Meet the Brown Skin Women Team!
We're a virtual and Connecticut based network with the mission of supporting women and girls of color with personal and professional development through the natural hair, beauty, wellness and entrepreneurial journeys. We believe that every single one of us are beautiful and deserving of being the best possible version of ourselves.
Carmen Veal, Founder & CEO
Carmen's passion journey as an entrepreneur and autism mom led to a journal of natural health through the healing power of yoga and meditation. This naturally combined her love for living intentionally and savoring a passion for bringing people together.
Things serendipitously fell into place and this growing network for women and children of color was born (in May of 2013).
Today Carmen gracefully leads a network that supports women through their personal and professional journeys. Carmen manages all events, marketing and personal development for Brown Skin Women.
You can reach Carmen at email@example.com
Neesha Baptiste, Operations Manager
Returning to CT after being away with the U.S. Army and other adventures for 17 years, Neesha found herself struggling to find other women with similar interests. She stumbled upon one of BSW'S first Natural Hair brunches and immediately knew that she had found exactly what she had been looking for, a positive community of women designed to uplift and empower one another. Aside from volunteering with BSW, Neesha is a mother of two, works full time for the U.S. Small Business Administration, works part time as a Photographer and Zumba instructor and has a passion for all forms of art. Neesha facilitates the Money Smart Small Business Series for Entrepreneurs.
You can reach Neesha at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find Neesha in the Brown Skin Women Black Book here
Debbie McDonald, Texture Technician
Debbie is a mom, liscensed Cosmetoligist and salon owner with over 20 years of experience. She enjoys educating women on healthy hair care and product knowledge.
Debbie runs the hair bar offering Brown Skin Women Natural Hair Consultations in our showroom and full hair services in her salon Hair We Go in Windsor, CT
You can reach Debbie at email@example.com.
Find Debbie in the Brown Skin Women Black Book here
Donyelle McBride, Hair Loss Specialist
Donyelle is Owner of McBride Hair Restoration LLC (MHR), Connecticut's first and only Trichologist office with a Certified Natural Health Practitioner on site. MHR specializes in male and female hair restoration. Over 21 years of education and experience, MHR continues to grow, improve, and work with professionals and physicians to offer you the best hair restoration treatment plans.
To offer an effective treatment plan, one must first understand healthy hair and the causes of hair loss. "Healthy hair is a direct reflection of a healthy individual". Hair is nourished from nutrients carried by the blood. Therefore, when the the blood is compromised in any way, the health of the hair can be affected. Hair loss is a barometer and can be our first sign of potential dis-ease or dis-order in the function of our bodies system.
You can reach Donyelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find Donyelle in the Brown Skin Women Black Book here
Shawne Johnson, Health & Wellness Coach
Shawne Johnson is a licensed Cosmetologist of over 29yrs, Certified Integrative Health Coach, Natural Hair Specialist, Loctician, & Colorist specializing in essential oils and detoxification to support people with issues such as hair loss, obesity, diabetes, energy and stress through healthy choices. With her understanding of the true essence of nutrition for our hair and overall health, she sets out to educate and empower people from all walks of life in Organic/Non Processed foods and it effects the Mind /Body/Spirit.
You can reach Shawne at email@example.com
Find Shawne in the Brown Skin Women Black Book here