Rondel Holder

Host of ESSENCE Festival’s “Bearded Bae” segment on the Beauty & Style Stage, Rondel Holder is a media executive who keeps on the pulse of urban culture. Business and pleasure have provided Rondel the opportunity to travel frequently, often opting for the “local” approach to travel versus being a traditional tourist. In 2012, Rondel started sharing his travel experiences on social media under the moniker, Soul Society 101, creating a voice for the under-served Young Black Professional & Creative who enjoys exploring the globe. Since then, Soul Society 101 has blossomed into a premium multi-platform experience that includes the website, eventssocial media, merchandise and most recently, Soul Society 101 – The Podcast.  Featured in publications such as The New York Times, New York Daily News, ESSENCE, Black Enterprise, BET and more, Rondel continues to push the culture, engaging daily with over 100,000 culture enthusiasts in Soul Society 101’s social media reach and striving to create more opportunities for Young Black Professionals & Creatives to positively impact the world as global citizens.

Appearing

Friday 02:55 PM Beauty & Style

Get a front-row seat at the sexiest showdown at ESSENCE Fest! Check out 10 bearded baes and vote for the 1 whose cut catches your eye! Great prizes are in store for the most voted bae so come show some love! Your stamp of approval has never looked so good!

Sunday 03:00 PM Beauty & Style

Get a front-row seat at the sexiest showdown at ESSENCE Fest! Check out 10 bearded baes and vote for the 1 whose cut catches your eye! Great prizes are in store for the most voted bae so come show some love! Your stamp of approval has never looked so good!