About Ayana

**Featured in Mar/Apr 2014 Black Hair Sophistocates!**

Ayanna is an AVEDA trained Cosmetologist, Master Loctician and Beauty Advisor for Motive Cosmetics. I have a passion for urban beauty and I focus on Natural Hairtextures and transitions, all types of dreadlocks (including Sisterlocks), dreadlock extensions (and faux locks), natural hair, twists, braids, silk press and protective styles (w/ Exotic Textures Luxury Hair Collection) for long term straight and textured looks.

Ayanna started as Merchandiser for Black Earth Products and became certified as a Natural Hair Specialist through Taliah Waajid’s Natural Hair Training Seminar in 2009. Believing that “Experience is the best Teacher”, the Waajids encouraged Ayanna to begin working for herself and start her business as soon as she could.

Ayanna’s education includes the Sisterlocks Consultant course, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2010). Additionally, Ayanna has developed advanced techniques in Hair Replacement for loc wearers.

Continually embracing client needs, Ayanna completed The Makeup Artist Workshop in Hollywood, CA with Veronica Lane. We also offer brow and lash services as a part of the natural beauty transformation. Our Mini Makeup Bar is always open for daily wear makeup and lashes, bridal, and shoots. We host monthly Motives Cosmetics parties as well.

I look forward to expanding my skill in the beauty industry while freelancing for shows, bridal, and other personal bookings. I have worked with celebrities such as rapper Ca$h Out, Pete Simmons, drummer Pete of Sade’s international tour band, and Atlanta native pro-football player Xavier Glenn.