THE HUETIFUL SALON TEAM

The Huetiful Salon is exclusively focused on providing healthy hair treatments for women with natural or processed hair, wavy, curly, or kinky-curly type and textures. Our treatments are borne from the products that have made Huetiful a globally recognized hair care brand in less than three years. Using research and client insights that have come from the input of thousands of customers, Huetiful's techniques, products and services are both innovative and effective.
Ken Burkeen, Founder of Huetiful & Huetiful Salon

Ken Burkeen, Founder of Huetiful Salon

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. 



   

DFW & AUSTIN,TX STAFF

Schira Spears (ATX), Sr. Stylist

Schira spears was born and raised in San Antonio,TX. Hair has been her passion since she first learned to braid at seven years old. She Graduated from Aveda Institute of Cosmetology. Schira also enjoys installing extensions and styling, but most importantly she loves to make sure her clients hair is beautiful and healthy!

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Lesle Belcer (DFW), Sr. Stylist

Lesle is a product of Oklahoma and was born on an Air Force Base. Lesle specializes in Silk Presses / Blowouts and a thermal straightening expert with textured hair. Lesle has been working out of the DFW area for a handful of years now and before that she was in Georgia. When not styling at the salon, the mother of a 13 year old daughter enjoys finding the latest and greatest "hole in the wall" restaurant near her East Dallas home. Interesting fact about her? Sky diving is on her bucket list. 

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Natalie Willis (ATX), Sr. Stylist

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. 

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Ty Cleland (DFW), Sr. Stylist

Ty is originally from Belize City, Belize but now calls Arlington, TX home. She has had a passion for all things beauty since she was just a young girl. Upon graduating high school, she pursued a career in the beauty industry at Paul Mitchell the School Arlington where she graduated with honors. She has extensive experience with thermally (heat) straightening natural textured hair. Ty strongly believes that a great stylist is one that focuses their talents on maintaining the integrity of healthy, natural hair while providing the desired style and look. Ty is also a makeup enthusiast. 

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Nikki McGee (ATX), Sr. Stylist

Nikki comes from Houston, TX to join the Huetiful Salon ATX Team. Nikki has been styling natural hair for over 18 years in Houston and the surrounding areas. Nikki specializes in hair extensions, curly styles, and blowout / silk presses. She is also a professional makeup artist.

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Bianca St. John (ATX), Sr. Stylist

Bianca has over 15 years in the business, she started her beauty career in Chicago where she attended Pivot Point International for her Cosmetology education. Shortly after getting her feet wet in the local downtown Chicago salons she spread her wings to Atlanta, The Carolinas, and Pittsburgh honing her skills in multi-textured hair.

 

With her strong love for the beauty industry she returned to Chicago to boost her education at Pivot Point becoming a Cosmetology Educator. Bianca discovered her passion as an educator and has completely submerged herself in it.

 

During these 5 years of educating with Aveda Institutes in Chicago and Austin, she also invested in her own knowledge and skills. Becoming Aveda certified in Aveda customized color, Aveda certified in women’s haircutting and recently in Aveda Barbering. Bianca also has numerous certifications & training in leadership and coaching intelligence, which gives her the ability to present information to any size group.

 

Bianca is known for bringing a positive work morale to a team and modeling company standards while reach benchmarks.
Bianca’s creative skills include haircutting for men & women. Hair coloring: single color process, highlights, balayage, and color correction. Hair extensions from tradition to custom installation. Protective styles on Afro texture hair. Loc maintenance for men and women. Hairstyling: upstyles, blowouts, silk press, and much more.

 

Her greatest success is yet to be discovered.

 

SPECIALTIES:  Blowout/Silk Press, Color Root Touch Ups, Rod Sets

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Tiarah Garcia (DFW), Sr. Stylist

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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CHICAGO STAFF

Monique Clay at Huetiful Salon

Monique Clay, Sr. Stylist with Advanced Services

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.

Stylist Look Book (click here)

Advanced Services: Twist Out, Twist In, Rod Sets, Wash & Go

Jacki Murphy, Sr. Stylist

Jacki is a licensed cosmetologist and Huetiful certified stylist specializing in nanoSMOOTHING Treatments, Thermal Styling, Cuts and Color. A graduate of the esteemed John Amico School of Hair Design, Jacki has received accolades in multiple hair competitions. Accustomed to working with a diverse clientele of straight, curly, and coarse hair textures, Jacki caters to those that prefer natural, healthy hair products.

Sherri Singleton at Huetiful Salon

Sherri Singleton, Sr. Stylist w/ Advanced Services

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.

Marsharita Woodberry, Sr. Stylist

I joined the Huetiful Team in January of 2018. I have a passion for natural hair and to find a natural hair salon was like a dream come true. So when there was an opportunity for me to just the team I took advantage of it. Since moving over to the full service side, the styles I most enjoy are rod sets and protective styles such as crochets and sew ins. I grew up on the north side of Chicago and I got my cosmetology license from Empire Beauty School. My sprite animal would have to be a lion, because of the strength, assertiveness and personal power. I’m waking up everyday chasing my dreams!

Crysten Cole, Sr. Stylist

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.

Charita Golden at Huetiful Salon

Charita Golden, Sr. Stylist with Advanced Services

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.

Laurene Rivers, Sr. Stylist

Laurene was born in Chicago, Illinois (SouthSide). She went to Hyde Park Career Academy High School and obtained my cosmetology certificate from Lena Bryant Beauty College.  Her family is here in Chicago. She not styling, her hobbies include traveling, shopping, and going to different restaurants.  She is an expert in doing blowouts, silk presses, and extensions. Prior to working at Huetiful Salon, she worked for the Chicago Public School. "Hair has been my passion since I was 8 years old. I been a certified stylist sine 2006. I also have a Pharmacy Technician license as well so serving people is just in my blood."

Sylvia Johnson, Sr. Stylist

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..

Follow Sylvia on instagram @sylvia_huetiful

Brittany Harris, Sr. Stylist

Kim Brooks at Huetiful Salon

Kim Brooks, Sr. Stylist

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.

Follow Kim on instagram @kim_huetiful

Crystal Boateng at Huetiful Salon

Crystal Boateng, Sr. Stylist w/ Advanced Services

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.

Cheryl McGill, Sr. Stylist

Cheryl McGill is a licensed cosmetologist who graduated from the prestigious Pivot Point International School of Beauty. She has 25+yrs experience in the hair industry, all the while pursuing different roles in the salon, as well as freelance projects over the years in various states. Cheryl’s love for the hair and beauty industry started from being exposed at a young age to her Aunt’s salon, where she and her mother spent many saturdays getting their hair done faithfully. The importance of healthy hair and salon etiquette was etched in Cheryl early on and has remained at the forefront as a vital component to her journey to success. Cheryl is skilled and proficient in several services, but she enjoys the versatility of providing hair care for natural, relaxed, and transitioning clients. With such services as blowout/silk press, roller sets, rod sets, two-strand twist sets, flat twist sets, precision cuts, up-do’s, and coloring services, she strives to create and deliver a specialized and individualized salon experience for every client.

SPECIALTIES:  Blowout/Silk Press, Color Root Touch Ups, Rod Sets

                           

Brionté Booker at Huetiful Salon

Brionté Booker, Sr. Stylist

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.

Arkeia Hall, Sr. Stylist

Sterling Washington at Huetiful Salon

Sterling Washington, Sr. Stylist

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.


   

ATLANTA STAFF

Sierra Robinson, Sr. Stylist

Senior Stylist, Sierra is a Michigan native who grew up in Atlanta. She is a graduate of Empire Beauty School where she excelled as a stylist and leader within her peer group. Sierra has worked as both a makeup artist and hairstylist before joining the Huetiful Salon Team. She is best known for 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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Sophia, Sr. Stylist

Sophia Gonzalez is a master cosmetologist who has years of experience creating,and maintaining healthy natural hair. The Cincinnati native grew up in Atlanta, and is a graduate of Empire Beauty School. Exercising her great leadership among peers, she was at the top of her class. Sophia’s love and passion for hair has led her down many different paths in the industry, such as a licensed and contracting stylist. She has gained experience with styling children, adults, and the elderly through the years and has the knowledge and craft to style any client to their wishes. Sophia specializes in Natural Hair Care, Loc Maintenance, Blow Outs, Curly Styles, Silk Presses, Sew Ins/ Quick Weaves, Crotchets, Color/ Color Correction, any other styles the client desires.           

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Jackie, Sr. Stylist/Licensed Educator

Jackie Christian is a Master Cosmetologist who brings more than a decade of experience to the Huetiful Salon. The Louisiana native received her formal training at Mitchell's Hairstyling Academy in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Through her years of experience, she has successfully mastered the art of styling while achieving the overall goal of maintaining healthy hair. Jackie specializes in natural hair care, loc maintenance, blow-outs, precision cuts and silk presses.

SPECIALTIES: Huetiful nanoSMOOTHING, Color, Healthy Hair Care & Consultations

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