Toshiana Baker, a licensed esthetician, global spa educator and spa consultancy
owner, has created the Network of Multicultural Spa and Wellness Professionals (NMSWP), which is now welcoming founding members.
The NMSWP was created to provide a professional platform that supports representation and the true diversity in beauty, spa and wellness.
Seeing a gap in the spa and wellness space for professional development and education for those of diverse backgrounds, Baker created the network to be the gap filler.
Due to the increased collective awareness of racial inequities, disparities, and lack of representation of people of color within the mainstream in 2020, Baker launched the network.
Baker said, "This is the preeminent tribe to thrive in the industry. It provides resources for personal and professional development to create a culture of wins for underrepresented and misrepresented professionals.”
“We need to be about the business of better preparing and supporting the multicultural and multiethnic healers and practitioners across all disciplines to better serve the multiethnic and multicultural client. Anything less is incongruent and inauthentic," said Baker.