Deborah Burnes is a leading expert on natural skincare, the co-founder and CEO of Sumbody, an all natural, eco-friendly skin care company, and the author of NATURAL BEAUTY SKIN CARE: 110 Organic Formulas for a Radiant You!, a collection of simple homemade, chemical-free recipes for head to toe beauty, written “to empower people to take control of both their health and their beauty routine.”
Burnes interest towards healthy skin began early, at her horticulturist grandfather’s side in his garden learning about plants, botanicals and herbs. Later, she studied medical herbs and chemistry and attended cosmetology school which culminated in developing her own skincare line. Burnes’ motto is “L
Raised in Manchester, England, Nick Arrojo showed promise early on as a Vidal Sassoon apprentice, where he eventually became Vidal’s youngest Creative Director. He worked for Wella, London and then launched his US career as the Director of Education at New York’s Bumble & bumble before realizing his lifelong dream and opening ARROJO, his award-winning salon, now with multiple locations. As if that’s not enough, Arrojo also has a line of professional-grade products with over 30 products to cleanse, condition, style and finish hair. In his 35+ years of experience he’s received numerous honors, is an esteemed hairdresser and educator and has worked with top magazines and fashion designers
Joey Lauren first thought of Kissamint when she was still in college and calls it her ah-ha ‘MoMint’. She was getting ready to watch a movie and was looking for lip balm, only to realize that she had the after-taste of candy and had to get back up again to use some mouth wash. There and then her idea was born but it took a little while to make it happen. She graduated from the University Of Albany School Of Business with a focus in Marketing and Management, was at the New York Posts’ Page Six Magazine, launched an apparel company, Change the World Together, served on the creative team at RCA Music Group, was on the merchandising team at Louis Vuitton and starred on Bravo’s reality TV sho
Always one for celebrating individuality and going against the grain, Taliah Waajid had a dream of being a pioneer in the natural hair care world – and that’s exactly what she accomplished. Being natural means being yourself, according to Taliah, and when you stand tall and celebrate that, others will as well. Tapping into her strong desire to create chemically-free hair products, Taliah founded Pure & Natural Shea-Coco™, the five-product line for natural hair enthusiasts.
Taliah took time to speak with Beauty in the Bag on why natural hair care is the way to go.
1.How and when did you first become interested in natural hair care?
My mother did not let m