Upfront with D’angelo Thompson: In Conversation with Hamid Johannes
A person with a powerful personality and an alluring Aura, Hamid Johannes is a Strength and Conditioning Coach for Human Energy. Born in Queens, New York, and brought up in the suburbs of New Jersey, I had the privilege of speaking with Johannes on his inspirations and his motivation to chose his specific career field. As we spoke on his career aspirations and his personal favorite skin products, I was amazed at how wonderful of a human being Hamid Johannes truly is.
Note: All pictures provided by the subject
DT: How long have you been in your chosen profession?
HJ: I was always into health and as I got older, I realized it was a gift. As a kid, I turned my parents’ garage into a gym and charged the other kids $3 but they never paid.
I started personal training and athletes while in college for extra money. Currently, I own a business called, Human Energy.
DT: Do you have any favorite skincare or grooming products?
HJ: To be honest, it is all about the inside out. It’s really about healthy eating for me, I do love Aesop.
DT: What changes have you seen in fitness?
HJ: I see that overall health is being taken more seriously in the past ten years. I think it’s becoming one of the top 3 to 5 of people’s must-do, more healthy/organic lifestyle, and mindfulness. I’m an avid reader and studied the history of fitness. And very excited by the new lifestyle shifts here and globally.
DT: What inspires you?
HJ: I’m inspired by a lot such as nature, good news, people who excelled despite challenges, love, family, and life.
DT: What would you tell your younger self?
HJ: A message my dad gave me is, “do your best”. It’s simple and very powerful.
DT: What’s your purpose?
HJ: My purpose is to make people happy, healthy, centered and I extend this also to myself.
DT: Finish this sentence, the shift I would like to see in the world is?
HJ: “more trust in the flow of the world. I think we are going to be okay.”
Name: Hamid Johannes
Job Title: Strength and Conditioning Coach (Human Energy)
D’angelo Thompson is a three-time Daytime Emmy Nominated Hair and Makeup Artist, “Guest Hair” Daytime Emmy Award winner for the Wendy Williams Show, an accomplished Author, and Podcast Host.
His most recent credits include Law & Order SVU, Season 21, MTV/VH-1/LOGO (Viacom), Amy Trask (CBS Sports), Food Network, Joy Mangano, Amber Stevens West/Andrea DeBordeaux for Run The World (Starz), and Author, James Patterson. His expertise extends to bridal, editorial, commercial, film, and television. Additionally, for over 20 years, D’angelo has been a consultant and educator in partnerships with Il Makiage, Glamour Dolls Makeup, Chic Studios, Makeup For Ever, Calvin Klein Cosmetics, LORAC, and others.
As an Author, D’angelo penned and published “Enhanced Beauty”, “Enhanced Beauty for Teens “, “Enhanced Beauty: Men’s Grooming”, and “A 100 Days of Gratitude”. All are available on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and other online retailers.
He is also the host of “Gratitude Is A Journey” available on Anchor.fm/dangelo- thompson and “Beauty & Gratitude” a series on Soulivity Magazine’s ‘SoulivityTV’, available on Youtube.
D’angelo was educated at Pratt Institute for two years in Fashion Merchandising and Fine Art and through mentorships with Alfred Fornay, Byron Barnes, and Sherry Lee. He further attended The Makeup Institute of California, MAC Pro, Makeup Forever Pro/Academy Workshops, Lash Extension Certification through NYIB, and Basic FX lessons from Daytime Emmy Award-Winning artist, Ingrid Okola. He also holds practitioner licenses and accreditations in Emotional Intelligence, Reiki, Crystal Healing, and Hypnotherapy. Currently attending National University, studying Psychology.
As a community activist, he organizes yearly fundraisers to support AIDS research, education, and advocacy with The Latino Commission on AIDS (2009-2017), youth initiatives, domestic violence, and sex traﬃcking awareness (2000-Present), social justice, and LGBTQ rights & safety (1990-Present).
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