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Nov. 2012

French Tips

the hair version

Darico Jackson The Man Behind the Mane

Stacy Powell:

Hairstylist, Instructor, & Trendsetter

Beauty and the


The Memorials:

One-On-One Interview Book Review 10 Easy Steps To Go Natural Without Cutting Your Hair Off










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Beauty and the Brow


Dr. Amerson’s Alopecia Awareness Cruise 2012

By: Kristie Kennedy

Jackson 24 Darico The Man Behind the



Stacy Powell:

Hairstylist, Instructor, & Trendsetter

Review: 38 Book 10 Easy Steps To Go

Natural Without Cutting Your Hair Off

Tips: 42 French The Hair Version


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Upcoming Events Letter from the Editor Contributor Bio Job Postings Hair Professionals Directory

The Memorials

One-On-One Interview


Editor-In-Chief: Malisse Lockhart-Ford Contributors: Nikki Binion Kristie Kennedy Dr. Linda Amerson Candise MWBH Models Christina Richardson Keyon Wilson Advertising Department Human Resource Department

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Cover Photo & Pg 2-3: Photography: Whitney Prim

Hair Stylist: Sharonda Hill w/Elite Cuts, Junction City, KS



the editor To all the readers of MWBH Magazine: The November issue has finally arrived, and we have tons of great articles, pictures, and more exciting items to share in this issue. We would like for everyone to welcome beauty expert Kristie Kennedy and writing enthusiast Candise Lofton to the MWBH team! This is their first issue with us, and we are extremely happy for them to be joining our dynamic team of professionals that make each of our issues possible. Please let us know if you have any feedback, suggestions, questions, or general comments that you would like to share with us. Feel free to email us at: Thank you, Malisse Lockhart-Ford Editor-In-Chief Midwest Black Hair Magazine



Nikki Binion

Nikki Binion is a Chicago native cosmetologist, with an extensive back-ground in fashion, runway, video shoots and special events. Her exceptional talent and creativity has made her a successful salon owner, an independent artist at Kanvas Salon & Spa II. Nikki’s vast experience and industry knowledge has given her the opportunity to become a regional freelance glam tech. She is a hairstylist, a lash and brow specialist and truly believes in the art of healthy hair. Nikki is a licensed Cosmetologist from Creative Hairstyling Academy and has a passion for making the everyday client look and feel like a star.

Kristie Kennedy

Kristie Kennedy is a dynamic and inspiring creative artist across multiple platforms. She is passionate about inspiring women to be their best in every area of their lives. Her how to makeup videos are showcased on Tyra Banks and Style Videos on Ehow

Candise Loften

Candise Lofton is a native Detroiter with a passion for writing. She enjoys music and the arts. Candise has earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor in Written Communications/ Technical writer.




Review: Dr. Amerson’s Alopecia Awareness Cruise 2012 By Dr. Linda Amerson My 1st Alopecia Awareness Cruise was a tremendous success! We set sail September 10-15, 2012, to the Western Caribbean. After fifteen months of marketing and advertising this highly anticipated cruise, it was off the chain!!! All of my guests truly enjoyed themselves. We departed from Galveston, TX, and docked at Yucatan Progresso and Cozymel.

much fun, gained weight with the all you could eat food 24/7, shopped, relaxed, did beach excursions, other excursions, relaxed in the hot tub, sang karaoke, laughed, line dancing, attended shows, played dominoes, played taboo- men against the women, played spades and whatever we wanted to do.

After departure, I surprised everyone with tote bags full of goodies…and stepped out of the box to write and sing a cruise theme song. “Cruise with a purpose” was an instant success! I was so excited that everyone loved it! It was suggested that I go into a recording studio and record it to music and have it copyrighted. So that is what I am doing before it is released. How exciting…my own cruise theme song! You will hear it soon!!! Since we were combining alopecia awareness and vacation, we only had a schedule for Awards Night and the two Educational Trichology Seminars by Dr. Amerson. We had so




Dr. Amerson’s Alopecia Awareness Cruise 2012 - Cont.

The winner of my essay contest won a FREE Cruise for parent and child! During Awards Night, my essay winner Cayla Staples read her winning essay, received surprise gifts, I played a surprise congratulatory DVD, including her original song “You Are Beautiful” from Songstress/Motivational Speaker/Life Coach Sandra Dubose-Gibson. Lastly, I presented certificates to everyone, and highlighted two custom awards, designed by Artist Tyra Goodley for Dr. Amerson, were presented to: Essay Winner Cayla Staples Corporate Award to Children’s Alopecia Project, Inc.




Dr. Amerson’s Alopecia Awareness Cruise 2012 - Cont.

Appreciation Certificates were given to my 8 Media Partners. EncoreHD Hair Magazine Trendsetters To Trendsetters Magazine I Messenger Newsletter Chocol8 Magazine Inc. Perfected Magazine Midwest Black Hair Magazine Glam Galore Events Southern Dallas County Business & Living Magazine I would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Doris Crawford, Mr. Kenneth Williams, Mrs. LaNette Kincaid, and Mrs. Sandra Dubose-Gibson who gave donations/gifts to my essay winner Cayla Staples. Also, Graphic Artist Derek Payne, and Artist Tyra Goodley for designing my unique awards for my honorees. With excitement, are preparing for our 2nd Annual Cruise With A Purpose 2014! Dates TBA on the beautiful Carnival Magic for 7 relaxing days and 2 educational seminars! My Alopecia essay is for children ages 10-18. The essay theme is “I have Alopecia, but it does not define who I Am.” Essay deadline is July, 2013. The essay winner will win a FREE Cruise for the parent and child. Cruise coordinator is Ms. Armie Snarley. Send all essay submissions to me.


Please make plans to join us in September 2014 on our Cruise With A Purpose!!! Cruise Essay Contestant LA’s Hair & Scalp Clinic Dr. Linda Amerson 2304 W. Pioneer Pkwy, #6 Arlington, TX 76013 817 265-8854


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eyebrow dimensions if you plan to do any home maintenance. To avoid over tweezing know where your brow should begin and end. The starting point is from the base of your nose to the inner corner of your eye nearest the bridge of the nose. Your arch (highest point) should fall directly in line with the outer edge of the iris and the tail of the brow is measured from the base of the nose to the furthest corner of the eye closest to the temple. If you are ready to take your beauty to the next level of excellence always remember it's the little things that make a big difference. If you don't think the brow really matters, ask yourself the question, what is a beautifully wrapped gift without a ribbon and bow? Exactly. Now go get those brows done at once! KRISTIE KENNEDY IS KNOWN AS "THE UNSTOPPABLE BUTTERFLY", A DYNAMIC WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT SPEAKER and BEAUTY EXPERT. She is a visionary leader that operates in a multiplicity

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Darico Jackson stepped out with Keyisha Cole at a who’s who list of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest black starlets for the 2012 “Black Girls Rock” event. Darico took Keyisha from last year’s “no care hair” to a softer style for the event. Keyisha is one of those African-American stars who are capable of wowing their audience and fans beside everyone else by the way they look. One of the major parts of her eye-catching looks is her hair and no one does Hollywood’s hair better than DaRico Jackson. “Keyisha hair is always evolving. “ She tries various haircuts, sometimes it’s long or medium while other times it’s totally short says DaRico. DaRico’s work has long been admired by his peers and celebrity clientele alike as well as top fashion photographers such as Shaun Alexander. He is well known for being able to visualize how someone could look with the right transforming style, and then he makes it a reality for them.


He recently created these drop dead looks for Stacey Dash that were inspired by international catwalk trends and retro trends after Dash came under fire for her support of Mitt Romney.” We all have our own personal causes in our lives outside our careers that mean so much to us. I love being around people so working in an environment that is both social and creative is perfect for me, says Darico.” None of us know when we may need a helping hand, so I also enjoy working with charities throughout the year. In addition to the “Black Girls Rock” celebration for the organization, founded by DJ Beverly Bond which aims to empower and mentor young women of color, while also promoting a positive portrayal of black women in the media. He also worked on “An Afternoon of Elegance” celebrity charity fashion event for” A Love Beyond Me,” which is a charity devoted to uplift, encourage and inspire young children battling life threatening illnesses. DaRico and his Glam Team created the big hair for the afternoon show that was inspired by the 60’s and 70’s. His glam team boasts of LA’s top glamologists that included makeup artists Rhonda Bean, Ashley Gomilla, Valerie Page and hairstylists Jasmine Brod, Feana Smith, Andrea Pezillon and Michelle McFadden. In his role as a creative instructor for the Mizani Hair care company, DaRico is involved in developing the company's signature hairdressing techniques and travels the world presenting his expertise to international hairdressing audiences.

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Stacy Powell: Hairstylist Instructor Trendsetter

Interview By: Candise Lofton Photographer: Ashantia Harris



Who is Stacy Powell? Stacy is a multitude of things. She is a complex woman a born regulator and most times mis-understood. Her bold no non-sense attitude is also accompanied by a sharp tongue and quick witted infectious personality. To the surprise of many underneath her sassiness is a very warm and generous character that is very pleasant and charismatic. She is the girl next door, a Diva, a leader, Americas Next Top Model, a daughter, sister, aunt, friend, fighter, lover, Instructor, Activist, advocate, writer, Trendsetter, role model, helpmate, a treasure, a joy…… What inspired you to become an instructor? Becoming an instructor was like second nature for me. It was only what made sense. It was clear to me very early on that I had an effect on people. For some reason I talk and people listen. I am and always have been in Love with Cosmetology, and I’ve never been a stranger to helping, so here I am. What are your interests outside the world of cosmetology? What world outside of Cosmetology??? LOL. Is there a world outside of Cosmetology? It’s in everything an I take it with me everywhere I go in some shape or form. But to answer your question. Im really a girls girl. So I’m no stranger to the kitchen. I’m a bad girl in the kitchen too. I like to dance (Im a Stepper) and love music, Im a real dusties smooth groove type a girl.If I have music a bad situation can become enjoyable. I enjoy spending time with family and I don’t know why because all we do is argue. LOL and I usually start most of the arguments. I Cant help it I love em and if only they did what I said then every little thing would be alright (In my Bob Marley singing voice) What challenges have you faced in adding proprietary and instructor to your resume? The biggest challenges of my career have been maintaining balance. The demands of life don’t get easier as you move up they get much more intense

and balance was always my struggle. If I’m in then it 125% or nothing. I had to learn to balance my professional and personal life. What made you become a stylist? I don’t think that one becomes a stylist I think a being a stylist becomes one. Its becoming on some like the good fit of a hand in a glove. In my case I think I was a stylist long before I really understand the meaning of the word. Do you feel being a stylist is a natural talent or an acquired skill? Both. It is a natural talent and an acquired skill. What we have to understand about though is the skill is not so easily acquired without talent but most importantly talent. Most can learn to do anything with enough instruction and practice, nobody regardless to how great the instructor or intention can be taught to have passion or talent.




What inspires you? Believe it or not I’m inspired by everything. Sometimes, a lot of times music is one of the biggest sources of inspiration for me, other times it color, scenery but most of all the God. What suggestions do you have for inspiring stylist? Inspiring stylist should focus not only on style & trend but business. Stylists are big givers. We share our creative talents, our opinions and the like and have such a great deal of passion for what we do that we sometimes forget it’s a business. What advice do you have for new stylist? With that the best advice I could give a new stylist is to have good business practices. Be fair and understanding when necessary ¸but be business minded at all times.

Do you have other goals outside the world of cosmetology? Outside of Cosmetology I have my personal goals. Marriage, children a white house with a 2 car garage, picket fence and a happy ending. Lol. No really family is very important to me and is one of my biggest unaccomplished goals, but I do have some other business ventures that I would like to fulfill. I have always wanted a ice cream shop. You know like the old ones where you would sit on a bar stool and order a float or milkshake. ****** PAC (Powell Academy of Cosmetology) is a continuing education hub for professional stylists who are seeking advanced training. It was developed to offer cutting edge technology and trends. “As CEO of PAC I am responsible for making sure that the cutting edge is delivered to those who are seeking it.” Phone: 708-872-7227 Website: www.

How would you suggest handling a situation when a style goes wrong? When a style goes wrong its usually because the stylist has lost sight of the goal or is using the wrong method in hopes of achieving that goal. In these cases the stylist will need to stop the process. Think back to the fundamentals of Cosmetology and hair styling, regroup and return to basic methods for correction. If you panic it will get worse, remain calm and can think clearly.




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About The Memorials The Memorials were spearheaded by Bay Area drumming prodigy, Thomas Pridgen, in December of 2009. After a few years performing with The Mars Volta, Thomas turned his attention to forming his own group, incorporating a range of styles as diverse as the experiences of the bands members. Instead of becoming another rock bands’ heartbeat, the focus was to collaborate with proficient musicians whom Thomas felt would fill a void he has heard in rock music throughout his life. Thomas reached out to friends and former students of the esteemed Berklee College of Music, Viveca Hawkins (vocals), and Nick Brewer (guitars), to join him in his newest endeavor. Recording with his friend’s yielded a family vibe that enabled a comfortable yet intense recording process. The groups’ assets were rounded out with the addition of a bass, organ, synthesizers, and multiple percussive elements. Thomas describes The Memorials’ first record as: “For me it was important to put a band together with my friends, and ya know, the record is a rollercoaster. Some songs are hard, but will make you cry by the end....” The aura of the recording sessions, and Thomas’ vision for the group, are reflected in the views of the bands members. Viveca Hawkins glows when speaking of the project: “We have totally made this project out of love…This album is made of the best of us, we put our hearts and souls into this.” The passion and intensity of the recording sessions is audible on The Memorials debut effort, as they combine a vast array of sounds atop Thomas and Nick’s compositions. Nick’s sprawling guitars and Thomas’ thick drums serve as the core of the sound, while Viveca’s voice brings it together perfectly. The end music is intelligent and calculated, exhibiting certain pop sensibilities within the scope of songs that rock out. The compositions highlight each musician’s incredible talent, while creating textured tracks that feel like vignettes of a band finding their stride.

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Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I helped create the universe. I am a star fruit. My band is called the memorials. At what age did you start playing the drums and singing? I've been singing since I've been breathing Do you play any other instruments? I can get around the keys a Lil bit but I'd say I've mastered the kazoo. When did you determine that you wanted to be a professional vocalist? I have never had a greater aspiration in my life. If you could collaborate with any other musician dead or alive, who would it be? Tu PAC and jimi... gangsta! What other projects do you have coming up? I am trying to do some more solo work even if it’s just a mix tape.


What other hobbies do you have? I love nature. I like goin hiking and working in the garden and stuff... Describe your style. I'm kinda anti fashion but I clean up real nice ;) What is your favorite hair style? I love a good messy bun or a foe hawk but I usually just wear my hair down. If you could only have one hair product, what would it be? I don't think I would survive?!?! Maybe Aragon oil What is your natural hair regimen? I use Loreal evercream sulfate free cleansing conditioner and cantu


leave in and Aragon oil to finish it off! Would you would like to say anything else to our readers? My band the memorials is touring Europe and we have two albums available on iTunes! The memeorials and delirium! Please check out my music on bandcamp as well:

Thomas Pridgen At what age did you start playing the drums? I started playing drums at 3 years old Do you play any other instruments? I like messing with hand drums but I work on the Mpc a lot When did you determine that you wanted to be a professional musician? I knew I wanted to be a professional musician very early If you could collaborate with any other musician dead or alive, who would it be? I'd love to work with prince I think he's always played with awesome drummers and his musical ethic is intense. What other projects do you have coming up? Well yeah, I've been playing on a log of records these days. What other hobbies do you have? I like to do art and travel . Describe your style. I really can't lol I wear all kinds of weird stuff. When did you choose to start growing dreds? I started when I was 19 then I cut them Then grew them back . What is your favorite hair product that you like to use on your dreds? I use the tropical root hair oil. Hardest thing about locks is having to keep them moisturized

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MWBH Directory ILLINOIS Timeka’s Hair Design 646 Fifth Ave. Aurora, IL 630-585-1441 Joyce Hair Braiding 581 Sundance Dr. Bolingbrook, IL 60440 630-759-0405 http://www.joycehairbraiding. com/hairstylesalbum.htm Glo On Braids & Natural Hairstyling Chicago, IL 773-643-8299 My First Salon (Kids Salon) 1724 East 71st Street Chicago, IL 60649 773-363-1000 Soul Salon Spa 4256 S. Cottage Grove Chicago, IL 60653 773-268-3390 AJES The Salon 628 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL (312) 454-1133 Time Hair Gallery 943 W. Randolph #2W Chicago, IL (312) 421-5097


Black Pearl 7126 Ridge Chicago, IL (773) 338-9311 Blyss Full Service Salon 1703 E. 87th Street Chicago, IL (773) 768-8955 Christian Fields Style Bar 6550 S. Cottage Grove Avenue Chicago, IL 60637 (773) 288-5627 Desi’s Full Service Salon 2130 West 95th Street Chicago, IL 60643 (773) 445-8300 DiAnne B. Natural Hair 1610 West Highland Chicago, IL 60660 (773) 764-5127 Freedom Hair Salon 1518 N. Ashland Avenue Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 252-4247 Hair Dare You 1459 E. 53rd St., 2nd Fl Chicago, IL 60615 (866) 384-9386, (773) 288- 0000 Amazon Salon, Inc. 5548 S. State St Chicago, IL 60621 773-256-0500 http://www.amazonsaloninc. com/


Kings & Queens Natural Hair Studio 4519 South Calumet, #1S Chicago, IL 60653 (708) 323-8260 (773) 895-4968 Mane Abstracts 16 N Morgan Street Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 666-999 Nappy Headz 4141 North Broadway Chicago, IL (773) 549-2664 Red Karma 3523 S. Indiana Avenue Chicago, IL (312) 842-3482 The Tribesman 4459 S. Indiana Avenue Chicago, IL, 60653 (773) 268-6900 Time Hair Gallery 943 W. Randolph Chicago, IL, 60607 (312) 421-5097 Toss Hair Salon 60 E. 13th St Chicago, IL 60605 (312) 986-8677 Why Knot Concept Salon 805 W Randolph Street 203 Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 421-6580 Desi’s Full Service Salon 2130 W. 95th Street Chicago, IL Phone: 773-445-8300

The Abyss Salon 67 E 16th St Chicago, IL 60616 (312) 880-0263 Amazon Natural Look Salon 5548 S. State Street Chicago, IL (773) 256-0500 Eshe Day Spa & Salon 8 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60603 312.629.0376 The Hair Source 197 Peterson Rd. Libertyville, IL 60048 (847) 573-1993 A Salon Bizz 9834 W. Roosevelt Road Westchester IL, 60154 708.681.9834

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INDIANA Ego Styles 7325 Mallard Ln Schereville, IN 46375 219-759-EGOS (3467) Adaru 6524 N. Carrollton Indianapolis, IN 46220


MWBH Directory KANSAS Reflections 8255 Craig St Indianapolis IN 46250 317.596.9200 http://www.reflectionsindy. com/index.html Bourgeoisie Hair Gallery 2707 N. Tibbs Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46222 Brunette Salon 6531 Ferguson Street Indianapolis, IN 46220 (317) 253-9540 Divine Hair Design 3673 W. 86th St Indianapolis, IN 46268 Do or Dye Hair Studio 916 N. Shadeland Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46219 Phone: 317-375-1008 Natural Solutions by Kristy 4460 Keystone Ave Indianapolis IN 46205 Phone: 317-541-9600 Cheveux Hair Salon 1315 Mishawaka ave South Bend, IN 46615 574.234.1455 http://www.itsallaboutthecut. com/Cheveux/Welcome.html Salon Fabulous 4102 E Michigan St Indianapolis IN 46201 Phone: (317) 357-4322


Black Panther Beauty Salon 926 North West Street Wichita, KS 67203 (316)943-3327 Girlfriends Salon 2059 East Santa Fe Street Olathe, KS 66062 (913) 764-8988 Double Take Stylist- Rashida Bonds 13459 Switzer Road Overland Park, KS 66213 (913) 814-7200 http://doubletakesalonandspa. com/ KC Braids 4301 State Ave Inside Midway Shopping Center Kansas City, KS 66102 Meika 347-404-4070 Tanisha 816-695-2667 Braid Creations 2862 W. 47th Ave Kansas City, KS 66103 (913) 362-9858 Khadim Afircan Hair Braids 6249 E. 21st Street North, Suite 104 Wichita, Kansas 67208 316-618-0515


Maasai Braids & Gift Shop 122 Grant Avenue Avenue Junction City, Kansas 66441 785-238-1677 Center Stage Unisex Kuts & Style Salon 606 Washburn Ave Topeka, KS 66606


Happy To Be Nappy Salon & Spa 18945 Livernois Ave Detroit, MI 48221 313-340-HAIR Rooted Salon & Spa 22313 Kelly Rd East Pointe, MI 313-587-6000 The Hair Diva 2956 W. Davidson Detroit, MI http://www.facebook. com/pages/Detroits-HairDiva/318046111548410?sk=wall Shades of Ebony 15153 Gratiot Avenue Detroit, MI 48205-1324 (866) 462-9659 Everette’s Cornrows 16094 E. 8 Mile Rd. Detroit, MI 48205 313-527-2884 Locks 4 Life 26125 Greenfield Rd Southfield, MI 48076 248-552-6288

Riccardo’s Place 10333 West 8 Mile Road Detroit, MI 48221 (313) 342-330 Weave Got You Covered Southfield, MI 48075 249-688-5683 B Unique Hair Boutique 21700 Greenfield Suite 412 Oakpark MI 48237 248-967-9383 Sy’s African Hair Braiding 20761 Kipling St Oak Park MI 48237 (248) 254-2189 Harold’s Place The Hair Salon for Children and Families 2663 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI 48208 (313) 972-4141

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Babe’s Beauty & Barber Salon 20359 Conant Detroit, MI 48234 (313)779-3246

MISSOURI Tresses Au Naturale 3914 Indiana Kansas City, MO 64130 816-778-5414 BestTresses Barber Salon 1656 E. 63rd Street Kansas City, MO 64110 (816)-500-0740


MWBH Directory Your Natural Image 216 West 39th St. Kansas City, MO (816) 695-3563 http://www.yournaturalimage. com/ Leons Cutting Edge 621 Mock Unit – B Blue Springs, MO 816) 878-8229 Beauty by Design 2951 Patterson Rd. Florissant MO 63031 (314) 830-3222 Creative Cuts & Locks Barber & Style 1723 S New Florissant Rd Florissant, MO (314) 524 –4266 Head Turners Hair & Nail Designs 6342 Lucille Ave St. Louis, MO 63136 314-381-8880 http://www.headturnershair. (for retail) Jeannine’s Hair 4211 Virginia Saint Louis, MO 63111 (314) 353-7807 Napps 6267 Delmar Blvd. Saint Louis, MO (314) 727 -0312


Natural Hair Reigns N Style 2944 Derhake Rd. Florissant, MO 63033-3900, (314) 838-9990 Salon Indigo 2319 Woodson road St. Louis, MO 63114 314-374-7124

MINNESOTA Realistic Manes Salon Concepts 2020 Nicollett Ave. S Minneapolis, MN 55404 612-827-8117 Malobe Natural Hair Salon 915 West Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-823-8626


Catrynas Braiding Studios Nebraska (402) 578-7747 http://www.catrynas.blogspot. com/

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The Loc Shoppe 3700 Avalon Shaker Heights, OH (216) 921-5410 DJ’s Image Beauty Salon 500 Ross Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45217 (513) 641-3333 Salon Favor 7370-G Kingsgate Way West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 779-2147 Reverence Salon 3649 Lee Rd, Upper Level Shaker Heights, Ohio (216) 921-4242 Jennifer Wells - Stylist 3138 Lee-Washington Blvd Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 216-320-9675 The Hair Cafe 3964 Mayfield Road Cleveland Heights, Ohio (216) 644-5431 Exquisite Barber & African Hair Braiding 3140 S Hamilton Road Columbus, OH 43232-5657 (866) 632-3561


Phat Headz Salon 4528 S.E. 29TH Street Del City, OK (405) 741-7006

Platinum Salon 6808 S. Memorial Dr., Suite 206 Tulsa, OK 74133 (918) 286.8634 http://www.platinum-salon. com/

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WISCONSIN New Waves Hair Styling Studio 4481 N 76th Street Milwaukee, WI 53210 (414) 464-7780 Oluchi, LLC 5010 N. 26th Street Milwaukee, WI 53209 414-610-5646

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COSMATOLOGY PROGRAMS Dudley Beauty College 1756 West 95TH Street Chicago, IL (773) 445-5765 Empire Beauty School 3810 E Southport Indianapolis, IN (317) 489-5656 5750 Crawfordsville Road, Speedway Super Center Indianapolis (317) 204-4562


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COSMATOLOGY PROGRAMS CONTD. House of Heavilin Beauty School 5720 Troost Avenue Kansas City, MO 64110 (816) 523-2471 ERIC FISHER ACADEMY 6727 W. Central Wichita, KS 67212 Phone: 316-440-5555 Fax: 316-440-4985 http://www.ericfisheracademy. com/ ACADEMY OF AESTHETIC ARTS, LLC 10316 Shawnee Mission Parkway Shawnee, KS 66203 800-996-7335 or 913-397-7546 FAX: 913-962-7560 B STREET DESIGN SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL HAIR STYLING - LAWRENCE 1601 W 23rd St Lawrence, KS 66046 Phone: 785-832-2600 Fax: 785-856-0619


BELLUS ACADEMY 1130 West Loop Place Manhattan, KS 66502 785-539-1837 & 1-800-6961765 Fax: 785-539-1651 B STREET DESIGN SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL HAIR STYLING - MANHATTAN 512 Poyntz Ave. Manhattan, KS 66505 Phone: 785-776-4794 Fax: 785-776-4482 Bill Hancock, Owner manhattan.asp B STREET DESIGN – OVERLAND PARK 10324 Mastin Overland Park, KS 66212 Phone: 913-492-4114 Fax: 913-492-2597 overland-park.asp B STREET DESIGN –TOPEKA 3602 S Topeka Blvd Topeka, KS 66611 Phone: 785-267-7701 Fax: 785-266-7411 topeka.asp B STREET DESIGN - WICHITA 1675 S. Rock Rd., Ste 101 Wichita, KS 67207 Phone: 316-681-2288 Fax: 316-681-2368 wichita.asp


COWLEY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 125 S. 2nd St. Arkansas City, KS 67005 Phone: 620-441-5315 - 800-5932222 Ext. 5284 Fax: 620-441-5350 DODGE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE COSMETOLOGY DEPT 2501 N. 14th Avenue Dodge City, KS 67801 Phone: 620-225-0288 Fax: 620-225-2353 ENTOURAGE INSTITUTE OF BEAUTY & ESTHETICS 12004 W. 95TH Lenexa, KS 66215 Phone: 913-888-2800 Fax: Fax: 913-322-0747 FT SCOTT COMM COLLEGE – FT. SCOTT COSMETOLOGY DEPT 7 S. National Fort Scott, KS 66701 Phone: 620-223-5220 Fax: 620-223-5240 FT. SCOTT COMM COLLEGE PITTSBURG Associate Dean Judy Collins 813 N. Broadway, Suite B Pittsburg, KS 66762 Phone: 620-231-4497 Fax: 620-235-1754

GARDEN CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 801 Campus Drive Garden City, KS 67846 Phone: 620-276-8713 Fax: 620-276-9630 HAYS ACADEMY OF HAIR DESIGN 1214 E. 27th St. Hays, KS 67601 Phone: 785-628-6624 Fax: 785-623-4870 INDEPENDENCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE COSMETOLOGY DEPARTMENT 200 Arco Place Suite 308 Independence, KS 67301 Phone: 620-332-1410 Fax: 620-332-1412 JOHNSON COUNTY COMM. COLLEGE COSMETOLOGY DEPT 9780 West 87th St Overland Park, KS 66210 Phone: 913-469-8500 or 913469-2390 Fax: 913-649-1050 LA BARON HAIRDRESSING ACADEMY 8119 Robinson Overland Park, KS 66204 Phone: 913-642-0077 Fax: 913-642-0077 - Call First

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COSMATOLOGY PROGRAMS CONTD. KANSAS CITY KS COMM. COLLEGE TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER 2220 North 59th St. Kansas City, KS 66104 Phone: 913-627-4100 Fax: 913-627-4109 MITSU SATO HAIR ACADEMY 9062 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park, KS 66212 Phone: 913-341-7286 Fax: 913-341-3411 NORTHWEST KANSAS TECHNICAL COLLEGE 1209 Harrison PO Box 668 Goodland, KS 67735 Phone: 785-890-3151 Fax: 785-890-5711 PAUL MITCHELL THE SCHOOL – OVERLAND PARK 8731 W. 95th Street Overland Park, KS 66212 Phone: 913-381-5757 Fax: 913-381-5858


PAUL MITCHELL THE SCHOOL - WICHITA 3242 N. Rock Road, Ste. 106 Wichita, KS 67226 Phone: 316-630-0600 Fax: 316-630-0602 Clint and Schrene Davis, Owners REGENCY BEAUTY INSTITUTE - OLATHE 12517 South Rogers Rd. Olathe, KS 66062 Phone: 913-538-5087 Toll Free: 800-787-6456 Fax: 913-538-5088 REGENCY BEAUTY INSTITUTE - TOPEKA 1930 SW Wanamaker Rd, Suite A. Topeka, KS 66604 Phone: 785-272-0784 Toll Free: 800-787-6456 Fax: 785-272-7586 REGENCY BEAUTY INSTITUTE - WICHITA 8227 E. Kellogg Dr. Wichita, KS 67207 Phone: 316-681-0950 Toll Free: 800-787-6456 Fax: 316-681-9943 SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1801 N Kansas Liberal, KS 67901 Phone: 800-1373-9951


SIDNEY’S HAIRDRESSING COLLEGE 200 E. 3rd Hutchinson, KS 67501 Phone: 620-662-5481 FAX: same number - call first TRENDSETTERS SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY 1957-1961 N 63rd Dr Kansas City, KS 66104 Phone: 913-514-2827 VICTORIA’S SCHOOL OF NAIL TECHNOLOGY 1813 N Broadway Wichita, KS 67214 Phone: 316-264-4663 Fax: 316-264-1070 XENON INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY 3804 W. Douglas Wichita, KS 67203 Phone: 316-943-5516 Fax: 316-943-7244 XENON INT’L ACADEMY 1215 E. Santa Fe Olathe, KS 66061 Phone: 913-782-4004 Toll Free: 800-998-9645 Fax: 913-782-0449 Z HAIR ACADEMY, INC 2429 Iowa Street Lawrence, KS 66046 Phone: 785-749-1488 Fax: 785-749-6070

Z HAIR ACADEMY, INC 14471 Metcalf Overland Park, KS 66223 Phone: 913-402-4700 Fax: 913-402-4790 Vatterott Coloege 3550 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO 63301 Toll Free: 888-553-6627 3131 Frederick Avenue, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Toll Free: 888-553-6627 11818 I Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68137 Toll Free: 888-553-6627 3609 North Marx Drive, Quincy, IL 62305 Toll Free: 888-553-6627

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2012 November Issue - Midwest Black Hair Magazine  
2012 November Issue - Midwest Black Hair Magazine  

Midwest Black Hair Magazine- November 2012 Issue. Black Hair Magazine that showcases the Midwest.