TSI Rising Stars
Kamara Brown, born in Los Angeles, CA but hails from Jamaica, has been styling hair professionally for 6 years and specializes in protective styles.
Kamara has proven herself as a visionary artist with clients and stylists alike. Kamara is imaginative and always defines individual style. She believes that hair is what makes up our personality, our culture, and what helps define our culture.
Clients love her good nature, keen sense of style, and her ability to guide them in finding what it is they want from her service. She strives to make every client comfortable in their own skin and helps women to identify what styles make them feel most beautiful.
Erica Speaker is a Los Angeles based hairstylist who has 8 years of experience in the beauty industry. She began to follow her passion for hair after graduating from Morning Side High School in 2011. Receiving a scholarship from the Inglewood Board of Education she decided to attend Inglewood Adult School for cosmetology program and completed the program in 2014.
Erica’s passion for hair grew when she took her business from home to a salon. Learning skills from well known stylist and being coached by business owners she began to become one herself. She learned it was more than just hair, it was the passion behind the chair. It was about making women feel beautiful and confident.
She has styled some of the best in the entertainment industry from Angela Simmons, Jasmin Sullivan, Pretty Vee, cast from Love & Hip Hop Hollywood and Atlanta, etc. She’s styled for music video for artist signed to major labels. Erica has also taught at the Spectrum Hair Show where she displayed her editorial looks. She doesn’t limit herself.
My name is Edward Asuncion and Im originally from Los Angeles. I am originally a self taught barber, picking up my first set of clippers at the age of 12 until my first barbershop as an apprentice years later where I began turning my passion and art into a career behind the chair and free lancing. It wasn’t until I started learning about hairdressing that I decided to further my career and obtain my license in cosmetology which fueled me to continue education and start my path to becoming a Cutting Specialist.
I now have a background in Vidal Sassoon cutting having worked with Mike Varela and The Kingly Hair Group, as well as teaching alongside world class Barbers, Cutters, and Stylists from Cali, NY, and Overseas in Paris and Russia. I’ve worked Paris Fashion week, LA Fashion Week, Taught internationally, as well as balanced time behind the chair where I have continued to hone my craft. Because of my experience and education I’ve been able to transform myself from just a barber to an International Haircutter and Stylist. My next platform will be education because I want to give to others what my mentors gave to me.
Sarah Douglas started her Hair career at the age of 15 in a local salon in New York. Through her 13 year career she has adapted from hair cutting stylist to a color specialist focused in free hand painting techniques. Her career really began taking off behind the chair after finding her mentor Salvatore Lauretta and allowing her confidence to grow as the unique force she is. Specializing in the art of balayage she has expanded her career to Los Angeles where she is beginning to brand herself privately as well as in top Salon Sally Hershberger LA. Sarah is now a bicoastal stylist traveling back and forth sharing her passion. She is now opening doors for herself to share the ins and outs of the Hair world with passionate individuals like herself.
From doing make-up in front of the chair or doing hair behind the chair, Anise creates glamorous, classy, and polished styles effortlessly. Whether it's cutting, color or styling, she has set herself as a versatile stylist both on set and in the salon.
Jenn is the leading expert in Lashes, and eye beauty. Her passion for lashes extends out to her work with each individual client.