Spotlight: Finding Success in the Beauty Industry - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

The beauty industry is a multi-billion market. From hair and fashion to makeup and spa treatments, there are numerous avenues to carve out a lane for oneself. That’s something both Cathleen Trigg-Jones and Chioma Valcourt have done.

An Emmy Award-winning journalist with a successful career in media, Trigg-Jones followed her passion and opened <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Spa Catchi</a>, a Midtown Manhattan day spa/cosmetic surgery center with her husband, celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Michael E. Jone.

Similarly, Valcourt, who has made her mark in the industry as a celebrity hair designer, runs <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Next Vanity</a>, a full service salon in Manhattan.

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Anslem Samuel

Anslem Samuel, Senior Producer, has been a culture critic and entertainment journalist for over 10 years. After a four-year stint as Culture Editor at The Source, the New York native became the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Ave, an independent quarterly publication that combined entertainment, social issues and politics. From there, he served as the Senior Editor for XXL magazine for three years before moving up the ranks to Digital Content Director for Also heading up an award-winning relationship blog, he now brings his lifestyle expertise to