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Dr. Melanye Maclin: A revolutionary Dermatologist Who Changed How The Industry Treats Black Skin

Dr. Melanye Maclin: A revolutionary Dermatologist Who Changed How The Industry Treats Black Skin

The BGH community is proud to announce a new partner we can spotlight every week, and this week we are taking time to celebrate our newest partner. Dermatologist Melanye Maclin, M.D., aka “Dr Mac” founded Innovative Hair Technology, Inc. in September 1999 based in Maryland. She created the research and product development company through determination based on her early childhood medical interest in hair and skin. Dr. Maclin’s initial efforts were towards the research of natural nutrients for hair and skin. It began with branding the natural hair supplement, Viviscal via national multi-media endorsement and distribution until 2003. Dr. Maclin then went on to successfully develop more effective advanced all-natural hair and skin supplements, ‘BellaNutri®’ for Women (2004) and ‘BeauNutri®’ for Men (2008). These products benefit hair and skin from an internal nutritional perspective. She has also helped to launch L’Oreal Garnier Fructis ‘Triple Nutrition’ hair products in 2009. 

In addition to Dr. Maclin’s research and development capabilities, her passion is to nationally educate the masses on various hair and skin issues. Within the first year of business, Dr. Maclin was selected to be the Medical Director of HYPE HAIR and Braids & Beauty which she continues along with an “Ask Dr Maclin” monthly editorial. She also provides articles for Jamie Foster-Brown’s Sister 2 Sister and Beauty Times Korean retailer publication. Dr. Maclin has contributed to the former, Try It Yourself Hair and Ultimate Weaves & Hair Extensions. For those readers that may not be able to get to a dermatologist, she offers toll-free numbers to personally answer questions and suggest products from drugstore. As a result, a fascinating buzz was stimulated within Dr. Maclin’s first year quickly branding her as the ‘over- the-counter’ expert dermatologist. She was featured on a national FOX news health segment, ABC news, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Mademoiselle, Redbook, Health, Launch Pad, Black Elegance, Jolie by Vivica Fox, Washington Weddings and People En Español. 

Dr. Maclin’s launch into radio began in June 2007 as the resident Dermatologist for the nationally syndicated radio show, ‘The Steve Harvey Morning Show’. She continues to do live segments in addition to the ‘Ask Dr. Mac’ on ‘Steve Harvey Saturdays’. Her radio experience expanded in November 2007 with “The Dr. Maclin Show On Call” airing on Radio One-WOL in DC market for one year. Dr. Maclin has been the guest Dermatologist for the nationally syndicated radio show, ‘The Russ Parr Morning Show’ and continues with hosts on WKYS/93.9FM and WERQ/92.3 FM in DC, Maryland and Virginia. 

By 2009, Dr. Maclin branched into regular television with ‘Ask Dr. Maclin’ monthly segments on FOX5 News DC. That same year, she started online skin care videos for the rap artist, 50 cent, “Thisis50.com” and WBLS (New York). Dr. Maclin hit the silver screen as being selected the hair expert Dermatologist for the Chris Rock documentary, ‘Good Hair’, released in theaters in October 2009. 

Dr. Maclin continues to provide ongoing research and development for hair or skin products, offer BellaNutri® & BeauNutri® supplements, toll-free guidance along with sharing powerful hair and skin education for national multi-media outlets. Millions of people across the country have become firm believers and supporters of Dr. Maclin and her products. 

BGH is excited to form a new partnership with Dr. Melanye Maclin. We are excited to see what is yet to come! Does Mac’s story make you more invested when it comes to building your own business? Would you like the partner with BGH to expand your business? Then join the sisterhood and become a member.

If you are interested in becoming a BGH partner and helping expand your business, please visit membership.blackgirlhealth.com.

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Farah Green
Farah Green
Web Content Manager

As a body activist, speaker and exercise nutrition coach, Farah is on a mission to break the generational curse of chronic disease among women of color and help them embrace their bodies by helping them build more self-love and confidence. She has helped hundreds of women create a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their families. As the web content manager for BGH, Farah will share various health and wellness tips that will help every woman improve their quality of life through health, wellness, and nutrition. Farah and the web content team is dedicated to educating women on how to best take care of themselves mentally, physically, and spiritually. Our goal is to help you make your health more of a priority.

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