Hair Head and Heart with Mary Reed-Johnson
Hair Head and Heart is about wellness and empowerment. This nationally syndicated show is hosted by Cosmetology Instructor, Industry Advocate and Author, Mary Reed. She comes from behind the chair to discuss universal topics and share passion and insights that can help you know better, do better and be better.
Talk Show Program Archives for Podcasting
|Hair Head and Heart , December 20, 2017||Depart Smart Safety Travel- Sheryl Hill|
|Hair Head and Heart , December 13, 2017||Zari - Eyebrow Threading|
|Hair Head and Heart , November 29, 2017||Health Care Pie - Kent Barker, The Walking Man|
|Hair Head and Heart , November 22, 2017||Beyond Head Counts|
|Hair Head and Heart , November 8, 2017||How to Get Rich in the Hair Business- Kerry Hines|
|Hair Head and Heart , November 1, 2017||Chemo-Girls: featuring Jon Richards|
|Hair Head and Heart , October 25, 2017||Good Times in Minnesota|
|Hair Head and Heart , October 4, 2017||Responsibility, Exploitation and Truth|
|Hair Head and Heart , September 27, 2017||Small Business Development - Patty Hooey and Ezra Kazee|
|Hair Head and Heart , September 20, 2017||Winter Hair Loss - Transitions & Treatments|
|Hair Head and Heart , September 13, 2017||NACD Business Expo Interviews|
My life experiences are broad and far reaching. I am a consummate advocate and cheerleader. My background includes skills as an author, writer, folk artisan and case manager for a federal job program.
Though both my parents are African American, we did not have the same hair types and from the earliest age I was responsible for grooming my own tresses.
My organically developed skills have served me well over the years. It was not until I opened my first salon in the 1980’s and hired an indigenous braider from Sierra Leone did I begin to understand that my styles had names. I began to travel around the country and Canada learning more. Through the journey:
I was licensed initially as a natural hair care specialist in New York
Served as a contributing writer, presenter or announcer for hair and non-hair related media including writing a book about dreadlocks in 1999
Became the First Hair Braiding Folk artisan endorsed by the Minnesota State Arts Board
Became a licensed cosmetology instructor, industry advocate, manager and service provider
Was asked to testify in front of MN legislature twice for hair related issues
Have served on several hair and non hair related boards and serve as an advocate, mentor and guide for many professionals and lay persons
Created Hair, Head & Heart for AM 1570 (twin cities wellness radio) and have moved to internet radio to reach an international market.