Emmy Award-winning hairstylist Angela C. Stevens is booked and busy. Her magnificence empire is rising exponentially, and her ardour for haircare and schooling is coming full circle.
Stevens has a résumé filled with titles. From wig maker and salon proprietor to educator and creator, the Chicago native stays diligent in fulfilling her mission to uplift, enlighten, and encourage others.
“I like the facility a lady possesses when she’s assured about her look,” Stevens as soon as mentioned, per her web site. “Flawless hair is a pressure to be reckoned with.”
As a grasp stylist, Stevens understands the task. She additionally based Conscious Curls Hair Wig and extensions retailer providing a line of bundles, wigs, clip-ins, ponytails, and extra for shoppers to slay.
Over the years, Stevens has aligned herself with many magnificence manufacturers as she paves her mission ahead. She has served as an educator for Mielle Organics, Girl + Hair, Camille Rose Naturals, and Cantu Beauty.
“Having the flexibility to create merchandise and counsel elements that may assist educate prospects on creating a neater routine for his or her existence is a win-win,” Stevens tells BLACK ENTERPRISE in an unique interview.
With Cantu, Stevens started as a platform artist for tradeshows, later sharing her insights on merchandise and formulations. To date, she lends her experience in caring for curly and coily hair as an envoy/marketing consultant with the sweetness model.
“Being on the event facet of issues is so fulfilling as a result of I’ve gotten the chance to see merchandise launch from the event section,” Stevens explains. “I additionally benefit from the alternative to create options for widespread hair points I see within the salon; it’s essentially the most rewarding a part of seeing new merchandise come to market.”
In the summer season, Stevens says, “protecting types are king,” comparable to braids, extensions, and fake locs. She recommends the next Cantu merchandise for hair and scalp options:
Cantu Tea Tree & Jojoba Hair & Scalp Oil—which can be utilized as a day by day moisturizer
Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner – in between protecting styling to hydrate and seal the cuticle
Cantu Keratin Protein Masque – for dry, broken hair to help with restore through the summer season
Cantu Avocado Hydrating Refresher Spray – which can be utilized as a day by day to spray inside weaves and on braids
As an educator, Stevens prioritizes the following technology of readers via literature. She strives to “unify and educate younger males and girls of all ethnicities on the significance of self-confidence, variety, and friendship,” as said in a press launch obtained by BLACK ENTERPRISE.
Hair is a self-published kids’s e book written by Stevens. The story follows younger Keely, who hates her huge puffy hair and struggles to slot in at college. She discovers a secret about her hair when she shares her frustrations together with her mom.
“Growing up, I didn’t see literature that expressed the fantastic thing about pure hair, so I needed to create a love story to my youthful self and to assist with conversations in households about texture and variety,” Stevens says.
She continues, “In the salon, most of the time, I’d hear my shoppers specific self-hatred for his or her pure hair, and I do know it stems from childhood and the traumas that all of us have skilled when it pertains to our hair. Now, fortunately, books like Hair and different literature are prevalent for our new technology of readers.”
The self-proclaimed natural-born entrepreneur found learn how to capitalize on her ardour; the remainder is historical past.
“My greatest recommendation for magnificence entrepreneurs is to continue to learn, collaborating, and placing your concepts on the market, Stevens says. “Adding to the tradition and bettering it whereas studying out of your friends and predecessors is essential. Keep loving what you do, and being versatile alongside the way in which can even be important in your progress. More than something, be assured in your function. You belong right here, too!”