Sophia, owner and master stylist of SoKai Salon was born in Jamaica, W.I. She migrated to New York City at an early age. She was fascinated with styling hair very early in her childhood. She was able to cut and style her mother’s and her mother’s friends’ hair without training. At fourteen, her fascination was actualized when she began working at a hair salon after school and on weekends. She became more engrossed in this field and began to create more professional looking hair styles for family members. While in high school, she also worked as a receptionist in an upscale hair salon in the east village of NYC. Sophia cut and styled her own hair for her high school prom. Sophia attended Boston University for two years and left to pursue her love for doing hair. She attended hair school in NYC and worked for several years as a master stylist in two hair salons. She has always wanted to be an entrepreneur and had returned to school to earn a business degree while practicing her craft. Sophia left NYC for Atlanta in 2003 with the goal of opening her own salon and on November 5th, 2010 she achieved that goal. SoKai is a combination of hers and her brother’s first name. Sokai means a community of artists devoted to theirart, Sophia has a great love for her work and derived much pleasure from her finished product. She enjoys doing all types of hair and specializes in natural, perm, weaves, long and short. Sophia has always thrived to satisfy her clients and makes every effort to meet their needs.
Corliss Aldred joined the team of amazing stylist at Sokai Salon in March 2013.
Corliss received her training from Empire Beauty School and graduated in June 2007. She earned student of the month , received the highest achievement award, as well as highest sales and service awards while attending Empire.
Corliss specializes in healthy hair treatment while styling short hair, natural hair, and silk presses. She hopes to be a blessing to you while servicing your hair care needs.
Patrice Hector got her start in the hair care industry over twenty years ago under the tutelage of Tom Harris in Decatur, Georgia. She has lived both on the east and west coast and works as a freelance personal stylist to the “stars.” Patrice has been featured on Lifetime television’s Head to Toe Reality Makeover show and has worked as lead hair stylist for several production and video companies. She also worked as a national educator for Paul Mitchell Hair Systems, Design Essentials and Nairobi Hair Care products.
Patrice has developed a reputation as a master colorist and specializes in Beautiful Healthy Hair. Her motto is: “Look Good – Feel Good”. She is a senior stylist at Sokai Salon.
Above all, she loves helping and working with people and spending time with her daughter, Miah G. Harris.
Bizette is one of Atlanta's premier stylist, She has been in the industry for 10 years and is best known for her cuts,coloring,styling and natural hair pressing. Bizette has built her clientele on leaving clients with healthy hair and believes in getting her clients out in a timely manner. Her professionalism is top notch and her clients are her best advertisement. Their hair speaks of her great work and talent.
Shakeia is new to Atlanta, recently relocating from Statesville, North Carolina. She specializes in natural hair, weaves, and formal updos. She graduated, with honors, from Empire Beauty School in Dunwoody, Georgia. Shakeia’s top priority is promoting healthy hair. She has an imagination and is very creative, leaving her clients flawless and with the latest, trendy hair styles. Customer service plays an important role to her; she practices getting her clients in and out in a timely manner. Shakeia is new to Sokai Salon, but feels this is a perfect environment and is looking to much growth and success.
As far back as Strawberry can remember she always wanted to be of service to someone, not knowing her calling would be enhancing natural beauty by adding different shades of color to their faces. She loves painting a picture on such a beautiful canvas. Strawberry has been a make up artist for 6 years she still feels a since of accomplishment after completing each client, in addition to makeup she does brows and lashes and her clients love what she does with their eyes.
My journey as an esthetician began in 2005, while attending the International School of Skin, Nailcare and Massage Therapy (ISSN) in Atlanta. Besides being a licensed esthetician in the State of Georgia, I have received certification in microdermabrasion, microcurrent therapy, LED light therapy, and chemical peels. I continue to stay on top of the latest trends and knowledge in skin care by regularly attending post-license classes with the International Dermal Institute (IDI) and the Dermalogica Institute. During my time working for various spas and retailers along with a variety of skin care lines throughout the Atlanta area, I also learned a great deal about products and ingredients. I use this knowledge to assist and instruct my clients in helping their skin to look and feel its very best. Overall skin health and beauty for my clients through the use of the right products and techniques is a priority in my practice.
With the ease and intuition of Hollywood’s elite, Venus Fears’ journey into the world of hair design began in glamorous Los Angeles, where her work on video and movie sets impassioned an already gifted stylist. Her unbelievable talent led her to formalize her education at Georgia Career Institute in Atlanta and establish her as not only a hair stylist, but a hair connoisseur.
Venus Fears’ eye for style and love for healthy hair is unmatched. Her grasp of the science of beautiful hair is intrinsic and she selflessly invests the best practices and products into every client’s mane. Her brand "Ladies Love Luxury" is not a meaningless tagline, but a notice to clients and affiliates that a Venus Fears partnership ensures ladies are serviced into style, lured by love, and pampered into luxury.
Her dedication to education as a Joico Advisor /Educator and training is visible in her inspired designs and her clients leave each appointment better suited to manage their inner and outer well being. Approached by salons, cosmetology educators, and peers to serve as a color expert, Venus is authentic, skilled and in demand.
Having served as a volunteer for holistic nutrition, Venus is often consulted by her clients on the foods, supplements and exercise regimen best suited to maintaining the length, strength and shine of their tresses. And they seek her advice on the products and customs that Ladies who Love Luxury embrace.
So, whether you are in need of a sleek dinner look or red carpet wow, Venus Fears’ "Ladies Love Luxury" is sure to leave you "FEARLESS"!
Kai is self taught as well as a professionally trained stylist working in Washington DC,North Carolina, and Tampa FL for the past 15 years with a passion for art and science. New to the area, she is now premiering her extensive knowledge for multicultural hair, styling techniques on chemically treated as well as natural hair, clipper & scissor cuts for men woman & children. Her goal has always been to "make the world a more beautiful place one head at a time!". She has an opened schedule Tuesday through Saturday mornings, afternoons, and early evenings.
Makeda Siripanhya, mother, visionary, and owner of JapOw Online Boutique. Mrs. Siripanhya is a mother of four but that doesn't slow down her entrepreneurial spirit. Having received a Fashion Marketing degree from American Intercontinental University, Mrs. Siripanhya has used that classroom knowledge to gain real world experiences with key companies such as Atlanta PZI jeans, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Stylish Consignments, just to name a few.
JapOw Boutique is for the everyday woman. With stylish and affordable clothing and accessories, JapOw offers something for everyone. Clothing sizes range from small to 3X. New products arrive daily and the non local customer need not fret, satisfied customers are made with each shipped package. Makeda Siripanhya and JapOw Boutique are quickly becoming names to remember.
Connie Has loved working with hair since high school. Once she moved to Atlanta in 1997 she started modeling for the Bronner Brother’s Hair show and fell in love with hair even more! She has been a licensed stylist for 6yrs. graduating in 2007 from Empire Beauty School with the highest achiever award and student of the year. But in her short 6 yrs of being a stylist she has been trained and working with one of the world’s top stylist Patric Bradley. Connie specializes in healthy hair care from relaxers, color services, silk wraps and natural silky presses. She hopes to bring a smile to her client’s faces once they leave her chair and have that runway walk!
Tasha is an all around loving and caring person and it shows in her work as a massage therapist. She's a two-time graduate of the International School of Skin, Nails and Massage Therapy of Roswell, Georgia, she's a licensed esthetician as well. She's certified in several modalities in both skin and massage therapy, and in her down time she customizes and makes her own bath salts, body scrubs and etc.