FOUNDER/CEO Uniquia Manigault was a latchkey kid. Tagging along everywhere her mother went. Her first home was in the beauty salon, early mornings, afternoons and late evenings... She was answering the phones and sweeping the floors at the age of four years old. She was mixing products, shampooing and braiding hair by the age of 10 years old. In the back of the salon is where she began reciting poetry and writing stories. She did that to occupy her free time. She modeled in her mother's fashion show when she was four years old. She was the host of the show when she was but twelve years old. She's performed every role from in the salon and outside salon events.
She's an author of two poetry books and have thousands of poetry scripts that she's been writing for many years. She pursued theatre arts at a very young age and graduated from Tri-Cities High School's Theatre Arts Program. She's a graduate from Clark Atlanta University with a BA in Theatre Arts, she's a professional actress, model, poet, comedian, public speaker, entertainer and the best Host in the world! She's the Founder/CEO of I AM UNIQUIA CO. and Black Girl Beauty Performing Arts School. Where she builds self-confidence through beauty, fitness and performing arts. She's a Self-Confidence Coach who teaches young adults how to feel good about themselves through her live/online training modules in modeling, acting, poetry, writing, hair braiding, leadership, professional development and entrepreneurship. She's Co-Author of THE MONEY MAKER Business Success Guide and Host of "Chitter Chatter" a weekly talk show aired on Thursdays at 8pm. She's also Co-founder of The National Alliance of Black Girl Beauty Foundation a 501c3 charity organization and the Black Girl Beauty Brand where she created “Uniquia’s Theatre Arts Teen Scholarship Program.” The scholarship was designed to help inner city black girls & boys learn the arts. She loves empowering others through the Arts! This is her assignment designed by God. Writing poetry is her safe place. It's a way to express herself, It soothes the soul, creates healing and gives therapy to the MIND, BODY and SOUL.
Ms. Uniquia is now the Beauty School Director and oversees all locations. She is responsible for supervising education and establishing service systems within the Cosmetology Education Department. The Team Lead demonstrates and facilitates best practices to both learners and Educators while also creating a culture of continuous improvement through frequent observation and coaching of learners and education team members within the department.
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