Markeita S Pruitt, proprietor, and operator of beauty brand Touch of Heaven Artistry and CEO of The Suite Life Salons, LLC., and The Suite Life Luxury Suites, was born with a passion for hair. Growing up as a kid, she played “beauty shop” with all her friends, and became well known throughout her academic years as the “neighborhood beautician”. In 2004, after several layoffs, she decided to follow her passion and registered at her local college to obtain her Cosmetology degree. The triumph that followed that decision has been monumentous.
Her salon space has always been a place of ministry that paves a way for mental, emotional, and spiritual growth not only for her clientele but for herself as well.
A published author, and currently working on her second and third, Markeita anticipates greater opportunities to educate stylists, minister to the youth and women of all cultures, as well as continue developing her businesses and launching new ventures as the Lord instructs. Her resume includes collaborations with brands such as Cantu, Motions, Kinky Curly Yaki, Kinkistry, TeamNatural, Bella Kinks, Uncle Funky’s Daughter, Naturally Happy Hair, Aunt Jackie's (just to list a few) and stood on educational platforms such as The Natural Hair Industry Convention and Mississippi Natural Hair Expo.
SPECIALTY: Natural Hair, Hair Color, Precision Cuts
Kendra Howard is new to Texas. She is a former salon owner of over 10 years and hairstylist of over 20 years. Growing up in Louisiana with a mother, grandmother, uncle, and great-grandmother as hairstylists, the salon became a second home. As a child, Kendra began to nurture her passion for hair. By junior year in high school, she attended beauty school offered through a Louisiana local career center.
By 20 years of age, Kendra was licensed and excited about the journey to entrepreneurship. God's grace has afforded her many opportunities including becoming a celebrity hairstylist. She worked on sets on a few well-known movies filmed in Louisiana. In 2021, she decided to take a leap of faith by moving to Texas to create a better life and opportunities for her sons and herself. She closed her salon, sold her home, and trusted God.. He has not failed.
Kendra is a strong believer and follower of Christ and truly believes in a Roman 8:28 lifestyle.
"For we know that all things work together for the good of them that love God and are called according to his purpose".
- Romans 8:28
SPECIALTY: Relaxers, Short Hair, Natural Hair, Weaves, and Sew-Ins
Lucreshia Samples has been a licensed stylist for 14 years. Having worked at Kelsey-Seybold for 12 years, she decided to take a leap of faith and leave behind the good job and great benefits to follow a path of entrepreneurship. She credits God for having more in store than she could have ever imagined for herself. Her love for hair dates back to her days in high school, in which she always found herself doing someone's hair. Whether natural or relaxed, Lucreshia was always game. This was the catalyst that led her to make the decision to complete beauty school.
While the paycheck from Kelsey-Seybold was incentive enough to stay, after taking the leap, Lucreshia has never looked back and has no regrets.
She credits her ability to do what she does best to the supportive and loving role of her husband, who also was a huge pillar in her transition from corporate to entrepreneurship.
This journey as a hairstylist has created a less stressful life and has given the grace for her to live in her truth. Having a family-oriented salon, she serves clients of all ages and makes healthy hair a priority by making sure all clients leave looking good, feeling good, and confident about their hair care.
While serving as a hairstylist, she is also a wife and mother to 2 beautiful children.
SPECIALTY: Relaxers, Natural Hair, Silk Press, Facials
DoubleDutch Beauty is a professional makeup artistry and beauty collaboration founded by twin sisters, Sasha and Simone. In 2012, Sasha and Simone moved back home to Houston from graduate school and decided to continue offering basic makeup and hair services from the comforts of their family home. Thanks to the loving support of hundreds of family, friends, and client referrals, their business grew and they recently moved their beauty studio to Humble, TX.
Co-Owners, Sasha and Simone, are published Professional Makeup Artists and Natural Hair Stylists. Sasha is a licensed Esthetician and Natural Hair Specialist through Aveda Institute and Franklin Beauty. She is also certified in Permanent Makeup, specifically brows, through Illume Institute, and now offers full-service natural hair styling at a salon in Humble, TX. Together, they offer premier services for all beauty and makeup-related needs including bridal, lifestyle, private instruction, photography, natural hair, and permanent brows.
SPECIALTY: Crochet, Protective Styles, Makeup, Microblading, Microshading
Francheska began experimenting with her own hair at an early age by creating different hairstyles. She sharpened her skills through the years by styling family and friends. This simple fact made it clear that hairstyling would play a role in her life, but had no idea just how big that role would be.
Hair has always been a passion for Francheska and can recall that no matter what venture of life she was in, hairstyling was always there. Francheska has been blessed with not only the talent but also the passion to care about people and protect their hair in the process. In 2016, she decided to turn her side passion into her main passion. The Royal Experience Salon began. What started off as just a small vision has now given birth to greater meaning and purpose.
Francheska aims to teach others that it is possible to have healthy hair while wearing protective styles.
Her career has afforded the opportunity to venture into other sectors of the beauty industry and looks to the future - hopeful for what's in store.
SPECIALTY: Braids, Extensions, Weaves, Kid Styles, Natural Hair, Locs, Crochet
Rashad has been a licensed barber since 2008. Being from a small town in South Carolina, chose to move to Houston in 2018 with the determination to take over the barber industry. He practically grew up in a barbershop along side his mother who is a licensed professional barber and owner since 1995.
Fresh out of high school, Rashad jumped right in as a barber and hasn't looked backed. Cutting hair is all he really knows and is passionate about his craft. He's a professional, yet forever student of the barber industry because he is always seeking to expand his knowledge and increase in skills and techniques. He values his clients and their time which sets him apart from many.
He's a husband and a father of 1 awesome kid.
SPECIALTY: Barbering, Razor Shaves, Designs
Perry Irchirl Jr was born and raised here in Houston. He has been licensed for 4 years, with 3 years of shop experience. He learned and practiced not only himself but multiple friends while attending school. They inspired him to pursue the industry shortly after college.
College life afforded Perry the opportunity to build a clientele and served as a stepping stone to developing his brand. He would work nights, go to class in the morning, then cut hair right after. It was a passion for him that just came naturally. Growing up he used to go to his grandmother's barber and beauty salon and watch everyone come in and leave in high spirits which inspired him; he was unaware that one day he would be a part of the same amazing industry.
SPECIALTY: Fades, Designs, Razor Shaves, Facials
Briauna Cousino has been a licensed esthetician since 2017. After graduating beauty school she got a job as a wax expert for a large retail chain and this is where her passion for eyebrow styling grew and the vision for “Snatched Brows LLC” was birthed. With the leading of Gods voice, she stepped out and began her journey to entrepreneurship. Through the years she has faithfully yielded her business to the will of God and is intentional about ministering to each of her clients. Her faith, business, and skill has given her the opportunity to train, mentor, and coach new and developing estheticians.
Briauna is also a Biblical Mindset Coach and faithfully serves in ministry at her church. Her purpose through coaching is to help women “Develop a Mindset that Agrees with God”. 2nd Corinthians 10:7 is a scripture she holds dear to her heart and is the foundation of her ministry. “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." Briauna is a mother of two amazing boys and enjoys family days and Sunday brunch!
SPECIALTY: Brow Grooming, Brow Waxing, Brow Tint, and Brow Lamination, Training and Developing New Estheticians
Tammy A. Weber is originally from Hammond, Louisiana, but relocated to Texas in 2016. As a self-taught loctician, Tammy counts it as a blessing to have been successfully operating for 6 years. With a passion for all hair types, Tammy dreams of being a barber. As a child, she was taught to cut by her father, which added to her love for it, since her dad cheered her on no matter her level of skills.
Tammy spent time in the healthcare field because she feared she wouldn't be a good barber, only to rediscover her first love and passion at heart. After starting her boys locs (accidentally) and maintaining them, Tammy grew an obsession with locs. This led her to do much research as she became a student of all things pertaining to locs.
With roots in the healthcare industry, helping others comes naturally. After making the difficult decision not to return to the healthcare industry after the pandemic, Tammy began a hobby of maintaining others locs. This unearthed a calmness and peace that stirred excitement for her future.
Realizing that God showed her locs were the next phase in her life, she decided to step out on faith and build The Loc Nursery! Tammy's ultimate dream for her brand is to continue to service people with beautiful hair, compassion and love!
SPECIALTY: Loc Maintenance, Cutting, Loc Repair & Health, Styling
Denise Jordan is a native Houstonian who demonstrates hairstyling not just as a profession but as a passion. She owns “The Manasseh Experience” hair salon, where her clients describe it as “The Five Star Hair Spa”. Denise is knowledgeable in revitalizing damaged hair and specializes in various hair textures, lengths, and extension installations. She is also a skilled maker of customized wig units including frontals, closures, u- parts, and clip ins. She also participates in cosmetology programs that teach students how to make wigs. Serving as a mentor for the Houston Independent School District, Denise encourages students to pursue their dreams. At a young age, she always dreamed of becoming a hairstylist, inspired by her late grandmother's wig collection. Denise would restyle her grandmother's wigs to keep them looking just as beautiful as her grandmother. As a cosmetologist, Denise encountered several women suffering hair loss caused by autoimmune diseases, stress, medication, etc. As they expressed their grief and hopelessness, she was compelled to create wigs for comfort and was successful at formulating “Improve ME” hair oil to stimulate and strengthen hair follicles to promote hair growth.
Her heart's desire for people's lives to be impacted motivates her to teach innovatively. Denise is currently pursuing her goals of becoming a cosmetology instructor, developing her hair products, and creating a designer line of wigs.
SPECIALTY: Wigs, Silk Press, Quick Weaves, Hair Extensions
Toni the Stylist formally known as Antonia Segura is a professional braider from Houston, Texas who specializes in the braiding and styling of all textures of men, women, and children.
Starting out in the 8th grade as "The Braiding Lady" in the neighborhood, Toni the Stylist has developed her skills. With 10+ years of experience and through her advanced studying of cosmetology at Paul Mitchell The School Houston, she has sharpened her skill set and confidence to provide services that bless each customer.
The overall objective for all who enter the establishment of Toni the Stylist is to leave satisfied and loving the crown that they carry.
SPECIALTY: Braids, Quickweaves, Natural Hair, Crochet styles
Synethia is a Licensed Haircare Professional of Signatures by Synethia! She specializes in Healthy Hair while servicing The Everyday Woman! As your stylist, her mission is to maintain the integrity of your hair while giving you a positive experience to remember.
Synethia believes that proper haircare maintenance paired with a dope & knowledgeable stylist is the key to unlocking HEALTHY HAIR!
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SPECIALTY: Silk Press, Natural Styles, Rod Sets, Twists Outs, Braid Outs, Relaxers, and Color Services.