Speakers

KHU Speaker Jouelzy

Jouelzy

Jouelzy is a #SmartBrownGirl, Author, Vlogger & Writer, addressing lifestyle issues that impact women of color from beauty, culture to technology. With 125k+ subscribers on YouTube, she’s reshaping the image of women of color, who honor their right to revel in their diversity. Jouelzy is breaking down boundaries from advocating for the Type 4 Natural to mixing pop culture with political topics in her weekly #PopSnark series.

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 Dr. Kari Williams

Dr. Kari is one of the leading voices in the natural hair care movement. She is the newly appointed President of the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology, a Board Certified Trichologist, Licensed Natural Hair Care Specialist, Barber, Master Loctician and owner of Mahogany Hair Revolution Salon and Trichology Clinic in Beverly Hills, California.  She has assisted hundreds of men and women with finding solutions for their hair loss and scalp disorders. Her clientele includes several notable celebrities, such as Brandy Norwood, Chrisette Michelle, Nia Long, Keri Hilson, Jill Scott and Willow Smith.

Felicia Leatherwood

Felicia Leatherwood

Felicia Leatherwood is an internationally renowned celebrity stylist, natural hair advocate, consultant and educator. She is founder of the “Loving You Hair with Natural Care Workshop”, a seminar designed to educate and empower women by teaching the importance of self-love and promoting natural beauty through natural hair care. Felicia frequently travels the world as a motivational speaker and consultant, providing invaluable knowledge in response to women and industry professionals seeking guidance on natural hair techniques and product usage.

Special Guests

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Jenell Stewart, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2014, Jenell won the Root Top 100 Peoples Choice Award, In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.

Naturalme4c Vlogger Kriss

Naturalme4c

Kriss Larson, best known as NaturalMe4C is an energetic, married to her highschool sweetheart, mother of two boys. In August 2012, after big chopping, she began a personal journey caring for her natural hair while keeping it simple. October 2012, she began sharing her hair and life journey via her blog and YouTube channel. She has since reached over 80,000 subscribers (over 4.6 million views) and has expanded her social media reach to over 95,000 individuals. She’s on a mission to inspire others to embrace their natural beauty head to toe, inside and out.

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Klassy Kinks

KlassyKinks.com founder and editor, Ijeoma Eboh, is on a mission to change perceptions of kinky textured hair around the world. After a 15 year relationship with relaxers, Ijeoma decided one day to simply see what her God-given hair looked and felt like. A graduate of Harvard University, Ijeoma is now pursuing a doctoral degree in History and Ethics of Public Health while trying to sustain an exciting life in New York City.

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Sister Scientist

Erica Douglas, better known as Sister Scientist, is a formulating cosmetic chemist who earned her degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. She has dedicated her career to developing innovative, high-quality cosmetic products, and has been the scientific mind behind brands such as ORS Olive Oil, Curls Unleashed, and HAIRepair.  When she’s not in the lab she is encouraging young women to pursue careers in STEM fields.