FAROUK SYSTEMS, A Houston-based beauty-biz and spa-industry giant known for its leading brands Chi and BioSilk, has created Chi Footwear for professional hair stylists, a line of podiatrist-approved line of sneakers. Former hairstylist Farouk Shami, the founder and chairman of the company, collaborated with designer Joan Orozco on the line.

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GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND prolific entrepreneur Ellyse Espinoza, who has tens of thousands of followers across multiple social media pages, has a sneaker addiction. And that's just one of the revelations the founder of State Line Designs (think tees and crop tops emblazoned with slogans such as "I am the prize" among many other gloriously giftable goods) — and of the HTX Boss Babes organization that seeks to empower women looking to excel in the business world — shared in answering our influencer questionnaire.

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It's been a busy month for real estate developer and rising mogul Jacob Sudhoff of Douglas Elliman Texas and his architect-designer husband and business partner Jerry Hooker of the Mirador Group. They learned that the baby they're expecting to join daughter Brinley, nearly 2, is a boy; the video of the couple cutting into the blue-layered gender-reveal cake on Instagram is hash-tag-adorable.

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