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)
Soulivity Editor-at-Large D’angelo Thompson is known for his mastery of beauty and quality aesthetic. He is also one of the entertainment industry’s most sought-after artisans. Originally from Chicago, D’angelo always dreamed of one day taking the beauty industry by the reigns both nationally and internationally; and, in the past two decades, has done so in a phenomenal way. It is his personal vision to elevate his profession by creating a global brand and community, empowering all to see and celebrate their beauty.
As a professional, D’angelo’s expertise extends to beauty, bridal, editorial, commercial, film, TV and private clients. As hair and makeup artist for guests and celebrities on The Wendy Williams Show from 2008 - 2011, D’angelo earned three Daytime Emmy nominations with a win for “Guest Hair” in 2010. Most importantly, in over two decades, D’angelo has developed a body of work that classifies him in the A-list of beauty professionals. He is currently working with Law & Order SVU (Seasons 17, 18 & 19), Blue Bloods (Season 8), Worst Cooks,/Celebrity, Joy Mangano/IDL, HSN and Pudding Boy Productions. As an author, D’angelo’s self-published lifestyle and beauty book entitled “Enhanced Beauty” (2016) continues to sell domestically and internationally.
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