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From Brazil to New York City, Beleza Natural Institute is raising the bar in the natural hair industry by creating a new way to maintain your natural mane. Beleza Natural was founded by two curly-haired Afro-Latinas — Leila Velez and Zica Assis during a time where it was a struggle for these women to find hair services that provided the proper treatment of curly hair textures. An even bigger struggle was trying to find the right products. Trial and error as well as experiencing a lack of products is something that we can all relate to when it comes to maintaining our hair, right?

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I was late to the game, but I found out I wasn't living my best life until I had a period tracker app.

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I am a makeup minimalist. Mainly because I'd rather get that extra twenty minutes of sleep in before I start my day. Most mornings I wake up, wash my face, apply my vitamin C serum, put on a little-tinted moisturizer, and I'm out the door in twenty minutes flat.

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Women, especially black women, can find it difficult to advocate for themselves at work. A lot of us were taught to be seen and not heard as children, and as adults, we've taken those mindsets into our work and personal lives. Sis, we're stopping that right now.

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The benefits of using products created by influencers is the fact that they are involved in the creation of these products, understand what is needed in the industry, and have a close relationship with the community (you).

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Before rabbits and bullets, there was the magical world of the hitachi AKA the wand AKA the massager (wink, wink).

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