Your Natural Hair Coach
As a former CEU Instructor for the State of Ohio Board of Cosmetology, Michele trained other cosmetologists to care for hair naturally. Michele is a trained Geek³ bench Scientist with degrees in Biology, Physiology and Health Care Administration birthed out of the best HBCU on the planet, Hampton University. However, her passion has always been understanding the intricacies of tightly coiled hair. As the original author who focused on the science of tightly coiled hair, Michele launched a movement of authors that shifted their focus on the science of haircare for improved outcomes; and integrates this experience for others benefit via The Knotty Truth™.
Michele's journey began during childhood as she spent countless summer vacations while assisting her paternal grandmother in the basement of her beauty salon. Upon graduation from high school, Michele wanted to take this passion further and attend Cosmetology School; however, her parents redirected her focus towards college. Her paternal grandfather was a degreed Chemist from Youngstown State University; and helped Michele repurposed her love of haircare by building a foundation in the sciences via his encouragement that all path's science would lead towards a lifetime of learning. As a college student on a tight budget, performing her own touchups and caring for her friend's, roomate's and soror's hair became outlets to express her passion while making some cash on the side. Through encouragement from a close friend, Michele left the heat appliances alone and began wet-setting her hair on perm rods to set while the two textures grew in harmony; A paradigm shift that revolutionized her concept of caring for tightly coiled hair forever!
As Michele was learning 'the science' of perm rods, Crystal T'Keyah Keymah was an emerging face on airways in the late 80's, sporting her natural curls on live TV. Through Crystal, Michele could envision a future with her textured hair. Almost 15 yrs post 'In Living Color' by 2005, Michele successfully transitioned our of chemical relaxers, and stopped going to beauticians who discouraged her from growing natural, at that time, most beauticians seemed to know less about health, natural haircare than her, deterring her into relaxers and texturizers. Through seek and search missions towards self-education, Michele was able to take advantage of the birthing pains of the up-and-coming, natural hair care scene of the late 1990's. With new-found support, by the early 2K's, Michele began to formally intertwine her love of science and research natural haircare alternatives voraciously, first becoming a Certified Personal Exercise Trainer (CPT), then a Certification as a Natural Hair Consultant (CNHC) specializing in lock care with expert experience consulting national and global clients. This experience is poured into The Knotty Truth™ series for public access, books that are full of more content than their pages hold.
As a trained scientist and laboratory bench researcher, Michele approaches hair care with the same detail and focus as when she is busy managing Oncology and Pediatric research initiatives for the government and various Pharmaceutical, Biotech, academic and non-profit partners. Still focused on training others to care for locs. Michele executes in her passion by complementing her love of science by training others to care for hair naturally, specializing in loc care while offering others the opportunity to now obtain Knotty Truth™ certification to spread the unique care theirselves. When life efforts the time, Michele occasionally takes on a client. More soldiers are needed. Have you been called? Let us know!? Sign up Today!
The Knotty Truth Series of Books can be purchased online at various outlets including Amazon.com or Createspace.com.