Sally Beauty Supply and Cosmo Prof Announce the Cultivate Cohort of Women Entrepreneurs

DENTON, Texas, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sally Beauty Supply and Cosmo Prof announce the four brands selected for the second iteration of the Cultivate Cohort. This accelerator program is designed to empower female-owned beauty brands to bring their visions and business plans to life.

In 2018, the inaugural Cultivate program propelled brands Curlanista and PuffCuff to new heights, transforming them into household names and growing by 3,771 percent and 88 percent over the past year, respectively. As part of the 2020 program, four brands were selected to receive business grants worth a combined total of $60,000, online distribution at and in October, along with a 4-week virtual boot camp built to set the brands up for success.

Alexis Stanley, founder of UniQurl
Alexis Stanley, founder of UniQurl
Pekela Riley, founder of True + Pure Texture
Pekela Riley, founder of True + Pure Texture
Tara Darnley, founder of Peculiar Roots
Tara Darnley, founder of Peculiar Roots
Pattie Yankee, founder of Pattie Yankee Products
Pattie Yankee, founder of Pattie Yankee Products

Introducing the

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Meet the 16-year-old owner of a Brooklyn beauty supply shop

Some teens get an after-school job. Paris McKenzie got an after-school career.

The precocious 16-year old opened her own store, Paris Beauty Supplyz, on Church Avenue in Flatbush last month. She even has an employee who is six years older than her.

“It’s not as awkward as you might think,” McKenzie told The Post of the managerial relationship. “Giselle is 22 and she is so kind and welcoming. It’s not like, ‘Oh this 16-year-old is bossing me around.’ ”

But McKenzie is very much in charge — and putting on a masterclass in the pandemic hustle. A senior at the High School for Human Services and Health Professions, she grew up working in her mother’s nearby salon, learning the tricks of the cosmetology trade, including hair and nails along with entrepreneurial skills.

When a beauty shop in the neighborhood was shutting down, the store’s previous owner approached McKenzie’s mom because

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On Nobel committees, women are in short supply

Marie Curie, Mother Teresa and Malala are among the just five percent of women Nobel laureates. But women are also heavily underrepresented in the institutions that select the prizewinners each year.

The Nobels for medicine, physics, chemistry, literature and economics are all awarded in Sweden by separate committees, while the peace prize laureate is selected by a committee in Norway.

Both Scandinavian countries pride themselves on their reputations as champions of gender equality — yet on the Nobel committees, women make up only a quarter of members.

With the exception of the peace prize committee, all are also currently headed by men.

Would more women on the committees make a difference in the number of women laureates?

For Olav Njolstad, secretary of the peace committee in Oslo, the answer is: probably.

Since 2001, 24 women have won Nobel prizes, compared to 11 in the two decades leading up to 2000.

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Coronavirus: Fears of supply shortages across Quebec prompt surge in shopping – Montreal

Shoppers, retailers and health authorities have all observed a recent spike in shopping, as Canada’s second coronavirus wave and the prospect of impending lockdowns leave many concerned about grocery shortages.

But the increase isn’t just happening in stores.

“I’ve noticed a greater deal of activity of people online supermarket shopping,” Dr. Simon Bacon, an expert in behavioural epidemiology at Concordia University, told Global News.

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Time to stock up again? The likelihood of empty shelves in a second coronavirus wave

Last spring, after the pandemic was first declared and lockdowns began, scenes of crowds swarming grocery stores were common across the country as panicked shoppers lined up for hours to get certain items.

Bacon says there’s are a few reasons this kind of panic buying happens.

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“The first one is actually when there’s a potential to not have products,” he explained.

He also said shopping

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