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Licensed Cosmetologist / Certified Sisterlocks Consultant / Natural Hair Stylist
Atlanta Hair Stylist Nneka Otim’s motto is, “Keep it pure and simple.” Nneka Otim, a Maryland native, listens, responds and relies on Mother Nature to help transform her client’s hair into a mountain of sheer health and beauty. She only uses products with whole and natural ingredients. Before leaving Nneka Otim’s chair, her clients KNOW they are beautiful and they feel it inside and out. Mother Nature’s ingredients coupled with Nneka Otim’s magic touch are the key to keeping her client’s hair pure and simple, but also fabulous!
Nneka Otim’s hands have been working magic on her client’s hair for over ten years. With an attention to detail and a level of professionalism that elevates other’s standards, Nneka Otim transforms her clients with such precision and dedication. She attributes these qualities to her dad, Reginald Okwor, who has always been very structured and has a great deal of discipline. Her mom, Delinda Merrick-Bey, is a creative and free spirited person who is responsible for Nneka Otim’s love for people and her ability to express creativity. Her love for herbs, nutrition and her appetite to engage in holistic healing was instilled in her by her grandmother, Clara Burrell, who said, “Taking care of yourself in the most natural way is the best way.” Nneka Otim’s clients benefit from her natural foundation.
She had a love for hair since the age of seven, but she was sixteen when she began to see the professional aspect of hair. This passion and excitement landed her a position as a stylist at the age of eighteen.
Continuing to tap into her creative essence, Nneka Otim brought that energy to the stage. She attended Essex Community College as a dance major when she naturally adhered to the need to create hair masterpieces that coincided with the variety of dance styles and formations. Nneka Otim danced with the Transformation Dance Company in Maryland at local venues. It’s no wonder that transforming people’s lives became the cornerstone of her creativity.
Nneka Otim relocated to Los Angeles to optimize her experience in hair and dance. She graciously accepted the opportunity to style hair for fashion shows and photo shoots throughout the Los Angeles area which elevated her love to create hairstyles for all media outlets. With her destiny in mind, she began cosmetology school at the International Academy of Cosmetology in Pasadena, CA. Here is where she entered a hair-styling competition that landed her a high-achievement award for the most creative hairstylist. This era was the catalyst for Nneka Otim’s love and desire to manage different hair textures in a variety of cultures.
She completed her Master Cosmetologist License at The Atlanta Technical College and her dedication to excellence landed her an internship at the Schnitt Punkt Salon in Germany. Her professional training includes mastership in prestige product lines such as Aveda, Phyto and Barex, among others. She is a certified Sisterlocks consultant, master Loctician and a natural hair specialist.
Nneka Otim loves and styles ALL hair textures and believes health is the foundation to any hairstyle. Her goal is to give her clients beautiful hairstyles with professionalism, excellent customer service and high quality products. Nneka Otim’s style is pure and simple and with that, beauty and excellence are naturally achieved