Author, Editor, Cosmetics Executive, and Image Consultant. My first work on beauty and grooming appeared in the New York Times Magazine, under the supervision of Patricia Peterson, then Fashion Editor. The article marked the first recognition of the huge African American color cosmetics market. A graduate of the State University of New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, The City College of New York with degrees in merchandising, marketing, and communication. Industry Positions: CLAIROL, Assistant Marketing Manager, REVLON, Creative Director, The Polished Ambers Collection, FASHION FAIR COSMETICS, International Training & Beauty Director. Publishing Positions: First Beauty Editor of EBONY MAGAZINE; FIRST MALE BEAUTY EDITOR AT ESSENCE MAGAZINE, with the former editor in chief, Susan L. Taylor. Appointed Editor in Chief, EM: EBONY MAN MAGAZINE and at McGraw-Hill, for BUSINESS WEEK CAREERS MAGAZINE, a contributing Writer in Beauty and Fashion for MBA readers. BOOKS PUBLISHED: Born Beautiful, The African American Teenager's Complete Beauty Guide (John Wiley); The African American Woman's Guide to Successful Makeup and Skincare (John Wiley); Fornay's Guide to Skincare and Makeup for Wome of Color(Simon & Schuster) and Essence Beauty Basics & Beyond, beauty consultant, (Time Incorporated). Celebrity Clients, Professional Organizations, Press Appearances, available upon request. Currently, writing my first personal development and grooming guide for teenage boys.