Toya Pinkney is an innovative, editorial hair maven, and visual artist. Her niche is cultivating remarkable hair styles that compliment her clients and captivate diverse audiences. Pinkney has over 15 years of expertise in the hair industry. She received her cosmetology license from Paul Mitchell Beauty School. Furthermore, she is a member of the Professional Beauty Association, as well as the National Beauty Culturists League. Toya specializes in textured hair, bridal styling, cuts and color enhancement. Her dedication to hair care, creativity and freedom of expression, fuels her passion to craft each style to perfection. She enjoys cultivating unique Avant Garde looks for photoshoots and fashion exhibitions.
Her mantra is: “Always be open to change and open to reinventing yourself.” Her objective is to use her gift to add joy and confidence to the lives of her clients. She owns and operates a beauty and grooming service entitled, Hairkre8ions Mobile Beauty and Grooming, LLC.
The editorial and hairstyling adventure that Toya is on, has been displayed by celebrity clients which include DJ Beverly Bond of Black Girls Rock, Singer/Songwriter Alice Smith, and News Anchor, Sue Palka just to name a few.
Her clients have also graced the runways of fashion shows including, DC Fashion Week, DMV Fashion Week, District of Fashion, as well as New York Fashion Week. Moreover, she has serviced various organizations such as Van Hook Productions, Models Inc., Design Essentials, Crystal Couture, DC’s Annual Love Locs, and Natural Hair Expo, Golden Scissors Awards, DJS Lifestyles, and Glynn Jackson The Agency.
Her phenomenal styles have been published in Her Life Magazine DC, Gmaro Magazine, Mordant Magazine, Lyun Magazine, and now featured in Vogue Magazine, Essence Magazine, V Magazine, Cosmopolitan Italia, and Daily Beast, as well as several television shows.
Toya continues to perfect her craft. She understands that hair care is a partnership. She has also handcrafted Goddess Kreations products to assist clients with nourishing and moisturizing their hair follicles to prevent breakage and shedding. It is a hair and scalp oil, infused with essential oils to combat dry scalp, aid in repairing hair loss, and offers a lightweight shine to hair. It is also noteworthy, the products aid in treating minor skin ailments as well as products for facial hair grooming. Pinkney is thrilled to be on this healthy hair journey of accentuating the beauty of her clients each style at a time.