Manes of Power: Celebrating 9 Awe-inspiring Women Changing the Industry

Manes of Power: Celebrating 9 Awe-inspiring Women Changing the Industry

Ever followed a content creator or found an influencer online who's killing it in her industry, but also has amazing hair? Say less! There’s no better feeling than to stop scrolling, save a post, and hit the follow button of women who inspire you to unpack your potential by blazing their purpose. And on top of their brilliance, they look fabulously fly while doing it. We’re here to spotlight a few of our faves who have transformed their industry and widened the beauty standards by showing up as their most authentic selves. From chic caesars to goddess micro locs; get ready to get a double dose of hair and life goals.


women changing the industry Marissa K, Tiffini Gatlin, Jenell B Stewart

Marissa K, Tiffini Gatlin, Jenell B Stewart

Marissa Kearney, creator of @targetwhileblack and @retailwhileblack, uses her platforms to amplify Black-owned (or founded) companies and the representation of the culture in retail spaces. Her brand has etched out a space of celebration for impactful businesses that are shifting the retail landscape by opening up an array of buying options for people of all backgrounds. And yes, she's a fan of EDEN BodyWorks (check us out on!

Tiffini Gatlin, CEO and founder of the innovative hair company @latchednhooked. Latched & Hooked is a 100% woman-owned and operated beauty brand that created curl extensions that are non-toxic, stress-free, affordable, and designed with the highest quality of synthetic fiber for women who wear protective hairstyles. The originators of textured, pre-curled and looped, synthetic hair are designed to match a woman's natural hair texture that is great for crochet braiding.

Jenell B. Stewart (@jenellbstewart), serves up goddess energy in her micro locs as an award-winning beauty editor, a wife and mom of 2, a YouTuber, podcaster, and social media maven. Introducing her platform by originally sharing her natural hair journey (hey @blakizbeautyful) to being an inspirational mompreneur, she’s crafted an encouraging roadmap for others to follow, learn and discover ways to tap into their personal power as well. Did we also mention that she rocked out her recent position as Influencer Manager for #edencurlfriends 2022-2023 ambassador cohort. 🫶🏾


women changing the industry Myleik Teele, Amber Guyton, Kimberly Brown

Myleik Teele, Amber Guyton, Kimberly Brown

Myleik Teele (@myleik) is a multi-hyphenate career woman and founder and Chief Experience Officer of  the first monthly subscription service for naturally curly and textured hair  (ya'll have heard of curlBOX right?). Giving women bold business advice to unleash their ideas has been the stepping stone in building her global brand and thriving in-person and digital community. Not too mention, she's helping moms parent better and not feel alone. Gotta love it!

Amber Guyton is a blog creator and interior designer of Blessed Little Bungalow. Sharing an untraditional approach to designing spaces to be an authentic and easy conversation as well as a refreshing and collaborative experience. Her recent collab with brand buddy BeRooted has us yearning for more Black-owned goodness.

Kimberly Brown aka @kimberlybonline is an author, leadership expert, podcaster, and coach who focuses on helping women and people of color navigate the world of work, make more money, and position themselves as industry leaders. We don't know which we love more - her supportive spirit of elevating women or those gorgeous locs she rocks.


women changing the industry Ashley Hall, Nana Agyemang, Luvvie Ajayi Jones Ashley Hall, Nana Agyemang, Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Ashley Hall aka our Mane Sneakerhead and co-host on @revolttv’s Rate ‘Em. In a very male-dominated sneaker space, her platform aims to connect her with other women and encourage them to step out and embrace their passion, regardless of how much female representation is there. We first met Ashley when she was building her brand as a hair influencer (@curlsfothegirls) and have followed her journey - including her recent big chop. 

Nana Agyemang, CEO of @everystylishgirl, is dedicated to the advancement of Black and Brown women in media and fashion. EveryStylishGirl, LLC provides branding consultancy to individuals through events and workshops and also provides new business owners with resources to expand and implement their business ideas. 

Luvvie Ajayi Jones (@luvvie) is a four-time New York Times bestselling author including Professional Troublemaker:The Fear-Fighter Manaual, Rising Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter for Teens, I'm Judging You: The Do Better Manual, Little Troublemaker Makes A Mess, speaker, and entrepreneur who thrives at the intersection of culture, business, and leadership. Luvvie’s thought leadership spans over 18 years, covering all things culture with a critical yet humorous lens. 

Kick off your summer by following each of these women for a season of style and substance. And of course, add EDEN BodyWorks to your line-up to achieve great looks as you're pursuing your goals!

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