Cool under pressure, L.A. is a master stylist and seasoned platform artist. Her work has graced the covers of numerous magazines and billboards.

With a knack for pulling off the sensational, L.A. performs as a platform artist for Mizani/L'Oreal USA. She also served in that position for Straight Request and Paul Mitchell. Her print editorial credits include Essence, Sister-2-Sister and Upscale magazines. Her television credits as a stylist include Fox 5 on Good Day Extra; a Coors Beer ad, Nelly and 112 music videos.

Her work appeared on the covers of Passion, Hype Hair, Sophisticate's Hair, Style Q, Hair World, Mazza, Real Style, Bronner Brothers Fantasy, Salon Sense and Profile. L.A. worked as the onsite stylist for the Miss World Beauty pageant in the Bahamas and frequently serves as creative director on photo shoots.

A fourth generation Floridian, L.A. grew up among a family of stylists, including her mother, three aunts and numerous cousins. Her passion for styling hair emerged as a child. "The hair on my dolls did not last one week, said L.A.

She began her distinguished career in Atlanta in 1987. In less than four years she opened L.A.'s Hair Studio. Creative and precise, she quickly built a clientele of local celebrities. With an eye on expanding her expertise, in 2000 she moved to Virginia to work at Elle Elle, an upscale salon in the Washington D.C. with celebrity clientele. There she continued to flourish, becoming the salons top senior stylist and mentoring Eugene Smith, an editorial stylist with Ted Gibson salon who has appeared on Oprah and in Essence.

L.A. returned to Atlanta in 2004 and re-opened L.A.'s Hair Studio, an upscale boutique salon with the slogan: "You don't have to be in California to look like a star."

RECORDING ARTISTS & CELEBRITIES

Christian Evans (America Next Top Model Contestant)
Diane Hernandez (America Next Top Model Contestant)
Spirit (102.5 Radio Host)
Concrete Rose (MTV Making The Band Contestant)
Mykya Thurmond (Miss Georgia Teen)
Iziane Marques (WNBA player Atlanta Dream)
Toni Acey (Make-up Artist on Atlanta House Wife's)

EDITORIAL

Essence
Sister to Sister
Sophisticate Hair
UpScale
Gospel Today
Hair World
Real Styles
Hair Trends
Salon Sense
Salon Profile
Passion
Metro Style
Braid World
Hype Hair
Black Tress
Mazza
Try it Yourself Hair
Salon Innovations

ADVERTISING

Straight Request Products
Silky Shine Products
Coors Beer
2011 Fashion Week for Fashion Stylist Byron Lars

TELEVISION

Fox 5 Good Day Extra
BET Glen Jackson Fashion Show

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Ernest Washington
Eric Von Lockhart
Reggie Anderson
Sean Cokes
Curtis Kittrell
Derek Blanks
Jonathan Martin
Darryl Lane
Keston Duke
Luis Albarracin
Drexina A. Nelson