When one understands his or her purpose the knowledge obtained will be the key to life’s journey and the footprints of your yesterday. Focus on your destiny, for you have only today to believe.

-Frances Simmons-Ellis

Frances Simmons-Ellis

HHI Founder/CEO

Business Owner-Entrepreneur, MPC License Braider & Natural Hair Teacher, Registered Author, Wrapbraids Technique, and a Traction Alopecia Practitioner Prevention NPI Specialist. Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner-(Member) American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).

Frances’ braid journey started at the age of thirteen when she made her first $100.Over the years, she wanted to educate her gifts learning more about hair and its purpose, fashion, and makeup. Frances attended John Amico School of Hair Design-downtown Chicago in 1988, where she learned to cut hair, the sculpture of the head, hair texture, scalp disorders, hair care, and much more.

Instructors were amazed how she converted relaxed hair styles into braid styles-her creative way of styling braids, which she named as the Wrapbraids.

In 1998, she attended The International Academy of Designs- Chicago, IL, where her fashion sense kicked in even more to design garments and makeup for her Wrapbraids photo shoots. Frances is a platform artist educating people in the beauty industry. She has been an entrepreneur for over 34 years amongst other titles: Business Owner, motivational speaker, licensed instructor, curriculum and coalition builder, inventor, event planner, and promoter.

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Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have , get understanding.

Proverbs 4:6-7

Patricia A. Lard

Beauty & Financial Consultant, The B.O.S.S. ©

Patricia A. Lard is a salon industry professional for over 20+ years. Her clients consist of CPS (Chicago Public School) teachers & staff, salons, small businesses, hospitals, dermatologist, as well as the American Cancer Society where she volunteers. She’s consulted and styled thousands of men, women, and children during this time.

The name “Patricia” means “noble wise woman” in which she’s been chosen to re-focus the mind of the business owner by providing coaching and training. She is the CEO of a Salon & Financial Consulting Team; which assist individuals, plus entrepreneurs/small business owners with understanding the significance of becoming your own B.O.S.S. (Business Morals, Organization Skills, Self-Development, Spirituality). She considers herself as a tour guide. On the tour each client will gain knowledge and insight on salon & professional business development, business savvy techniques, tax preparation/payment planning, retirement & supplementary income. She developed this program with copyrights; in which she has serviced and consulted with over 500+ entrepreneurs, salon owners & stylists.

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Unite all people through the use of the artistic process. His belief is that we are all one world united in one love- the love of creative expression shared in a positive L.I.F.E.

Anthony Wolf

Life Coach

Anthony Wolf is an actor, author, choreographer & dancer in addition, he loves to paint and write songs. Wolf started dancing with culture shock Chicago in 1997 and for the past 17 years, he has performed with culture shock in Washington DC, New York City, Las Vegas, Las Angles San Diego and many other cities in the US and Canada.

Wolf has performed and choreographed with the Grammy Nominated R&B soul singer for Jive Records, Syleena Johnson. That was only the beginning, since then he has aired on the Larry Sim Bravo hit show “Invite Only and Celebrity Hair Stylist”, “Save the Last Dance” starring Fatima, The Tonight Show with Jay Leon, the 2015 Oscars, WGN channel 9 in Chicago, the WTTW channel, channel 11 PBS Sesame Street Kids Hip Hop Old Town school of folk music, and Music Videos Best Years of My Life Baba Man.

On this journey Wolf is proud to express how exciting it was to direct and choreograph a music video with Pro Nails featuring Kenya West and Kid Sista. Wolf has worked on projects with Jennifer Lopez, KCD Kid can Dance, the South Shore Drill Team as well as Gus Giordano Dance School just to name a few.

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