2017 Black Mogul Of The Year
Black Moguls Magazine|Winter 2017

The Damn Salon & The Business of Hair.

We made numerous attempts to reach out to Lou and the representatives of the Damn Salon to get more of a one on one with the beauty boss herself; but were not successfully able to make a connection in time for this publication. So, this story is about why we have chosen this dynamic woman to be our 2017 Black Mogul of the Year versus a live interview which should happen later in the year.

At some point in time, we as Black women must come to the realization that we must find a way to work together to save our community. Reality TV is the abyss of entertainment in that there are always Black women willing to look like fools in front of the camera. But what we see too little of is women on these shows with purpose. Instead of sheer buffoonery, bring some individualized beauty and brawn to the table. We believe Mushiya Tshikuka embodies the qualities of a mogul.

Selecting a Black Mogul of the Year is no easy task. We spend time watching people the entire year. Watching the way they move. Checking out how they deal with adversity. Making note of their achievements. Determining if they are doing good for the community. It’s a year-long all eyes on you process for the most part, with few exceptions.

To give you a strong reference point, President Barack Obama was our 2016 Black Mogul of the Year. So, those are some big shoes to fill. So, why Mushiya?

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