Coils, Cash, and Culture: Exploring the Intersection of Black Hair and the Economy

Hair holds a significant meaning for Black women beyond its physical appearance. It represents their culture, identity, and makes a statement. “Coils, Cash, and Culture” is a podcast that delves into the relationship between Black hair and entrepreneurship.

Tyesha Friday
, the host of the show, engages in conversations with creative entrepreneurs, exploring their journeys in advancing Black hair care and beauty. As a Black woman with a background in brand building at TIDAL and Square, Tyesha’s personal experiences fuel her passion for Black hair. Her aim is to showcase innovative paths carved by Black entrepreneurs, transforming the beauty industry.

The first series of Coils, Cash, and Culture features guests who are making waves in the hair care industry, including professional hairstylist James Catalano, and many more to come. These trailblazers share their insights into building successful hair care businesses, creating products that cater to the needs of black hair, and how they’re paving the way for future generations.

An example of this topic in the mainstream is Kat Graham, actress, and singer known for her roles in The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and Netflix’s Love In A Villa. In an interview with Vogue, she shares her beauty secrets and how she’s learned to embrace her natural hair. “It’s been really therapeutic for me to wear my hair really, really big,” she says. “Afro hair is not something that Hollywood has ever necessarily embraced. I think it’s important to take risks and have fun with your hair.”

Coils, Cash, and Culture is more than just a podcast – it’s a movement. It’s about reclaiming our narrative and celebrating the beauty of black hair. And with new episodes released every Friday, listeners are sure to be inspired, educated, and entertained.


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