Executive Q+A: Keli Smith, Founder of KAIKE


Founder & CEO of KAIKE Bath + Body Bakery, Keli Smith featured in Executive Q+A profile in Beauty Store Business Magazine

Week of Love: The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts

THIS IS IT TV – February 12, 2018

12 Amazing Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every LA Girl 

THE LA GIRL – February 6, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love for all the important people in your life! These custom-made and cruelty-free lipsticks by LIPP are perfect for the glam girl in your life. The packaging alone is enough to make you want to buy every shade!


Winter Superheroes

ASK MIRRA – February 2, 2018

As much as a hot shower feels like the ultimate way to unwind, it can actually leave you feeling worse off. Hot, steamy showers strip away your natural oils. If you can, limit your shower to five minutes and follow up with a thick body butter, like KAIKE’s Frosting…


Finding Your Sweet Spot in Entrepreneurship with KAIKE Founder, Keli Smith

The Queen’s Lair Podcast – January 31, 2018

Interview With Keli Smith, Founder of KAIKE

ASK MIRRA – January 12, 2018

In an industry speckled with gray areas and unclear definitions of what “natural” really means, Keli Smith is on a mission to make beauty a little more colorful and fun…


10 Black-Owned Skincare Brands You Need to Know About

BYRDIE – January 10, 2018

Kaike is the fun line of black-owned skincare products the natural-beauty industry needs. The brand offers everything from an oil-based cleanser that leaves behind a silky-smooth veil on your skin and the brand’s hero product, Frosting (my personal favorite)…


This Is How I Detox My Skin After The Holidays: The Kaike Green Tea Mask + Scrub

AISHA BEAU – January 7, 2018

Given that the momentum is just beginning for me in January, I don’t see the stress on my skin lessening anytime soon. Which is why I’m so glad to have found the Kaike Green Tea Mask + Scrub ($20), which has been my secret weapon since the seasons began to shift…


Hydrating Winter Beauty Buys for Every Budget

LIVINGLY – December 14, 2017

Throw this lifesaving lip balm ($5) from KAIKE in your bag to help keep dry winter lips at bay…


8 Black-owned Beauty Brands to Gift Everyone on Your List This Holiday Season

REFINERY29 – December 12, 2017

Founder and CEO Keli Smith is a mother of four — so she knows a thing or two about the power of sweet treats…


Bring a Little Sweetness to Your Day with KAIKE Vegan Beauty Products

CHIC VEGAN – December 8, 2017

“I wish that companies like KAIKE were around back then so I had better options for my troubled skin.  I got the chance to try out KAIKE’s beauty products and I absolutely love them.  If you’ve never heard of KAIKE (pronounced like ‘cake’), let me tell you all about them…”


Best Gifts for Traveling Fashionable Women 

GREEN GLOBAL TRAVEL – December 7, 2017

“Our family is dominated by sisters, moms, and aunts, so beauty products are always a popular gift. For my daughter, Chicago-based vegan beauty brand KAIKE offers a Box Set that’s sweet, both literally and figuratively…”


The New All-Natural Skincare Line That Will Have You Glowing on a Budget 

BEAUT & BEAST – December 1, 2017

Skincare that is all-natural like Lush can be quite a pretty penny. As much as I want sea salt scrub and charcoal cleansers the way my bank account is set up…not going to happen on a constant basis. Especially when there is an expiration date on the product! Luckily, there was a savvy business woman and mother who had the same thoughts. Her solution was to create the products she couldn’t find herself. Keli Smith is the owner of KAIKE, which is an all-natural and as an added bonus…most of her products are 2-in-1…


Our Favorite Black-Owned Beauty Brands for the Holidays

REFINERY29 – December 1, 2017


Your Most Gorgeous Holiday Hair Ever! 

FIRST FOR WOMEN – on news stands November 30, 2017  |  December 25, 2017 issue

Hollywood’s A-list celebrity hairstylist, Kiyah Wright shares the best in holiday hairstyles & trends in a 6-page feature.

How To Rock Barrettes

LIFE&STYLE WEEKLY – on news stands November 30, 2017  | Vol. 14 Issue 50; December 11, 2017

2x Emmy Award-winning celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright speaks on barrettes being all the rage in Hollywood.

The Best Beauty Products We Tried in November 

BYRDIE – November 28, 2017

“This whipped cream (KAIKE’s Frosting) makes me so happy. Something about the sweet but subtle scent wakes me up a little more in the morning. I love lathering this on my body as soon as I get out of the shower…”


Public Relations Experts Share Their Secrets for Viral Success

ROMPER – November 28, 2017

“Getting your product press and media exposure is a great strategy to building brand awareness and a following,” says Courtney Richardson, beauty and lifestyle publicist and founder of Do It For The Brand…


Fun Skincare Your Body Will Love

CEOMOM Magazine – Holiday 2017

Keli Smith, founder of delicious skincare brand, KAIKE featured in 6-page spread for CEOMOM Magazine.

100 Stocking Stuffers Under $10 for Everyone on Your List 

READER’S DIGEST – November 21, 2017

For the sugary sweet niece, make sure to buy her one of KAIKE’s sweet products. One ounce of Frosting ($7.50) works as a moisture-sealing balm to style twists and twist outs, as well as a moisturizer for dry, cracked skin…


Vegan Holiday Gift Guide 

VEGANS, BABY! – November 20, 2017

Speaking of  cruelty-free skincare products we’re obsessed with, meet KAIKE. This vegan skincare line is packed with delicious smelling and nourishing products that leave your skin smelling — and feeling — amazing…


12 Tiny Travel Gifts That Make Great Stocking Stuffers 

SMARTER TRAVEL – November 15, 2017

Traveling with gifts makes packing light tricky, but small stocking stuffers can save the day. These 12 tiny gifts are sure to please and save space in your (and your recipient’s) suitcase, including when you gift the gift of relaxation with Kaike’s Green Tea Mask. The detoxifying clay mask can be used as both a scrub and mask…


Bun in The Oven Holiday Gift Guide 

WOMEN + THEIR PRETTIES – November 14, 2017

Spoil moms-to-be with a little bit of pampering with KAIKE’s Green Tea Mask + Scrub! A detoxifying mask formulated to reduce blemishes and tone the skin….


What I Wish I Knew Before Dyeing My Hair Blue

TEEN VOGUE – November 13, 2017

If you’re not already blonde, you’ll likely have to bleach your hair so that the color shows up. Bleach zaps your hair of moisture, which can cause damage, says celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright. Be prepared to get a haircut when you go in as well, which is sometimes necessary to prevent extreme damage on the ends.


How I Made It: KAIKE x GE Appliances Digital Short

November 13, 2017


This Mom Started The Coolest Natural Beauty Brand From Her Home

ROMPER – November 8, 2017

Keli Smith is one of those moms who, once you hear her story, can make you feel simultaneously exhausted at the idea of juggling as much as she does, and also inspired to pursue just as much. The Chicago-based mom of four founded the vegan beauty and skincare brand KAIKE back in November 2015…


Five #BlackOwned Beauty Products for Your Beauty Bag! 

SHINE MY CROWN – November 7, 2017

So today, we’ve picked a handful of our favorite products. A few been featured on our site before and a couple of them, we just LOVE, including Sugar Scrub by KAIKE, a vegan, all-natural and cruelty-free skincare beauty brand.


2017 Ultimate Gift Guide


KAIKE’s Frosting, Sugar Scrub & Marshmallow Mask + Scrub in the November 2017 issue of Nation Alist Magazine


ShineMyCrown Spotlight: KAIKE Bath + Body Bakery 

SHINE MY CROWN – November 6, 2017

Over the past few days, we’ve been using four KAIKE products; the Sugar Scrub, the Cleansing Oil, the Frosting and the Green Tea Mask +Scrub. Want to know what we thought of each product? Keep reading!


This Is the Only Product Saving My Chapped Lips

SWEETY HIGH – November 2, 2017

Its the most wonderful time of year for our emotions—the worst for our lips. I find that all the products said to help with chapped or massively dry lips either just irritate them more or dont do a thing, period. That is, except Kaike Frosting moisturizer product…


MADE IT AWARDS Honorees – Keli Smith

ROMPER – October 31, 2017

The Made It Awards honor women who dreamed up a new product, idea, or business and made it a reality — for themselves, for their kids, and for other women.


Keli Smith’s KAIKE is Making Taking Care of Your Skin Worth Your Time

ROMPER – October 30, 2017

Raise your hand if you’ve ever splashed water on your face and called it a skincare routine. Yeah, Keli Smith, founder of the all-natural, vegan beauty brand KAIKE, knows all about that. After all, as a working mom of four, she’s no stranger to the lack of time that can come with juggling a career and busy home life…


Wrap-Around Braids: Ok or Ew?

INTOUCH WEEKLY – on news stands October 25, 2017  | Vol. 16 Issue 45; November 6, 2017

2x Emmy Award-winning celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright speaks on the hottest braid trend and those in Hollywood who rock it well & those that miss the mark.

30 Women of All Ages Share Why They’ve Never Had Botox 

POPSUGAR – October 18, 2017

We asked women of all ages — from their early 20s to their late 80s — who have never had Botox why they’ve avoided injections and what tricks of the skin trade they’re using to care for their skin, including Founder & CEO of Do It For The Brand, Courtney Richardson.


9 Things You Should Never Do To Your Hair In The Shower (And 9 Things You Should Do)

BUSTLE – October 14, 2017

One of the biggest mistakes? Shampooing and conditioning every day, says Kiyah Wright, a two-time Emmy Award-winning celebrity hairstylist. “If you have fine hair, you can get away with washing hair every other day or weekly. For more textured hair, you don’t want to wash every day because you want to preserve your hair’s natural oils to keep your strands and scalp moisturized.”

According to Wright and other hair experts…


YOUNGER IN SECONDS: What’s Her Secret?

CLOSER WEEKLY – on news stands October 13, 2017  | Vol. 5 Issue 43; October 23, 2017

2x Emmy Award-winning celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright shares tips to achieving more voluminous hair like actress Felicity Huffman.

#TriviaThursday: Win A Decadent 5-Piece KAIKE Box Set

HYPEHAIR.com – October 12, 2017

You can have ALL the KAIKE and your skin can eat it too with this week’s Trivia Thursday! Hair and body care brand KAIKE is giving away a delicious box set featuring its most decadent selections. This set includes five full-size KAIKE products…


KAIKE Founder Keli Smith Shares How Her Natural Hair Journey Inspired Sweet New Hair & Body Care Line

HYPE HAIR MAGAZINE – October 11, 2017

What do you get when you combine all-natural ingredients like mango butter, green tea and apricot oil with mouthwatering scents like vanilla? KAIKE, of course! Serving up body and skin care as delicious as it sounds, the indie brand is taking the market by storm with its unique lineup of handmade beauty offerings that are good enough for your skin to eat.

We caught up with the beauty brand’s founder Keli Smith to get into the inspiration behind the brand and what it really means to be all-natural…


Keli Smith Sweetens the Natural Skincare Segment with KAIKE

BEAUTY INDEPENDENT – October 11, 2017

It only took $1,000 worth of organic ingredients, jars and labels for Keli Smith to launch Kaike with skincare that smells so good you almost want to eat it. Pronounced cake as in the sugary birthday or wedding mainstay, the nearly two-year-old brand targets women of color, but sells its small-batch multiuse products to people of all races, genders, and hair and skin types…


The Ultimate Gift Guide for Every Zodiac Sign

READER’S DIGEST – October 9, 2017

This cooperative air sign, Libra (September 23 to October 22) is all about balance. A cleansing oil, such as this multi-tasking makeup remover and facial cleanser from all-natural skincare brand KAIKE, will restore balance in a Libra’s skincare regimen…


What’s In A Name: The Stories Behind Brand Monikers

BEAUTY INDEPENDENT – October 6, 2017

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we asked 13 beauty brand founders and executives (including Keli Smith of KAIKE Bath + Body Bakery): How did you choose your brand name?


Braids Worthy of a Bride!

BRIDES WEEKLY – September 25, 2017

Kiyah Wright, a celebrity hairstylist from California, recommends braided bridal styles fit for a queen…


14 Products Perfect for Libra Season

TOTALBEAUTY.com – September 20, 2017

KAIKE Green Tea Mask + Scrub: To bring total harmony to your skin, this green tea mask and scrub helps tamp down inflammation and redness…


Great Businesses Owned By Black Women

MOGUL – September 8, 2017

KAIKE, a successful bath + body bakery believes in making products that are GOOD for your body and the environment, in using only CLEAN all-natural + vegan ingredients, and in finding every opportunity to have a little FUN celebrating our natural beauty! The Founder and CEO, Keli Smith explained what got her into entrepreneurship…


Successful Black Female Entrepreneurs Give Advice To Young Black Women

MOGUL – September 8, 2017

Keli Smith, Founder and CEO of KAIKE gives her advice: “Three words: Find your tribe. Everyone deserves to be around energy that supports and uplifts them, so be sure to embrace positive vibes only. Being an entrepreneur is no easy feat, not everyone will support your goals, no matter how lofty they might be. So as an entrepreneur, you need to be intentional with who you surround yourself with and deposit your spirit, time and energy into…”


18 Healthy Hair Products That Will Save Your Post-Summer Strands

TODAY.com – September 6, 2017

While we’re still mourning the end of summer (R.I.P.), our hair is certainly ready for a break from the sun, chlorine and ocean. TODAY Style turned to Hollywood hair gurus like Kiyah Wright to get the scoop on the best products to revive fried hair after summer. The best part? They’re all available at drugstores nationwide…


11 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Use Dry Shampoo

CafeMom: The Stir  – September 4, 2017

Celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright shares a few dry shampoo hacks, including: “If you have short hair and want to add clip-ins for added length but are scared of a windy day, no worries. Simply add dry shampoo to your roots to add grit so the clips of your extensions have more hold and stay put…”


6 Women Reveal What They Want Their Kids To Know About Parenthood

ROMPER x Baby Dove  – August 29, 2017

We partnered with Baby Dove to ask six women (including Keli Smith of KAIKE) what they want their kids to know about parenthood, and their wisdom is truly inspiring for all of us moms at every stage of parenthood…


Ways To Look Classy on a Budget

THELIST.com  – August 29, 2017

Emmy award-winning celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright is also a big fan of updos. “No matter your hair type or hair color, wearing a ponytail (or updo) is the perfect inexpensive hairstyle to look put together…”


Have Color-Treated Hair? These Are The Shampoos You Need — Stat!  

PREVENTION.com  – August 23, 2017

“Color-treated hair and summer have a notorious love-hate relationship,” says celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright. A new hue may be just what the doctor ordered after a cool, dreary winter…


Seven Beauty Products to Keep Your Post-Workout Glow Shining 

Aaptiv – August 23, 2017

Face Oil: KAIKE Cleansing Oil ($25): Hydration is key for lush, glowy skin. This vegan and organic oil comes supercharged with a blend of grape seed, lemongrass, and hempseed oils to restore skin’s hydration post-workout.


Haircuts That Look Gorgeous on Older Women 

THELIST.com – August 21, 2017

Most of the hair experts I spoke with recommended going lighter as we age, both in color and cut. A soft, light style complemented with bright highlights will look flattering on just about everyone. “I find that when women get older, they should lighten their hair,” Kiyah Wright, hairstylist and CEO of Muze|Hair…


Beauty Product Review: KAIKE  

BRONZE MAGAZINE – August 2, 2017

I was super grateful to have the opportunity to sample a delightful (and delicious!) new product line called KAIKE! KAIKE (pronounced cake) is an all-natural + vegan beauty brand with a focus on good.clean.fun….


How To Look 10 Years Younger, Instantly!  

DERMSTORE.com – July 31, 2017 

If you’re looking for a hairstyle that not only looks sophisticated, but helps make your face look younger, you’ll want to opt for a classic ponytail. “When you pull your hair up into a ponytail—the higher the better—it helps raise the hair off of your face and gives you an instant mini facelift,” says celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright…


360 Style Showdown: Who Rocked It?

LIFE & STYLE WEEKLY – on news stands July 28, 2017  | Vol. 14 Issue 32; August 7, 2017

Celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright weighs in on the faux hawk trend

The Best Summer Travel-Sized Skincare Essentials

SMARTERTRAVEL.com – July 20, 2017 

There are two types of body skincare essentials you need in summer: Exfoliators and after-sun remedies.

For an exfoliator, Kaike (pronounced like “cake”) makes an awesome sugar scrub in a mini container that’s perfect for travel. Or, pair your favorite shower gel (or the hotel’s) with the mesh LUV Scrub Exfoliator for a cleanse like no other. Just make sure to moisturizer after—Kaike also has an awesome-smelling “frosting” (i.e. moisturizer) that does wonders for dry skin…


Summer Hairstyles That Stun 

THELIST.com – July 18, 2017 

Summer is here, and with it comes long weekends, cookouts with friends, and fun new hairstyles. Whether you’re looking for big beach waves or a cool pixie cut, there are plenty of ways to be on trend this year. “Platinum tresses are one of my favorite hairstyles this summer. Bold and daring, sporting platinum locks will guarantee that you have a white hot summer,” celebrity hairstylist and CEO of Muze Hair Kiyah Wright told me. “It gets even hotter when you opt for a platinum blonde pixie cut or beach wave bob…”


8 Hairstyles For When It’s Just Too Hot To Use A Blow-Dryer 

PREVENTION.com – July 14, 2017 

As much as you may love the effects of styling your hair with your trusty blowdryer, the thought of doing so now that summer temps have hit scorching is probably enough to make you melt. The easiest summer style to don is one that will give you a crinkly, textured look in seconds, says celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright. Start with a good gel or curl product…


Spotlight: Keli Smith 

BEAUTANDBEAST.com – July 11, 2017 

Keli is a mother and entrepreneur who has created her own beauty brand KAIKE (pronounced “cake”). This beauty line is catered to women of color and includes face, body, and hair products. All of her products are all-natural, vegan and cruelty free…


25 Easy Summer Hairstyles to Wear Now

INSTYLE MAGAZINE  – July 7, 2017

Gabrielle Union’s falling down updo was done by hairstylist Kiyah Wright who gave her hair a few twists around a curling iron with a one-inch barrel to give the ringlets bounce and shape, then pinned hair into a low updo….


9 Easy Ways To Make Time For A Side Hustle 

BRIT + CO. – June 17, 2017

We asked, and the experts answered: Here are nine totally feasible ways busy girbosses can make time for their side hustle on top of their full-time gigs. “What’s better than a girlboss? A group of other girlbosses! Every couple of months, I meet with women who are also running their own side hustles,” says Keli Smith, a full-time pharmaceutical administrative assistant by day and founder and CEO of KAIKE by night…


11 Weird Ways Your Shower Is Ruining Your Hair 

BUSTLE – June 2, 2017

Are your strands sticky, dried out, or full of split ends? Then, sorry to say, but this might be what’s going on. “Although showers can be a relaxing and sometimes soothing space for our minds and bodies, it may not be the best place when washing your hair,” Kiyah Wright, two time Emmy Award-winning celebrity stylist, tells Bustle.


8 Things You Should Never Do To Wet Hair To Keep It As Healthy As Possible

BUSTLE – May 30, 2017

Whether you have fine or coarse tresses, whenever your hair is wet, it is more fragile, especially if you have color-treated or chemically-treated hair, says celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright. Unlike dry hair, wet hair is more delicate to anything it touches.


Why The Vanity Box Is Your Go To For Hair Bundles

ESSENCE MAGAZINE – March 20, 2017

Building a hair empire isnt easy. However, Tinesha Sharpe, CEO/founder of The Vanity Box, was determined to make her mark in the trillion dollar hair care industry, despite not having an MBA or receiving help from a small business loan or grant.


Tresses Without Stresses

BLACK GIRL FLY MAGAZINE – February 22, 2017

I have always been taught the value of proper hair care and maintenance. More than just a shampoo and conditioner, hair care is comprised of a variety of routines, based on the variations of hair textures, lengths, strengths, and even authenticity (because upkeep of synthetic hair is a ‘thing’, too).


Founder & CEO Tinesha Sharpe Brings The Vanity Box To Philly

GLAMBER GIRL – February 12, 2017

Philadelphia, PA — It was a chilly, yet sunny day when The Vanity Box held its grand opening in the city of Brotherly Love, and Sisterly Affection, the new location for the successful premium virgin hair business brand based in New York. 


WASH & GO with Vital Vanity Hair Care Collection from The Vanity Box

SAMANTHA POLLUCK – February 12, 2017

Today’s Wash and Go is with Vital Vanity Hair Care Collection.


Our Favorite Dry Shampoos 

BCG MAGAZINE – February 02, 2017

The Body Boost Dry Shampoo from The Vanity Box is…wow! We tried it for three weeks and observed that it does what it says on the bottle. Instantly refreshes and adds volume.


11 New Hair Care Collections for the Product Junkie in You 

MADAMENOIRE.com – January 23, 2017

Curious what’s new on the hair market? Check out these 11 new hair collections and products designed for women who are natural, relaxed, and weave wearers.


The Grand Opening of The Vanity Box Hair Boutique in East Orange, NJ

URBAN GIRL MAGAZINE – January 18, 2017

East Orange, NJ – On Saturday January 14th, The Vanity Box had their grand opening party for their new hair boutique which is located at 466 Central Ave right in East Orange, NJ. The Vanity Box is a boutique bundle hair franchise that currently has locations in Harlem, NY, Queens, NY, and Brooklyn, NY.


JR Smith Casino Night 

CBS – September 9, 2016

J.R. Smith Through The Years


Beauty Expert Pat Sumpter Joins St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to Makeover Patients


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® celebrated all things beautiful with St. Jude Spring into Beauty with Pat Sumpter. Hosted by the veteran celebrity hairstylist and beauty expert, St. Jude Spring into Beauty was a unique, fun, and exhilarating day of beauty and pampering for female patients.


Cleveland Cavaliers Star J.R. Smith Raises $45K to Support Underserved Youth

GOODCELEBRITY.com – April 1, 2016

Proving he’s more than just a great talent on the basketball court, Cleveland Cavaliers star J.R. Smith hosted his first Charity Casino Night Gala earlier this month to benefit his organization, the J.R. Smith Youth Foundation.


Cleveland Cavaliers Guard J.R. Smith Holds Casino Night for his Foundation

ATHLETE SPEAKERS – March 31, 2016

Last weekend, the Cleveland Cavaliers trip to New York gave J.R. Smith the perfect opportunity to give back.  He hosted the first annual casino night for the J.R. Smith Youth Foundation at Stage 48.


J.R. Smith Raises $45K for Charity with Casino-Themed Fundraising Gala

CELEBRITIESDOGOOD.com – March 30, 2016

J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers, hosted a Charity Casino Night Gala, raising $45,000 for his nonprofit, the J.R. Smith Youth Foundation!


EXCLUSIVE: J.R. Smith Hosts Inaugural Charity Gala in New York & This is What Went Down

BLAME EBRO – March 29, 2016

J.R. Smith and the J.R. Smith Youth Foundation hosted its’ inaugural Casino Night Charity Gala on Mar. 25 in New York City. The event, which took place at the West Side Highway’s premiere club destination, Stage 48, was the first event Smith, 30, had held in New York to benefit his charity.


J.R. Smith Joined By Fiancée And Famous Friends Iman Shumpert, Teyana Taylor, Victor Cruz And More For Charity Event

BOSSIP.com – March 29, 2016

Cleveland Cavaliers baller J.R. Smith hosted the first ever Charity Casino Night Gala on Friday, March 25th for his nonprofit, the J.R. Smith Youth Foundation.


#DUNK360’s Video Recap Of The J.R. Smith Youth Foundation Casino Night Gala

USA TODAY + DUNK360 – March 28, 2016

We were recently invited to NBA player and Cleveland Cavaliers J.R. Smith’s J.R. Smith Youth Foundation‘s first ever Casino Night Gala held at Stage 48 in New York City. Personality Will Roush had a chance to speak to J.R. Smith, his brother Chris Smith, New York Giant and NFL Wide Receiver Victor Cruz and NFL Safety Jaiquawn Jarrett about the foundation, what their fashion choices and much more.


JR Smith Hosts Black Tie Casino Night Gala (PHOTOS)

SLAM Magazine – March 28, 2016

This past weekend, Cleveland Cavalier JR Smith hosted a black tie Casino Night Gala at Stage 48 in New York City. Teammate Iman Shumpert stopped by, as did Teyana Taylor, Victor Cruz and more.


J.R. Smith Hosts 1st Annual Casino Night Event To Benefit J.R. Smith Foundation

MORE THAN STATS – March 28, 2016

J.R. Smith doesn’t only parties when he’s in NYC. The Cleveland Cavs guard held a black-tie “Casino Night” event in NYC this past weekend to benefit the J.R. Smith foundation. The 1st annual event brought out a slew of guest, including fellow star athletes Iman Shumpert and Victor Cruz.


J.R. Smith Returns to NYC with a Big Heart: Hosting a Casino Night for His Foundation


Over the weekend, during J.R. Smith’s return to New York with the Cavaliers, he held his first annual casino night at Stage 48 that was a big success for his youth foundation. Smith, a New Jersey native who starred at St. Benedict’s Prep and played for the Knicks, was accompanied by his parents, Ida and Earl, and younger brother, Chris, among other friends and family members.


The Fellas!

THEYBF.com – March 28,2016

Victor Cruz also kicked it with Iman Shumpert at JR Smith’s ‘Casino Night’ presented by Hennessy at Stage 48 in New York City where JR’s family and friends enjoyed casino themed games, passed hors d’oevres and specialty Hennessy V.S cocktails.


Casino Night

THEYBF.com – March 28, 2016

JR Smith kicked it with couple Teyana Taylor and Iman Shumpert at his Casino Night presented by Hennessy at Stage 48 in NYC.


J.R. Smith Hosts Casino Night

TEREZ OWENS – March 28, 2016

Cleveland Cavs guard J.R. Smith held a black-tie “Casio Night” event in NYC this past week to benefit the J.R. Smith foundation. The 1st annual event brought out a slew of guest, including fellow star athletes Iman Shumpert and Victor Cruz. He was also spotted getting hit on by Miley Cyrus during the weekend. That’s a solid few days in the Big Apple.


J.R. Smith Visit Good Day New York

FOX 5 NY – March 24, 2016

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard J.R. Smith is in town to host his J.R. Smith Foundation Casino Night.


How Bold Beardsmen is Redefining the Grooming Experience For Men

BLACK ENTERPRISE – February 9, 2016

Tony Aniagba and Neville Hall, the founders of Bold Beardsmen, are not concerned about appealing to a large audience. The innovative duo are quick to point out that their beard care product line is targeted for a small, yet influential demographic of men living life with a purpose-ranging…


LES Girls Club Broadcasting ‘Girl Power’ Straight to Your Ears

BEDFORD + BOWERY – January 16, 2016

“The world of podcasting is really white and really male-dominated if you look at the charts,” said Julia Furlan, the founder of Buzzfeed Audio. She was reflecting on the state of women in media after the official launch for Where Girl Radio Lives (WGRL), the podcast of the Lower East Side Girls Club. 


Nessa Works with Celebrity Hairstylist & Founder of Curls for Girls to Surprise Brooklyn Teenage Cancer Patient at All-Star Makeover

NESSA ON AIR – January 13, 2016

NEW YORK, NY – On Monday, January 11, 2016, Nessa, surprised one special fan at the American Cancer Society‘s Hope Lodge Jerome L. Greene Family Center in New York.


Soul Cycle Meets Charity In The Name Of Hair Loss

GRUNTS n’ GLAM – December 22, 2015 

You may have noticed that I don’t talk much about cycling here. It’s because I struggle with cycling (cardio isn’t my strong suit, and my legs aren’t as strong as they may appear so pedaling can be a challenge), and I’ve only been to about three  classes. However, I soon discovered that Soul Cycle is an entirely different experience, especially when you’re surrounded by positive energy in the name of charity.


This App Makes It Supereasy to Create Your Own Beauty Tutorials

ALLURE Magazine – July 1, 2015 

We all appreciate a good beauty tutorial. But finding all the right tutorials takes a lot of time. That’s why Kayla Arias created Tresscove, an app available today for iPhone and iPad that gathers all the best beauty content from around the Web in one place.


Beauty App Tresscove Provides Easy-To-Follow Beauty Tutorials That Help Empower Women, And Also Lets You Create Your Own Beauty How-Tos

BUSTLE – July 1, 2015 

Although YouTube has become really saturated with a variety of beauty and hair tutorials, it can still be hard to find the right video for you to follow along with. But tutorials just got a whole lot easier with the beauty app, Tresscove. The content in the app feature step-by-step picture tutorials, which makes it super user-friendly as you can just swipe through each step and take your time.


Hot 97 Empowers Girls With Ultimate Prom Experience


Laura Stylez & Nessa promote self-confidence and host giveaway contest and makeover. Recently, Hot 97’s Laura Stylez & Nessa hosted the wrap-up party for their Ultimate Prom Experience contest, presented by the “Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation.”


Angelique had the Ultimate Prom Experience from Nessa & Laura Stylez

NESSA ON AIR – May 6, 2015

Prom is one of the best memories of high school that every girl wants to experience. This year Nessa and Laura Stylez from Hot 97 wanted to give a deserving teen girl the opportunity to attend her prom with all of the works.


Hip Hop Has Heart Presents Laura Stylez & Nessa’s Ultimate Prom Experience

HOT 97 – May 6, 2015