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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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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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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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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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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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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I’m Claire Addison. I have over 15 years of experience braiding natural hair. I’ve recently relocated to the Austin area from Houston where I attended Regency Beauty Institute. My passion is to beautify the world with healthy hair one client at a time. I cater to all textures and welcome all..
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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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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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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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Mirellen Turner, originally from Brazil, grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She now calls Arlington, TX home. She graduated from Ogle Beauty School with certifications in hair smoothing treatments and J.Crew hair cuts. Mirellen, known as Mimi, is a fun, free spirit with a passion for the beauty industry. Mimi specializes in multicultural hair, Nano smoothing, color processing, haircutting, and silk pressing, all while providing you with the utmost experience and great customer service.
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
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 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.
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 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, 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.
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.
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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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 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, 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.
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 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.
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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