Audience: Both Parents professionals
Ages addressed: 0-18
Learn the essentials of styling your little one’s hair. This webinar class is ideal for someone with limited experience managing textured hair ie. multiracial families, foster parents, and transracial adoptive parents. You’ll gain the confidence to wash, detangle, and create simple hairstyles.
A natural problem solver, Melissa Taylor is a hairstylist, mother, and entrepreneur. After graduating from Spelman college with a degree in Economics, Melissa relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota to work for a fortune 100 company. Shortly thereafter, she decided to pursue her passion for hair styling and attended cosmetology school part time. She quickly became highly sought after for her ability to connect with her clients and confidently work with all hair types and textures. Melissa believes that hair is fabric and should be addressed based on texture, not ethnicity.
In 2011 she founded The Beauty Lounge Minneapolis (The Beauty Lounge) a salon based on that idea and the mission “All Hair is Good Hair”. Since then, The Beauty Lounge has grown into The Twin Cities Multicultural Hair Destination, serving a diverse clientele from celebrities to toddlers of various ethnic backgrounds.
Being the owner of a multicultural space has presented a unique set of opportunities, namely changing a mindset that has been developed over generations. Salons are traditionally homogeneous spaces where the practitioner and clients are usually of the same ethnicity. Melissa, has decided to combat this challenge head on and has identified a three tiered approach to addressing the issue: Education, Product, and Salon Culture. Melissa is on a mission to ‘Revolutionize the Beauty Industry’ and is pairing her business acumen with her cosmetology skills to do just that.
Based in Minneapolis Minnesota, Melissa is fearlessly striving to be a change agent in the industry she loves. She teaches classes to professional hairstylists, parents and clients with the goal of helping individuals have a more positive relationship with textured hair. She is also a sought after public speaker and advocate for equality in all respects and maintains a very loyal clientele at The Beauty Lounge.