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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


Kimberly M. Dobine

Kimberly M. Dobine is the experiential visionary, purpose-driven event producer, moderator and
lifestyle brand curator redefining what it means to be popular in her daily strides. An impact
architect in her own right, Kimberly is an executor of all things womanhood, media and beauty
as owner of Posh and Popular LLC and founder of The Fashion and Beauty Summit and the
P.O.S.H.and Popular Foundation.
An unapologetic creator and trailblazer of elaborative experiences, Kimberly operates from a
limitless mindset to consistently unite and celebrate her fellow women of Detroit and beyond. It
is through her diverse endeavors that Kimberly consciously crafts new ways to nurture beautiful
moments in the lives of others and exemplifies popularity through genuine connection. Bringing
forth leading women across industries and backgrounds, the annual Fashion and Beauty
Summit is Kimberly’s mission in action, serving as a unified front for women to embrace
themselves and each other, authentically and powerfully. With unwavering pride in the many
talents of Detroit women, Kimberly originates and creatively directs events unlike any other; her
way of not only telling, but showcasing her appreciation for all women who walk boldly in their
Since its inception in 2013, Posh and Popular has evolved into an international and
multidimensional brand allowing Kimberly to serve women immeasurably. An originator within
the blogging industry, Kimberly has transformed what began as a fashion blog for sharing tips
with friends, into the immersive platform which thrives today. Merging her affinity and expertise
in beauty and styling, the Posh and Popular Beauty Concierge has driven Kimberly to execute
all-encompassing beauty activations for women throughout Detroit. Since launching concierge
services, Kimberly has directed comprehensive events for women of Fortune 500 companies
including General Motors. She continually provides opportunities for emerging stylists, makeup
artists and cosmetologists to display their skill sets and earn recognition.
Inspired by the powerful transformation of one of her closest friends who emerged from
incarceration to successful entrepreneurship, Kimberly launched the P.O.S.H. and Popular
Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to uplifting women who are transitioning from
prison and domestic abuse circumstances. Providing them with essential resources and
support, Kimberly pushes past challenges to help these resilient women re-acclimate to life and
set their aims higher toward becoming business owners in the fashion and beauty space.
Kimberly combines grace, grit and faith to inspire others to do the same. Understanding all too
well the consequences of being crippled by fear, she charges forward in her servitude and
remains steadfast on her journey of becoming a respected figure of impact. Kimberly  is taking
Posh and Popular to new realms with the launch of the Fashion and Beauty Collective, a
monthly membership program for women’s continuous support and connection. Forging her
own path in multifaceted womanhood, empowerment, and creative manifestation, Kimberly
Dobine is changing the face of what is popular in the lifestyle space.
Kimberly is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a graduate of Alabama A & M
University, wife and mother to Lourdes, her daughter, who she lives to inspire daily.

Carla P. Yarbrough


Strategic Planner and Motivational Speaker

Carla P. Yarbrough is a strategic planner and motivational speaker. She is the creator of a strategic
planning program developed specifically for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Her
program makes the strategic planning process simple and offers a model that can be repeated as
the business owner expands. As a public speaker, Carla P. Yarbrough has addressed audiences at
home and abroad on a range of topics from finding and walking out one’s purpose to scaling your
business and building a quality team. When hosting a conference or corporate event one of the
major goals is to give participants the most enjoyable, information packed experiences possible,
with a focus on the enjoyable experience. As a speaker, Carla P. Yarbrough delivers her message
through comical, real life stories, music, and slides while presenting statistical information taken
from government research, sociological experts and business research. Although she is not a
preacher and does not quote Bible scripture and verse, Carla P. Yarbrough does use biblical
principles as the bases for her message of strategic planning and purpose just as other speakers
may use the principles of Plato and Aristotle. Carla P. Yarbrough’s life calling to help others be
successful is fortified by her earned Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in
Human and Social Service Administration.

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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