Rakia Reynolds

Aspire-Canada MENTOR

Rakia Reynolds

President at Skai Blue Media

I started my first business, Skai Blue Media, in early 2008, and have watched it take off, building a steady roster of clients such as Dell, Here's My Chance, and United By Blue. Skai Blue Media's niche and influence in the world of PR comes from my years of experience as a TV and print producer.

I'm also a style tastemaker who has appeared on national broadcast media, such as NBC, CBS and the Style Network, to talk fashion and beauty. In July 2013, I served as guest editor for Marie Claire’s What I Love About Me feature, and I have appeared in Lucky, Bust, Essence and Ebony talking about style. In addition to appearing in traditional media as an expert, my personal style have earned me a social media cult following -- not only do natural hair blogs repeatedly feature my fro, but I'm also repinned by celebrities. I have represented designers as a PR professional and am now the owner of Smooth Effects, a collection of seven style staples with built-in shapewear.