Sonya has had many accomplishments in the hair industry and holds several certifications as a representation of her dedication to her craft. She received her first gold pin for Dudley cosmetics sales in the 90’s and became and East Texas Area Diamond Member with Dudley products in the early 2000’s. She has been a Technician/Educator for, and supporter of, Jade Simone products for over 20 years. In 2013, Sonya became a Certified Non-surgical Hair Replacement Specialist under the direction of Toni Love. In this capacity, she assists clients who suffer for permanent hair loss with realistic custom units for extended daily wear. She is a Certified Professional Stylist with the Brazilian Blowout & BASIC – One Step System. Sonya is a Lifetime Member Strathmore’s Who’s Who Honors.
Her work has been featured in Pulse Tyler Magazine, Tyler Courier Times, Hair Revolution Volumes 3 & 4 and TLC Magazine. She was awarded as Black Owned Business over 33 years of service, from the North Star Missionary Baptist Church and awarded 2017 The Beauty Industry Pioneer Award from the East Texas Hair and Beauty Expo.
Helen Daniel has been in business in the hair and beauty industry for over 30 years. She attended Beauty School in Crockett, Texas at Graham’s Beauty School. After completion, she married and moved to Tyler, Texas. Helen worked as a stylist at Creation Unlimited for six years before opening her first salon in partnership with Marie Browning, then went on to open her second salon, Preferred Styles over 15 years and then a third salon, Beyond Preferred Styles in partnership with Mrs. Ann Reed. After maintaining success for 3 years, Helen became a hair stylist at Beauty Break Salon.
Marsha Clay is an innovative city-wide cosmetologist in Tyler, Texas, where she has been styling hair since 1981. Marsha owned her own salon, Marsha’s Place, for 20 years. She was confident at an early age that this was her passion. When asked why she chose this industry, she said, “I enjoy making women and men feel beautiful, happy and pampered!” Marsha is educated in and loves all aspects of Hair Design and hair care; it doesn’t get old or feel like work to her. Every day is different and she enjoys meeting new people and making them leave the salon feeling truly confident. Marsha is now working at Sonya’s Beauty Break Salon. When she is not styling clients, she enjoys attending church, playing Family Fued, Bid Wiz, reading and exercising.