Beauty Business and Beyond Featured Professionals

Ivory Shields

 Ivory Shields is an occupational therapist, inspirational speaker, transformation & holistic coach, and actress.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the UAB and has been a licensed therapist for 14 years.  A survivor of childhood sexual trauma, Ivory has helped thousands transform negative thinking patterns into positive ones allowing them to tap into their gift or “super power” and live joyfully in their purpose.  She does this by teaching practical & client centered tools to help manage the mental and energetic blocks that are a result of childhood and relationship trauma, in order to discover where their true happiness and purpose resides.  She has been a featured speaker on multiple podcasts for topics such as meditation & mindfulness and subconscious reprogramming.  Ivory is a huge advocate for using the arts as a healing modality.  She encourages everyone to stay in an “imaginative state” in order to find purpose and peace in life.  

Ivory is the founder and host of SoulAudacity, a podcast & media platform, where she interviews celebrities and entrepreneurs who share how they turned their trauma into triumph to fuel their purpose.  Some of her featured guests include Mrs. Perrione Roberts and Dorian the Music Entrepreneur.  She is an active board member of Black Men & Women of Valor.  

Ivory has facilitated countless mindset mastery workshops for corporate employees, actors, and kids.  

IG @IamIvoryShields

Greg Gilmore

A native of Cleveland, Ohio Greg Gilmore has spent more than 18 years mastering the art of hair. He has evolved into a unique, talented and comprehensive hair master. At the age of 15, Greg began assisting local Cleveland stylist with shampooing in order to be ahead of his peers. He graduated from cosmetology school in 2004. Greg’s has spent countless hours focusing on the art of hair cutting and coloring by studying his art with world renown Paul Mitchell , L’Oréal and Vidal Sassoon Academies studying abroad in London, Toronto, NYC, and Los Angeles acquiring 8 diplomas in advance coloring with a concentration in Blondes, cutting, and Educating, which has made him one of L.A.’s top hair cutting and coloring experts for Textured hair. Mr. Gilmore has also engaged in further studies including education in Public Speaking, Social Psychology, Psychology of Well Being, and Metaphysics.

Greg Gilmore was named one of Cleveland’s top 50 stylist by Blow Magazine in 2008 and 2009. He was a featured platform artist at the 2011 Spectrum Beauty Expo in Los Angeles and in 2016 Bronner Brothers International Hair Expo, and also platform artistry on stage at Premier Orlando International Hair Expo in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Greg has also styled local NBC, FOX,and CBS television personnel. In addition to styling his current clientele, he was a National Educator for Design Essentials representing the company nationwide and also held the title for Educator of the Year in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Currently Greg is a National Brand Ambassador for Matrix Professional haircolor Brand. 

The extensive resume of Greg Gilmore speaks volume having styled the likes of Vivica Fox, Toni Braxton, Nicole Ari Parker, Tami Roman, Tiffany Haddish, Storm Reid , and many others. He is also an award show guru on short hair styling for the ultimate red carpet look including the Meta Gala 2021 and the Instyle Awards 2021. 

Clients say he is an excellent conversationalist in addition to his hair styling abilities. He prides himself on having the ability to touch lives in a positive way.

Greg’s motto: Progress toward a better tomorrow one head at a time.

Greg is currently not accepting new clients at this time.

Candice Renee

Candice has been a hairstylist and in love with the beauty industry for over 19 years. Candice specializes in short hair cuts and styling. Short hair was the first technique she learned and used to style her own hair at 16 years old.  She perfected her craft by often practicing on herself, family and close friends. 

Candice has always had a passion for the beauty industry from hair, fashion, nails, art, fashion and hair shows. She’s originally from St. Louis, Missouri but relocated to Houston, Texas in 2017 with her family, to get a new fresh start on life.

In 2020, Candice opened her own Salon, The Hair Odyssey. That is steadily growing and thriving!

Candice had this to say:

“Everything I once prayed for God has and is allowing to be a reality. I’ve been featured on some of my favorite hair blogs, done fashion shows, featured in magazine articles, listed in Houston’s Top 20 black owned businesses, serviced celebrity and VIP clients, and my clientele is in an overflow. ( might I add in 2017, I had 0 clients. I had to build my client base from the ground).  The love and support, I receive from my family, friends and clients is unmatched.  In the past year, I have also launched an amazing Candle line called, The Candle Odyssey.”

I am a Dream Chaser, so there is more to come!

Salon Address :
The Hair Odyssey Salon
11693 Westhiemer Rd. #116
Houston, TX. 77077
Phone: (314)412-9249
Email :
IG: @my_fair_hairlady

Nina Hall-Curtis

I was born and raised in Washington D.C. and there is where I began honing my skills as a hairstylist at the age of 16 years old. Shortly after graduating high school, I had the opportunity to attend the renowned Bennett Hair School. Now, as an in-demand hair stylist for over the last 20+ years, I’ve acquired a client list of over 1,000 women and men, I have rendered over 10,000 services, been rebooked 90% of the time, and average two new clients per week.

In addition to being a best-selling Author, I have received many industry awards: Golden Scissors Colorist of the Year, New Salon of the Year, and Salon Stage Presentation, just to name a few – no matter the accolades I have garnered I still remain humble. I do what I do for a living because I love helping women and men like you, look and feel your most confident and badass self.

I believe my funky meticulous razor cuts with flamin’ spikes, breathtaking premium hair-weaves, bold play with the color wheel, traditional roller sets and love for the craft sets me apart from the rest in this business! A Style by NinaSkye is EDGY, ROCKER, REBELLIOUS, and FORWARD THINKING! 

My innate ability to think outside the box has landed me the opportunity to showcase my talents in numerous award winning salons, on stages and in National Magazines, but more importantly I’m here to help give you the best style you can imagine. 

 Nina Hall-Curtis
Business Development
Strategist / Stylist
 2603 Housely Road Annapolis MD 21401 Suite 212
P(301) 536-8560 |

Kenneth “Kenny” Seals

Kenneth “Kenny” Seals Jr., 28
Born in Mobile, Alabama, had a passion for writing and being a positive motivation. After learning how not to compete with others, Kenny started to set trends for himself that radiated to others. Kenny has set out to provide a positive message, by sharing personal experiences, to help individuals OVERCOME different situations that they may experience. 

Kenny has reached to 13,000 Copies Sold from his first Book called “Overcome”. Currently he’s getting ready to release his second upcoming book called “Overcome 2”. His motto is “Keep Working & You Will Receive Progression”. Kenny is a Motivational Speaker, loves to pass out a good positive message to everyone who needs Inspiration, Encouragement, or Motivation. Fast Forward to now he has a new business that he’s been successful, and that’s his Menswear Styling Services. Kenneth been working his Menswear Style over the years, and now bringing the vision to reality.

Follow Kenny on Instagram @ksealsoc

Jessica Jackson

Jessica Jackson known mostly by Jess or Bodied by Jess. Jessica has been a nail tech for 8 years and specializes in flawless applications as well as gel manicures. A lover of nails.  Jessica is located in Laplace, Louisiana at the Bodied Studio. They offer nail services as well as pedicures services. 

Charis H.

Charis H. is a licensed cosmetologist and owner of Charis Hair Studio, a upscale salon suite located in Farmington Hills, Michigan where she specializes in all phases of haircare, cut, color, and style. Charis is known for her short modern hair cuts and detailed hair styling that is always cutting-edge and on trend. Charis believes in continuing education to grow as a hairstylist and develop new skills to master her craft and take her guest to the next level.

Charis H.


Stormy Stylez

Stormy Stylez

Master Of Natural Installs and Educator is the owner at Pink and Natural Hair Co. where she offers a variety of hair extension sales such as I-Tips, Bundles, Tape-Ins and Wigs. She specializes in advanced hair extension install techniques such as, Microlink: I-Tips, Braidless Sew-Ins, Hidden Beads, Threadless, as well as Traditional Sew-Ins, Tape-Ins and Custom Wigs. Stormy sources the highest quality Raw and Virgin hair extensions from across the world. She believes that your hair is not an expense, but an investment into your self care and love. I want every client to love their hair with or without extensions.



Tampa, Fla. – KokoDaBarber, owner of Shear Utopia Unisex Salon, is off to a busy 2021, as many women feel the urge to make changes in their lives.  For her clients, that means drastically altering their hairstyles.  With such a challenging year with the pandemic, people are looking for some type of pick me up; and a new look is a great, quick fix.  Koko is proud of the experience she’s curated and understands that what she offers is much more than just a haircut.  

With a following of more than 20,000 on social media, Koko has grown a large fan base who love her and her work. She specializes in natural hair care and is changing lives with her “big chop” transformations.  The “big chop” is a widely known term in the African-American community, used to describe a drastic hair cut for women.  Koko is a proven pro but says it’s not just about the hair.  “My clients walk in with various issues and desires.  I want to at least temporarily relieve them of any stress and make them feel like they can take on the world.  And looking good does that! It literally gives you a new attitude,” says Koko.  

Last year was quite a challenge for most people.  Some things people can control, but most things they can’t.  Hair is one of the variables that can be maintained, even during this pandemic.  Koko practices extreme precaution when her clients come in, often only having one client in at a time.  She is doing all that she can to ensure that she can continue to put a smile on women’s faces, lift their spirits, and empower them to be amazing.  “It’s my greatest joy to know that what I do goes deeper than the hairstyle, it’s self-care and rejuvenation for most,” says KokoDaBarber.  

Shear Utopia
6102 E Adamo
Tampa, FL 33619
Instagram: @kokodabarber

Cashe Royal

Sprinkling a dash of glitter, luxury and anything couture, Cashe Royal is no stranger to what is trending in today’s fashion industry. Cashe is the heart of fashion and style. Making her name known in the city of Atlanta, Cashe shares a network in another city that is too on trend, her hometown Miami, Florida. Cashe is an all-around fashion guru with a vast amount of hands
on experience in and out of the industry. Growing up with a religious background, Cashe prides herself on being open and honest when doing business and styling.

She entered the styling world after being introduced to the camera through dance. Having extensive training in dance at adance school in Miami, Cashe found it no threat to throwing her talent into the ring to appear in the background and model in multiple HipHop and R&B videos such as, No Limit’s Cash Money, P.Diddy and more. These opportunities afforded her the chances to create behind the camera by styling numerous productions, plays and fashion shows.

Cashe has experience in styling throughout the entertainment business. To where her presence is needed with various fashion publications around the world. Currently she is the Brand Ambassador for RW Hair Shop and Diamond Kisses lipstick Company and graced numerous panels speaking on her industry. In 2018 she was appointed Creative
Director/Fashion Stylist for Empower Magazine.

Cashe Royal is set to appear on the first season as a main cast member of “Fashionaires of Atlanta”. “Her Brand and Her Vision!!!” Cashe welcomes the cameras to come get a glimpse of her personal and business day to day and her philanthropic side, which she passionately holds near and dear to her heart.

You can continue to keep up with Cashe Royal by visiting and signing up to receive her latest
Client List

White Rose , Short Film – Porsha Ferguson, Have and Have Nots- Dreezy, Recording Artist – RichieRe, Recording Artitst – Young Ugi, Recording Artist – Christal Jordan , Rolling Out Host – Kelsey Nycole, Reality Star/ Recording Artist – Will Wes , Recording Artist -SD, Recording Artist – Brya Woods, Recording Artist – Syleena Johnson , Sister Circle TV – Rashan Ali , Sister Circle TV – Trina Braxton , Sister Circle TV – Ms. Quad , Sister Circle TV – Stevie Baggs Jr, NFL Player/Reality Star – Natalie Nunn, Reality Star/Bad Girls Club – Shupier Jones, Actress/Author, OOOG Brand, Clothing Company – Shay Johnson, Reality Star/LHHATL, Flavor of Love, LHHMIA – Natalie LaRose’, Platinum Artist – Johnnie Blaze, Reality Star/Recording Artist – BBOD, Reality Star
Group/Recording Artists -Pretty Ricky, Platinum Recording Artist – Natalie Nunn, Bad Girls Club – Alexis Sky, Reality Star/LHHH – Taylor Girls, RCA Recording Artist – Dutchess, Reality Star/Black Ink Crew – Chella H, Rap Artist – International Nova , Rap Artist – Barbie, Caribbean Artist – Steph Lecor, Artist – 2Months till March , Pop Group – DQ4E, Instagram Celebrity – Nia Kay, Rap Game Season 2 – Plateau Magazine – Empeccable Magazine – Flava Magazine – Hustle and Soul Magazine – Empower Magazine – FAME Magazine – Supa Cindy, 99 Jams Miami – Sylvia Mollie , Clothing Company – Cupcake Mafia Boutique, Clothing Company – Kennedi Kouture, Clothing Company – Status Plus, Clothing Company – Mas Aparel , Clothing Company


Ashley Loveless Cunningham

When thinking of luxury perfume, Mobile, AL, is not the first place that comes to mind. Still, the magnificence of perfumes always intrigued Ashley Loveless Cunningham. Spending countless hours at department store counters, learning the science behind fragrance birthed her passion for perfumery.

Ashley began to dream of different scents that would blend perfectly together, long-lasting and stood out from the rest. This passion quickly went from a thought of, “can I do it, to Ashley, you are going to do it.” She could not shake the visions in her head of shapes of bottles, the color of bottles, the name of her fragrance, how the name would display on the bottle, seeing her perfume on counters in major department stores, and sharing with the world all the things perfume did for a brown girl from Mobile, AL. Perfume is her place of peace, confident builder, compliment receiver, and final accessory when worn. After losing sleep countless nights, she began to take flight into making her passion a reality. She began performing her in-home testing and sampling so that when sharing her vision with a chemist she would already have an insight and a voice.

Ashley ran into obstacles along the way but remained steadfast on her vision, which caused her to press forward even harder. She finally was ready to present to the world a conversation piece that was close to her heart, not because of the work she put into it, but because of the name she selected. Ashley’s maiden name is Loveless (having no feelings of love). After love found her and she married her best friend, she decided that it was time to complete the project of “LUVLESS.” She decided to keep her namesake with a twist, hence the name. LuVless Amour Sacré (Amour Sacré means Sacred Love in French) was born.

As a mother and entrepreneur, effortless style and grace are what Ashley aims for in her everyday life. The things she aims for are projected not only in the scent of LuVless Amour Sacré but also in the perfume bottle design. Notes of dark chocolate and soft musk define the LuVless experience charm the customer with elegance. The LuVless Fragrance embodies confidence, passion, and sensuality. The classic shape of the LuVless Amour Sacré bottle projects power, sensuality, and elegance. Perfume is the final accessory that, when adorned with the perfect attire, injects the wearer with a new confidence level. The scents, captivating bottle designs, and the confidence gained from a mere fragrance spray fueled her passion for sharing LuVless with the world.

Facebook: LuVless
Instagram: @luvlessfragrance

Nakia “Nykki” Evans

As a licensed Esthetician and business owner Nakia “Nykki” Evans operates Mobile, Alabama’s 1st Wax and Wellness Spa with a passion. She has been in the medical field, dermatology, and plastic surgery 22 years and an Esthetician for 10 years specializing in eyelash extensions and Brazilian waxing. Nykki is also known for her expertise in hair transplant surgery is performed to restore hair to areas of the scalp that are bald or that have thinning hair.

Nykki has added 4 employees to the staff that includes two Estheticians and two mink lash specialists in order to expand business hours for customers convenience. She considers it “a blessing and a privilege” to have found a career that not only helps people achieve clear and healthy skin but a career that helps people feel good about themselves! Realizing that the outward appearance of acne, blemishes, and other maladies seriously affects not only one’s confidence but also their self-esteem, Nykki strives to make you look and feel your best!
602 Bel Air Blvd Ste. 17
Mobile, AL 36606

Bridgette Washington, Owner and Master Cosmetologist of AdriAnnie DavRose. Fell in love with styling when she was 12 years young in her mother’s kitchen. From there, her passion continued to expand, and in time, she was able to obtain her education and practice professionally.

 Bridgette has been in the industry 20 plus years. As she, continued in her professional career, Her core value has always been “hair should not only look good, but it should be treated with care to ensure its health”. As a professional hairstylist Bridgette takes personal pride in her profession and she believes that every professional should follow this simple creed. Bridgett has fashioned a reputation for herself as having growing hands.

Bridgette is known for her coloring skills, short haircuts, silk presses, along with other modern and classic techniques. She also enjoys teaching her craft in one on one training, as well as classes for students and professionals alike.

A natural companion with her styling has been the art of makeup. She expanded her knowledge over the years, to service her clients beauty needs from the neck up, all in one location. When you book your consultation with Bridgette, know that you and your styling needs will come first at AdriAnnie DavRose.

Follow her product and info page @adriannie.davrose on Instagram for some helpful tips and products to help you obtain and keep your hair healthy!

Jennifer Walker-Stevens

Owner & CEO: Jennifer Walker-Stevens
Huntsville, AL
Fashion & Style
BARΞ was established in March of 2020 at the start of a nation wide pandemic! Formally started as BARΞFOOT back several years ago in 2014 by myself; Owner and CEO, Jennifer Walker-Stevens. I always knew I wanted to own a business and be a business woman, but how! So I started a business and wanted to sell women’s shoes, well let’s just say that and a few other businesses weren’t quite the right fit. Fast forward to present I have launched BARΞ! A new up and coming Swimwear and Accessories Boutique & Pop Up Shop. This is it, this drives me and motivates me for even more success. My advice to anyone is to keep going even when you don’t feel like it.


Wade “The Barber” Menendez

Licensed Master Barber/Business Owner

Wade Menendez, known around the world as, “Wade the Barber,” is a master barber who has been in the barber field for over 13 years. With an impressive celebrity clientele, Wade is notoriously known for his impressive cuts that exemplify his distinct attention to detail to help his clients achieve their desired look. Wade received his license in 2004 from Avara’s Academy of Hair Design in Baltimore, MD. What started off as a hobby for him at age 12 grew to be his career that has landed him the opportunity to travel all over the world doing what he loves.

In March of 2011, Wade opened his first barbershop, “The W Hair Loft,” located in downtown Glen Burnie, MD. Through much hard work, dedication, and support from his clients, he was able to open a second location in the Washington, DC (Hyattsville) area in the summer of 2004. Both shops are successfully operating with a team of barbers who work closely together to bring the best male grooming services to those in DC, MD, and the surrounding areas.

Due to the many years he has spent perfecting his craft, Wade is able to produce unique styles as his skillset is second to none, guaranteeing total satisfaction every time. Wade’s commitment to be one of the best barbers is the driving force behind his dedication to growing his brand. As a certified Hair Loss Specialist, he is one of the first barbers to offer custom hair units for men—a service that allows men who are thinning or balding due to alopecia be able to regain their confidence by having hair.  Wade is also launching his own line of products, “Ultimate Essentials,” teaching classes and offering training to other barbers who are interested in growing their businesses, and he is the proud founder of The Wade H. Menendez Foundation which launched in 2017. Growing up with a solid Christian background, Wade inspires others by reminding others that they succeed at anything they put their minds to.

“If you want to be successful, you have to work hard … and it doesn’t happen overnight. It takes lots of practice and patience to find your niche. Once you do, the possibilities are endless.”

— Wade the barber

@wade the barber

 Mr.Dontez Love

What can you say about Dontez Love? With over 20 years in the industry He has set standards, broke barriers, acquired an elite status and has no thoughts of slowing down! He is the 4x award winning international hairstylist and educator originally from Cleveland Ohio. Residing in Atlanta Ga. Dontez is the owner of Kreativity Lab Salon, D. Love Academy, The Love Collection Hair Extensions, KQ Apparel and various other small businesses! After many accomplishments such as being on the hit show Split Ends and winning the $10,000 grand prize for Split Ends The Big Cut Off, working with various celebrities and teaching at the largest hair shows in the country Dontez still believes in furthering his education! He will be attending the Iconic Vidaal Sassoon in London before 2020 ends. When asked how did he feel about the opportunity he simply said “It’s always been a dream to create a mark as vibrant as his inspiration Vidal Sassoon”! This experience will catapult the ideal thought of striving for greatness. He is truly an amazing person that wants to see everyone succeed. If we could describe Dontez in 5 words….. Extraordinary, Determined, Ambitious, Driven and Kreative! For more on Dontez Love follow him on all social media platforms @mrdontezlove
Dontez Love
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BrandonStefan is a gifted and talented Master Stylist, who hails from Raleigh, NC, and who has been at the forefront of this creative industry for over 22 years.

BrandonStefan believes that his Faith in God has allowed him to flourish as a Master Stylist, and has propelled him forward in his field, affording him growth and opportunities throughout his career.

BrandonStefan has been the sole Proprietor of 2 Salon locations in Raleigh NC.  In addition to maintaining his own business, he has been a valuable asset to other Hair Boutiques and Salons, both learning from colleagues and sharing his extensive knowledge along the way. In his most recent ventures, BrandonStefan has worked with RazorChic of Atlanta Salon and with Travis Dowdy Salons, also of Atlanta.  BrandonStefan is a certified and trained Master  hairstylist, with experience in Alopecia, Male Pattern Baldness, and other hair related conditions.  Knowledge and experience gained through his proprietorship and his collaboration with fellow colleagues of the industry, BrandonStefan has quickly risen through the ranks of Cosmetology and Master Styling.

BrandonStefan holds a degree in Cosmetology/Barber studies from the Aveda Institute of Hair in Chapel Hill, NC.  In this capacity, BrandonStefan has become a master of custom haircuts, coloring/color mixing, intricate trimming, hair installments and design, as well as a host of other techniques.  He also instructs private, group, and other stylists in proper cutting, styling, and in other techniques that are requested of him to elaborate on. BrandonStefan is a Master Stylist both in the State of North Carolina and in Georgia.

BrandanStefan is the father of one daughter, whom he adores and is grooming to follow in his footsteps.  He is the product of two loving and supportive parents, who are proud of his accomplishments, and are always supportive of any venture he undertakes in his career.


 Skyy Wonders


Skyy Wonders is an awe-inspiring photographer in the photography industry! She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Liberal Studies. After college, she decided to make Atlanta, GA her home. Continuing her education, she attended Bauder College where she received her degree in Fashion Merchandising.

Her knack for fashion and styling has garnered her opportunities to work on movie, television and photo shoot sets. She then realized how her eye for fashion helped her gain a unique gift in photography where she was able to catch the most authentic moments of her subjects.

She aims to capture that pose, that look, that move…that special moment! What started out 15 years ago as hobby, photography has become her passion and profession. Skyy specializes in fashion, beauty, portrait, event, and lifestyle photography. She believes that you should capture “Your Moment Beyond The Skyy!”

Skyy WondersFounder/CEO 40+ Wonders, LLC


“40+ Is Wonderful!”

 Sadetra Jordan

 A professional Hair stylist from Dallas, Tx. Sadetra began doing hair at the early age of 10, she knew at this time that this is what she wanted to do. Her passion led her to eventually attending beauty college where she would receive her cosmetology license in 1993. 
Her rise as a stylist in Dallas, Tx. is legendary. While working in a small salon on Ann Arbor St. in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Sadetra became one of the most requested stylist in Dallas. Her clientele grew so much that women would often sleep in their cars awaiting their place in line to sit in her chair, she was dubbed, “Blessed Hands” by her clients, in reference to her faith in Christ, and the belief that God gave her this gift.

Sadetra would later open Studio 360 Hair Gallery in Dallas currently being operated by her oldest daughter Chrystal Jones ( IG: her_weave killa ) no longer being simply known as “ Sadetra from Ann Arbor “, she was now known as the owner of Studio 360 Hair Gallery, a long way from sitting on the steps of her mother’s apartment at age 10 with a mannequin “doing finger waves”. In a career that has spanned over 30 years, Sadetra shows no sign of slowing down, her creativity and passion allows her to still be relevant with all ages and ethnic groups.

Today, Sadetra and her husband reside in Houston, Tx. along with their youngest of 6 kids, doing the work of God through reaching the lost. On top of being in a new city, Sadetra is quickly becoming one of the most sought after stylist in Houston, along with teaching one on one classes to professional stylist. She is one of the true blessings the industry has to offer.

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 Vance the Barber

Vance is one of Tupelo’s top source for men’s grooming needs, a role he has held for 11 years. Vance journey toward becoming a barber goes back at the age of 11 years old. His mom was a beautician and he use to spend his summers sitting around in her salon watching the barber’s do their job. He valued the skill that these men portrayed and began to teach himself how to cut hair. Of course his first cut was not his best but Vance was determined to master his desired style. With lots of practice he soon excelled at cutting his own hair. 
For most of his high school friends he became the go to barber, a role that continued through his college days. After much soul searching, he stepped out on faith and enrolled in barbering school. Vance completed his formal training and began his barbering career. During this time he launched his own grooming service known as Professional Image Studio located inside of Hands on Touch Salon.
Over the next few years he was known as more than a groomer or barber. His reputation was that of a “master barber.” With daily blogs and ongoing videos, he began receiving emails and calls on a daily basis from potential clients. With this, his reputation grew and his working schedule became even more busy. 
Today, the name “Vance the Barber” has become a brand in itself. The barber continue to grow the name through appearances, education and client interaction. He is truly an example of how following his passion has led him to great success. “If you love what you do, life is to be lived, not worked.”
Vance is currently living in Tupelo, MS with his three daughters Asia, ZaKayla, and Chloe.

Snapchat: VanceTheBarber1
FB: VanceProfessional Image Buchanan

  Timberlin Oden

Timberlin Oden is a licensed Hair / Makeup artist with 14+ years experience in the beauty industry. She is passionate about  educating her clients on how to maintain healthy hair and her specialization is in short hair design. Timberlin participates in continuing education classes to stay abreast with the trends and she enjoys networking with other stylist.
You can follow Timberlin on Instagram @timberlinoden, on facebook @timberlins, and book an appointment online at

Stancer Novak Young

Celebrating over 35 years in the beauty and fashion industry, Novak is
known as the definitive yardstick of personal style by which all others are to
be measured. Novak’s sage approach to “ total beauty” was initiated from
inception in the industry. This was witnessed with his win in the Total Male
Image Competition of Atlanta very early in his career.

As a fashion marketing major, his entry into the industry began with
men’s retail apparel, tailoring and design. His desire to share his unique
expertise in creating the perfect image for men and women led to him
becoming a prominent personal stylist among the most affluent markets
throughout the nation. It was at this juncture that he added make-up to his
roster of skill sets and partnered with Fashion Fair Cosmetics, among others.
Because of his strong features and zealous encouragement from friends
and colleagues, he was able to make his debut onto the world stage in both
the U.S. and Europe as a male model. His success in Europe was
documented in an eight page exclusive editorial in the former Italian
magazine Modo Uomo.
Due to his love and thirst for knowledge in teaching others how to
build a complete image, Novak embarked onto another frontier in the fashion
industry by becoming a board certified Cosmetologist. Upon graduating from
the world renowned Pivot Point International Academy, at the top of his
class, Novak assisted top national stylist in the industry, such as Barry Fletcher
and John Atchison. He then became a national platform artist with the Ricci
International team representing Helena Troy.

His entrepreneurial spirit caused him to reinvent the salon experience
for his upscale clientele, by becoming the owner of two salons. Although his
salon “Complete One Beauty” offered traditional salon services, his focus lied
in supporting clients to achieve Total beauty. He caused his patrons to realize
that beauty was an inside job.

Although Novak has experienced many facets of the beauty and fashion
industry, he has expanded his knowledge to understand that the foundation of
beauty covers more than the physical. It targets five other areas that enables a
person to be rich in all aspects of their lives, whether it be Political,
Educational, Economical, Social and Spiritual. It is this idea that lead to the
discussion of “Beauty from a Logical Prospective”.
It is this type of innovative thinking about beauty and fashion, that has
solicited speaking engagements that inspire, enlighten and teach. With his
forthcoming autobiographical expose on what the beauty industry hopes you
will never figure out, he’s also embarking on becoming a prolific writer. Novak is currently working to support other fashion and beauty
professionals become more financially savvy via his Billionaire Stylists
campaign, so that they can leave a legacy for future generations.

You can contact Novak 678-508-7254
You can also visit www. @complete1beauty

NaTasha Somalia

What began as a passion for hair soon turned into 26years of dedicated work to my profession.
“Redefining the concept of hair care products” an essence of the  ingredients in the Natasha Somalia product line.
Hair Care and Texture Management , Natasha Somalia , has interchangeable roles as creative stylist, product developer, top educator, and business entrepreneur.
Natasha’s impeccable reputation for hair care and an academic approach to the study of hair texture, products and styling tools have revolutionized the cutting and shaping of hair for all textures
Armed with years of professional hair care, business branding management and marketing experience, Natasha used her savvy business acumen to create two of metropolitan Philadelphia’s most highly sought beauty destinations. Her expertise also offers effective salon management, product knowledge , revenue growth, profitability and work-life balance instruction to salon owners and stylists throughout the Metropolitan area. 
Natasha Somalia is Founder and CEO of COVERED the salon ; Co-Owner and Artistic Director of COVERED BEAUTY Hair Studio in the Philadelphia area; KBBS Educator ; Ambassador for ENSO ; and a proud mother of five children.
We also found this interesting story on Natasha…..

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —   A Germantown salon owner is working to build cultural understanding about Islam. She chooses to come out in public fully veiled. Natasha Somalia has owned a salon for 25 years, but 8 years ago, the mother-of-five converted to Islam, choosing to wear an abaya. “If I have to go out and conduct business, it’s more of a protection for me,” Somalia told Eyewitness News. She’s fully veiled with only her eyes showing through her niqab whenever she goes in public.

“I still work out in my hijab, with my niqab,” she said. Somalia’s salon is called “Fully Covered”- and while her largest clientele are Muslim, she sells hair care products in area stores and globally online. She’s even been featured in Newsweek Middle East and on YouTube. But Somalia says her appearance has caused her to lose clients. “They said, ‘you’re not touching my hair with that on. Take that crap off your head,’” she explained. Read more here (



 Penny Charmaine Jones

Charmaine “Penny” Jones is a licensed master cosmetologist and owner/CEO of Hair Illusions in two locations: Westchester, IL and Plainfield, IL. 

Penny has worked in the hair industry for more than 25 years and has received professional certifications of achievement from Pivot Point International Beauty (Certified Licensed Cosmetologist) and Vidal Sassoon Academy (ABC Cut). She’s very passionate, professional and dedicated to excellence in all forms of beauty. 

Hair Illusions Corp.
1151 Portsmouth Ave
Westchester, IL 60154
 Phone: 708.221.6344


Often referred to as the Short Hair Architect, Larnetta Moncrief brings OPULENCE, GLAMOUR, and STYLE to every design making her the stylist of choice for the fierce and fabulous.  A professional stylist for over ten years, Larnetta uses hair as her canvas, bringing a distinctive aesthetic and unique approach to draw out each client’s inner diva.  

At an early age, Larnetta understood that hair is not just an accessory; that fabulous hair is the key to feeling beautiful and confident.  She aspired to attend fashion or cosmetology school; however, her path changed when she decided to attend Alabama State University.  After graduating from college and receiving numerous accolades in her professional career, Larnetta’s passion for making women feel beautiful was still persistent.  At 28, she silenced her fears and enrolled in cosmetology school where her natural talents and innate ability to move ahead of trends propelled her to the top of her class.  A master of her craft, Larnetta travels extensively around the country to study the latest techniques and hair trends.

A true style chameleon, Larnetta embraces change and evolution.  She “gets an exhilarating rush” from transforming her clients into confident and fearless beauties.  At THE DIVA LOUNGE, Larnetta is living her dream of making women feel fabulous.  


Donald Wilson


H2T: How long have you been a barber?

Donald: I picked up the clippers in 1984.

H2T: When did you first realize that you had a passion for barbering?

Donald: Around 1999.

H2T: Do you teach classes?

Donald: Actually I’m not a teacher at all.

H2T: What is one of the biggest mistakes a new barber can make?

Donald: Trying to do too much too fast. Barbering is just like everything else it takes practice.

H2T: What mistakes did you do when first starting out?

Donald: Not finishing properly and not taking good care of my equipment.

H2T: How did you correct them?

Donald: Just taking my time and learning the ins and outs of my tools.

  H2T: Do you think anyone can become a barber or is it a gift that you have to be born with?

Donald: I believe your born with it. Barbering is a art. Most barbers can draw pretty good?

H2T: Where are you located?

Donald: Paulsboro, New Jersey

H2T: If you can give one barber tip to an up and coming barber, what would it be?

Donald: Practice. Be a student to the game. Stay Humble

H2T: How can people find you on social media?

Donald: IG @wizzydadabarber, SnapChat wizztdabarber

H2T: Where can people expect to see you next?

Donald: Me and my barber brothers will be at Bronner Bros. in Atlanta promoting our company Dope Hair Care.

KaSundra Anderson

Hed2Toe: How long have you been a nail technician?

KaSundra: I’ve been doing this for 20 years.

Head2Toe: When did you first realize that you had a passion for nail art?

KaSundra:  I have an overall passion for nails. I primarily care for the health of the nails versus the nail art. But I do from time to time get some of my clients who are interested in  nail art. So I would say my interest grew more when I started doing photo shoots and production/set work.

Head2Toe: Do you teach classes?

KaSundra: Currently at the moment I’m not teaching classes. Honestly I have had people to ask me about teaching. So that is something that I am going to consider for 2017 on natural nail care.

Head2Toe: What is one of the biggest mistakes a new nail tech can make?

KaSundra: One of the biggest mistakes a new nail tech can make, would be not having patience. In this business you have to have patience to grow your clients. You have to be somewhere to grow your business before stepping out there on your own.

Head2Toe: What mistakes did you make when first starting out?

KaSundra: For me one of my mistakes was not having patience. It takes time to have a plan and a marketing plan to getting new clients.

Head2Toe: How did you correct them?

KaSundra:  I just learned how to slow down and to have patience and to be in one place and be stationary to show my presence.

Head2Toe: Do you think anyone can become a nail technician or is it a gift that you have to be born with?

KaSundra: Yes I think anyone can do nails, but the passion is what keeps you going. You have to have a spirit of serving and a lot of patience. Not only for yourself, but for the clients that you deal with. You have to have the drive to push forward.

Head2Toe: Do you see a lot of people who have contracted a nail fungus?

KaSundra:  I do have a few clients that have a fungus, I will first refer them to go see a dermatologist or podiatrist first. But it is something that is very important when finding a nail salon. It’s about sanitation and building a relationship with your nail technician.

Head2Toe: How can people avoid contracting a nail fungus?

KaSundra: People can avoid a nail fungus by being aware. Ask questions, do your research in regards to what you’re really looking for. And find someone that you can really communicate with in regards to what your needs are.

Head2Toe: Where are you located?

KaSundra: In Buckhead
Nail Spa Haven
173 West Wieuca Rd NE, Suite 106

Atlanta Ga 30342

Head2Toe: What is the best way to book with you?

KaSundra: Look me up under @nailspahaven on social media. By Appointment only.

Head2Toe: If you can give one up and coming nail technician a tip, what would it be?

KaSundra: To have patience with yourself, to take classes, to always keep in the know what’s going on in the industry as well as with your state board and what your clients needs are.

Head2Toe: Where can people expect to see you next?

KaSundra: Not for sure on where people will find me next, sometimes I’m all over the place have I’ve had some Publications this year. So we’ll have to see what happens for next year.

 Shakita Y. Byrd

God, Family and then Hair is the key to her success and longevity in the beauty industry.

Mother of four, wife, salon owner and hairstylist has been the lyrics to her song for the past eighteen years. Shakita started her career at Beauty College America, where she graduated at the top of her class and then breezed through her state board examination in 1998. After receiving her license Shakita went to work in a salon for a year and a half until she realized that becoming a salon owner was her ultimate goal. With the help of her wonderful parents Shakita and her brother went on to open up a beauty and barber salon in Decatur, Ga in December 1998 where she has been a hairstylist/salon owner ever since. Shakita takes pride in operating a clean, professional, warm and inviting salon atmosphere for her hairstylist and most of all for her customers. Shakita is Head2Toe Magazine’s new featured hairstylist.


Shakita Byrd
SYB Hair Salon
4717 Covington Highway Suite 104
Decatur, Ga. 30035
IG/Twitter- @hairbykita
Facebook- Shakita Burse Byrd

 David Ferragamo

David is a 26 year old professional hairstylist from Indiana/Chicago who found his passion in hair styling in the eighth grade. He attended cosmetology school in Daytona Beach, Florida and from there it has been an uphill journey. David is the winner of the SHBR Midwest finest stylist award as well as the 2014 Hair Illusions 5K first place winner. David specializes in sew-in extensions, signature cuts and color. Hair styling is his passion and it is shown through his work. David desires to one day own his own cosmetology school to teach his skills to the future hairstylist of the world. If you follow David on social media you will see some of the most beautiful hairstyles in the industry and he is someone to look out for in the near future. His talent and love for God has already guaranteed his place at the top in the beauty industry. David is Head2Toe Magazine’s new feature hairstylist. A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before the the great…Proverbs 18:16


Follow @davidferragamo_stylez

Janarius “J-Roc Da Barber” Harris

J-Roc Da Barber is a 9x Barber Battle Champion. He is originally from Belzoni, Ms but now resides in Houston, Tx. He is a licensed Master Barber with over 20 years of Experience. After years in the U.S. Navy he decided to attend Barber School to follow his passion. He got his start battling in Barber Battles while in Barber School.


After graduation he began battling professionally in battles threw out the south. As the wins started to pile up he started getting recognized as one of the top Barbers in the Industry which got him onto the Tv Show Cedric’s Barber Battle on the CW Network. Now J-Roc travels the Country judging Barber Battles and Educating other Barbers. He does educational classes at Hair Shows and was selected to be an Educator for Bronner Brothers 2016.

Picture Perfect Cuts
12805 Cullen Boulevard
Houston, Tx 77047

Tiliea Shipp

Tiliea Shipp a passionate hair artist based out of Kennesaw, Ga. Specializing in Healthy Hair Care.
Tiliea’s energy, and creativity makes her one of the most sought after hairstylist. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Tiliea moved here with family, with the interest in exploring her artistic side. Knowing that moving to Atlanta would create more opportunity.

She attended Paul Mitchell The School Atlanta where she built a strong foundation and learned to appreciate the art of hair. After graduating she has collaborated with talented photographers and other artist on a variety of projects. Her mission now is to simply bring out the beauty in you!

“The greatest talent is meaningless without one other vital component- passion”

Sewlyn Lager

Follow Tiliea on Instagram

  Ted Gibson

Ted Gibson is one of the most sought-after editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylists in the business.  His work has appeared in publications such as Vogue, Harper’sBazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, People StyleWatch, W, and Allure and backstage at runway shows such as Chanel, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana.  He is also a huge influence and presence at both Fall and Spring New York Fashion Week styling some of the top American fashion designer labels including Pamella Roland, Carmen Marc Valvo and Lela Rose.  Ted is perhaps most known for toiling over the tresses of top celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Debra Messing, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Greene, Lupita Nyong’o, Gabrielle Union and many more.

Considering his background, it’s not surprising that Ted’s incredibly successful Flatiron salon is frequented by models, actresses, fashion and beauty insiders and influential women who love its modern vibe and its discreet, down-to-earth flavor of chic.  Ted was also the resident hair guru on TLC’s “What Not to Wear” and was responsible for the participants life-changing makeovers.

On top of all this, his luxurious product line offers unique, innovative products that have developed a loyal following, as well as being honored with industry accolades and awards. His products, including shampoos, conditioners, and styling products were an immediate success and sold out within hours on QVC.  The Ted Gibson Hair Sheets have become a cult product and beauty closet staple amongst celebrities, editors, and salon clients all over the world. Read More:

 Monika Parham

A veteran of the beauty industry for 18 years, Monika Parham a native of Chicago, Illinois became officially a licensed professional cosmetologist in 1999. Upon receiving her  license via Dudley Cosmetology College, Chicago campus she discovered not only that she possessed a grave talent, but that she harbored an amazing passion for changing lives by making women feel beautiful one head at a time.  Acknowledging her passion, Monika begin to take interest in gaining as much education as possible.  This lead her to obtain her Master Cut Certification through Dudley Cosmetology University, Greensboro, North Carolina.  Monika has since owned her own salon in Chicago, been published in popular hair magazines like Black Hair Sophisticates & Black Hair. She’s been featured stylist on Chicago’s Proud Lady Hair Show brochure, as well as participant in various hair and fashion shows. She has also been a platform educator for Avlon Industries.  As of today Monika currently resides and works in Atlanta , Georgia where she continues to make women smile and feel beautiful one head at a time.
Monika Parham
(Instagram) @hairbiz1

Sonya Riviere

Sonya has had a great interest and love for the hair and beauty industry since an early age.  After graduating from Empire Beauty school, Sonya began her training and career as a precision cutting specialist at Toni & Guy Salons. While working in full service salons,  Sonya found that her niche was hair styling.  Today, she is busy doing extensions, making hair units,  and working as a hair stylist for weddings, the working woman, and the busy stay at home mom’s.  In addition,  Sonya continues to work countless fashion shows, which allows her to keep up with the latest fashion and hair trends.


~Light up the room with your grace, and let your inner beauty to shine through~

Sonya Riviere
Atlanta, Ga
(678) 760 7075
TWITTER @Cbbatlanta

 Brenda Rich


There is a relatively small segment of leaders in the business world; individuals who seem able to build relationships, trust, and rapport with almost anyone, and then are able to broker the relationships and make connections between people, creating partnerships and alliances, and motivating forward momentum to get things done.

Brenda Rich is one of those people, and ‘getting things done’ and creating profitable projects through collaboration, partnerships, and relationships—as the Creator & Executive Producer of the 1st Annual Youngstown Kids Hair & Fashion Show. With an enthusiastic and genuinely professional attitude, Brenda radiates a sincere passion for delivering creative productions that add value and benefits to her audience.


Prior to starting the 1st Annual Youngstown Kids Hair & Fashion Show she created her own reality T.V show called Single Mothers of Atlanta reality show concept, the 33-year-old single mother of four and estranged wife, began her career as a celebrity hair stylist specializing in “Hair Loss Prevention”. Wanting to expand on her creative talents, Brenda focused on building the next phase of her career. She decided to pursue her dreams and create a reality show that provides quality entertainment based on her own life experiences as a single mother. This reality show promises to make an impact on more people by showing them the ‘Real’ challenges many single parents face while raising children.

Based on her life experiences of now raising her children alone, she feels there is a story that needs to be told and someone needs to stand in the gap for our youth. Brenda wants to share with the world some of her innovative ideas on bringing the community together through events, education and business.

The   1st Annual Youngstown Kids Hair & Fashion Show, focus on children of all race and age to give every child something great to look forward to. This event will instill values in children, create a memory they will never forget and will bring the community together.

Upon completing Single Mothers of Atlanta first project, throughout it all, Brenda has repeatedly proved her ability to lead through diverse and challenging situations in her personal life. As Creator of Single Mothers of Atlanta, she is an excellent agent of change and has a list of accomplishments as an entrepreneur that includes the turnaround of chaotic businesses, starting a Business on “Zero” budget and building a solid reputation for spearheading growth and long-term value. This is what makes the 1st Annual Youngstown Kids Hair & Fashion Show project the show to NOT miss.

Brenda Rich
FB Brend Rich The Brand

 Jasmine Collins Razor Chic

Changing the game and setting trends along the way, Jasmine Collins is a master stylist in the hair and image consulting industry. She has been styling hair for over 23 years, expanding her personal brand further operating her own salon, and facilitating classes for up and coming stylist.

Jasmine Collins is an Award winning Master stylist. She has earned accolades from many competitions to include: Milky Way, Outre, and Bronner Brothers Hair Battle Competition. She has established a successful career generating a full head-to-toe look for anyone who dares to look their best. Jasmine demonstrates her artistry upon every client, utilizing innovative styling techniques that give you a complete look to make people stare. This cutting edge talent has rightfully earned her the nickname “RaZor Chic” in Atlanta.

Salon Moraee
2521 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
844-Raz-Chic or 844-729-2442
Follow her on Instagram @razorchicofatlanta
Twitter @razorchicofatla

  Tonya Rawls

Tonya Rawls better known as “HOLLY WOOD” is a Little Rock-based hairpreneur with national reach, specializing in life like hair extensions, instructional DVDs, wig manufacturing and celebrity brand consulting.

As one of the top-producing stylists in the state, Holly Wood is an innovative perfectionist taking her techniques, flare, and attention to detail to push the boundaries of the hair care industry. “Everything isn’t for everybody. Your stylist should be honest and style you to what fits your face, your frame and your lifestyle. I want to be more than just your ordinary stylist.” Rawls states.

The former model and master of advanced styling techniques balances a busy career with motherhood and advocating for positive change within her community. Never far from her love of creating and perfecting her craft, Hollywood provides her loyal client base and growing consultancy with a personal and patient approach. “I always have fun with my clients. They always say ‘You’re so down to Earth.’ “I believe my success will never make me snobbish or change who I am,” says Rawls, who in recent years has expanded her business as a brand endorser and celebrity host.
108 Main St.
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Follow her on IG @hollywood_thaboss

  Tone McGill

  Over the course of more then decade, Tone McGill has quickly built a reputation in the hair care industry for being more than just a barber stylist. He is also a revered educator and entrepreneur with a passion for self-development. This Philadelphia native has solidified his name as one of the most sought after celebrity barber stylist in the country.    Tone’s passion for performance and dedication to excellence has not gone un-noticed.  His expertise is frequently sought out by stylist powerhouses, such as Andis and cosmetology schools across the globe, making him one of the industry’s most in-demand educators. Through ingenious marketing and self branding, Tone has created a stylist enterprise.  Besides creating an array of self-help products, he is the founding principal of “The Ultimate Barber Lounge“, The founder of the “Blaque Technique” and is the co-founder of “Clipper Education“, an international hair care education firm. 

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 Calondra “CC” Parker AKA “The Haircut Queen” 

Calondra Parker hails from deep down south in Mobile, Al, but she brings a different type of swag to the Gulf Coast. She is a license hairstylist and makeup Artist and now she can add haircut educator to her list of talents. Calondra says:


 Her Style says it all, and she brings out the inner fierceness of her clients. Having a bold personality is a plus in the beauty industry because it pushes other women to own their inner beauty and let it show on the outside. The “Haircut Queen” is now traveling and teaching other hairstylist her hair cutting techniques which is a great way to give back to the industry. Stay tuned because we are pretty sure that we will be hearing a lot more from this talented young lady. You can find her on Instagram @hairdivacc and on Facebook Calondra Parker.

Calondra Parker (251)648-2341

Celebrity Barber Jimmy Dale Crawford A.K.A JDBreezy

Jimmy Dale Crawford A.K.A. J.D./JDEEZY. I graduated from Pass Christian High School in 1992. I Attended Mississippi Valley State University on a football scholarship.  After three years in college, I decided to go to the army and serve my country.  Shortly after entering the military, I suffered from an extremely bad knee injury that resulted in five knee surgeries over the course of six years in the United States Army. In 2001, I was medically discharged from the military with an honorable discharge. Once exiting the military I received my Master Barber Licence. I worked in Waco Texas for a spell at Heads Up Barber Shop with Sammie Anderson. Not to long after, I decided to returned to my home town of Pass Christian Mississippi. There is were I started my business, “Cutt’en Up” barber and Beauty shop. For two lovely years the Mississippi Golden Gulf Coast showed major support to my Barber business. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, my home and business was destroyed. The decision was made to relocate to Nashville Tennessee! Since I’ve been in Nashville, I have had the greatest opportunity to be a barber to a quite a few Tennessee Titan players. My goal is to continue to be a positive influence to my community and surrounding cities.




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