Dwana Makeba


dwana-makebaOwner and key stylist of Beauty on de Bayou Natural Hair Salon in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dwana Makeba is a rising force in the natural hair care and beauty industry. Inspired by her grandmother, Marie Pearl, the woman who put love and care into her hair, Makeba feels natural hair is her ministry and is dedicated to the evolution of natural hair care craft. Born and raised in New Orleans, where she one of the pioneers of natural hair care, she has taught and inspired several women to open become locticians. She is dedicated to learning and teaching innovative techniques for natural hair care. Her ongoing involvement in educational sessions, as well as fashion shows, and editorial hairstyling keep her skills sharp and techniques evolving.  A sought after stylist and instructor with over 500 loyal customers, her noteworthy clientele includes Cassandra Wilson, India Airie, KRS-ONE, and a host of local NOLAartists, poets, politicians, and judges. She is one of the Belles of Bayou Road.  Dwana Makeba is a licensed cosmetologist and has over 10 years of professional natural hair care with consistent experience. She has developed Makeba’s Magnifiscents, a natural hair care product line, to help people learn to nurture and restore their hair to its natural and healthiest state.  Dwana Makeba is available for workshops and seminars by calling 504-942-5625 and 504-339-3907. She can be reached by emailing her at beautyondebayou@yahoo.com. Visit her online at www.beautyondebayou.com.

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