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Dr. Lena M. Saunders

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Sophisticate’s Black Hair goes beyond beauty to turn the spotlight on inspiring women of style and subtance. This is an excerpt from our regular Beauty Insider feature.




Dr. Lena M. Saunders has dedicated her life to educating and advocating for beauty professionals. The veteran cosmetologist has served as an executive board member of the National Beauty Culturists League, Inc., and as Director of the Cosmetologist Education Institute. Her tireless work in the cosmetology field—as well as her commitment to civic and community service–has earned her recognition from various organizations, including the American Health and Beauty Aids Institute and the North Carolina Cosmetologist Association. “My message for young people—of any race—is don’t waste your youthful years. Set goals at an early age, make plans for your future and stay focused.”

“I am motivated and inspired by many ministers, and especially my pastor—as well as by the many books that I read.”

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