Day: February 9, 2021

30 spa holidays for a happier, healthier new year

After nearly a year of being grounded, trips taken from here on have to count on so many levels – personally, professionally, psychologically and ecologically. Whether you admit it or not, the enforced slow down and more time spent with yourself, your partner or your family has unearthed some home truths. 

Lack of routine has led, for many, to comfort eating, sporadic exercise, wine being cracked open most evenings and an increased dependency on digital technology. This will be the year to reset and redress the meaning of “well-travelled” in every sense when the world finally reopens to us.

The options to reset, reflect and restore are endless and deeply personal. What floats one person’s boat (fasting and detoxing to lighten the load?) creates a sinking feeling in others (who might prefer a retreat in Mexico to mend a broken heart). Some seek a retreat on their own, others

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Black Houston entrepreneurs changing narrative, numbers in beauty supply store industry

HOUSTON – Beauty supply stores are a staple in Black communities around America and right here in Houston.

“There’s beauty supply stores on literally every corner,” said Aine Moye, of Houston.

But Moye said shopping in those stores is often unpleasant.

“I’m usually followed, I’m maybe asked once if I need any help,” she said.

Though they cater to the hair and cosmetic needs of Black women, very few of the beauty supply stores are Black-owned.

“Just on the street that we’re on, Cullen, we’re one of six beauty supplies and the rest being Asian,” Lloyd Ford said.

Ford and his business partner, Randy Shelby, opened The Black Store: Beauty Supply Experience in January 2020.

They are the latest in a trend of Black entrepreneurs trying to create a shift in ownership in the beauty supply industry. It’s something Ford said hasn’t been easy, especially when it comes to dealing

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