Want to Be a Hairstylist But Can’t Afford Cosmetology School? This Apprenticeship Program Can Help

Thomas adds that the chance to get to work at Natural ‘Do, a hair salon owned by Valonne Smith that caters to Black women and others with textured hair, crucially allows her to make money while she trains. “The apprentice program costs $2,400 [these fees go to the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology], which means … Read more

23 Allure-Approved Small Beauty Businesses Worth a Road Trip Across the United States

MAREN MORRIS: My mother is a hairdresser, so when I moved to Nashville I knew I had to find someone who could carry the torch of what she had done for me for 23 years. I googled the best salons in Nashville and then I found you. MARWA BASHIR: I remember when we met. It … Read more

The Founders of Luna Magic Didn’t Mean to Become Ambassadors for Afro-Latinidad — Interview

Seeing success in the beauty industry as more collaborative than competitive is also the blueprint for Luna Magic’s in-the-works one-day symposium in New York and Los Angeles called Mentor Magic. After having fielded questions on a weekly basis about what it takes to launch a brand from various walks of life, the sisters are gathering … Read more