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    Calling all Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist, Designers, Wardrobe Stylist, Estheticians, Lash Techs, everyone in the beauty and fashion industry, cosmetology students and aspiring industry professional welcome.

We are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Detroit Business and Beauty Expo. The goal of the DBBE is to empower Detroit’s beauty industry. Last year, we were honored to have 30 vendors, and 200 attendees, fashion segment, networking and a panel. This event will bring education and information to the professionals in this industry. As an industry, we want to maintain the level of professionalism. There will be workshops and a panel discussion on the business of beauty, hair, and fashion. We will share some trade secrets. Discussing brand building, marketing, business finances, customer service, and more. Three hundred people are expected to take part in this event that will provide exposure, networking and premiere education to makeup artist, hair stylist, designers, wardrobe stylist and anyone interested in getting a piece of the multi-billion-dollar beauty industry. 

Media From The 2018 DBBE

BEAUTY IN THE D - Live in the D Extra

Posted by Live in the D on Friday, September 29, 2017


Brandi Taylor is an accomplished makeup artist with experience in all aspects of makeup artistry, including fashion, video and print. As CEO of XquisiteLooks Makeup Artistry, her education, coupled with professionalism, gives her clients a dependable, organized and detailed-oriented delivery every time.

Brandi’s diverse background and experience creates an exceptional style accredited only to her and her creativity. Her innate ability to bring out the best in others is unmatched. Because of this, Brandi is now a highly-sought after speaker and educator. The Detroit native is a 2007 graduate from Michigan College of Beauty Esthetician program. Her workshops are a must for those serious about a career in the beauty industry.

Brandi founded the Detroit Business & Beauty Expo in 2017. This event is held annually in October. She has a passion for beauty and business, and she strives to impact the beauty industry. Providing business tools, trainings and resources to beauty professionals. She recently launched the Business Beauty Network Podcast.

Shayna Simone

Natasha Lee

Michelle Berry is the owner and visionary behind Michelle Berry Consulting.
Wife, and mother of four, a CEO Mom, and a health advocate. She owes all of my gratitude to the Lord and it is solely because of His grace that she is able to help and pour into others! Michelle is a two time graduate with a focus in Human Resource Development and Business.
She has over ten years experience in training and development, leadership, facilitation, and business. Michelle also a published Author achieving number one and best seller rankings on Amazon.
Michelle is an expatriate of the 9-5 turned mom boss, and she wants to share her knowledge and expertise with you!

Tanya Clark, Esq. is an attorney, entrepreneur, author, and consultant. Tanya is the founder of CHC Business & Tax Solutions, Inc. where she consults with entrepreneurs on how to effectively start and grow their small businesses, strategic tax planning, as well as tax preparation. 


For more than 20 years Tanya has consulted with multi-billion dollar corporations, as well as negotiated multi-million dollar corporate, automotive, defense and municipal contracts. With this vast experience, she is able to help companies and individuals identify, solve and prevent problems by providing them with the tools, strategies and knowledge needed to be successful. She is a trusted source to help you implement and initiate the best action plan for your business. 







  • CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, Master of Science in Business Administration 




  • WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, Bachelor of Arts 





Shalonda A.

Having an exceptional eye for detail, skilled and knowledgeable in her craft; Shalonda A., a
passionate makeup maven lives to enhance the beauty of every face she touches!

Shalonda A is a professional and celebrity make-up artist, beauty educator, licensed lash artist
and successful entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience in the beauty industry. The self-
taught Detroit, Michigan native specializes in elegant and clean makeup services for editorial,
beauty, bridal, advertising, and television. She has self-described her work as “clean, simplistic,
rich beauty services.”

Across her 17+ years of experience, Shalonda A has worked countless photo-shoots, projects,
and major events. She has worked with notable celebrities including Ryan Destiny, reality TV
star Kenya Moore, Kimora Lee Simmons, Dorinda Clark Cole, and Michelle Williams to name a
few. She has thrived in the fast-paced and demanding pressure cooker that is Mercedes Benz
Fashion Week for New York based designer Omar Salam of Sukeina. Her editorial work has
been featured in Element, Ambassador, BLAC Magazine, MI Chronicle Front Page, and T&M

As a skilled artist, Shalonda A understands that the make-up needs of each client vary,
therefore accommodating every client with a personal and breath-taking experience they will
never forget. Although her clients come from all walks of life they share one desire – to
collaborate, create, and achieve a unique and profound look, a task Shalonda A masterfully
delivers every time.

Shalonda A., services include Makeovers, Event Makeup, Bridal Makeup, Runway, Commercial,
Print, Private Makeup Lessons, Makeup Artist Development and Education and Lash Extension

As an artist, her philosophy is that every man or woman is individually important. Whether it is a
bride, dignitary or celebrity, each and every client will have an extraordinary experience.

Latrice Goodwine was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan and a proud graduate of the
Saginaw Public School system.  After high school, Ms. Goodwine received her Bachelors of
Business Administration in Banking/Finance and Management with a Minor in Accountancy
from Northwood University. Later she received her Masters of Business Administration in
Strategic Leadership from Walsh College.
Ms. Goodwine has over 16 years in the financial industry as a banker, commercial lender and
project manager. In 2013, is when Latrice found her true professional PURPOSE and PASSION
as a FINANCIAL Advisor! As a Financial Advisor, Ms. Goodwine holds her Series 7 & 66 and
insurance licensees. In this capacity, she has assisted hundreds of individuals, families and local
businesses diagnose current financial positions and develops customized strategies to achieve
financial goals such as: maximizing wealth, reducing tax liabilities, retirement planning and
protecting accumulated assets through insurance strategies.  After attending a Womens
Empowerment Brunch on January 1, 2018 in Detroit, MI; Girl! What's in Your P.U.R.S.E? was
born! With this platform Latrice specializes in financially empowering women with tips,
concepts and strategies that address unique financial situations that women face in every stage of
their lives.
Outside of work, Latrice enjoys spending time with young family. In addition to family time;
Latrice is heavily involved in her church and other community activities. She also enjoys reading
"self-help books," taking road trips, shopping, and hanging out with girlfriends.


Jessica Bolden – Salon Artistry Studios




Hair  & Beauty Expert, Jessica Bolden has close to 10 years experience as a licensed Cosmetologist. Throughout her journey in this industry she has had the opportunity to cultivate a well rounded experience, from working behind the chair, to building an editorial portfolio, as well as educating and mentoring upcoming beauty professionals. In 2014 Jessica took a leap of faith and opened Salon Artistry Studios, a boutique hair salon now located in Ypsilanti, MI. Jessica has truly learned the value of leveraging her life as a Hairstylist & Beauty Expert, which has helped her maximize every opportunity including entrepreneurship. 

After having success with opening her salon, Jessica started the company Artistry Angel, which provides hair & beauty products as well as digital guides designed for the modern woman on the go. What started as a hair extension company is now evolving into a lifestyle & beauty company encompassing products that help women lead their best life. Jessica is dedicated to building an empowering legacy and helping other women do the same. 


This event is supported by these awesome companies and brands!



Southfield Municipal Complex- Pavilion

26000 Evergreen Rd

Southfield, MI 4807

 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM








734 719 0881



If you have any questions about the event, please contact us directly. We will respond for sure.

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