CEO and Co-Founder
Hello, my name is Susan L. Peterkin. I am an award-winning Cosmetologist, hair loss expert, and pioneer in the Natural Hair Industry. I am the CEO and Co-founder of the Natural Hair Industry Convention. I created The Natural Hair Industry Convention because I saw a need to support all beauty industry artists. Due to licensing, I grew weary of seeing Natural Hairstylists, Locticians, and Braiders disrespected
and not accepted as professionals. But, at the same time,
I also needed to see more representation and honor for our textured hairstyles at hair shows and events as much as I saw silk press, weaves, etc.
With over 35 years of experience, I am the voice of influence for artists in the Natural Hair Industry; it is only fitting to
go deeper, more comprehensive, and focus on building
up industry professionals giving everyone inclusive access
to building an ethical business for a firmer foundation.
As I pursued my ambitions, I created the first Textured Hair Care Program at a correctional facility, taught the Natural Hair Course at Montgomery College, and opened the first Dermatology Salon practice at Peterkindred Hair & Scalp Wellness Center. Last but not least, I am proud of establishing the Natural Hair Industry Convention, which has brought together textured hair professionals since 2014.