Category: Clean Beauty

Family and Indie Brand challenges: A Founder Talk with Beauty Independent

“I never stopped believing. I am humbled by where we have come from, where we are, what we have built and what we are building. I have a huge sense of gratitude.” ~ Greg  “Over the next year, I want to create more tangible curriculum so I can assist stylists as well as consumers in…
Quiet Calm Curl Control

A Styling Cream is Born: Quiet Calm Soothes All Hair Types

It was many years ago when Morgan was a wee one toddling around our home. We noticed her thick, curly locks happily bouncing as she played with her toys or our dogs. But when her hair began drying up and changing, I realized the product we’d been using on those beautiful curls were in fact…

The Curl Doctor (And Oprah.com) Love Quiet Calm Curl Control. Here’s Why

So this just happened: Quiet Calm Curl Control was just named in the January issue of Oprah Magazine as a go-to cream for naturally curly B and C waves! We talked to The Curl Doctor, Shai Amiel himself, on his favorite way to use our shea butter enriched cream on his curly hair and textured…

Attitude for Gratitude: 3 Three Ways to Start Your Routine

Long ago, I established a routine gratitude practice. Not only have I found that it centers me to focus on what is really important in my life, it also grounds me in a way I can be truly present for those I love. If this idea is new to you, here are easy ways you can…

Education: Let’s Dive Deep Hairstylists!

At my heart and soul, I am a hairstylist. And after attending the W.E.L.L. Summit in New York City this past weekend, my heart and soul are renewed. Why? Hairstylists, read on and I’ll share it with you.
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September Summer Hair Strategies

In Northern California, “Indian Summer” is here. It’s hot, hot hot, one day and humid, foggy and cold the next. If you’re struggling with keeping your hair sanity while Mother Nature makes up her mind, here’s 10 summer hair strategies for the curly (and even the not-so-much) from our friend Beverly Turner of Hello Curls…

Love and Light to Hurricane Harvey’s Displaced

We’re sending our love (and more!) to Texas. Joanne and I knew instantly we had to help those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. We contacted the Red Cross and were connected with Austin Disaster Relief Network, a non-profit which works directly with the organization. En route to a distribution center in Celebrations, Texas, is two full…

Who’s That Curl? Cala Renee Salon Turns Curly Heads

Chances are, if you’re a curly girl in the North Shore area of Massachusetts, you know Cala Renee Salon. You know it because her curls caught your eye and you just had to stop and ask where she goes. Then your curls stopped traffic for another curl friend and on and on. This is Cala…

Green Beauty Ingredients: The Skinny On Preservatives

The hot word in the green beauty space right now is “preservatives.” Everyone is talking about it; but what’s not being said is how vital natural preservatives are in products applied to the hair and skin. It’s important to understand the facts and navigate the miscommunication and confusion; my intention here is only to share…