Hailing from the motor city of Detroit, Barbara has always been curious and eager to learn about chemistry and everything hair.

It was no surprise to her or her family when she enrolled at Howard University and declared her major of Chemistry.In 2004, she graduated from the university Magna Cum Laude and successfully gained employment at L’oreal USA.

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At L’oreal  USA, she has served as a seasoned Cosmetic Chemist with over 10 years of industry experience and currently serves as the Manager of the Reactive Laboratory within the Hair Styling Division in Research and Innovation Department. She is responsible for directing the development of Soft Sheen Carson and Mizani Relaxers, Perms and Depilatories.  During her tenure, she has worked on a myriad of products across many brands and successfully launched products for Garnier, Ralph Lauren, Maybelline, Skinceuticals, and La Roche Posay.