Dana Hinnant | Beautiful Bonafide Beauty Expert

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Editor’s Note:

Great news!! Today I’m thrilled to formally introduce you to Dana Hinnant Bold Blind Beauty’s new Beauty Editor. If Dana’s name sounds familiar it could have been from our most recent podcast episode #6. If you haven’t had the opportunity yet take a listen. In the interim following is Dana’s intro and below that is her bio. Enjoy! ~Steph

Beautiful skin doesn’t come from makeupBeautiful skin comes from a great Esthetician!

~Unknown

Hello Bold Blind Beauties! 

Beauty tips sign on a makeup table in a bright powder room with a pink tone.

I am so excited to be your Beauty Editor! I’ve been writing off and on about beauty and wellness ever since I came into the beauty industry 20 years ago. I will tell anybody that I am a beauty junkie from way back.

My passion and love runs deep for the beauty industry. I attend industry events on a regular basis for continuous education, friends, and of course… Shopping! Since I am a member and an ambassador with the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) I have access to industry experts, manufacturers, and distributors within the industry. I can provide you with education and commentary on the trends, products, etc. related to the beauty and wellness world.

I can also share some of my personal experiences with products that end up on the The Best of Beauty Lists. Not only will you get my expert advice, I can also give you the perspective from a consumer standpoint. Long before I was a professional I was a consumer first.

In addition, I can share some VIB (visually impaired beauty) tips that may be helpful along the way. I look forward to this journey with Bold Blind Beauty! 

Beautiful Regards, 

Dana

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Author Bio:

A headshot of Dana wearing a black scoop neck top under a black jacket. She has glowng caramel colored skin and short dark hair.
Dana Hinnant

Dana Hinnant, a Washingtonian native, whose journey into the beauty industry began 20 years ago after receiving her B.A. in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland in 2000. She received her aesthetics training at Von Lee International School of Esthetics in Baltimore, MD. She started as a local makeup artist and events coordinator with Alluring Looks, Inc. in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Her articles were featured in local publications such as Pose Magazine and Yndigo newsletter. In the mid-2000s, she was a volunteer instructor with the American Cancer Society’s Look Good…Feel Better program, which landed her an esthetician position at an area day spa. 

Over the past several years, Dana has worked with various non-profit organizations and small businesses. During her tenure as the President of the Health and Wellness division of the National Federation of the Blind DC affiliate, she utilized the platform to provide salon safety tips and skincare advice throughout the community. She was a consultant with the Ecumenical Health Council in Port Towns, MD doing beauty and wellness presentations at area churches and events.

In 2019, Dana received the Maryland Association of Community Service Award for Volunteer of the Year due to her community engagement work for The Arc of Prince George’s County. In addition, she also received the Volunteer of the Year award for 2020 from The Arc of Maryland. She is a member and an ambassador with the Professional Beauty Association. Dana is one of the co-owners of Capitol Collective Consulting LLC which launched in April 2021.

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  • The header image is a closeup of an esthetician’s hands applying a face mask for a client during a facial.
  • Beauty tips sign on a makeup table in a bright powder room with a pink tone.
  • Author bio photo is a headshot of Dana wearing a black scoop neck top under a black jacket. She has glowng caramel colored skin and short dark hair.

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