#48: The Black Hair Experience with Alisha Brooks

28m | Nov 17, 2023

When a vision becomes a reality, there’s nothing like it. Alisha Brooks of The Black Hair Experience didn’t let “no” stop her. She took her vision and saw a bright future. Alisha creates  innovative experiences that her ancestors would be proud of, as she celebrates the Black hair, beauty, and culture. Check out this episode as Dr. Jasmine and Alisha chat about entrepreneurship, creativity, and business growth. 

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Alisha Brooks is a Midwest girl with big city ambition. She is a highly-rated motivational entrepreneur & curator of experiences. After years of creating in the digital space, she launched her first business, Hello Tee in 2016 and soon after she launched her second business, The Black Hair Experience in 2019. With The Black Hair Experience, Alisha took an idea and turned it into a movement celebrating Black hair, beauty, and culture. As a multifaceted entrepreneur Alisha has worked with various brands and organizations to create experiences and events that celebrate and amplify Black audiences.

Episode Quotes: 

  • “Create ideas and turn them into a movement.”
  • “I wanted to create something that was photo worthy but also had depth.” 
  • “What started as a pop-up location has really grown.” 
  • “My passion is behind creating beautiful things.” 
  • “You’re never going to get a yes if you give up at no.” 


Dr. Jasmine is a multi-talented author, educator, award-winning community leader, and founder of JLM Global Consulting, LLC and Girl Go Global, a community for purpose-driven women. For 20+ years, Dr. Jasmine has used her unique skills as an educator, professional writer, and communications strategist to build a career that allows her to serve small business owners, in academia, and at all levels of government. Whether she is mentoring women and girls, engaging students during university lectures, speaking as keynote, or serving at all levels of government, she is driven by providing support to others to meet needs, equip, and train. In addition to making the Daily Record’s Successful by 40 Very Important Professionals list, she is a President’s Management Council Fellow, entrepreneur, and writer with interests in topics that concern women.

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