We asked insiders and experts from various industries to tell us something they think outsiders are unaware of and we’ve shared a few of those responses below.

Tanesha Davis | Knotless Braid Specialist

One thing about the braid industry that outsiders are probably unaware of is the time, patience, and skill behind hair braiding. Hair braiding is rooted in African history that extends over 5000 years! Braid patterns were used to indicate one’s tribe, wealth, power, and religion. It is a huge part of black culture that has evolved tremendously. As Black women have embraced their natural hair, there has been a huge shift from the African braid shops for various reasons. In Atlanta, there have always been many African braid shops, sometimes 2 or 3 on the same street. Read more>>

Rachel Mabry | Consultant & REALTOR®

A lot of reality shows and channels like HGTV show the fun and lighter side of real estate – which is really only a small percentage of the gig! Most people are unaware of all of the hidden work it takes behind the scenes to assist in someone selling or buying property from start to finish and how intimately their Agent is involved in the transaction. It is so important for home sellers and future homeowners to really know who they are going to have representing them for such a huge transaction. A lot of people feel obligated to use someone they know that is in real estate or a family member. Read more>>

Milan Modi | Upper Cervical Chiropractor

The term “Upper Cervical” Chiropractic care can be a rather confusing one that I would love to attempt to clarify. Upper Cervical, to some, may refer to the female reproductive organ, however, to Chiropractors, we refer to the craniocervical junction (C0-C1-C2). The upper cervical (neck) portion of your spinal column is by far the most important region simply due to the complex network of blood supply, nerve supply, and the intricate articulation of the joints. Additionally, this region is a mobile region due to the lack of a spinal disc between C0-C1 and C1-C2. It is the absence of a disc that allows us to turn our head to a maximum of 90 degrees to the left and right. Read more>>