWow and Mother - to name a few - and is available at curasalve.com, Amazon and Nordstrom.
     
    The beauty of Kelley’s story involves the highs, the lessons and the victories - and we’re here for it all!
     
    So come join the founders table, where beauty is served.  You can sit with us!
     
    So let’s get started…
     
    For more inspiring interviews, visit: www.ServingBeautyPod.com
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    • 41 min
    Jordan Karim: Founder of Flora & Noor

    Jordan Karim: Founder of Flora & Noor

    Today’s guest is Jordan Karim, founder of Flora & Noor - the only vegan, cruelty-free and halal certified skin care brand based in the U.S.  Flora & Noor was consciously created to be inclusive and yield efficacious results.  The world is diverse and Flora & Noor believes our skincare should reflect that.
     
    Jordan’s hope is to encourage self-care and wellness and provide skincare for those who are looking for products that target the skin concerns of those with melanin-rich skin, those who need to use halal products, and those who appreciate clean skincare.
     
    Since launching, Flora & Noor has been featured by Allure, Byrdie and Bustle - and Jordan is the pitch competition winner of the Rare Beauty Brands x Ulta Beauty x Black Girl Ventures Pitch Competition; the ESSENCE Festival Of Culture’s New Voices + Chase Pitch Competition; and she is a 2022 Black Ambition Prize Semifinalist.
     
    Flora & Noor is available at floraandnoor.com, Thirteen Lune, Amazon and will be available on Ulta.com beginning January 2023.
     
    The beauty of Jordan’s story involves the highs, the lessons and the victories - and we’re here for it all!
     
    So come join the founders table, where beauty is served.  You can sit with us!
     
    So let’s get started…
     
    For more inspiring interviews, visit: www.ServingBeautyPod.com
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    • 31 min
    Nicole Rose: Founder of Ella Dean

    Nicole Rose: Founder of Ella Dean

    Today’s guest is Nicole Rose, founder of Ella Dean which is a natural, all organic haircare brand made in Portland, OR for men and women with textured hair.  The products are made with organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs that aid in hair growth and reduce scalp inflammation and hair loss.

    Nicole Rose, a 4th generation beauty entrepreneur, whose family has owned Dean's Beauty Salon, the city's oldest, continuously operating Black-owned business since 1956, launched her own haircare line in 2020 named after her grandmother, Ella Dean.

    Now celebrating 2 years, you can find the Ella Dean haircare online at Thirteen Lune, on elladean.com and various retailers throughout Portland, OR.

    The beauty of Nicole Rose’s story involves the highs, the lessons and the victories - and we’re here for it all!

    So come join the founders table, where beauty is served.  You can sit with us!

    So let’s get started…
     
    For more inspiring interviews, visit: www.ServingBeautyPod.com
    Join the Serving Beauty community:
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    Email guest recommendations: hello@servingbeautypod.com

    • 36 min
    Briana Williams: Founder of LipLoveLine

    Briana Williams: Founder of LipLoveLine

    Today’s guest is Briana Williams, founder and CEO of LipLoveLine - a health and beauty brand that eliminates the need for a ton of makeup and celebrates beauty in all its forms.  Created with the belief that you can (and you should!) feel beautiful in your own skin, LipLoveLine creates ingredient-conscious lip care products to empower self-expression in the best and cleanest way possible: through the lips. No full face of makeup necessary.
     
    Briana recently completed the prestigious New Voices Foundation Madam CJ Walker Institute Pace Bootcamp.  LipLoveLine has been featured in Essence, Byrdie, Bustle and more - and, LipLoveLine is now available online with Thirteen Lune.
     
    The beauty of Briana’s story involves the highs, the lessons and the victories - and we’re here for it all!
     
    So come join the founders table, where beauty is served.  You can sit with us!
     
    So let’s get started…
     
     
    For more inspiring interviews, visit: www.ServingBeautyPod.com
    Join the Serving Beauty community:
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    Twitter: @servingbeauty
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    Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify
    Email guest recommendations: hello@servingbeautypod.com

    • 36 min

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