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What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” This sentence is sometimes overused, but nevertheless accurately portrays the picture of resilience and affirmation for overcoming adversity. In this month of December, as we reflect back on this ‘very interesting’ year, I thought it was fitting for Beauty SuperStars Talk to salute 4 people who have been ‘Life Changers’ in the Beauty Industry. They have always used their power, their purpose, their passion, and their persistence to create change for this industry and their communities, and in the process, they are all business builders also. At times, I have, admittedly naively thought that if I could just get it ‘right’, life would be easy and maybe go as I planned. God laughed, as he showed me and reminded me that He never said it would be easy. In fact, His Word says that we will have trials and tribulations. Not maybe, but definitely. What He said to me, was that all I could do was to pray to have the faith and the grace to stay the course, to trust the process. His process. From the outside looking in, it seems my guests this month have learned that lesson as well. Two that I know of, have been faced with major, life altering, health challenges, but instead of giving in, they got up and started giving back again. Starting new businesses, non-profits and finding other ways to serve. In my opinion - they are phenomenal!! The other two are taking this industry to new heights with their innovations and insights into what is the ‘next level’? They are blazing new trails to move us all forward.

I hope you’ll join me this Tuesday to meet Denise Michelle who started Next Level Concepts and is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Mentorship Academy! Both of these businesses have made a tremendous impact on our industry by offering hands-on cutting, coloring and styling classes in addition to moving services that are designed to stir the soul. She’ll take us behind the scenes: ⭐️ into her motivation, ⭐️ how her businesses have evolved, ⭐️ what it’s like to be so visible as a working Mom, ⭐️ her views on ‘having a seat at the table’ ⭐️ and the projects she’s working on now. This will be an evening you won’t forget! We have 2 more shows before the year ends, featuring Carolyn Covington and Darrius Peace, so please mark your calendar for Tuesdays at 7pm ET. Click here for a reminder!

P.S. If you missed my interview with Mr. Chet Bennett, on

  • the secrets to success he’s shared for years as the owner of one of the top Beauty and Barber Schools in the country,

  • his thoughts on how to create diversity in our industry and

  • the life lessons he learned while dealing with kidney failure

  • and the 3+ new businesses he’s started just this year!!

The full interview is at P.S.S. If you’re a podcast fan and love to catch your inspiration, education and entertainment on the go, 🏃🏽‍♀️ I’m excited to announce that Beauty SuperStars Talk is now on your favorite players - iTunes/Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and more!! Please listen, follow and share with your friends!


Miki Wright, founder of, is respected as a Leader in the Beauty Industry; from her work as an Award Winning Hair Designer, highly praised Platform Artist, Competitor, Educator and a Business Coach who gets results. Wright has been a long time Educator for Hair Shows such as the International Beauty Shows, Bronner Bros. and the ISSE Hair Show.

Wright was the owner of one of the first African-American owned spa facilities in the country! In addition, her salon was selected by Salon Today Magazine as one of the “200 Fastest Growing Salons” in the country, for three consecutive years! Her salon was featured in the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine and Essence Magazine, which brought Black women from across the US into her salon and spa for pampering!

She helps Hair Stylists and Salon Owners to ‘get more clients and make more money'. Miki recently launched Beauty SuperStars Talk to showcase the stories and celebrate the excellence of Black Beauty Industry Professionals. Join her LIVE every Tuesday at 7pm ET at or listen to the Podcast on the while you're on the go!

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