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Micah Cook




Micah Cook with 12 years experience in the business, Micah Cook knows a thing or two about hair, and he has quickly carved out a successful career in the world of fashion.

The Miami-based stylist’s work can be seen in high calibre editorials and on magazine covers and music videos, where he works with various hair textures in the beauty industry. “I own a clear understanding of bringing the best forward in all hair types,”


Micah Cook explains. “I currently have an established clientele base, as well as caring and styling the hair of celebrity comedian, @sommore
I have also worked on music videos and photo shoots. “These experiences has empowered me to live in my purpose of enhancing images by taking my gift and talent of hairstyling to the next level.

I’m motivated to building and diversifying my portfolio in high fashion and editorial. I am looking to work with: models of all race, high fashion and editorial photographers, great makeup artist and wardrode stylist. “He adds: “Opulent is a state of being. Hair is a path to get there. “And his work is revered and inspires others in the industry.”Your hair work is amazing!

I will have to work with you when I’m in Miami,”wrote tationnabosier “I’m so proud of you. Your talent and spirit will take you beyond your dreams ambition. You are an amazing person Micah ,” said shadesofroyalty
See Cook’s stunning styles for yourself on Instagram @micahmiami


Kevin Melendez


Kevin Melendez is man who is a wizard with his scissors.

Melendez works at Superior Cuts and Styles in Killeen, TX, and specializes in barber cuts and shaves.

His testimonials speak for themselves.

Wrote Bruce L: “Man Kev is the man with them clippers! Dude get this 15 dollars every week faithfully lol.”

“Kev did a dope a$$ job on my cut, had that line up iced out,” wrote Jorey B. “That kidz got skillz with them blades and clippers. He’s got a new loyal customer here.”

Added Joseph S: “This guy can seriously cut some hair… Don’t miss out cause his appointments are disappearing fast.”

Kevin Melendez offers superior cuts

Kevin Melendez offers superior cuts

Superior Cuts and Styles is a traditional Barbering Saloon with a Modern feel appeal. They specialize in the traditional grooming techniques such as the traditional Hot Shave, Razor hair cutting, and complete facial grooming.

The salon due to high volume of clientele only take appointment only, as they say, it allows them  to guarantee that their patrons receives 100% of their deserved time without any long waits. Their serene family friendly environment is ideal for families with young people.


Follow Kevin’s work on Instagram @Frezhbarber

Eric Berry


Eric Berry’s story of courage in the face of adversity  is inspiring in more ways than one.

In the scandal-ridden world of NFL, Eric Berry has hit the headlines for all the right reasons.

Diagnosed in November with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the Kansas City Chiefs player pushed through the tears, the pain, the treatments, and yet sort to help others who he said, had it worse than him.

An example of this is the low-key visit he made with his mother, Carol, to young cancer patients at KC’s Children’s Mercy Hospital in June.

Eric with his mom visiting a children's hospital in June

Eric with his mom visiting a children’s hospital in June

They sat on a stage, there to talk a room of 50 or 60 parents and kids and doctors.

Ecic Berry told them he was fighting as hard as he could, and that he was living his message of giving everything you have for each day.

“I couldn’t think of anybody better to be a role model for my kids,” Michelle Bone, mother to Daeton, Haydon and Bradon, told Kansas City. “That’s one thing my kids absolutely take away from him, something that’s affected them. You have to believe in yourself.”

And that belief in himself lead to the most extraordinary of announcement’s this past Wednesday — he was now cancer-free.

“Really, when you look at it, you’re not battling the chemo, you’re battling yourself the whole time. It was me versus me,” he said during his press conference. “There were many times where I didn’t know if I would wake up tomorrow. I would just be up scared to go to sleep.”

That same day he walked onto the practice fields at Missouri Western State University, joining rookies and select veterans Wednesday for the start of training camp.

This courage and determination means Berry’s legacy extends way beyond the playing field — he is now a symbol of hope to those who need it most.

“He’s special to them,” says Brad Warady, Children’s Mercy director of dialysis and transplantation. “The kids always like to see one of their own, someone who’s dealing with a chronic illness, deal with it and overcome it and show there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

“Seeing Eric succeed, seeing Eric back on the field, that’s a real positive for the kids.”

As for Berry, he says of his cancer battle: “It’s been a roller coaster, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

Berry and his mom during his announcement Wednesday

Berry and his mom during his announcement Wednesday

Devon Still


Spiritual Courage: Devon Still and cancer-battling daughter Leah is a teatmaent that With GOD all things are possible. And this resonated loud and clear at Wednesday night’s ESPY Awards ceremony, where in an emotionally charged speech, Devon Still accepted an award for his cancer-battling daughter Leah.

The duo was honored for perseverance in the face of adversity.

Leah, who is just 5 and did not attend the ceremony, was diagnosed in 2014 with Stage IV neuroblastoma, a rare pediatric cancer that doctors said left her with a 50/50 chance of survival.

“We had two options,” Devon  Still told the ESPYs audience. “We could have lost faith and just let this battle with cancer get the best of us, or I could give my daughter’s battle with cancer a purpose, and use my platform to try to raise as much awareness as possible.”

Devon Still Accepts ESPY On Behalf Of Daughter

Devon Still Accepts ESPY On Behalf Of Daughter

The NFL player for the Cincinnati Bengals, went on to express his gratitude for those who have supported them through this tumultuous time — and he saved his final thanks for Leah.

“I know you wish you could be here, but I know you’re watching,” he said. “I just want to thank you. From the moment you [were] born, you molded me into the man I am today. I always used to dream about how I was going to be able to show you so much about life, but in the five years I’ve been with you, you’ve taught me more about life than I could ever do.”

ESPYs co-executive producer Maura Mandt said the father and daughter were selected as Jimmy V Perseverance Award recipients because they serve as beacons of hope to other families who are locked in a battle of their lives.

“This award is a testament to the inspiration Devon Still and Leah are to all the families who are suffering from similar circumstances,” Mandt said. “It is our hope that with this award we can send them more strength as they face this latest challenge.”

Leah poses with her ESPY award

Leah poses with her ESPY award

Kim Kimble


Kim Kimble has an A-list client list that is jaw-dropping, but it has taken Kim Kimble 20 years of blood, sweat and tears, to have the likes of  Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige, Gabrielle Union, Sisse Marie, Tamar Braxton, & Oprah Winfrey, requesting her services.

Oh, and Kimble happens to be Beyoncé’s hair stylist, too.

Kimble has an enviable client list

Kimble has an enviable client list

Hailing from humble beginnings as a third generation hairstylist in Chicago, Kimble rose through the ranks, having her own reality show on WEtv, L.A. Hair and now owns her own salon, Kimble Hair Studio and Extension Bar, in West Hollywood. She also has her own line of hair care products and provides educational classes.

Kim Kimble says that despite her success, it didn’t come easy — by any means.


“I think that some people think that it’s easy, but it’s not easy and it didn’t just happen overnight,” she told E!. “It was years of training and classes and experimenting and working. It took me 20 years to get to where I’m at right now. People don’t see the blood, sweat and tears, the bags that I have to schlep around, the over-preparing or that I have a team helping me prepare for things on the level that I like to do because I’m just not easy like that. I like to do things extra.”

Kim's clients

Kim’s clients

And how did she land Queen Bey as a client?

“It was around this time that Beyoncé was working on a lot of her own music and when the time came, she asked me to do the hair on her “Crazy in Love” music video,” she explains.

She may have a high-profile client list, but Kimble remains humble.

“I’m a born-again Christian, and my pastor had been preaching a lot of things about having faith and believing and asking God for what you want,” she says. “So I did that but it’s not going to just happen. I put the work in. I earned it. I had to learn as much as I could learn.”

Her work with Bey has appeared in American Vogue

Kim Kimble work with Beyonce has appeared in American Vogue

Follow her on instagram @kimblehaircare or visit her website

Urban Trademark



Urban Trademark, is fast emerging as one of the most-sought after names in the fashion business with his Goe-Bands and one-of-a kind Customized Snap Back Hats.

Gordy Booker, CEO of Urban Trademark started from the humbled beginnings of selling his original designs at Venice Beach, this 26-year-old entrepreneur now boasts an A-list roster of names such as Chris Brown, Justin Bieber. Miley Cyrus, T.I. and basketball legend Kevin Durant, who have all donned his designs. There’s also been a slew of other bold-faced names, too.2015-12-03 23.57.27_resized (1)


“I started selling hats at Venice Beach,” Booker says of his creative journey. “From there, I tried to venture off and do other things because, the regular hats were okay, but buying and selling wholesale wasn’t really working. I just tried to be creative and God


blessed me with a vision for this.”

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And creativity and being thankful to be bestowed the gift of doing what he loves continues to be core elements that drive him.

“I always look back from the time I began and think of how far I’ve come and it’s a blessing.”

See the video below where Gautier explains his business philosophy:

Follow Urban Trademark on Instagram @urban_trademark or visit the website:

Jenell Stewart

Jennel Stewart

For over five years now, Jenell Stewart has dedicated herself to providing tips to women on how to deal with their unruly curly hair.

Her work on her popular and award winning website hasn’t gone unnoticed — this year, Essence’s Beauty Blogger Awards unveiled her as their winner of BEST ESTABLISHED BEAUTY BLOG.

Jenell writes about herself in her profile: “Everyone! I’m a NYC Mom of 2, with a super supportive husband who doesn’t mind that Natural Hair is my life! I’m an award winning beauty editor of the fabulous natural hair website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe! and I’m pretty good at social media. I’m committed to being healthy and sharing that journey with everyone to keep me accountable and to inspire and support you. When I’m not writing, editing, and filming YT videos — I’m either playing with my kids, working out in the gym, eating in some restaurant, hanging with my sorority sisters (zphi!) or traveling the world with my family.”

When recently asked about her success and what has been the favorite moment in her journey so far,  Jenell answered: “I spend most of the working day in my office writing and editing articles, filming and editing videos and taking phone meetings, when I do finally get the chance to go out and meet the women I am influencing, it makes all that time working in solitude worthwhile.”

Follow her on Instagram @blakizbeautyful

Darrin Lyons

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Darrin Lyons  reputation as a barber is second to none and he is commonly regarded as one of the finest in his field, but DL Master Barber is his industry name known as a talented stylist.
DL is a speaker, educator, author, and business owner @ Tangles & Locks.
Darrin Lyons has been recognized and requested by some of the biggest names in the sports, and in the entertainment industry. “A” list celebrities, and athletes such as, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Meshach Taylor, the late Heavy D, Ray Lewis, Stacey Augman, Jay Leno, and The Tonight Show Band to name a few have requested his services. DL’s client list reads like a “Who’s, Who” in Hollywood’s entertainment circle.

He has also had the distinct opportunity to have his work as a hair stylist prominently photographed in Vogue Magazine, American Salon, Vibe, and The Source, along with countless television, film, and music video projects. DL holds the distinction of being the only individual who can voice that he was the barber of choice for rap musics biggest icons, Tupac, and Biggie.

But his biggest accomplishment is to pass his knowledge on — with 30 years experience, DL Master Barber is helping to motivate others to help achieve their life, and financial goals. He is now quickly moving up the ranks as one of the top motivational speakers in the country.

Sweetly, he attributes his own success to his mother, who taught him to work hard and to never give up in reaching for his goal. Followhim on Instagram @dlmasterbarber or check out the website:


Hrush Achemyan


Hrush Achemyan is an LA based Hair and Makeup Artist, she is as beautiful as the gorgeous work she creates.

Bold brows? Check. Fierce lashes? Check. Flowing, healthy locks? Check.

When it comes to looking your best, Hrush Achemyan really is your girl.

She’s also a lifestyle blogger and shares her inside tips on everything from exercise and healthy eating to makeup essentials on her website,

Follow Hrush Achemyan on Instagram @styledbyhrush

Jimmy Jimmy Coco

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Jimmy Jimmy Coco Hollywood’s celebrity and Victoria’s Secret sunless tanning expert — the man everyone goes to when they want that sun-kissed look.

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Jimmy Jimmy Coco is world renowned and has revolutionized Hollywood skin with his one of a kind personalized VIP home service spray-tanning and tanning essentials under his trademark brand.

Jimmy became the in-demand Tan Man and renamed himself in 2004, Jimmy Coco and his company the very him and “catchy” Jimmy Jimmy Coco Corp. Fast forward to over ten years later and Jimmy is still in high demand. Hailed as Hollywoods tan authority by leading fashion and beauty magazines, and earning “The Best of the Best” honor in Allure Magazine (2007,2009,2011,2013). Named Pioneer of tanning in New York Post. His innovative and creative style has given him the leading edge in tanning trend for a decade.

As you can imagine, Jimmy jet setting around the globe tending to tanning skin.

His own line — Blast Tanning Spray — is touted as the last tan in a can you’ll ever need. Formulated with Vitamin D, Red Algae, and pine-pulp extract, your skin will look and feel like you’ve been on a refreshing Island getaway! Blast is environmentally friendly as it does not harm the ozone later.

Matthew McConaughey gave Jimmy's brand a shout out in Marie Claire UK

Matthew McConaughey gave Jimmy’s brand a shout out in Marie Claire UK

Follow him on Instagram @jimmyjimmycoco or visit the website: