"Beauty is humanity not vanity"

Tanisha Akinloye, Founder & CEO Empowering Through Beauty, TEDxTryon Speaker, Motivational Speaker, Leadership Expert, Author, Personal Coach, and Licensed Cosmetologist

Tanisha Akinloye, founder of Empowering Through Beauty, Inc. in Fairfield County, Connecticut is empowering people, especially women and girls of all backgrounds.  After overcoming low self esteem, misfortune, and shame, Tanisha realized that power and self-worth are not defined by circumstance, material possessions, or the opinions of others.  Led by this knowledge and her strong faith, she set out to create her non-profit organization Empowering Through Beauty, Inc. that combined her skills in the beauty industry as a salon owner, with her education in psychology. As a result, what began as an idea to help women, has developed into a powerful movement.  Tanisha has presented at numerous conferences spanning the east coast including two TEDX Conferences and hosted Empowering Through Beauty Expo & Conferences dedicated to the empowerment of all women and girls.  Her most recent endeavor is the Identity Leadership Summit, which provides inner city school students leadership and character building skills. 

Tanisha is known for creating safe spaces for everyone to heal. She has a special place in her heart for survivors of abuse, human trafficking, violence, and individuals suffering from anxiety and fear. She offers leadership training and development, makeovers and valuable resources to prepare individuals for opportunities to better their lives.  


Tanisha Akinloye, is changing the face of beauty by evoking humanity, not vanity.  She has received nationwide recognition, among others by U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, the National Black Professional Women Association, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She has been featured by TEDX Tryon, CBN 700 Club, KLove National Radio Broadcast, Fox Business Network, Modern Salon, Essence, Madame Noire, Connecticut Magazine, Bold Life Magazine and several other media outlets.