Rhonda O'Neal has over 30 years of experience working as a hair care professional, and her expertise eventually led her to the entertainment industry, where she has worked for over 10 years. She is the "hands behind the hair" of countless TV shows that include the new comedy, Brooklyn Nine Nine (FOX), Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Hit the Floor (VH1), Modern Family (ABC), NCIS:LA (NBC) and her work has been seen on movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Argo and so many others. Also, for the 2013 BET Experience, Rhonda was their Beauty Director for "The My Black is Beautiful" Campaign sponsored by Proctor and Gamble.
As Rhonda's career in the fast-paced entertainment industry blossomed, she was challenged to find the balance between her job and her family life. As a single parent, she has used (and still uses) strong family values to raise two successful adult sons (Terry and Te'Rhon), and a vibrant teenage daughter (Tyra). Because of her triumphs, she often finds herself answering the question, "How so you do it?" Rhonda states, "I realize what my parents taught me was to important in laying the foundation for my own kids." She was raised in a strict southern home, and although she didn't appreciate it at the time, she understands the importance of the values her parents instilled in her.
Established in 2013, RZone camp meets young ladies at their level, and gives them some of the building blocks to becoming successful. She teaches her daughter about loving and respecting herself, being a young lady, being a team-player, building relationships and friendships, NO BULLYING and so much more. She also stresses the importance of always coming out of the house caring about how one should look. Rhonda wanted to bring these messages into a camp enviroment where girls can learn how to look and feel good about themselves and build good relationships while doing so. The girls will walk away knowing that true beauty starts from the inside, and will discover new ways to present a matching outer shell.
R Future: Start off the day with men and women from different professional backgrounds, sharing their professional and personal stories, to motivate the girls. The list of speakers will come from many walks of life. One will get a chance to hear and be encouraged through their life's journey. You will never know who’s going to stop by!
R Bodies: Through an hour of dance, the girls will grow more comfortable with themselves, learning self-expression and body movement. The instructors are dancers from TV shows and/or choreographers. With years of experience, their combined resumes boast of dancing with the world’s biggest entertainers such as Beyonce, Madonna and Jennifer Lopez.
R Nutrition: The participants will work with Chef Kendahl Gardner, an entrepreneur and owner of Houston's own Kendahl's Kitchen, one of the most talked about cooking classes. She will not only teach the girls about healthy food choices, but she will also give them hands-on instructions on how to prepare their own meals (which they will be eat during lunch)!
R Zone: Following their delicious meal, the ladies will gather for a pow-wow, where they will have a safe space to talk about the everyday issues of a teenage girl. From self-love and bullying to social media and building good relationships. The participants will be encouraged to share their own stories, and learn from each other’s experiences!
R Mind: After an hour of sharing and having happy time, the young women will have an opportunity to relax through meditation. They will be led through a series of Yoga exercises by some of the best instructors.
R Image: Once the girls have begun to discover their beauty from within, they will be guided on how to enhance their outer appearances. Rhonda O’Neal, has called on her friends from the beauty industry. Together, their client lists read like a who’s who of Hollywood, and they are the creative geniuses behind the looks of projects from award-winning television shows to blockbuster movies! These industry professionals will arm the young ladies with a step-by-step guide of looking their best!