LAKIA DIGGS – HAIR STYLIST – Caribbean Style & Culture 2017

LAKIA DIGGS, a spirited Cosmetologist licensed in the State of Maryland, who’s passion for healthy hair and scalp care has afforded her the opportunity to serve a continuous returning clientele for over 19 years.

An experienced wig crafter with her own wig unit collection, extensive education in complex weave installations as well as precision cutting, and advanced custom coloring; Lakia is passionate about furthering her education, even if that means travel. She has been known to hop state lines for various advanced classes.

Her extensions line “Bundles From Mary “offers clients a diverse assortment of human hair textures and densities from a variety of different origins that will blend flawlessly with any hair type.

Using innovative techniques and from many years of experience, Lakia is skilled and comfortable with ALL hair types and textures from ALL ethnicities.

Lakia is pursuing a certification in Trichology to better serve clients, and stay on trend; all while preserving hair and scalp integrity.

After achieving huge success with her growth stimulating “BFM Miracle Drops” she will soon offer a full range of hair care products that will promote healthy hair and assist in it’s growth and scalp care.

Along with being behind the chair, Lakia is an advocate for entrepreneurship, women empowerment and philanthropy throughout the city of Baltimore.

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MARVA STEPHENS – Head Make-up Artist, Caribbean Style & Culture 2017 

MARVA STEPHENS also known as (MJ on the Beat) is a Maryland based freelance Make-up Artist specializing in Bridal, Editorials, Beauty and Runway make-up. She has always possessed a passion for beauty and started her craft in early 2015. In the short time she has been working professionally as a make-up artist.

Marva has filled her portfolio with numerous fashion shows, weddings and photo-shoots. She has played an intricate role in Baltimore 2016 Fashion Week 2016 as Lead Makeup Artist, managing over 15 makeup artist & working with approximately 80 models per day.

 Marva has also been featured in the online magazine, Glambitious, as the New Beauty Spotlight for April 2016. Through all her opportunities & growth, Marva stays dedicated to her work by continuing to learn more about her craft. She is currently studying for her Master Makeup Artistry degree as well as traveling to take classes from some of the biggest celebrity makeup artists. Marva will not stop learning & growing in her craft; & is determined to take the beauty industry by storm