Ken Burkeen is Founder & CEO of Huetiful and the Huetiful Salon. He started his beauty care experience as a brand manager in Procter &Gamble's multi-billion dollar beauty care division. Realizing that businesses were not developing new products that resolved the needs of women with textured hair, Ken set out to create a hair care brand that created products both innovative and effective, addressing the hair care needs specific to women with textured hair. Huetiful now has salons located in Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas-Ft. Worth.
Nina Christmas, Huetiful Salons’ Creative Director, is responsible for the national expansion of the Huetiful Salon and for training within both the Atlanta and Chicago Huetiful Salons. Nina has dual licensure in cosmetology and cosmetology instruction; allowing her to not only provides exceptional hair care services but also provide consultation and instruction to both clients and stylists alike. Nina primarily works from the Chicago salon but can occasionally be found at the Atlanta salon or in cities across the country. Nina developed the current menu of services and actively seeks out emerging healthy hair trends for implementation in our salons. She was also the very first stylist hired at Huetiful Salon and has been an integral part of the salon company since its inception. You can find Nina's services offered and availability by searching for her name or looking in the Advanced Services (Premium) Level menu.
SPECIALTIES: Huetiful nanoSMOOTHING, Huetiful Blowout / Silk Press, Designer Cuts, Color
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Mikayla, also known as "Mikki Styles", is a Cosmetology graduate of Ogle School Hair, Skin and Nails and has a B.S. in Biology from ETBU. This Shreveport, Louisiana native has a passion to educate the client on proper hair care and maintenance to ensure a healthy hair lifestyle. Offering styles such as twist in/out, silk press, and DevaCuts, Mikayla will give you the total salon experience you desire.
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A graduate of Ogle Beauty School in Ft. Worth, Jasmine is a hairstylist who is passionate about healthy, natural hair care and superior client service. Her expertise revolves around the 3 Cs; color, cuts, and curls. But she also has experience in other areas of beauty such as waxing and nails. If you're looking for an exceptional, end to end service experience, Jasmine is the ideal option.
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Natalie hails from Miami, Florida but calls Texas home now. Huetiful is honored to have Natalie, with nearly two decades of experience, at our DFW salon. Natalie has been styling since 1998 and earned her cosmetology license at Regency Beauty Institute. She is extremely passionate about healthy hair care and exceptional styling. Natalie has focuses her talents on transitioning and natural clients and enjoys doing everything from Wash and Gos to Blowouts to Crochet Braids and everything in between.
Francelia is originally from Dallas Tx so the DFW is home. She received her formal cosmetology education from Paul Mitchell the School in Arlington and is also a graduate of TAMUC with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology. Although her passions and talents derives originally from her mothers influence as a hairstylist she didn't always know she would love this career as much as she does today. Her specialty is maintaining healthy hair through protective styling and regular treatment services. She never hold back on giving each client a personalized professional experience to fit them, and their hair texture. Francelia loves to play with hair color from a modest highlight to bold hues of colour. She provides an exceptional haircut, silk press, wash-n-go, sew in, twist out, or rod set to finish.
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Koi joins Huetiful Salon and brings her passion for healthy, natural hair to our styling chair. A graduate of the esteemed, Paul Mitchell The School of Cosmetology, Koi worked at JCP Salons before coming to Huetiful. A resident of Arlington, Koi looks forward to making you look and feel the very best with blowout / silk presses and creative curly styles.
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Tiarah has been a part of the Huetiful Salon (DFW) Team since its opening day. Born in Abilene, TX and raised in South Arlington, TJ has been passionate about healthy hair and hair styling for years. One of TJ's strengths is her ability to be an active listener towards her clients' needs and desires - then delivering on those hair care needs. TJ is unique in that she is experienced with all textures of hair; making her a versatile stylist. When she finds the free time, she loves to play with mixed media arts and anything "artsy and crafty".
SPECIALTIES: Blowout/Silk Press, Color Root Touch Ups, Rod Sets
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Tanya is the Huetiful Salon (DFW) Site Lead Stylist and has been a stylist for 19 years, specializing in curly, multi-cultural and textured hair styling. Offering nanoSMOOTHING Treatments, corrective color, Deva Cuts, updos and curly styles, Tanya offers the utmost professional service and exceptional styling.
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ReJean is no stranger to salons. Her grandmother owned a salon in New Orleans and ever since ReJean was 5 she dreamed of doing hair. A 2004 graduate of cosmetology school, ReJean brings over a decade of healthy hair care experience to Huetiful Salon. She aims to provide the best customer service and she loves to educate her clients so that they can improve and maintain a healthy hair regimen.
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Monique Clay, also known as Mo, is a Chicago native. Monique’s talents have earned her First Place in the 2009 Proud Lady Fantasy Hair competition, which led her to strive for creativity and excellence in every hair service she provides. Being a naturalista since 2008, Mo understands the importance of providing Huetiful healthy hair care. She enjoys pampering and providing outstanding service and can transition any head of curls, kinks or waves into silken tresses.
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Advanced Services: Twist Out, Twist In, Rod Sets, Wash & Go
Crysten is a beauty enthusiast with an emphasis on natural beauty. As a graduate of Dudley Beauty College and Skincare and Spa Institute, she is well versed in all aspects of hair and skin care. She gained experience with natural hair and blowouts under the tutelage of some of the best hairstylists in upscale, African American Salons in Chicago. She is passionate about showing women that our natural hair is beautiful and can flourish with the right products, pampering care and diligent maintenance.
Sherri Singleton was born and raised in the city of Chicago. At the age of 8, she took a love for doing hair and has since traveled throughout the US to attend different hair shows and events. Now she has over fifteen years of experience specializing in natural and relaxed hair. She also creates beautiful colors for all hair types and textures. Sherri represents vitality and a sense of individuality and outward shining creative energy. She loves sharing her gift with the world.
Crystal Boateng has always had a passion for hair at a very young age and welcomes us with over 10 years in the cosmetology field as a graduate from Capri Beauty Academy. She specializing in healthy hair care and finds great joy in knowing she plays a part in making each and every client look and feel their best.
Sylvia Johnson is a graduate of Pivot Point Internation. Her specialties consist of updos and creative designs. She loves a challenge so anything that is naturally creative and she is your girl. Sylvia loves natural hair and has been styling natural hair for the past 5 years. Healthy hair always her priority and protective styles are her Go To..
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Department Head, Designer & Deva Cuts
Kim is a professional licensed stylist specializing in healthy hair care. She is a graduate of Capelli Learning Center in Atlanta, Ga, and has held a license in both states. Kim has been a licensed cosmetologist for 15 years with precision cuts and trendy styles expertise. She is also a Wella certified colorist so she will have an easy time transitioning into the HueBar. Kim's passion and dedication shows as she strives to provide excellent customer service to every client in her chair.
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Graduating from Simeon Career Academy with a specialty in "Healthy Hair Care", licensed cosmetologist Ashley Morgan is one of Chicago's emerging Natural Hair Artist. From the age of fourteen, Ashley had practiced the specialty of patience with simplicity in the far overlooked jobs in haircare. For example, Ashley learned how to bring out natural root growth from a dynamic shampoo and blow dry. Also, being a Toastmaster in leadership communication, Ashley skills have taken her to higher heights in the educational research of texture/density, elevation/movement and mixing colors to create unique hues. Love natural hair is the inspiration given to dare to be different, appreciate, and cherish every single stands.
Charita Golden, born and raised in the Bronzeville area of Chicago, has over 20 years experience in providing superior customer service. Charita specializes in the styling of various textures of hair and promoting the growth of healthy strands. She is passionate about educating and encouraging curly girls of all textures to maintain, embrace, and love their natural hair gifts.
Nicole Caldwell is a Chicago native and has been natural herself since 2008. She graduated from the acclaimed Pivot Point International hair school and has been a licensed cosmetologist working in Illinois ever since. Nicole has always had a gift when it comes to styling hair. But healthy, natural hair is her passion.
Department Head, Braids & Extension
Ms. Johnson-Castillo is both a licensed cosmetology educator and a licensed cosmetologist. Specializing in Custom Wigs, Creative Hair Extension Placement and Coloring, Brenda transforms her clients with manageable custom extension options that produce length retention. Start your Premium Protective Style Journey with Brenda to ensure positive hair results. Her passion for healthy hair care and educating others on healthy hair care is evident as soon as you sit in her Huetiful chair. A graduate of Pivot Point International Academy, Brenda has provided exceptional hair care, styling, and cutting services for almost a decade.
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At a very young age, Rachel showed an interest and expertise for art in beauty, movement, shape, and sound. She received her cosmetology license and continued her education and training with Pivot Point Academy; receiving her Cosmetology Educators license. Her styling technique consists of finding natural and unique beauty in each client; bringing out each client's unique style, flare, and character from behind the chair. As an educator and stylist at Huetiful Salon, her quest to continue to learn and fulfill her desire to satisfy each and every client continues.
Shakeea is licensed cosmetology graduate from Tricoci University of Beauty. A lifelong beauty fanatic, Shakeaa's incredible passion for client service and healthy hair care is what makes her a cut above the rest. Shakeea is highly skilled in styling a wide range of textures and styles and looks forward to making your experience at Huetiful an exceptional one.
Specialty: Deva Cut, Curly Designer Cuts, Curly Styles
Brionté, born and raised on Chicago's near north side where she discovered her passion for hair at every young age. She's a graduate of Pivot Point International and has worked with natural hair for more then 6 years. She believes in providing and promoting healthy hair services giving her clients an experience of a life time.
Sterling is an honors graduate of Paul Mitchell the School Chicago. His proficiency in professional hair color and technical skill with color corrections and toning made him a sought after candidate for the Huetiful Team. His passion for healthy hair care has made him sought after by clients all over.
Marina is a licensed cosmetologist and Huetiful certified stylist with both boutique and national salon experience. She is passionate about the healthy hair care side of cosmetology and takes a "hair care first. great styling always" approach.
Charnele graduated from Pivot Point International Academy. Known for her damage-free silk blowouts, Charnele also has expertise in braiding and extension installation. Born and raised in Chicago, her passion for styling and uncompromisingly healthy hair is what lead her to the Huetiful Salon.
Sierra is a Michigan native who grew up in Atlanta. She was a graduate of Empire Beauty School where she stood out as a leader within her class group. Sierra has worked as both a makeup artist and hairstylist before joining the Huetiful Salon Team. She believes in providing and promoting healthy hair services giving her clients an experience of a life time - every time. Sierra offers a range of services including loc maintenance, thermal straightening, and curly styles. . >
SPECIALTIES: Blowout / Silk Press, Curly Styles
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LaShea Burgess is a dynamic licensed cosmetology instructor and has been licensed as a cosmetologist for over 10 years. Training with Empire Beauty School and Southwest Georgia Technical College has molded LaShea into the hair care and hair styling specialist she is today. Specializing in silken flat ironed looks, ultimate hair conditioning and creative natural styling, LaShea believes in helping you learn how to "Hydrate Your Hair as well as you Hydrate Your Body" for supreme hair health and length retention.
SPECIALTIES: nanoSMOOTHING, Designer & Deva Cuts, Huetiful Blowout/Silk Press
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Kristina McCoughtry is Huetiful certified and a stylist extraordinaire who specializes in natural hair care, trendy color, and edgy haircuts. She is both a licensed stylist and a licensed cosmetology educator. A natural born hair care educator, Kristina is passionate about passing her knowledge along to both clients and stylists. To her, every client is a celebrity! She is passionate about helping women feel beautiful inside and out.
SPECIALTIES: Huetiful nanoSMOOTHING, Color, Healthy Hair Care & Consultations
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Lauren is both a healthy hair stylist and hair braider with 7+ years of experience. She was an honor student at Empire Beauty School and is excited to bring her talents to Huetiful Salon. Prior to working in cosmetology, Lauren worked as a certified nursing assistant. So, taking care of people's needs is at the heart of the careers that she has chosen. If you're looking for exceptional care and service, Lauren is a great option.
SPECIALTIES: Blowout / Silk Press, Curly Styles
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