Reneé Hall, a native New Yorker, was born and raised in Brooklyn. Her natural hair artistry began as a little girl, styling dolls and sitting out on the stoop and doing the “neighborhoods” hair. As a teenager, she worked with master hair braider, Tulani Kinard. It was under this teaching when she really began to see the gift she was given. She established her first salon, Mo’ Better Braids, which had a clientele based on word of mouth only and would remain open for 10 years. Reneé inspired many as she participated in career days, taught Diane Bailey's natural hair care class at Medgar Evers College, and showcased her talent as a platform artist. She was featured in the book, “One hundred Jobs, A Panorama of Work in the American City. Her first photo shoot landed on the cover of a hair magazine in 1990 working for Tulani Kinard of Tulani's Regal Movement. Her natural hair styles continue to be published in different media. In 2000, Reneé moved to Maryland where she could see God’s divine order.
She opened Essentials Beauty and Barber Day Spa in 2004, which in 4 more years, would become Essentials Beauty Spa, LLC in Laurel, MD. She continued to inspire many by participating in trade shows, speaking at several engagements, and performing as a platform artist. The biggest blessing was in 2010 where she went on a mission trip to South Africa. She did several little girls’ hair; many of which lived in orphanages. She spoke there as well about following your dreams and putting God first. In 2012, a new company Natural Trendzetter, LLC was established in Georgia. It is the umbrella for many projects that she is working on. S.E.P. Salon Empowerment Program which is a salon consulting program to help salons off to a brand new start. One on One Workshops which provide education for stylists looking to expland or to keep their transitioning clients. Renee has won 2014 Natural Hair stylist of the Year and 2018 #achimag Stylists of the year award.
Reneé is known for expeditious speed and is passionate about creativity on the crown. With 23 years in the hair industry, she strives to open doors for many young aspiring entrepreneurs. Renee has a passion to please God for she truly believes in Him, and with that, her success is owed to Him. She is a true testament of faith, a word she has tattooed on her foot – simply because she walks by faith and not by sight.
Originally from Maryland, has always had a passion for Hair and Beauty since she was a little girl. She embarked on her craft at the tender age of 9 when she taught herself how to braid and cornrow, using family members and friends as her walking canvas. While working under Renee Hall as a Salon Apprentice at Essentials Beauty Spa, LLC in Maryland, her love for hair grew and she was able
to learn how to be a successful entrepreneur. Renee Hall opened her eyes up to
endless possibilities within the Natural Hair Industry and business development.
It was in God’s Plan that they both moved to Atlanta, for different reasons, in the
year of 2013.
Devinn has been featured as a model in many editions of the Sophisticate’s Black
Hair magazine and in the infamous Bronner Bros. Hair Show. She is currently
completing her Master of Cosmetology Program loves to make her clients feel
confident and like family when they sit in her chair. She believes with proper
guidance and focus she will too be a great asset to the hair care industry.
Motto: What’s for YOU is for.
Courtney is a natural hair specialist who loves creating new and exciting hair styles. She is originally from New Jersey but was raised here in the south. She is the best marriage of both the North and South worlds. She is a talented braider whose work showcases precision, design and funk and pizazz to fit the individual client. Courtney loves new designs and styles that have never been seen before. She stays ready for any challenge. Courtney has always had special talents and gifts with her hands and hair. She always wanted the latest styles and trends with her own hair and performed those services for many as well. She began to braid her own hair and was her own walking billboard. By the age of 15, she had her first business with over 50 regular clients. Now, Courtney loves to provide professional services to all promoting and ensuring healthy hair.
MOTTO: Confidence is your color and you SHALL wear it proud!
Never say that you cant wear something based on the thought of how it would look on you!
Iesha Wyatt has always loved all things hair and fashion. Growing up in Virginia she watched her mother do hair and had always dreamed of one day becoming a cosmetologist. In high school Iesha signed up for the technical cosmetologist program and was accepted, but due to unfortunate circumstances she was unable to begin the program. Although that was a discouraging event, Iesha completed high school and then went on to Old Dominion University, completed a four-year program, and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree (in an unrelated field). Obtaining a degree was a major accomplishment, but Iesha still had a love for hair and fashion. She was still “doing hair” for family members, friends, and even a few loyal clients.
After deciding that it was time for a change, Iesha packed up her family and moved to Atlanta in search of better opportunities. Immediately she began to use social media to promote hair braiding services. Though she received a few clients, some who remain loyal to this day, it was not enough. She got a job at a call center and quickly decided that it was not for her. Iesha officially decided that it was time to be serious about her dreams. She resigned from her job and immediately began working in a braid shop. She was happy about finally being free to do hair all day, but something was still not right.
She had everything she wanted, but a license. She completed the Master Cosmetologist program at Empire Beauty School and went on to become a licensed Master Cosmetologist. Iesha is excited about her opportunity to be a stylist at Natural Trendzetter and very eager to learn and grow with Renee Hall and the other stylists as well.
Motto: You got this!