A father-daughter business is something that we all can be proud of especially at a time like Father's Day. And who doesn't love a girl dad? (They definitely get more than their share of love on social. Just look up the hashtag, sis. There are millions of tear-inspiring, super-sweet images to swoon about on Instagram alone.)
Hey, you gotta love the men who not only take care of their families but instill entrepreneurial values and create opportunities for their daughters to get to those coins and prosper. Take a look at a few awesome father-daughter duos who are not only working together on building initiatives, businesses, and platforms, but are just the cutest example of girl-dad love:
Entertainment: Jamie Foxx and Corinne Foxx
Jamie Foxx is obviously a Hollywood OG, and we all know this Oscar winner from his hilarious roles---In Living Color, Booty Call, and The Jamie Foxx Show---and his amazingly powerful dramatic roles---Ray, Django Unchained, and Dreamgirls. We also know him for his musical gifts with hits like "Blame It" and "Unpredictable." He's a boss as well, having recently inked a deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to co-produce shows and films. He's partnered with his daughter, Corinne Foxx, to produce the Netflix comedy Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me! These two truly keep business in the family as they also star together in the Fox gameshow Beat Shazam. Reportedly, Jamie and Corinne have a net worth of $100 million and $10 million respectively -- talk about money moves!
Bath & Body: Bobby Hand and Brooklynne Hand
With shops in Maryland and an online base for customers, their line of handmade bath and body products, BrookieGirl, includes bath bombs, teas, soaps, butters and mists, and even includes beard oil for the fellas. Bobby and his teen daughter Brooklynne launched the business, and it's a family affair with mom, Shaun also an active part of keeping the business growing.
Philanthropy: Ron Johnson and Kamryn Johnson
Kamryn Johnson made news headlines when, at nine, she was able to rally with friends and get the help of her dad, Ron, a former NFL player, to raise almost $100,000 to support Black businesses rebounding from the challenges of the pandemic. She and her friends sold bracelets at a stand, and Ron started a GoFundMe to help in the efforts to reach their goals. Talk about a young philanthropic powerhouse!
Fashion: Kevan Hall and Asia Hall
Asia Hall used to sit front row as a child while watching her father's visions slay runways at Fashion Week, and today she's CEO of her own super-cool fashion-tech brand, Neon Cowboys. Kevan is a legend in the couture game, having served as creative director for Halston (the luxury fashion house, not the show, sis). Both he and Asia showcased their collections this year via the CFDA's Runway360 platform---his filled with fab special occasion dresses and hers filled with spicy neon numbers that give Megan Thee Stallion fierceness.
Restaurants & Real Estate: Michael Byrd and Stephanie Byrd
For the Byrds, owning restaurants, rebuilding urban communities, and tapping into real estate is a family affair: Michael is owner of historic Detroit eatery Flood's Bar and Grill as well as co-owner of Woodward Garden Block Development, a massive span of buildings that include upscale residences and restaurants. His daughter Stephanie now serves as co-owner of Flood's, as well as the historic Garden Theater, which hosts weddings and other large-scale events, and The Block Neighborhood Bar and Grill.
Mission-Led Apparel: Jason Harris and Lena Harris
This father-daughter team started 195essential, a mission-focused T-shirt brand that sparked from Lena's idea to advocate for essential workers impacted by COVID-19. The brand has expanded to focus on diverse social issues and gives back to the tune of at least 10 percent of their profits to raise awareness and fund community initiatives for change. Their T-shirts represent messaging in support of advocacy including Pride, human rights, environmental activism, and voting.
Food: Bobby Morelli and Brooklyn Morelli
Dad Bobby is an entrepreneur and recording artist who went into business with his young daughter to launch a lucrative hot dog joint in Chi-town called The Hot Dog Box. Offering wild, lux and classic options like the Salmon Dog, the Brownsville Bourbon Filet Mignon Steak Dog, and the Chicago Style, this is a growing business that is expanding from its small shipping container to a larger restaurant near Chicago's famous Portage Park.
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Our teeth are connected to so many things - our nutrition, our confidence, and our overall mood. We often take for granted how important healthy teeth are, until issues like tooth sensitivity or gum recession come to remind us. Like most things related to our bodies, prevention is the best medicine. Here are five things you can do immediately to improve your oral hygiene, prevent tooth sensitivity, and avoid dental issues down the road.
1) Go Easy On the Rough Brushing: Brushing your teeth is and always will be priority number one in the oral hygiene department. No surprises there! However, there is such a thing as applying too much pressure when brushing…and that can lead to problems over time. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and brush in smooth, circular motions. It may seem counterintuitive, but a gentle approach to brushing is the most effective way to clean those pearly whites without wearing away enamel and exposing sensitive areas of the teeth.
2) Use A Desensitizing Toothpaste: As everyone knows, mouth pain can be highly uncomfortable; but tooth sensitivity is a whole different beast. Hot weather favorites like ice cream and popsicles have the ability to trigger tooth sensitivity, which might make you want to stay away from icy foods altogether. But as always, prevention is the best medicine here. Switching to a toothpaste like Sensodyne’s Sensitivity & Gum toothpaste specifically designed for sensitive teeth will help build a protective layer over sensitive areas of the tooth. Over time, those sharp sensations that occur with extremely cold foods will subside, and you’ll be back to treating yourself to your icy faves like this one!
3) Floss, Rinse, Brush. (And In That Order!): Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s not what you do, but how you do it”? Well, the same thing applies to taking care of your teeth. Even if you are flossing and brushing religiously, you could be missing out on some of the benefits simply because you aren’t doing so in the right order. Flossing is best to do before brushing because it removes food particles and plaque from places your toothbrush can’t reach. After a proper flossing sesh, it is important to rinse out your mouth with water after. Finally, you can whip out your toothbrush and get to brushing. Though many of us commonly rinse with water after brushing to remove excess toothpaste, it may not be the best thing for our teeth. That’s because fluoride, the active ingredient in toothpaste that protects your enamel, works best when it gets to sit on the teeth and continue working its magic. Rinsing with water after brushing doesn’t let the toothpaste go to work like it really can. Changing up your order may take some getting used to, but over time, you’ll see the difference.
4) Stay Hydrated: Upping your water supply is a no-fail way to level up your health overall, and your teeth are no exception to this rule. Drinking water not only helps maintain a healthy pH balance in your mouth, but it also washes away residue and acids that can cause enamel erosion. It also helps you steer clear of dry mouth, which is a gateway to bad breath. And who needs that?
5) Show Your Gums Some Love: When it comes to improving your smile, you may be laser-focused on getting your teeth whiter, straighter, and overall healthier. Rightfully so, as these are all attributes of a megawatt smile; but you certainly don’t want to leave gum health out of the equation. If you neglect your gums, you’ll start to notice the effects of plaque buildup, which can irritate the gums and cause gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease. Seeing blood while brushing and flossing is a tell-tale sign that your gums are suffering. You may also experience gum recession — a condition where the gum tissue surrounding your teeth pulls back, exposing more of your tooth. Brushing at least twice a day with a gum-protecting toothpaste like Sensodyne Sensitivity and Gum, coupled with regular dentist visits, will keep your gums shining as bright as those pearly whites.
There’s people who perform songs, and then there’s performers, and let me tell you something: Victoria Monét is a PERFORMER. I first fell in love with her as an artist after hearing her hit song “Moment,” and then when her album JAGUAR was released in 2020, I was hooked. JAGUAR was one of those albums that I kept on repeat as I and the rest of the world were going through the motions of being in a pandemic. I remember watching her perform her single “Jaguar” from the album on her YouTube channel, and the way she performed so effortlessly with such confidence, I knew I had to see her live.
Luckily, I got the opportunity. Along with dropping JAGUAR II, which features the viral single “On My Mama,” Victoria also announced The Jaguar Tour, and as soon as the tickets dropped, it quickly sold out. I attended her Atlanta show at the Buckhead Theatre, and besides being met with a sea of concertgoers from wall to wall, my ears were immediately hit with a beautiful voice from none other than Alex Vaughn, who opened for the mother of one. Once Alex finished her set, it was time for the main event.
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As soon as Victoria stepped on stage, it was hers. She commanded the room with her sultry voice and hypnotic dance moves, performing songs from albums JAGUAR I and II and previous projects such as Life After Love, Pt. 1. Fans were singing her songs word for word to the point where, at times, you no longer heard her singing. However, it was clear that she was in a room filled with love and support, and she also showed it back on stage. The singer rarely took breaks in between songs and dazzled fans with her smooth moves that is reminiscent of the legendary Janet Jackson.
One of my favorite moments was when she performed “Cadillac (A Pimp’s Anthem).” She dressed in a trench coat and fedora, complete with her pimp cane, and another big moment was when she performed “Stop (Askin’ Me 4Shyt)”. Overall, it was nice to vibe out to live performances of some of my personal faves like “Ass Like That,” “How Does It Make You Feel,” “Alright,” and “Big Boss.” In a recent cover story for Galore, Victoria revealed what she hopes concert attendees walk away with.
“On tour, I really wanna give people the best version of Victoria on stage, better than I’ve ever been before. I’m hoping people have the time of their life at the show,” she said. After working behind the scenes as a songwriter for so long, the California native now has all eyes on her, and it’s clear she was ready for this moment.
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