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Life & Work with Atouria Whitely

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I was born in Jamaica I always knew the basics of hair being that my mother and aunty are hairstylist! I always knew I never wanted a job I wanted to be my own boss. I was I started doing box braids on myself back in 2016 and practiced more on my friends. I quickly mastered box braids/lemonade braids/feed-in braids. Fast forward to 2018, I decided to invest in a lace class, from then moved on to sew-ins and lace wigs. I practiced every day even though I’m still in the process of learning new techniques everyday! I finally got a salon suite this year that I worked really hard for 🔥🔥 This is just the beginning of my journey I still have a lot more in store for everyone.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The biggest struggle was honestly doing hair around my school schedule. I became so In love with doing hair, I was willing to miss school to take appointments.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Lace wigs, closure/frontal and natural sew ins. I believe I’m known for my lace wig installs. I’m proud of how much I’ve improved. After three years of experience. I really try to communicate with my clients to make sure everyone has the ultimate experience!

Alright, so to wrap up, is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
Here are some of my friends that helped me along the way to help me be the person I am today I wanted to give a shout out to, @kizzyapparel @blissful_lyfestyle @fabulouslookz @luelegance @eyekandiandco.


  • Lace wig install $100
  • Lace wig install $100
  • Closure sew in 130
  • Natural sew in $115

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