With over 20 years of experience in the hair industry Kenya Millhouse has showcased her skills to service a multitude of clients within the Ft. Washington, Maryland area at Hodge Podge Salon. In addition to being a business owner, she is also a survivor of Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and depression which has made her an advocate to helping bring about awareness to all of these conditions. She is a woman of many hats to include being an Artistic Director, Stylist/Mentor, Educator, and writer. Recently she shared with Sheen how she dealt with these illnesses and even gave us some style tips for the fall season!

How did you overcome the challenges of once being diagnosed with multiple illnesses?

I don’t think I ever overcame my diagnosis with Lupus and Fibromyalgia but I have learned to manage them well.  Mentally it was a lot because I was constantly trying to beat the odds of the pain and complications associated with the diseases.

What are some great hair trends to consider for the Fall season?

Anything that pulls the inner beast out of you! Fall is such a great season for Fashion and hair!

What sparked your passion to pursue the hair industry?

Initially I started out from pure responsibility as a single mom! Since then I’ve become so passionate about all things hair and beauty.

Who have you had the pleasure to style? Any Celebrities? Political Figures?

In the past I’ve been the official stylist for the Miss Black U.S.A. Teen Pageant and for the 2007 Super Model of the Year for Washington D.C. I have also been a freelance stylist for Snoop Dogg and Goldey Loc for a concert event.

 What upcoming events do you have?

In September 2020, I’m having a conference through my Organization called Stages of Life Called the “Life Summit, “the location and date is to still be announced.

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