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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Chanel leads the day-to-day operations of Huetiful Salon. After graduating from Northern Illinois University with a B.A in Textile, Apparel, and Merchandising, Chanel quickly gained experience managing the day-to-day operations of some of today's most prestigious multi-million dollar retailers and salons. Chanel is also a licensed cosmetologist; combining her operational knowledge with her cosmetology expertise to lead Huetiful Salon's operations.
Shandrell Duncan is a cosmetology graduate who relocated from Saint Paul, Minnesota to Dallas, TX and joined Huetiful Salon. She specializes in natural straight / thermal styles and curly styles such as creative updos, twist outs, and loc maintenance. Shandrell is inspired by the blank canvas that natural hair brings. It allows her creative energy to flow and create masterpieces.
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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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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".
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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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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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Lonyae joins Huetiful with 6+ years of experience in both cosmetology and beauty care retail. Her specialty is providing client-focused service with uncompromising healthy hair care and styling. A native and graduate of Chicago schools, Lonyae is passionate about providing the very best experience to our Chicago clients.
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.
Advanced Services: Twist Out, Twist In, Rod Sets, Wash & Go
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.
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.
A Graduate of Pivot Point International Academy Yonous has always had a passion for hair. She has many talents from silkening hair, creating versatile styles, to laying a natural up-do to perfection. She works diligently to fulfill ever client need and make sure everyone one leaves with a pleasant experience and a smile.
Caress is a Chicago native born and raised on the city's West Side. As an avid learner of various things, Caress soon realized her destiny in cosmetology. An esteemed student at Empire Beauty School, she honed her craft and became knowledgeable with executing natural thermal styles, up dos, as well as protective styling. Additionally , she became knowledgeable with styling diverse hair textures. As a stylist, Caress prescribes to the theory that a woman's hair is her crowning glory.
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.
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.
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.
Eboni, also known as Ebbi, graduated from Pivot Point with honors. She has been a stylist since 2007. Eboni comes from a very supportive family that instilled in her the value of hard work and approaching jobs with a passion for excellence. She is fanatical about all things beauty - but lists healthy hair and hairstyling as her passion. She is as versatile as she is experienced with all textures of hair. She specializes in blowouts, silk presses, and any protective style.
Najah is a resident of Oak Park. She has been doing hair since she was in the 7th Grade; starting out with braiding and then with styling the past few years. She attended Pivot Point Academy where she obtained her license. Najah is most interested in the ability to manipulate hair to create unique and healthy hair styles. She strives to have all of her clients leaving her chair feeling happy and confident.
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.
Antamani Lunda a.k.a. Ms.Mani was born on the southside of Chicago and raised in Memphis TN. Having a natural eye and talent for unique and natural hairstyles, she began braiding at age twelve. My parents were very involved in community and healthy living I also saw the importance of self awareness, love and life. As l set out on my life journey, Mani has learned and worked with the best in the business; such greats as Amazon Smiley Amazon Natural Look Salon/Academy, Sharon Shay Shay Payton, Outre and has been featured in Black Sophisticates magazine to name a few.
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.
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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Chi Lowe is a native of Chicago and graduate of Dudley Beauty College. Chi was originally hired at our Huetiful Salon (Dallas-Ft. Worth) location before her family moved to Atlanta. She is a licensed cosmetologist instructor and master cosmetologist with over 15 years of excellent customer service; providing prompt and professional services. She has 8 years of experience in natural hair care and styling techniques including but not limited to twists, locs, braids and various natural hair transitioning styles and natural looking hair extensions. She is passionate about helping women realize the limitless beauty within them.
SPECIALTIES: Curly Styles, Blowout / Silk Press, Transitioning from Relaxed to Natural, Extensions
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Jackie P. 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.
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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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Dominique has a passion for hair care and healthy hair. She's a licensed master cosmetologist, a graduate from Paul Mitchell School of Atlanta with 10+ years of experience. Her focus is educating every client, making sure they leave her chair feeling confident and knowledgeable about their tresses. She specializes in Healthy Hair Color, Designer Hair Cuts, nanoSMOOTHING Treatments , proctective Silk Pressing and length retention. Hop aboard the Healthy Hair Train!
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