Jessica Van Valkenburgh, marketing coordinator for Christian Dior shares her top makeup and skincare tips and trends and how to look amazing without spending hours watching tutorials on YouTube.
Then, meet Gwen Jimmere, founder of Naturalicious. She is the first African American woman to earn a patent for a natural hair care product. Gwen opens up about her journey from the automotive world, through some harrowing personal struggles, to creating a multi-million dollar company.
ABOUT JESSICA VAN VALKENBURGH – Christian Dior Make-up Expert
Jessica has served as the Detroit Market Coordinator for Christian Dior for the last 3 years. She is a licensed Cosmetologist and Certified Make-up Artist. Jessica also holds her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. A former model and dancer, Jessica loves bringing the glitz and glamour of the stage to her Dior clients. She strives to educate and inspire with her easy to learn techniques for building confidence. Mrs. Van Valkenburgh lives for 999 red Dior lipstick and tacos!
ABOUT GWEN JIMMERE – CEO and Founder of Naturalicious
Gwen Jimmere is a gifted visionary on an unrelenting mission to shatter the rules of the beauty game and change them for good. As CEO and founder of Naturalicious, she’s already cemented her place in history as the first African American woman to hold a patent for a natural hair care product. She is the mastermind behind The Hello Gorgeous Hair Care System; the only sulfate, paraben, mineral oil, petroleum, gluten, and cruelty free line of products that actually smashes your hair care routine into smithereens by combining several necessary steps for flawless hair into only 3 simple products.
A respected authority in the hair care industry, she was named one of the 100 Most Influential African Americans in the U.S. along with the likes of Beyoncé and LeBron James. She was also named one of the Top 10 Business Women in the state of Michigan, as well as the winner of the Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition, and has been featured on Fox News, TVOne, and in Entrepreneur, Essence, Fast Company, and The Washington Post. Gwen’s irresistible charm and relatable personality make her an explosive and highly sought-after speaker. She lights up stages across the country, giving keynotes and talks on what it takes to win in business, entrepreneurship, and life.
Based in Detroit, MI, when she’s not strategizing her next business move, you can find her hanging out with her son Caiden, Naturalicious’ CCO (Chief Candy Curator).