All things Bold

       Luxury hair products at affordable rates are a drawing point to hair care lovers worldwide. Alabama based brand; The Bold Hold line is a go to in the hair extension brand industry. Every influencer from Alonzo Arnold to Anthony Cuts have been seen on social media promoting and showcasing the greatness of this product. Developed by Tamika Gibson, she set out to create her line to be safe on relaxed or natural hair while wearing protective styles. Gibson who is a master hairstylist ensures that each of her products contain an educated video via her website to instruct stylists on how to use her products. Making education a number one priority, Gibson takes great pride in providing classes for stylists to gain knowledge on all thing’s hair.

JB: What are some obstacles and victories that you have experienced while be an entrepreneur?

TG: As an entrepreneur when loves doing hair and who has a passion for helping women look their best, my best victory was in beauty school when a young lady came in and she wanted a wig. I was able to construct a wig that was similar to the hairstyle that she would wear prior to treatment. The look on her face was priceless and let me know that this was something that I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Each time I meet a customer or do a client’s hair I get a satisfying feeling that I have some how made a difference in their life and added a touch of confidence to them. I really love what I do and the lives that I get to touch.

JB: How were you able to pivot during the 2020 pandemic?

TG: COVID-19 came through and just took over, nobody saw any of this coming. So many small businesses were forced to close their doors and online stores were forced to find ways to gain new customers and keep our current customers. It was truly something different. However, because social media is a great source for us to get the word out, post information about sales and new products that are emerging, we had to stretch our creative visions to keep busy. Our influencers keep audiences entertained by using our products in demonstrations. I kept up on education classes and techniques for stylist to register and gain more knowledge.

JB:How are you approaching business post 2020 mentally?

TG: While 2020 was very challenging because of COVID-19 my goal is to keep pushing and continue creating. I am motivated to continue sharing and growing my business by being innovative. Online sells were still pumping throughout the pandemic as people where still getting wigs and even some people became creative and started making wigs. Woman became invested in taking care of their hair so our growth products were definitely essential. So, post pandemic I’m positive and ready to take on more. I’m educating myself more and educating stylists on product usage on training in different areas of cosmetology.

Website http://www.theboldhold.com

Get A Total Wellness Makeover with Coach J!

As another lockdown peruses the horizon, we have now the knowledge and skills to get ahead and be prepared. Just the thought of being stuck in the house day and night can be depressing. However, this time we have all the tools to make this (possible) second lockdown better than the last. Even if we aren’t locked down, it is important to practice social distance for the safety of ourselves and others. Going to the gym and everyday routines can be stifled by all the rules coming back, but no need to get your healthy lifestyle out of whack. Stay consistent and remain in the groove. Need some help and motivation? The lovely Jamie Paladin can help! 

Otherwise known as Coach J,  J. Paladin Fitness & Co. specializes in virtual fitness training and nutrition coaching! Not only does her training program aid individuals who suffer weight issues (under and overweight) but also assist in providing nutrition tips as well to keep you fit. Her program has been known to help people boost their self-esteem and confidence. Training herself and developing a longstanding lifestyle dedicated to health, Coach J found the superhero in herself and took the victory. Jamie is passionate about helping people like you get back feeling right. 

It’s often hard to get into the momentum once you’ve lost it or maintain it when everything around you changes. Whether you are just beginning, have no idea where to start, or just need a few extra tips to supplement your fitness journey, J. Paladin Fitness & Co. is a great place to begin. 

Coach J raves about her program and is confident in the results she can provide because she too practices the same methods she uses on clients, which allows for a more personal connection with her clientele. “Luckily for me, I am my brand, so bettering myself through exercise helps my business. …exercise is good for both my mental health and my business.”

Jamie’s goal is to reduce the obesity epidemic and make an impact on others in their journeys through weight loss/gain. Jamie took a leap of faith and invested in herself and her brand, and was able to get her business up and running and begin her journey as a business owner. “My brand is intended to give a total wellness experience to anyone I encounter. Whether it be spiritual, physical, mental, or emotional, I want to show a positive lasting approach to goals in these categories.” 

It’s not too late, now is the time. Get a total wellness makeover and see what awaits when mind, body, and soul is in tuned and properly nourished. Be sure to follow Jamie on Instagram @coachj.fit and reach out to her via email jamiehiggins24@gmail.com to get started today; your fitness journey awaits! 

Impactful Blueprint

“Anytime you enter the medical field you should be prepared to make a difference in this industry or isn’t for you. I set out to bring something that I was expecting in the care for my father when he was sick. He wasn’t attended to like I wanted him to be, and patient care is everything. When people are sick, they are vulnerable and often times its hard for them to speak up so loved ones become their voice. I would advise anyone who has a loved one in the hospital or nursing home, to check in regularly, make visits and pop ups to make sure that you are present. Patients face a lot of drama in the medical system and my role is to be an advocate in this community for both doctors and patients. I take my job seriously as I’m compassionate about what I do. I want Doctors to be heard and I want patients to be cared for”.

    In 2020 the world turned upside down and inside out, and unfortunately even though we are not currently under lock down we are still dealing with the effects of COVID-19. Essential workers throughout it all have stood strong and at the forefront of the pandemic they rarely let the world see them sweat. However, as we all know, at some point even silent tears and battles become loud and with the pandemic being so unpredictable, everyone across the globe was feeling it, especially those in the medical field. Seeing countless numbers of patients and experiencing unprecedented numbers of deaths daily has to take its toll on doctors, nurses and hospital staff and for Dr. Brooke M. Womack-Elmore she decided to become a solution to what she was seeing,

“The medical field always has to put on a strong face. No matter what we are dealing with or going through we have to smile and say, “How may I help you?”, but this time we hit burnout at full throttle and only our close love ones and friends were there to witness and hear us vent. Unfortunately venting to each other can have repercussions and lead to very harsh consequences because its automatically looked at as a mental problem. In the medical field we are seen as men and women of steel. We can’t break, we can’t cry and we can’t express how we feel about things going on because if we do we are viewed as unstable and it’s a bad stigma to have in this industry. The fact that it’s hard to vocalize and speak about your experiences is what can lead to a lot of what we saw during the 1 phase of the pandemic which was suicide. We lost a lot of doctors and nurses due to silence and not being able to express their burnout.”

The Duke University graduate has taken her advocating to a new level to help doctors and nurses with her Six-Figure Digital Practice she says;

“The Burnout in the medical is beyond anything that anyone can honestly understand. Its heavy and something had to be done to help, So, I came up with and created in the process was the six-figure digital practice. It’s essentially the blueprint for health and medical professionals to take their existing knowledge that they have already acquired and repackage it and rebrand it. Also be able to leverage in a way that they can provide it and make an impact in people’s lives in a larger scale. The blueprint was something that I put together because I felt stifled working in the clinic, I didn’t feel that I was making the impact that I know I could. I was lacking resources and the economy was shifting into a digital space. I knew I had more to give, and the blueprint is 95% hands off digital model and takes your knowledge and digitalized it in order for you to make a passive income stream to free up time and energy to hopefully accumulate some money. It has been able to help me and other colleagues who have implemented the blueprint”.  

If you are in the medical industry and you are interested in learning about Dr. Brooke M. Womack-Elmore please visit her website www.6figuredigitalpractice.com

J’ Organics takes on Natural Hair

       Having a good hair care routine can leave your hair feeling totally refreshed and amazing. From wash and go to twist outs to braids and silk press, having healthy hair can change your whole attitude. It adds a little umph to your self-esteem and great energy for the day and night. But having great hair is always determined not only by the look of the hair but the care of it as well. Using great products can provide the best results for your hair and knowing who is behind the products is even better.

       “Creating hair products is not easy you have to be attentive and know all about hair in order to create the best products. There are so many different textures of hair, and the reality is, is that no product can be one size fits all. You actually have to try and see what will work specifically for your hair texture. You have tight curls and loose curls to wavy hair textures, and each require its own routine and care. So, I keep in mind when I’m creating that in order for my line to be effective, I have to tackle every area from dry hair to moisture to hydration to treatments. I have to know what’s in each product so that I know what results should happen when used.”

         J’Organics is an innovative hair care brand created by Johanne Joseph a Haitian born, master stylist. Joseph created this line to target natural hair growth in both adults and children. With so many black women going natural, its important to have a line that is specific to give the care that natural hair requires.

“Anyone who decides to go natural must first understand that it is a process and that you have to be patient. You will never see results over night, and you have to find the products that      will suit you. Natural hair has to be cared for with products that are light weight. Nobody wants to use heavy products because it will weigh your hair down and cause a huge amount of buildup on your scalp. That build up can lead to many problems when it comes to growing your hair. My line was created to be light weight and easy to use so that your hair can breathe and grow strong.”

Not only does Joseph have great pride in her products but she also takes great pride in her origins. Born in Haiti, she understands the struggles and stigmas that are placed on her beloved country, and she seeks to not only change that but give back as well

“Haiti is regarded with such negativity and untruth. It’s a beautiful country with a beautiful spirit and beautiful people. The world sees us as poor and lacking but that’s not true every country has some sort of poverty, but it doesn’t mean it’s the whole country or that the country is bad. Even though I don’t reside in Haiti, I give back through my products. So, when I create and when I sell, I’m thinking of Haiti. I’m thinking of the children who need backpacks and schools supplies so that they can excel and profits from my products aid them. I’m thinking of the parents who want the best for their children and I’m a piece of the solution. With every product sold, customers are investing into the lives of children. What better way to be an answer to my country?”

Johanne is doing amazing things in the natural hair care world and for Haiti.

You can purchase J’ Organics at https://jorganicsolutions.com/