Taren Guy became a part of the Natural Hair and Vlogging revolution on YouTube by introducing “Taren916” in 2009. She uploaded videos dedicated to documenting her own natural hair journey: A chronicle of her transition from chemical straightening to embracing her natural curls. Within months, Taren gained an unwavering base of loyal fans. Since then, she has gained over 20 million views worldwide and a devout following of over a half of million on her social networks. Taren’s followers look to her for tips on natural hair and all things beauty related; inside and out.
Her path inspires women all around and the NHCC will provide a platform for her to speak and attract many different women who have gone through the same transition. We look forward to having her as a special guest and can’t wait to get new tips and tricks from her.
“Chef Ahki”, CEO of Delicious IndigenousTM is a celebrity chef, author and natural foods activist. She is one of today’s most popular thought leaders and has almost single-handedly re-invented the look of the ‘green movement’ in just a span of five years. Incredible style, relevant content and a down to earth approach has been her method to spread the message of wellness through a plant based diet.
As an Oklahoma native Chef Ahki has stayed true to her Choctaw roots and embraces Indigenous foods as a part of the savory cuisine that she calls ‘Electric Foods’. “My food tastes amazing”, Chef says…“but more importantly, it makes you feel good”. As a nutritional counselor, Chef Ahki makes it her duty to create meals that not only please the palette but create health and longevity.
Chef’s no-nonsense message has caught fire with mature health nuts and young foodies alike boasting a clientele list of athletes, hip-hop artists, and even rock stars including Wacka Flaka and Lenny Kravitz to name a few.
Check out her highly interactive social media community for real-time practical tips, recipes, and health news.
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Fondatrice et Designer, Nu.i By Vickie, Designer de Reno-Metrix et Co-fondatrice du Groupe 3737, Co-Fondatrice et Présidente de Vkosmetik, VP de la marque BisB Mag
La designer Vickie Joseph a baigné dans l’univers de la mode depuis toute petite. Son père était couturier pour des artistes locaux en Haïti, et elle a toujours été attirée par les textiles et les tendances branchées. Aujourd’hui mère épanouie de trois enfants, la designer et femme d’affaires a été reconnue à plusieurs reprises pour ses implications, entre autres pour l’investissement de 4 millions de dollars qu’elle et son mari Frantz Saintellemy ont injecté dans le quartier Saint-Michel.
Panel & Workshop Speakers
Esther Nelsa - Racines Crépues
Milca lesCurls – Power of Youtube
Digital media Strategist and Content creator, Milca is a woman of many backgrounds, nationalities, and cultures. This is why she founded Milca LesCurls , an online resource for women all over the globe to feel empowered, to reject oppressive notions of their beauty perceptions and to embrace their unique traits for what they are: divine characteristics!
Julie Otencia - Le Bonheur Capillaire delivered by science
Co-Founder and Director of the Otencia Formulation
Vanessa Pierre-Louis - Couronne Noire: Nah! Beauty is not pain
Vanessa Pierre-Louis is the founder of Couronne Noire. Her work is dedicated to self empowerment and personal growth. Always pushing the boundaries of social beauty standards, Vanessa believes that freedom starts within. She quotes: «beauty is in our ability to bring out what makes us unique».
Ziyah Queen Ifeya - BLACK WOMEN RISE: Self-Love, Womb Wellness and Health Empowerment
Ziyah Queen Ifeya is a certified Holistic Life Coach, Womb Priestess, Magnetism Therapist, Doula, Hatha Yoga Teacher and Motivational Speaker who wants nothing more but to share knowledge, wisdom and bring healing to people.
Kassandra Kernisan - BLACK WOMEN RISE: Self-Love, Womb Wellness and Health Empowerment
Kassandra is a certified Naturopath, Holistic Health Coach, Yoga Instructor and Entrepreneur who has had a strong love, passion and respect for Holistic Wellness for over a decade. Her ultimate mission is to promote health empowerment particularly within the black community. She is the founder of Studio Alkemy Yoga & Wellness and Pure Violet Natural Cosmetics.
Nydia Dauphin - BLACK WOMEN RISE: Self-Love, Womb Wellness and Health Empowerment
Nydia is a Self-Love Coach whose mission is to inspire others to embrace who they are, unconditionally. She's the author of the Self-Love Starter Kit for Sexual Trauma Survivors & created the 21 Days of Self-Love Challenge.
Susan Walker - For Type 4’s Only
Susan is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and certified Trichologist. She is the Founder and Creative Director of the Earthtones Naturals product line, a premium Canadian hair and beauty product line line of formulated to address many of the needs unique to women with naturally curly and kinky hair. Susan's goal is to help women love their natural hair and hosts hair care workshops, events and Love Your Hair™ parties to accomplish this. She has been a speaker and workshop presenter at various national and international conferences including the Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Health and Beauty Show in Atlanta, the Toronto Natural Hair Show, The Canadian Naturalista Hair Expo and the Natural Hair Congress in Montreal.
Frantz Saintellemy - He a Boss, She a Boss
Rashida Geddes - He a Boss, She a Boss
Rashida Geddes is on a mission to help Millennial women create a business AND life that leverages there gifts AND empowers them to stand in their truth with confidence! As a Leadership Coach and Millennial Mentor, Rashida is passionate about teaching purpose driven women how to value themselves and unapologetically monetize the brilliance they bring to the marketplace! Executive producer & host of the TV show “Business Talks” on Bell TV1, Rashida uses her a reach of over two million viewers across Canada to engage in meaningful conversations on growing a business and delivers actionable tips that motivate & inspire success!
Maxime Victor - He a Boss, She a Boss
Ambitious and charismatic, determined and strategic, with a taste for risk and a heart for action, Maxime Victor has more than one string to his bow. A coach, trainer, lecturer and entrepreneur with over 15 years of business experience, he is the driving force behind the success of many entrepreneurs who have had the privilege of benefiting from his teachings.
London Ivy - That’s A Wrap!: Headwrap Workshop
We believe in simplistic beauty rituals & that's why we created a hair, bath and beauty line that heals, nourishes and serves multiple purposes. We use only the highest quality natural organic ingredients to deliver amazing results and where necessary we use a synthetic preservative at less than 1%. All products are handcrafted in Toronto, ON. We make products that are as good for you as they are for the Earth which is also why we use recyclable materials in our packaging and recycle at every opportunity at our lab.