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Who Is Akela?

A California transplant Akela is Houston's newest asset to the natural hair movement. Her work as graced magazine pages, and fashion week runways. As a former salon owner, she has a keen eye for business and customer service paired with raw natural talent.  

As an educator for Wella and GHD, Akela travels the country inspiring her peers. She is also passionate about honing her own skills with advanced eduction to stay on top of the trends and innovations of the industry.

Although she is exceptional in all hair types her true passion is for curly and coily hair.  So much so that Akela was recently named the 2020 Beauty Envision Award Natural Texture Artist of the Year! She is also now a Curl Craft Pro Artist and created curriculum for cut and style for curly and coily hair for the Wella Company!!

You can definitely trust your tresses with Akela!

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