Artist In The Spotlight Tag Archives

Lydia Ko


Lydia Ko is a young woman paving the way and inspiring others with her extraordinary journey.

Lydia Ko may have just lost her No 1 ranking in women’s golf, but let’s not forget: She’s only 19 and has achieved more than not only most of us, but also her peers.

Hailing from New Zealand, Lydia Ko became the No. 1 ranked woman professional golfer on February 2, 2015 at age 17, making her the youngest player of either gender to be ranked No. 1 in professional golf.


And she is growing up before our very own eyes: The now 18-year-old recently swapped specs for contact lenses, a new hair style among other things, and she is coming into her own.

The makeover hasn’t gone unnoticed.

“If Lydia Ko is trying to make a statement – ‘I’m not a kid anymore and I mean business’ – it’s working!” website wrote.

But she’s not losing her professional focus by an means.

Ko recently described what she does during her downtime.

“After my golf, I like to come back and watch TV and just relax. That’s probably the best part of my day, no stress. I relax and chill out,” she said.

Ko, who now lives in Orlando, Florida, added: “Most of my friends from the States are the tournament players. Sometimes we go out to dinner or watch a movie, or go to Universal Studios.”

Follow Lydia Ko on Instagram @lydsko


Melissa Nester

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 Melissa Nester

If healthy hair care is what you’re looking for, then Melissa Nester of Umberto Salon in Beverly Hills, Ca is the stylist you need to know.

She’s firmly of the belief that when it comes to products, less is more and quality ingredients are what really count.

With an extensive background in hair, with twenty years under her belt, Melissa Nester is multi-talented specializing in color, cuts, custom-made wigs and hairpieces.


You’ll find her working at the fabulous, Oscar- favorite Umberto’s Salon in Beverly Hills.

Melissa particularly excels in textured natural hair with her wet-setting and round brush techniques bringing out the hair’s natural body and luster and she has long been an inspiration for JCOE Haircare Solutions.

Follow Melissa Nester on Instagram @sistermiss


Jen Atkin

Television personality Kim Kardashian arrives at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

Jen Atkin for some outside the industry, they may not instantly recognize Jen Atkin name, but her work, they’ve seen on America’s most famous reality family — the Kardashians.

Remember when Kim stunned the world recently when she went platinum blonde during Paris Fashion Week? Well, Jen  Atkin and her team were behind it.

It’s not just Kim’s tresses she tends to: When Kris, Khloe and Kylie hit the red carpet for the NBC Upfronts in NYC two weeks ago, Jen Atkin’s team was responsible for the red carpet styles.

And remember Chrissy Teigen’ s stunning style at the Billboard Music Awards? Well, that was Jen’s team again behind another memorable media moment.


Jen Atkin is known for her unique ability to meld old school beauty with up to the minute trends and other stars she has styled include: Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Emma Stone, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba, Cindy Crawford, Katy Perry, and Christina Hendricks (to name a few).


Dividing her time between LA, NY, and Dubai Jen works in beauty, print, film, music video, runway, red carpet, celebrity, and advertising where her hair artisty is frequently covered by publications such as Vogue, Elle, InStyle, Esquire, Nylon, Allure, and W Mag and photographers Annie Leibovitz, Ellen Von Unwurth,

Jen Atkin is the founder of Mane Addicts Salons and they have three outlets around the world: NY, LA, and Dubai. Jen has tried to transform the beauty industry by offering expert advice and shining light on other artists and what goes on behind the scenes.

Follow Jen’s work and see her clientele @jenatkinhair or visit her website:


Jen Atkin’s work is renowned


Hair by Bobby

Based in New York, Hair by Bobby is creating quite the name for himself and with a client such as Gabrielle Douglas, the Olympic Gold Medalist, and his brand Hair by Bobby is on the fast-track to international acclaim.
Hair by Bobby specializes in hair extensions and utilizes professional colorist D. Edmunds to create the perfect custom color and toning.
Bobby understands that it takes teamwork to create sensational styles.
And on Yelp, he garners rave reviews.

Gina K. wrote:  “Booking with Hair By Bobby was easy and his schedule is very convenient/ flexible for my crazy work schedule. The space is small but cozy, clean and has a Bobby flare to it.

“I was welcomed with a tea and chocolate covered gingerbread cookie. During my consult, I was so tired after a long day that I wasn’t very clear with how I wanted my color to be done. I basically had some blonde highlights hand painted/dark brown roots growing out. The contrast was becoming too noticeable and my blonde looked brassy. However, the resulting look was fabulous, harmonious and exactly what I wanted. He’s obviously a mind reader.

“I love that he tries to use organic and/or least harmful methods of coloring hair. Plus, I believe I was the first client to get my hair washed with the pure alkaline water installed that day.

“I would definitely go again! My hair looks and feels great.”

Follow him on Instagram @HairbyBobby
And you can catch colorist D. Edmunds @D.Edmunds

Cindy Melendrez


Want the best brows in Los Angeles? Well, Cindy Melendrez is your girl.

Cindy  Melendrez is a professional makeup artist and eyebrow extraordinaire at Giuseppe Franco Salon in Beverly Hills, CA., where she is known for transforming women into Tinseltown beauties.

Cindy Melendrez’s work

A native Angeleno, Cindy Melendrez always had a passion for beauty and high fashion. It wasn’t long before she knew her true calling in life was to share beauty, glitz and glamorous makeup with women (and men) everywhere. By helping women show their most beautiful selves, she felt fulfilled and truly of service.

Cindy has an instinctual panache to highlight a woman’s natural features with the help of makeup and enhancing techniques.

Her job at at Giuseppe Franco salon  is a dream as she had long been a longtime admirer of the Giuseppe Franco salon.

She believes that Giuseppe is a consummate perfectionist with an unparalleled attention to detail. The moment Cindy met Giuseppe and saw the salon expansion (including a new makeup area) she could not resist this opportunity.

Cindy’s makeup style is a mix of timeless, classic glamour and fashion forward elegance and her clients never walk away feeling too done up but instead feel glamorous in their own skin.

All eyes will be on you after a session with Cindy.

Follow her on Instagram @cindy_melendrez


Khimandi with Studio Flow in Arlington, Texas,  specializes in natural hair and super cute pixie cuts that will turn everyone’s head.
Coupled with her flair for coloring, she truly is a gifted stylist and lucky for others wanting to learn the craft, she also teaches the art of cutting and natural healthy haircare.
Follow her on Instagram @Khimandi

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop


Floyd’s 99 Barbershop bills itself as the Original Rock ‘n Roll Barbershop for both men and women and it lives up to its name with superb cuts, colors, shaves and an always funky cool environment.


With locations in Los Angeles and San Diego, Floyd’s 99 Barbershop’s success is built on the choice to deliver great customer service, delivered by the best hairstylists and barbers in the business, in a fun, high-energy environment, at a great value.

At Floyd’s 99, we mix old-school client service with the appeal of experienced, talented staff in a high energy barbershop environment. Floyd’s 99 stylists and barbers are encouraged to display their individuality from their personal fashion and hairstyles, to taste in music. No two shops are the same, as the walls are plastered with posters of current and timeless bands and musical artists.

At Floyd’s 99 Barbershop  their approach is to keep services simple, providing quality cuts, shaves, and styles to the masses with our accessible pricing model. With cuts starting at $21 and color at $45, our brand delivers a rockin’ haircut at a value price.  To top it all off, every client’s experience is complete with our signature shoulder massage.

Walk-in service is the norm, but clients can also call ahead to be put on a wait list (just like in restaurants), or call anytime on the day they’d like to come in and make a reservation with their favorite stylist or barber.  Appointments are recommended, though, for those wanting face and head shaves and coloring services. Clients can even check out individual stylist and barber schedules on our website.

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop most importantly represents great business in practice.  Consistently our shops win Best Barbershop awards in nearly every one of our markets

What more could you ask for, right?

Follow them on Instagram @floyds99barbershop


Kiyah Wright


Kiyah Wright is one of the most sought-after hair designer’s and hair stylist’s in her industry.

She counts boldfaced names such as Tyra Banks, Jennifer Hudson, Nicole Murphy and Ciara as her clients.


Kiyah Wright is a two-time Emmy Award-winning celebrity hairstylist whose genius has not only set the precedent for image making, but has redefined the appearance of sexy, successful and confident women. Kiyah is a fashion powerhouse with expertise ranging from signature hair designs to overall beauty consultation and transformation. As a charismatic visionary, this creative trendsetter has established her mark in the industry and continues to inspire with cutting edge developments and groundbreaking achievements.

She has been featured on hit television shows like The Tyra Show, America’s Next Top Model, America’s Got Talent, and BET’s “My Black Is Beautiful”. She has made guest appearances on Style Her Famous, Shear Genius, MTV’s “Hired” and can be found giving hair and beauty tips on AOL “Daily Solutions” webisodes. In addition, Kiyah’s work has been prominently displayed in magazine such as Glamour, Vanity Fair, Elle, Essence, and Vogue. Aside from this rigorous work schedule Kiyah manages to remain loyal to her client base at the highly celebrated Warren-Tricomi Salon in Los Angeles.

Kiyah Wright believes, “behind every gorgeous celebrity is a fabulous hairstylist.”

Her diverse clientele reflects her impeccable ability to reveal and effectively translate a woman’s beauty, inside and out. Kiyah aims to bring awareness and knowledge to the proper care of “blended hair,” a variety of textures whether it be curls or kinks. As a result, she is in development on a line of hair styling products for textured hair.


Follow Kiyah Wright on Instagram @kiyahwright1 or visit her website:





Sommore the queen of comedy, a gifted and very funny lady.


Sommore reigns as the undisputed “Queen of Comedy.” This trendsetting, highly-acclaimed veteran entertainer is widely considered one of America’s top comedic female entertainers. With a winning combination of class and sass, Sommore offers audiences a hilarious, yet piercing look at today’s issues from a woman’s perspective. She is frank and fearless in her routines, tackling topics that range from the mundane to the controversial with wit, intelligence and style. Praised by critics, respected by her peers, and adored by a diverse fan base, she performs her stand-up act to sold-out audiences across the country, and she is among the top-grossing stand-up comediennes in the United States and abroad. Oprah Winfrey proclaimed her “a force to be reckoned with in the new millennium.”

More importantly, Sommore is a humanitarian, who constantly gives back to her community as those in Trenton, NJ, will attest to as well as those who have be blessed to know her personally.

And, she is one of those women who inspire you that all things ARE possible.


Looking for some laughs and a little inspiration in your life? You should catch her live performance in your city  follow her on Instagram @Sommore.

You also find out more about her on her website:




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