Beats By Deb

Do you love and wear make-up? Love those make-up tutorials on Instagram? Well if you’ve answered yes to any of those questions, we have a super dope MUA who is killing the game and is definitely worth an Instagram follow! Meet Deborah Bland – a phenomenal Cosmetologist specializing in Makeup Artistry! Representing Detroit, Michigan, Deborah is a MUA who is very creative and talented with make-up! Deborah received her Cosmetology license from Douglas J. Aveda Institute and specializes in colorful/glitter dramatic makeup looks. Though make-up has not always been her passion, she is now obsessed with it! “Makeup has not always been my passion. I started doing nails at age 13 and got more into hair throughout high school, with makeup coming later during my senior year.  I have been obsessed with makeup for about a year and a half now, but just started on other people in the last 6 months.” Deborah tells us that she wanted to get her Cosmetology license in case she ever wanted to pursue a career in a different field of beauty, but actually got into make-up to show people the purpose of make-up. “What made me most interested in being a makeup artist was showing people that makeup is not made for “covering imperfections” or “hiding your insecurities”.   Makeup can not only enhance features of your face, but it can help people build inner and outer confidence. It makes you feel beautiful, which […]

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Power Beauty

Representing West Philadelphia, PA, Catherine Ashly Davis is a Master Educator of Cosmetology, Motivational Speaker, Plus Model, and Advocate for Autism and Lupus awareness! Catherine is motivated by her family, as they support and encourage her to be her best at all times. Catherine is a Cosmetologist that works from a studio in her home and travels often for photography work, where she does hair and make-up! (SUPER BOSS STATUS!) Catherine specializes in hair care and natural extensions, and provides services for special occasions such as weddings and one-on-one education. Being a Cosmetologist was not always Catherine’s passion, as being an advocate was her first priority passion. “Before I became a cosmetologist, I was an assistant Special Education Teacher. I worked with Autistic children until my son was diagnosed with Autism. I always viewed being a cosmetologist as being a hobby, not an actual career option. I attended college and became ill soon after. I learned later that stress was the cause, but it made me transition my career options and focus more on doing what I loved.” Catherine states that becoming a Cosmetologist was a great life choice when she began her journey, however she now suffers from Lupus Sle, which limits how many clients she can do within one day. Catherine says that she is now focusing on inspirational speaking and women empowerment. “I enjoy showing women how to beautify themselves, as it builds confidence and encourages women […]

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Next Level Art

Looking for some amazing artwork that is creative and bomb.com ?! Well check out the very talented Justin Richburg!! Representing Philadelphia, PA (Philly), Justin Richburg is an Artist, who has a daily motivation of living through his work. Justin specializes in Mechanical point and paper, and originally got into art with the help of his manager! “Art was something I […]

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Nailed By Lace

Do you enjoy pampering yourself, in forms of spa days? When was the last time you got your nails done? Can’t get enough of that nail bling? Well whether you’re planning a trip to the nail salon for pampering or special occasion, make sure you let this seasoned and highly creative Nail Technician hook you up!! Representing Columbus, Ohio, Syreeta […]

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Spoken Art

Did you know that art can be seen outside of museums & that it isn’t just in the form of paintings or drawings? Have you ever heard of Spoken Word? Spoken Word is an oral art that focuses on the aesthetics of any poetry recited aloud. Meet Kendra Renee, a Spoken Word artist who seeks to changes lives, one piece […]

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The SLAY Queen!

Taking photos soon, but aren’t quite photoshoot ready? Do you have an upcoming event, that you know requires a FIERCE look? Want your make-up done, but unsure of who to go to? Well we have just the right person for you, who can give you an unbelievable SLAY! Meet Philisha Asia! All the way from Los Angeles, CA, Philisha Asia is the Make-Up Artist that can slay your look like no other! (Chile…!) With Jesus being her prime motivation, as well as becoming her own BOSS being her motivation, Philisha’s passion of make-up is nothing but FIERCE! Her eye for makeup started young and it continued to grow with Philisha throughout her life. Though makeup was not her original passion, that did not stop Philisha. Initially, Philisha went to school for medicine. So what sparked the passion of make-up for Philisha? One day, after watching a video of someone else applying make-up, she casually stated to herself, “I can do that”, and picked up a brush to try it out for herself. After trying out it, Philisha realized what her true passion was! (BOOM!) After that first transformation I literally felt a passion rise up inside of me and realized “This is what I’m SUPPOSED to be doing” and I haven’t stopped yet!   While jumpstarting her business, Philisha dealt with a fear of small clientele, which she felt would hinder the growth of her business. However, Philisha quickly learned […]

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The YouTube Boss

Ever sat and watched videos online of make-up tutorials? Ever wanted to learn how to do a certain task? Wanted feedback about a product, before you purchased it? Do you utilize YouTube? Well we interviewed a true BOSS of YouTube, who has a channel that you need to subscribe to ASAP! Check it out… All the way from Chicago, IL, Shannon Renee is a true BOSS!! Not only is she an HR Manager at a Manufacturing company, but she is also a freelance Make-Up Artist who creates YouTube content. (Dope right?) For Shannon Renee, make-up is a fierce passion turned hustle! (Boom!) With her 3-year-old Daughter Autumn being her daily motivator, Shannon Renee strives to show Autumn that she can be a BOSS as a woman, and that possibilities in life are truly endless. Shannon Renee aspires to be a great example to Autumn, while proving to her that she can do anything that she sets her mind to; as long as she wants it bad enough. (YESSSS Wonder Woman!) Though make-up is LIFE for Shannon Renee, video blogging is currently a hobby. Shannon Renee tells us that she enjoys her career as a Human Resources Manager and is extremely proud of all of her experience and growth within the company she works for. Shannon Renee tells us that she has 6+ years of Human Resources experience, has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a MBA, and has worked her […]

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Suga Lips

Are you a fan of lipstick? Ever went to the store to find a shade of lipstick, that you were unsuccessful at finding? Want to seal your flawless look with some bomb lipstick, that is edible and non-toxic? Well we have just the right product for you! Ladies, we introduce you to Sugalips!   Currently residing in Honolulu, HI, but originally from Oakland, CA, Dwyonna Bordley is a Waitress at a nightclub in Hawaii, event creator, and the owner and maker of her very own lipstick lined Sugalips! She is motivated daily by school and her family, and she currently attends the University of Hawaii for Biology. (BOSS Lady!)   Sugalips is an edible non-toxic lipstick line, with shades of pink, red, brown, and nudes. Dwyonna also creates limited edition custom colors of royal blue, green, and orange! To date, Sugalips has sold 130+ shades, with lipsticks being available for purchase online. Her most popular colors are shades of brown, with “Chocolate Melt” being ordered the most!       “My favorite color is chocolate melt and nude purple because those compliment my skin tone the best.”         So what got Dwyonna into making he own lipstick? During the Winter of 2015, she was looking for a certain shade of brown and was not able to find it. She then decided to do her own research online on how to make her own lipstick, and then became […]

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Grey Comics

Do you enjoy reading comic books? When was the last time you read a comic strip in the newspaper? Well we interviewed an amazing Artist who is very talented, and someone you should know! Meet Julius Grey, the man behind Grey World Comics. All the way from Plainfield, NJ, Julius Grey is an Artist, Illustrator, Caricature Drawer, and Developing Comic. Julius is a comic book nerd, with an undeniable passion for art! With his three children being his motivation, it’s no wonder why he is the bomb dot com at this thing called art! So how did Julius get into art? Julius tells us that he has always been passionate about art, but he really got into art when he entered an art contest in 3rd grade. Julius tells us that from that day forward, he never looked back! (NICE!!) Julius specializes in photo realism in pencil and says that it takes between 4-5 hours to complete a piece of art work. (WOW!) Once he has an idea of what he wants to draw, he does the outline of the drawing first. Julius tells us that detailing is the part that he loves most, even though it takes the longest to do. When asked about what challenges Julius has experienced, he talked about “artist block”. Julius tell us that artist block is frustrating and any Artist can relate. Julius tells us that Artists live in real world time, and artist […]

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The Artistic One

Imagine your talent taking you further than you ever dreamed! Ever wanted to know what that felt like? Well for the phenomenal Artist Kevin Bradford, his passion and talent has taken him far and we’ve got the details! Repping Peoria, IL, Kevin Bradford is Artist with a passion for Art! Since the age of 19, he’s been creating and selling art in his free time. Kevin’s motivation comes from various avenues, and it is not surprise that he had decided to take his talents to the next level; especially since being artistic runs in his family! Though Kevin states he is not afraid to work your typical 9-5 job, his passion of Art keeps calling! Growing up, Kevin was a part of Peoria Highs first class, of Preparatory School of the Arts program, which he graduated from and was voted most artistic. (Dope right?!) For Kevin, it’s not too big of a deal, but says that he sees that his peers have always expected great things from him regarding art. In the pursuit of making more money, Kevin decided that he needed to get into the workforce, which he feels slightly stalled his dreams. However, Kevin did not let this get in the way of his passion! Kevin has the following advice for anyone pursuing a career as an Artist, “If you don’t make time for it now, you never will. I’m just in the aspiring artist working on becoming […]

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She’s Got The Moves!

For some people, dancing consists of a night out at their favorite lounge with their friends. However, for Shaylea Anderson, Dance is LIFE!! All the way from Tampa, Florida, Shaylea is a Dancer, full-time College Student, and an up and coming Designer! (Such A Boss!) Knowing that she is destined for greatness is her motivation, and she has a fierce passion dance. Watching dancing videos of her favorite dancers or dance companies, sparked Shaylea’s interest in Dance. For Shaylea, seeing the expressions on their faces and how they moved their bodies truly inspired her; it made her say, “That is what I want to do for the rest of my life”. Though watching dancers on TV sparked her interest, her passion for Dance has always been with her since she was three years old. Her parents enrolled her in Ballet classes and she simply fell in love. Shaylea states that she remembers telling anyone who would listen, “I’m going to be a ballerina when I grow up”. Even though she was not consistently training in Dance over the years, her passion kept her going!! Not only does dance speak to Shaylea, the style Modern Dance does the same! She remembers watching the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform one of their well-known pieces, called “Revelations,” which totally left her mesmerized. Shaylea was mesmerized by how they could create numerous shapes with their bodies, which made her want to learn and […]

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Beautiful Blogger

Getting married soon? If so, this Texas born Chicagoan is who you need to call, for all of your beautifying needs!! Jessica is a Makeup Artist, as well as a Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger. She has liked make-up for as long as she can remember, and is motivated by the ability to do what she wants to do with her time; no corporate control here! (#IssaBOSS) So how did Jessica get into make-up? Around the age of 4 or 5, Jessica’s Grandmother started buying her makeup kits for kids called, “Tinkerbell.” Not only were these gifts Jessica’s introduction into the makeup world, it paved the way for her passion. For Jessica, she had found something she liked, and her Grandmother did everything she knew to feed her passion and talent. (Now that’s love!) As she began wearing makeup as an adult, Jessica noticed that getting glammed up made her feel better, which then made her decide to assist in making people look and feel beautiful. Initially, Jessica faced the difficulty of support and believing in herself, but that did not last for long!! Once she realized that she could really turn her passion into a job, she stopped seeing limits. (Boom!) Though Jessica has an amazing support base, she is still her own biggest fan.       “If you’re interested in becoming a make-up artist, I would just say practice and perfect your craft. While learning the art, don’t […]

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Beautiful Armor

Are you tired of purchasing over the counter products, that always seems to give you false hope OR temporarily relieve? Well Boss Up Magazine spoke with the great Angela Jackson, who can assist you with all of your skin care needs! Check it out… From Washington, DC, Angela Jackson is an Administrative Technician, Certified Aromatherapist, Teacher, Perfume maker, Certified Life Coach, and the CEO of wholearmorbeauty. (Such A Boss!) Having the ability to help others achieve his or her goals, for whatever positive change they desire to contribute to this world, is Angela’s motivation! She is also motivated by people being fearless and asking her for help when necessary, “I enjoy seeing people not perish for their lack of knowledge. The right information is powerful and can save someone’s life. It doesn’t matter the reason a person is experiencing skin disorders all that matter is the natural healing results. Therefore, I practiced using Aromatherapy as a lifestyle and encourage others as well.” As a little girl, Angela was always curious about perfume and skin care products. She always wondered what made perfume smell so sweet and how companies got their lip balm into its container. She even wondered about why there wasn’t any sweet scents added to her doll baby collection. (Interesting!) So what exactly made Angela get into the skincare business? Angela tells us that over the last 10 years, she tried so many over the counter products, that […]

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Captivating Creativity

For some people, paint and sips are done for fun, but for Katrice Buckley, painting is her life!! Boss Up Magazine got the exclusive scoop on what life is like for an artist of Katrice’s caliber. From South Holland, IL, Katrice Buckley is a Risk & Chargeback Specialist and Freelance Artist, who has a wonderful and loving Son that is her daily driving force! (Awwww!) Even though Katrice had always been a good artist, she didn’t start to really get into drawing until her high school years. So what pushed Katrice to pursue her true talent? An art teacher, named Mr. Evans! Mr. Evans really pushed Katrice’s creative thoughts and desires, which followed her through her career. For Katrice, art was not her first passion, but once she got into college, she wanted to try different majors and learn something different because she “knew” art. Eventually Katrice circled back to her love of Art, and then graduated with a degree in Studio Art of Drawing and Painting. (You Go Girl!) After college, she then went full force with getting her business up and running. Katrice participated in many gallery showings, live painting events, and worked on many commissioned pieces. (Such a Boss!)     “Never give up. Never compare yourself to other artists. Never let anyone use you; your work is unique, powerful and has a purpose. At the end of the day, nothing should stop you from your passion […]

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A Beautiful Boss

Do you enjoy wearing make-up? Are you an aspiring make-up artist? Well, we have a fierce beauty expert named Natalie Butler, who has an amazing story about her journey as well as tips on how to keep your skin beautiful! Let’s get to it… Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Natalie Butler is a jack of all trades! She is the owner of her own recruiting business and also an Independent Sales Representative and Mentor for Avon. She is passionate about her line of work and she strives to be a positive role model for not just her family, but young girls around the world. She has two nieces, who are 5 and 2 years old, and she is motivated by the desire to show them that they can make it in this world, and make it by not working for anyone else. For Natalie, the beauty industry was more of a thing where she knew that she wanted to help not just people, but women. She wanted to find a way to connect with women, to not only educate them but to empower them too. (Pink Power!) Natalie stated that in a world where everything is judged so harshly, she wanted women to be able to stand strong, hold their heads high, being proud of who they are and what they do. And for Natalie, slowly applying make-up gave her the strength to overcome all of her daily life […]

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Kosh Allure

Ever travel out of town and needed your hair done, but didn’t know where to go? Well if you’re ever in Chicago, be sure to get styled by KoKo! If you’re ever in KoKo Smith’s hometown Chicago, make sure you stop by her salon! KoKo is a licensed and professional hairstylist, working out of a salon in the Beverly area of Chicago! KoKo is driven by her passion of hair and desire to see the depth of her talents! She strives to continue to better her craft and learn as much as she can! (Such tenacity!) Becoming a hair stylist was not quite KoKo’s passion, but became her passion after entering cosmetology school. While in school KoKo, learned that she could be creative as well as open-minded, which made her anxious to learn and do more. For KoKo, the more she learned and did, the more she knew that being a hairstylist was what she wanted to do. KoKo told us that back in high school, she struggled with her own hair for quite some time. However, when she I finally “got It”, it was the best feeling! While in college, she managed to accomplish the new trend of “hair extensions”. With this new skill, she began providing extension services of sew-ins on other women. Seeing her clients happy with their results, made her interest become stronger than ever.   “My advice to anyone that want to become a hairstylist […]

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What a “Bomb” Shell

Luxurious skin seems to be #Goals for most people, but those goals can become hindered due to skin conditions that people don’t know how to treat properly. Well Boss Up Magazine spoke with the lovely Tasha Kinney, who just may have the solution to your dilemma! Tasha is originally from Peoria, IL (Also known as P-Town) and is the owner of a skin care and beauty business called Reminisce Bath Bombs, which focusing on bath and shower bombs! (Dope right!?) For Tasha, hearing people say, “wow this is a great product that I can see such a great change in my skin”, is what she loves about creating her products and Tasha strives to be the one who not just makes a product to make a quick buck, but to help others with problematic skin. (Boom!) Tasha’s skin care products originally started with her trying to find a product that worked for her 5-6-month-old son’s skin, as he suffered from eczema. “I tried almost everything that any parent could or have ever thought of for their child’s skin, but nothing was working.” At this point, Tasha decided to take matters into her own hands. (Super Mom!) Tasha began dabbling around with some ingredients, that were safe for newborns, until she created he wonderful bath bombs! To verify if her products were working, she gave out many free samples for other to try and provide feedback. This helped her learn what […]

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