Chauna Payne has been a licensed Cosmetologist for 10 years and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance, from the University of Missouri-St Louis. She worked at Walgreens as an Insurance Biller and authored a book titled Insurance Billing For The Beauty Professional. She has owned a salon and a Prosthetic DME company since 2012. She has contracts with the Veteran's Hospital, several hospitals and clinics and serves as a Clearinghouse to process claims for salons in her area. She works in the Wig Depts at The Muny and The Fabulous Fox. She has a children's book series created for little children experiencing hair loss titled Heavenly Hair Ever After. Chauna is a certified trainer through the Look Good, Feel Better program administered by The Professional Beauty Association, an Empowerment Speaker, a certified Mastectomy Fitter and a certified Prosthetic/Orthotic Supplier. She currently sits on the E. St. Louis Senior High School CTE Advisory Board for Cosmetology.
Chauna’s Mother is a 34 year breast cancer survivor. Her continued strength and perseverance has been the driving force behind everything she does. Her prayer is that her brand shows her heart and her gift of service. In the words of Chauna- “Am I My Sister’s Keeper? YES, I MOST CERTAINLY AM!!”
TaLisa Blackman has been a licensed Cosmetologist for 32 years. She went on to complete her Educator's certification in 2006. She has worked as a Global Educator for some of the industry's top beauty companies and is still a Consultant for companies and private owners. TaLisa saw the need for continuing her education in the field of hair loss and went on to become a Hair Loss Practitioner and Trichologist. Her recent work with The Hair Loss Club has given her on edge on the competition by again positioning herself to learn with an industry leader.
While owning her own salon, TaLisa mastered the art of Wig Making, Ventilation and Medical Salon practices. Once she learned how to bill insurance for prosthetics, this added to the services she was able to provide her clients in Tennesee and Texas. She has traveled around the world to teach other salon owners how to open and effectively operate a salon like the one she built from the ground up.
After TaLisa's mother was diagnosed with Lung Cancer, her thirst for knowledge about the science of hair lead to her becoming a hair loss practitioner. Once she passed, TaLisa felt like she was still missing something. What if the guest could grow their own hair and not need to mask hair loss forever? That was the reason she studied trichology.