April specializes in precision cutting and with her artistic vision and impeccable attention to detail enjoys working with clients to come up with styles individualized to their needs. A master of her craft, she keeps up with the latest techniques and hair trends as they appear on the fashion scene. She is trained in and has expanded upon the cutting techniques of Vidal Sassoon, Sam Villa, and Toni & Guy. April has been a stylist on the BET Bobby Jones Gospel Show. Her work has been published in print Modern Salon, Hype Hair, and Black Sophisticate. She styles hair for fashion shows, photo shoots, and special events. Whether you want a contemporary classic or avant-garde style, your hair is in good hands with April.
Lajoya Dailey has 10 years of professional hair care experience as a colorist. She was born into the beauty industry with mentors such as her aunt, a licensed cosmetologist, and her grandmother, a licensed nail technician. Her specialty is creating beautiful cuts with color while maintaining the integrity of the hair – “Healthy hair with a twist” as she has trademarked it. Ms. Dailey has been with Influance for 3 years and teaches our Blonding and Color Placement classes.
Blonding and Color Placement Educator
Color Courses Educator
Al Kelly has over 25 years of professional hair care experience and has been with Changes City Spa for 21 years. For 20 years he worked with WAVY-TV 10 and created one-of-a-kind looks for their news personalities. He trained with Vidal Sassoon in London and obtained extensive color training in Paris, Berlin, and Milan. Mr. Kelly’s specialty is color with a focus on color correction and blonding, and his passion is creating avant-garde styles. He is certified in Great Length and Hairdreams Hair Extensions. His work has been published in Modern Salon, Dark Beauty Magazine, Visual Artistry Magazine, Virginia Bride, and Vow Magazine. Al has been with Influance for over a year and teaches our color courses.
Cindy Pierce has over 29 years experience in the professional hair care industry. Ms. Pierce earned her cosmetology license at Leon’s Cosmetology School in Greensboro, NC. She has trained at Paul Mitchell, Aquage Master Class Academy, Like the River Short Hair Boot Camp, Matrix, CHI, The Product Company, and many other institutes. Her work has been featured in the Dudley Q Style Book, the Influance Calendar, and the Black Hair and Hype Hair Magazine. She owns the award-winning salon Hair One Styling Salon and Color Bar in High Point, NC. Cindy has been a national educator for Influance Hair Care for 11 years.
Color Courses Educator
Karen Brace has over 24 years of professional hair care experience and obtained her cosmetology instructors license in October 2008. Karen earned her Pharmacy Technician Certification and Phlebotomy Technician training at Norfolk State University. She then completed training for Trichology at the National Trichology Training Institute in Stockbridge, Georgia. After passing the American Medical Certification Association board exam Karen became the FIRST Trichologist Practitioner in Virginia. Ms. Brace has been with Influance Hair Care for 12 years and teaches our Trichology courses.
Shameka Anderson has been a Certified and Licensed
Cosmetologist for 21 years; serving her community and
clientele with her knowledge and expertise. Shameka is the owner and operator of Hair Elegance Salon in
VA. Ms. Anderson is skilled in the art of coloring,
cutting, styling, and more. Educating aspiring artists and stylists allows Shameka to give back to her community and share her passions and love of hair with everyone she meets. Shameka has been an educator at Influnace Hair Care for over 10 years and teaches our Color Courses.