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4:33 PM on March 7, 2019

My locs were 3 months in and I wasn't satisfied with my loctician. I set up an appt with Kiya's and she did a fantastic job. I have already made my next appointment with her! Thank you so much for taking great care of my hair!

Charon Leonard

9:48 PM on November 29, 2018

It was a pleasure sitting in A'Kiyia's chair! She was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. She gave me such great tips on how to keep my hair healthy during my Loc journey! I also loved the one on one client/stylist atmosphere that she provides. I?m so glad that I found her!!

Tonya K

10:41 AM on June 4, 2018

I went to A'kiyia's Dallas location to receive crochet braids. She did an awesome job! She is truly skilled and knowledgeable about her craft as well as very laid back and personable. A'kiyia took the time to educate which included healthy hair maintenance. This was my first visit and I look forward to my next appointment. Thanks A'kiyia!! 

Darien Maxwell

8:57 AM on November 22, 2017

A'Kiyia has installed dread extensions in my hair twice (yarn and synthetic hair), and she always does an amazing job! She's very professional, friendly, and welcoming. Whenever I want them done, I will always go back to her. She provides very good advice and suggestions, and you will definitely get your moneys worth.

Maria Mbugua

1:10 PM on October 18, 2017

I went to A'kiyia for interlocking my dreads. She did such a good job. I will recommend her for anyone that wants to dreads maintained or natural hair done.

Veronica W.

8:11 AM on October 7, 2017

I came to A'Kiyia as a new client after my regular stylist couldn't do the Nubian twists I wanted. A'Kiyia is very friendly, professional, and cares about the health of her client's hair. She recommended techniques to use to preserve my twists and care for my hair. I will definitely be using her services again! I absolutely love my twists. Thank you A'Kiyia!

Judith Bentley

6:21 AM on September 30, 2017

A'Kiyia fixed my son Gavin's dreads. They were in a mess, but they look great now. She was very professional and courteous. We will be back to see her in 6-7 weeks. 

Ackia S.

9:34 AM on August 29, 2017

A'Kiyia braided my 12 year old daughters hair. This was her first time having her hair braided, and it turned out beautiful. A'Kiyia is gentle, professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. We are glad we found her!!

Teresa R.

10:23 PM on July 30, 2017

I have never been able to cornrow. I have tried learning from others and by using Youtube tutorials. I finally found A'Kiyia's website and was able to book a cornrow braiding class. She was extremely patient and extremely knowledgeable and encouraging. After a 2 hour session, I now feel confident and can finally do my daughter's hair in different styles :). Thank you A'Kiyia!


6:50 PM on July 12, 2017

Thank you Miss Akiyia for bringing my locs back to life. She gave my locs a retwist. I had some locs that I was worried about due to breakage, but Akiyia told me not to worry. She assured me and got my locs looking better than before. I definitely will be returning for more business. Thank you.


1:13 PM on June 25, 2017

A'Kiyia, is very friendly, knowledgeable, and honest. I came to her asking for Senegalese twist. She immediately told me she would need to do crocheted twist. I have had a lot of breakage and my hair is short right now so she wanted to make sure I got a style that would help my hair grow. I love my twist and I am glad that she was straight forward with me and made it work! She also suggested products to use and referred me to great videos on how to maintain the style. Thank you A'Kiyia! I love my new style!


8:38 AM on June 14, 2017

I am enjoying my crochet kinky twists. A'Kiyia is very knowledgeable, she immediately noticed I had some breakage that I didn't know about. She's very welcoming, professional, experienced, loves her job and is great at it. She does excellent braids, her work is very neat. I was honored to get an appointment :).


9:53 PM on May 15, 2017

A'Kiyia performed an awesome service on my hair. She was patient and took the time to explain the best method for the most optimal outcome and she was right. My hair looks amazing. Thanks A'Kiyia


3:27 PM on May 11, 2017

A'Kiyia thank you very much. I couldn't have picked a better person to start my locs with. You have been very attentive and instrumental during the process. I am very happy and pleased with my hair, just waiting until its time to re-tighten them. So see you soon.


4:34 PM on April 5, 2017

I am so embracing my braids by Akiyia. I 💘 them. Never owned them before and this is my first real experience. I am so happy that I chose Akiyia. She is all about a healthy and and a happy look. I am going back for sure. Thank you Akiyia😀


1:42 PM on March 30, 2017

Went to A'Kiyia for crochet braids and she took her time and gave me advice in achieving my style and care for my hair. I am SO pleased at the result and my husband absolutely loves it. I would recommend her for your go to for your styles. She is very professional and really cares about hair. Can't wait until I make my next appointment. :)

Kimberly Brown

10:52 PM on February 6, 2017

I have been getting my hair braided for over 20 years now and never have I had someone bless me in more ways than one then A'kiya. When someone tells you that they can't braid your hair unless it's in a certain condition so that she won't cause more damage by braiding it, you know this woman's heart is not about money but about truly taking care of you and your hair to see healthy benefits! She has a beautiful customer service spirit that is warm and inviting, and her educational knowledge of her passion as a hair artist makes you feel as though you are not just getting your hair "done", but you are on a journey of giving your hair a "New Life"!!! Thanks A'kiya!!!!


8:09 PM on January 16, 2017

Thank you so much for doing a much needed loc maintenance on my sons dreads. She did an awesome job. He was a new client and she educated him and myself on how to keep them up, even if you play sports. We will definitely take her advice. Thanks again.

Kelly Tucker

12:29 PM on January 2, 2017

A'Kiyia did a wonderful job braiding my daughter's hair! My 12 year old daughter absolutely loves it. A'Kiyia was professional and knowledgeable and provided information regarding how to care for the braids. I already have future appointments scheduled for both my daughter and myself. I would highly recommend her!


5:34 PM on October 22, 2016

First time client for my teen daughter based on a high recommendation. A'kiyia took our appointment in the evening on a weekday so that we wouldn't have to miss a school day. There was a good vibe/energy as we began to go over options. Needless to say she did a fantastic job. She shared great tips w/ us about taking care of the natural style and even offered her mini rollers to us since my daughter was tired. I will say that we will definitely be repeat customers!! Thank you A'Kiyia's Natural Twist & Hair Braiding!


12:24 PM on October 19, 2016

I got a full sew in weave with a lace closure.I love my hair.she did a wonderful job.It looks like my real hair.She took her time and she. Is very knowledgeable about re growing hair.I highly recommend her services.


1:43 PM on July 11, 2016

A'Kiyia is Awesome!! Her hands are truly Blessed and her energy is amazing! I love me hair and I already booked my next appointment while I was getting my hair done! A'Kiyia continue to be a Blessing to others.


5:47 PM on June 12, 2016

A'Kiyia, I am truly pleased with my style and the quality of the work. I was very comfortable in your presence and your personality is the greatest. I am blessed to have found such a great stylist who shared with me valuable information for taking care of my hair and scalp.


7:23 AM on June 6, 2016

I went to A'Kiyia to get yarn braids. At first I was skeptical due to the fact that finding someone to do yarn braids in my area was hard. However, I love the finished product! A'Kiyia not only took her time and was very professional but she made sure her #1 priority was to make me feel comfortable the entire time. I will not be letting anytime else do my hair! Thanks A'Kiyia!!


10:26 AM on October 31, 2015

A'Kiyia is the BOMB, I went for loc extensions. She has anointed hands. A'Kiyia is a master at what she does. I was very comfortable with her. It felt like I've known her for a long time. I love my hair and most of all she took me on her day off to make me happy. She is GOD sent, I will make sure that her chair is the one I'm sitting in for my hair care. Thanks so much A'Kiyia for taking care of me.


7:21 AM on October 12, 2015

I enjoyed getting my new hair style and I am looking forward to my next one with A'Kiyia. Thanks for the upkeep information. 


10:37 AM on September 16, 2015

Akiyia did a wonderful job with my seven year old daughters braids. She DOES NOT like getting her hair done but some how Akiyia had the magic touch, plus she smiles every morning like her knew hair style. I also appreciate the advise on maintenance and upkeep. Nice to meet someone passionate about their craft. See you again soon. Thanks a bunch!! Pam


4:16 PM on August 9, 2015

I am satisfied with my Nubian twists. They are very neat and the style is so easy to manage with my busy on the go lifestyle. Akiyia is very passionate and knowledgeable about hair and it shows in her work.


7:27 PM on August 8, 2015

I really love my crochet Nubian twists. I receive compliments all the time and I enjoy the convenience of them. You do a really great job and I will continue to use your services.


9:51 AM on June 22, 2015

I love her work! I am always pleased with the price and quality of the work Akiyia gives. she has done my daughters hair as well as mine and she will have a client for life with us. Thanks Akiyia!!!!!


10:46 AM on May 30, 2015

A'Kiyia did a wonderful job on my hair. This was the first time I tried crotchet weave, and I love it. Everyone gave me complements at my baby shower. It was a pleasure getting to know you, A'Kiyia. I will be seeing you again soon!


11:39 PM on May 7, 2015

Great meeting you. You have such a warm & kind spirit & an expert in your profession. Thanks for your time & patience with my questions on hair. I love my new hair style! I have received many compliments. Look forward to being a long term client. You're awesome! Take care.


6:38 PM on April 17, 2015

A'Kiyia, It was a pleasure to meet you. My hair style is fabulous!. I love the attention and care you took in styling my hair. I am always apprehensive when using a new stylist. You are more than a stylist, you are an artist who genuinely care about the service you provide for your clients. Me and my hair look forward to a long relationship. :-) May you continue to be Blessed with your talent.

Chenita Jackson

4:56 PM on April 10, 2015

Thanks so much for your beautiful work I recommend you to everyone who ask where I got my do done thanks again see you in July

D. Imani

11:39 AM on March 5, 2015

AKiyia it was a delight meeting you. My hair was basically raggedy when I walked in and AKiyia put her magic on me. I had to have locks replaced and mended and she did an excellent job. My husband was full of compliments when he saw me and my confidence went through the roof. I'm so glad I found AKiyia because I don't have to look any further for an A-1 loctician. Thanks again AKiyia!


11:49 AM on January 12, 2015

Relocated to Acworth from California and needed a natural hairstylist for my daughter. I did an internet research and came across Akiyia's website. Impressive website so I decided to book an appointment for my daughter who wanted poetic braids. Akiyia did an excellent job and my daughter who is very ' picky' love her new hairdo. Thanks Akiya, we will definetly be back and spread the word.


5:31 PM on November 26, 2014

Excellent work!!! I got my daughter's hair done and she loves it!!! I got the crochet weave to try something different other than braids due to being a working mom and not having the time to do my daughter's hair. We drove over and hour and let me tell you, it was worth it!!! I will come back again! Very professional and the wait time was responsible!!! My daughter also commented that hair braids underneath were not tight. Excellent Work!!!


Adriane Harris

11:04 AM on November 17, 2014

A'kiyia did a great job on my hair and I truly love it. She gave me so many helpful hints in how to treat and take care of my hair as well. I drove from Chattanooga, Tn and I already have mr return appointment schedule. She is polite and very professional. Thanks a bunch.



1:18 PM on November 8, 2014

A'Kiyia did an amazing job with my hair. She paid attention to detail and my edges. The last stylist who did twist in my hair damaged my edges really badly, so I was looking for someone who cares about their clients hair and not just the money. My hair looks and feels great. I have gotten so many compliments on the twist. I will definitely go back. If you are looking for a stylist who cares about making sure your hair is healthy then I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking to get their hair done.


7:11 PM on August 16, 2014

I went to A'Kiyia for extension twists and she did a wonderful job. She let me know what type of hair was best to use and gave me tips for how to maintain my style and care for my hair. It is so important to me to work with someone who not only braids, but also knows how to care for my natural hair. Thank you A'Kiyia!


8:06 PM on June 23, 2014

I recently got my hair twisted (Senegalese twist) by A'Kiyia and I absolutely love it! She is officially my hair braider and I refuse to allow anyone else braid/twist my hair. A'kiyia truly takes her time and cares about the health of your hair (She does not pull your edges tight like most braiders.) If you are looking for a braider in the Atlanta area you should check her out. She is such a sweet person and I will definitely recommend her services to others.


1:23 AM on June 20, 2014

I went to see A'Kiyia for yarn braids a few weeks ago, and had a great experience. Not only was she nice, and fun to talk to, she also did an amazing job. My hair still looks great, and thanks to her advice, is still healthy and moisturized. The price was great for the job she did. I would 100% recommend.

Ieisha Shields

7:10 PM on June 13, 2014

I'm definitely enjoying my hair! After my previous experience with a different "hair braider" I was the over the moon to find A'Kiyia who does great braids and twist and truly cares about your hair. She is professional and has a great spirit, she made me feel comfortable. I have been getting compliments on my hair and questions of who did it every where I go and I make sure to let the know who they can go to. Myself being a Brand Ambassador/Promotional Model, I actually wish A'Kiyia gave me more of her business cards to give, I gave the only one I had to the first woman to ask!

Keisha Jones

10:54 PM on May 28, 2014

I absolutely love my hair!! If you're looking for someone that does an outstanding job, knows all about natural hair, a clean environment, a good conversation, works extremely fast, focuses only on your hair while braiding and a professional then A'Kiyia is that person. I had the pleasure of her hooking my hair up. I've received more compliments, within two days, than I ever have before. I live an hour away from Kennesaw, but trust me when I say it was well worth the drive and I will continue to be a client. I was extremely pleased with my hair and highly recommend A'Kiyia to all. If you care about your hair, then you will be very pleased. Thank you A'Kiyia!!


10:41 AM on January 3, 2014

Akiyia recently did my fluffy twists and she did a great job. I have wanted twists for a while but was nervous after dealing with the African braid shops my edges have thinned out. With Akiyia I don't have to worry about my edges being pulled out. Her customer service was outstanding, very professional and friendly. I definitely will be going back.


9:17 PM on December 9, 2013

My daughter recently had the opportunity to have her hair braided by Ms. Akiyah. She was on time, professional and a pleasure to work with. Her work was flawless! Can't wait til next time!


Allyson Thomas

8:19 PM on December 4, 2013

Love, love, love the hair! I recently had my hair twisted by Akiya in a Nubian twist style. I can't say enough positive things about the experience. She is professional, personal and a perfectionist! Environment was immaculate and comfortable which soooo important to me! I could continue but I'll sum it up by saying, you've got a long term customer! Thanks again, Allyson Thomas


12:04 PM on November 27, 2013

Akiyia is simply amazing at what she does. I got a crochet weave done by her and she simply surpassed all my expectations. She is everything everyone has said below and some more, professional, courteous and kind. She will give you great tips on how to take care of your hair. She did my hair so beautifully my husband could not stop complimenting me on it. That is how good she is. I cant wait for my next hair appointment with her because i know she will do an awesome job on my hair again.


7:59 PM on November 26, 2013

Akiyia did an afro crochet weave with cornrows at the front. I was very pleased with her professionalism, service and workmanship. 1.Professionalism: She returned my initial call in a timely manner. She communicated very clearly regarding the day and time of my appointment. She even called the day before to confirm. 2.Service. Akiyia really exceeded my expectations. She was gentle with my hair, used quality products and made me feel like I had her undivided attention. She even followed up the day after my appointment to make sure I was not having any issues with the hair. 3.Workmanship: All I can say is wow! Its not often that you find a stylist that exceeds in all three areas, but Akiyia does. Most people thought it was my hair. When a stylist can do your hair so well that others can't tell the difference, that's the pinnacle of excellence. I have no problem recommending her-the work she does speak for itself!


7:09 PM on November 14, 2013

I wanted to share my wonderful experience after getting my first weave ever. I got a crochet weave using Freetress Water Wave. I actually have to tell people it is a weave b/c everyone automatically thinks it is my hair. Some credit to the hair I chose to use, of course, but it looks so good b/c of the wonderful job done with installation by A'Kiyia. She is professional and personable. Her home is immaculate and how she has her work area set up is very nice. She followed up with me the next day to see how my hair was and gave very detailed instructions on how to take care of the hair and my scalp. I will definitely be going back again! Thank you again A'Kiyia!


11:20 AM on October 29, 2013

A'Kiyia did my daughter's braids and this was the first time for us. It was a good experience. She was professional, friendly, on-time and everything was set up and ready to go when we arrived. She was flexible and allowed us to schedule two evening appointments so my daughter wouldn't have to sit for so long. She even provided information on how to take of the braids. I would definitely use her again in the future.


9:13 AM on October 29, 2013

It's been almost 3 weeks since I visited A'kiyia for Nubian Twists. I was much more than satisfied with the final product, but wanted to give it some time before making my comment. 3 weeks later, STILL FABULOUS!! I am complimented everyday. Thank you A'kiyia for my transformation!! If anyone reading this is trying to decide whether or not to make an appointment - DO IT! You won't regret it! A'kiyia is full of personality, so the time flies by. She has wonderful customer service skills, provides feedback and solutions for healthy hair, and takes great pride in her work. I plan to definitely visit her again!


4:48 PM on October 28, 2013

A'Kiyia did crochet braids for me. She did such a great job. I received multiple compliments on my hair the same day. Also, many people thought it was my own natural hair. I would recommend her to anyone. She also, takes the time to make you feel welcomed and comfortable. I cannot say anything bad about this woman...She also did my hair in a timely manner.


12:21 AM on October 24, 2013

A'Kiyia is truly a talented and professional natural hair stylist and she will definitely be my new stylist! I love my Nubian Twist they are so gorgeous! One of the things I like most is that she really cares about the condition of your hair first and will provide you with other options if needed. Also, I loved that she conditioned my hair with natural hair products that smelled really good, continuously the entire time I was sitting there in the chair! A'Kiyia puts her best foot forward and you can obviously tell that she cares about how her work looks and not just the income she receives! So, if you are thinking about letting her do your hair, then stop thinking and call her right away to make an appointment! You will be satisfied!


10:36 AM on October 3, 2013

After having a HORRIFYING hair experience from Craigslist, I found A.kiyia and she came to my rescue. Not only, was she able to reuse the hair the girl MESSED UP, but she left me with three bags of hair left to return to the beauty supply store. She greeted me with opening arms into her home as if I was a family member. Also, I love she teaches, and uses her tips, tools, and talents to help others to appreciate and maintain their natural hair. She is the ultimate first choice for all first timers seeking a natural hair stylist. Her work speaks for itself, really!


11:21 PM on September 22, 2013

I got such great services in such a timely manner!!! I love my hair so much!!!


5:25 PM on September 11, 2013

My three year quest to find a natural stylist has come to an end, now that I've found A'kiyia. I've lived in GA for only 3 years but been to many shops in GA & never really satisfied with any of them. I read about A'kiyia when she was featured in That article made me investigate even further & I truly could said she care about taking care of natural hair. And a few years later i was fortunate enough to live not too far from her & I was able to make an appointment. I'm so happy that I did. My hair looks beautiful, her prices were in my budget,enjoyed our conversation, I was given tips about my hair, and it was a very good experience. I will be referring my friends to her & I'll be returning !!!!


11:05 AM on August 21, 2013

A'kiyia is a very talented and professional hairstylist. Her work is impeccable. She took great care of my 3 year old girl. The braids were beautiful, she was very gentle on her scalp and hair, and she kept my baby entertained by letting her watch her favorite cartoon and offering her healthy snacks. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Thank you A'kiyia.


9:35 PM on August 4, 2013

It was a really great experience meeting A'Kiyia. She is a very nice and friendly person. Also she is very careful and informative about your hair. I really enjoyed my first experience with getting kinky twist because she mad it very comfortable. I have gotten several great comments on my hair and I will be returning to her as a regular. She really is a terrific hairstylist.


7:29 PM on July 3, 2013

I just got my hair professionally braid for the first time in my 49 years, and I absolutely love the great job Akiyia has done. When I am ready to repeat this new phase in my life, I will be calling on Akiyia again. Thanks for making this a wonderful experience for me, and I really enjoyed our conversation. You are such a sweet spirit person.


2:59 PM on June 9, 2013

It was so nice meeting you! You did an excellent job on my hair I absolutely love it! And so does my husband. Anyone lookin for lovely twists that won't be so tight you get a headache this is the stylist for you! A'Kiyia is so nice and the conversation was positive and fun. I will definitely call to make another appointment soon!


9:08 PM on May 17, 2013

A'Kiyia is a great stylist. She had a great attitude, and was very informative not just about maintenance for my style but for hair care for my natural hair as well. I got the crochet braids style and I am absolutely in love with it. I have been getting numerous compliments.. She was very reasonably priced and was even kind enough to come to me (college student with no car). All in all my experience with A?Kiyia was very pleasant and I will be calling her again!


5:01 PM on April 23, 2013

I've been meaning to make this post since forever :). A'Kiyia did an awesome with my Senegalese twists. I love them soo much. I receive complements on them almost every day. She really made sure that the edges weren't pulled too tight and I didn't have any pain. I will definitely go to her again and would recommend her to anyone. Thanks again A'Kiyia!



9:50 PM on April 12, 2013

I have FINAL found the right person! Very professional and caring. It is hard to find someone who cares about your hair. A'kiyia is Great.My daughter had a great first experience having her hair professional done. My daughter loves her hair.I will be a on going regular client!

Ayana R.

12:11 AM on March 21, 2013

Let me just start by saying THANK YOU! For making my hair look beautiful. Akiyia comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by me! She listenened when I told her what I wanted to have done and she delivered! I think I have had my hair done 3-4 times now by her over the last 4 years...She has always remained professional, down to earth and educated me on what or what not is good for my hair. There are so many folks that say they specialize in natural hair care, but I can truly say that Akiyia knows her stuff! She pays attention to detail and makes sure not to put too much stress on your edges. Again, thanks for making my hair look awesome! I look forward to you doing my hair and daughter's hair years to come.

Wendy D.

9:27 PM on March 15, 2013

Thanks for hooking my natural hair with the Havanna Twist. Love it!


10:58 AM on February 28, 2013

A'Kiyia is my new favorite stylist for natural hair. She is professional, fast and creative. She also takes the time to make sure you understand how to maintain your look and keep it healthy. What impressed me the most is that she immediately handled, treated and took care of my hair as though it were her own. Loved my experience with her. I highly recommend her.

Angela W.

10:09 AM on February 27, 2013

A'kiyia is very professional and I've gotten my hair down by her twice(both kinky twists styles). I absolutely love the way she takes time and care into making sure all her styles come out perfect. I've always been satisfied after her doing my hair. She actually cares about the health of your hair and actually uses healthy hair care practices. Satisfied customer here, so I'll be coming back again!


12:49 AM on February 20, 2013

A'kiyia was extremely professional and my kinky twists were done perfectly! I am 7 1/2 months pregnant and suffer from chronic migraines. A'kiyia made me comfortable and my braids are not tight or uncomfortable. I would recommend anyone who wants beautiful hair, a professional stylist, and a clean, comfortable environment to schedule a braid experience with A'Kiyia. A'Kiyia is knowledgeable about natural hair care and clearly cares about maintaining the quality and health of her clients' hair. This was my first appointment and I look forward to scheduling my next appointment with A' best braiding experience EVER!


9:46 PM on February 7, 2013

What a pleasure to have you do my hair. You are super sweet and girl you got my hair looking AMAZING. I appreciate your professional attitude and knowledge of hair care. I cant wait to get my next style. I will be checking on a few products because I appreciate your expertise.

Aleya Robinson

12:36 PM on January 12, 2013

I went to A'kiyia to get a full sewn in done. She did a fantastic job. She really focused on my hair to make sure it was well protected and that I can still nourish it even with the tracks in. She is very down to earth and a sweet person. If you like wearing sewn in weaves time to time, but still take care of your hair....A'kiyia is the best person to go to:)


6:10 PM on January 8, 2013

I brought my daughter to A'kiyia to have her hair braided for the first time after finding her online. She is very knowledgable about hair and braiding. She took alot of time to help figure out what style we wanted and informing us how to take care of her braids. My daughter had a wonderful experience (no pain) and looks forward to having her hair done again. We have gotten many compliments. I'm very glad we chose A'kiyia to do her hair and I would highly recommend her. Thank you very much A'kiyia!


2:23 AM on December 30, 2012

My hair is absolutely beautiful A'Kiyia! Thanks!! I have gotten multiple compliments. You are extremely knowledgeble about hair care and educate your clients about what is best for their hair. I appreciated your advice and honesty! It was nice to meet you and I look forward to getting my hair done again. Happy New Year!


4:53 PM on December 12, 2012

Thank you Akiyia! I love my twists. I have been to 4 stylists in the last 2 years and I can say working with you has been the best experience overall. You are competent and very knowledge about haircare and styles. I have gotten many compliments on your workmanship. You are both personable and professional and that is greatly appreciated. Keeping doing what you do and I will see you soon!


11:17 PM on December 7, 2012

A'Kiyia you are awesome! From the first conversation to the first hair style, you maintained a professional demeanor with style and class. Your attention to details is appreciated. You were ready when I arrived (on time) and accommodated my special needs. Providing WiFi access was greatly appreciated. Your place was clean, calming and inviting. Now about my rock! I've received compliments all day since leaving you. I'm happy to say, I've found my natural stylist!! Thank you!

Velma Walker

1:05 PM on November 10, 2012

Wonderful experience having A'kiyia putting in my crochet weave. She is very professional , pleasant and knowledge about her craft. A'kiyia listened to me as how I want my crochet weave put in and made sure before I left it was how I wanted it to look. My husband was so pleased with my hair, he asked if she could do his hair. LOL! There will be no more african braiding shops for me. A'kiyia will be doing my protective styles from now on. Thank you A'kiyia!


1:43 AM on November 5, 2012

Just wanted to say it was such a pleasure meeting you. I love my crochet braids! I'm just sorry I didn't find you sooner. You have such a professional and uplifting personality. I can tell you really enjoy what you do and care about your clients. I've always been very cautious about trying someone new to style my hair because I'm very meticulous. However, I could tell right way I was good hands. I look to trying some new styles with you in future and will be recommending you to all who will listen. Thanks again for what you do!


8:19 PM on November 4, 2012

I went to A'Kiyia to get my hair styled for a wedding. From the moment I walked in she was very professional and extremely nice! She is very knowledgeable of natural hair and products. I learned so much and my hair has never felt so soft. She did twists in my hair that complimented me very well! It was perfect for the wedding and also will last long to help make my busy daily schedule easier. I would recommend her to any natural because I really felt safe and comfortable with her doing my hair (I'm usually nervous about that). I will be making future appointments for sure!


6:22 PM on October 29, 2012

I found A'Kiyia on Utube?..looking for something to do with my transitioning hair. I must say that she is AWESOME. I have had some baaad experiences but she made me very comfortable. She is an hour away and it was worth the drive. I am very tender headed and it did not hurt at all?.not even the back of my hair which is verrrry short. It's been two weeks and those have not come out yet. She tells you what's going on with your hair, how to take care of it, and gives you pointers on what you can do with it in the future?.who does all of that. I have the Nubian twist and the compliments just keep coming. I WILL continue to go back again and again. Thanks so much?you are the best!!


11:53 PM on October 20, 2012

I found A'kiyia through a google search after I got extremely fed up with my super THICK uncooperative natural hair. She was able to manipulate my hair in ways I didn't even know was possible! She is so pleasant and have such a warm and welcoming personality. I absolutely love my fro hawk and have gotten so many compliments on my hair. I will definitely recommend her services and look forward to many future appointments.

Tammy K. Cooper

9:31 PM on October 19, 2012

Hi A'Kiyia, sorry for taking so long to post my comment. I really like my nubian twist girl. I get so many compliments. It was a pleasure to meet such a nice young lady with a warm, welcoming spirit. I will definitley reccomend you!


8:22 PM on September 3, 2012

Thank's A'Kiyia for my beautiful cornrows, I have gotten so many compliments not to mention I bought new earrings as well. I really enjoyed your professionalism with such a pleasant personality, even though I could tell by our phone conversations your were a very nice person. I'm already excited about my next braid style............:):):)Great environment:):):)


12:56 AM on August 24, 2012

Hey Akiyia, I am L-O-V-I-N-G my nubian twists. Thank you so so much. My boo loves them too :D and, my sister looks forward to getting hers done. Sucks that I live out of state but I would def be knocking at your door everytime I'm in GA.

Shiloh Meriano

8:05 PM on August 13, 2012

I recently went to A'Kiyia to try something that gave me the look of having locks without actually getting locks and she helped me in every way possible to give me the look I desired. I love the yarn braids that she gave me and I am looking forward to coming back as well as telling as many as I can about her. She's a great stylist along with just being a beautiful human. And in a few months will go back to her. :)


12:08 PM on July 19, 2012

Thank you A'Kiyia for doing a great job on my daughter's hair. I appreciate your professionalism, patience, and pleasant attitude while braiding her hair. Thanks again and take care!

Tammy Williams

8:35 PM on June 29, 2012

I found Akiyia by googling her and I'm glad I did. She not only did exactly what I asked for but even better. She has great hospitality and a pleasant personality. She has not seen the last of me. Akiyia you rock!!!


10:24 PM on June 24, 2012

I am loving my fluffy twists! They are getting better with each passing day! Thanks Akiyia!!!


11:07 AM on May 23, 2012

hey...i live in adelaide, australia. I found this site very encouraging as I am looking to start hair braiding and weaving business at home. Thank you for your videos on you tube which im always foloowing...all the best in your business


9:57 AM on May 15, 2012

I absolutely love my hair! I've gotten tons of compliments and Akiyia did an awesome job. In addition to that, she was a genuinely nice person and I actually enjoyed sitting to get my hair done for once, no joke!


5:10 PM on April 1, 2012

Hi I wanted you to know about a great new product I found called HairOlicious its all natural & organic & works great they have a website

kyra dorsey

4:24 AM on March 30, 2012

i love this one style for my little sweet heart she got perfect grades and i promised her that i would get her hair down for the talent show.

Adrienne D

10:37 PM on March 16, 2012

Well I have had yet ANOTHER wonderful appointment with Ms. Kiyia!!! Everyone always loves my hair and I always love my time in your chair. You are a Godsend and I am extremely thankful. Thank for everything (^_^)


1:52 PM on February 13, 2012

Thanks again Akiyia for your time and affordable prices. I am very pleased with your work as well as you as a person. I have been to a few stylists over the years and have been pleased with only their work. I am sooo glad i found you and i will see you more often.

Breia Brookz

1:45 PM on January 12, 2012

i Absolutely love my hair (dreadloc extentions)... ireally enjoyd meeting you.. your prices wer jst around the ranqe i thought was impossiable and couldnt ov picked ah better time ilook fwd to seein you again :) Thank You


10:19 PM on January 4, 2012

I love my twist. Today during work, I received several compliments on my hair. You're work is awesome. See you in the future.


9:27 AM on December 5, 2011

A'Kiyia, I love my twists and will definitely be back for some advice on natural hair. I am new to this natural hair thing, but have already noticed a difference in my hair growth. You are great at what you do and I will be in touch with you about those classes!


3:16 PM on November 29, 2011

A'Kiyia you are truly blessed and gifted. I love my kinky twists and the great conversations we had. On top of that your knowledge of natural hair and how to care for braids are remarkable. You're truly a stylest will be coming back to visit again. Thanks again :)


11:24 PM on November 26, 2011

A'Kiyia is the best! If you are looking for a braid/twist stylist look no further. A'Kiyia is very professional. She is very quick and has the best prices in the area. Oh yeah, my hair is awesome. I've received so many compliments from friends, co-workers, and strangers. I will definitely be a repeat customer.


10:31 AM on September 21, 2011

Love your hairstyles


10:32 AM on September 15, 2011

I had an emergency with my weave and she took me right away and gave great advice about what I needed to have done with the tracks next time. She cares about the natural hair and the client and is very willing to work with the clients. She's also friendly and welcoming and makes the entire process of being her customer a joy. Definitely will go to her for all my weave needs!!


10:45 PM on September 13, 2011

Soo, my vision was to do a fro-hawk with my natural hair and I wanted to get some regular side braids done for that. I had sent Akiyia a photo of what I wanted and when I got there, she told me she was going to freestyle a little. I was a little nervous at first, but y'all, my hair is on FIYAHHH lol. I love it. The braids are edgy, my frohawk looks legit, I just love it. It didn't hurt one bit and it was within my college budget :) Thanks girl


11:50 PM on September 7, 2011

MS. KIYIA!!!! I cannot express with words how blessed I am to have found you. I was going home to florida every couple of months for my hair, so you can imagine the expense...I am inspired by your desire to educate us about our hair, you have seen in the past few months how my hair has grown and its all thanks to you. I am prayiing that your new endeavor in Jan is active and abundant. One thing I do know for sure is that you have truly found a client for life (^_^) I Love A'Kiyia!!!! lol


12:03 AM on August 3, 2011

A'kiyia taught me how to do kinky twist really good. I am thankful to God for sending me to her because the lessions were very simple and understandable. I pray that God will bless her hands and give her back 100 fold for taking the time out to show me how to kinky twist. Thanks A'kiyia


11:21 PM on July 31, 2011

Love the pics!!!


12:32 PM on June 25, 2011

I came across your website on I just recently went natural and love all of the information you give on caring for black hair. We really need a website like yours. Wish i was in GA so I could get regular hair care from you directly.


10:15 AM on June 24, 2011

A'Kiyia braided my natural hair last evening and I absolutely love it! I'm so thankful hat I found her website! A'Kiyia is very talented and professional plus she has a beautiful personality. I will definitely become a regular client! Thanks so much!


2:45 PM on June 22, 2011

Akiyia's professional hair brading is "AWESOME". She's knowledgable, professional, and very efficient. I have been going to Akiyia for a while now and refuse to let anyone else do my hair. I have been natural for many years and since Akiyia has been doing my twist, my hair has grown tremendously. She focuses on "hair care" and it's guaranteed that your edges WILL NOT break off. I absolutely love her and have recommended many people to her already. Keep of teh great work Akiyia, you are very much appreciated!


8:06 PM on June 8, 2011

Akiyia class was great , very informative, patient and kind .Any questions you have she answered i appreciated her efforts in working with you until you understand what you are doing.Also it is a one on one class so you don" have to worry about her attention going to someone else.(take the class you will learn a lot.

Precious Rutlin

10:13 PM on May 8, 2011

Your work looks awesome. I am just starting my hair business. It inspires me. God Bless you.


8:19 PM on April 23, 2011

Hi A'kiyah(love the name). My name is Deborah and I just watched your YouTube video about the Nubian Twists. I loved your hair. When I first went natural my hair was about the length of yours which was almost 3 years ago. Now it is about 3x's the length of yours. This is my problem. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT NOW.!!LOL! I love wearing my hair natural(saves money), but it doesnt look as nice as when it is shorter. Any ideas for long thick hair?


4:05 PM on April 18, 2011

Very nice work!!


6:07 PM on April 16, 2011

Hello. Just stopped by. I am soooo glad I found your youtube page. I've learned so much. I visit Atlanta a lot so I look forward to having you style my natural hair one day. When I move back it looks like you will have a new customer. Much love and I will be checking in.

Donna Boyington

11:48 PM on December 24, 2010

Hello Akiya - I have enjoyed watching your videos as of yesterday your very informative. I I viewed your videos on the E-ON nubian twist. your hair came out wonderful! Tell me is there a differance in using the afro kiny twist hair for braiding and the E-ON nubi nubi you mentioned? Wish I was closer to the GA area I'd have you do my hair. Those african braid shop seem to enjoy ripping our hair out. Merry Christmas and Peace & Blessing to you & yours.

Carol L Jackson

3:38 PM on September 25, 2010

Excellent work!


7:32 PM on July 21, 2010

hi akiyia!!! this is msboo26 from youtube. i just found out about ur website and that u r a hair braider!!!!!!! ur hairstyles are beautiful and ur prices are reasonable!!!!!!! just wanted to say keep up the good work and if im ever in atlanta i will def. know who to look up!!!!!!! 


5:48 AM on January 3, 2010

I have watched some of your youtube videos and they have been very informative. Also, you website has a lot of detail and your pricing is great. I wanted to recommend, if you aren't already a part of It's a website devoted to healthy hair. You would fit in perfectly with your knowledge and expertise. BTW, I don't live far from you, so if I can't follow the youtube video, I will be coming to visit. Take Care and Happy New Year


6:01 PM on October 17, 2009

I just want to thank you for taking the time to consult with me & much success with your business ( my daughter & i will be seeing you soon)


9:51 AM on June 11, 2009

Love the website. Its so purty and pink. Very informational... Good job.

Bonnie & Joslyn

10:54 PM on June 7, 2009

OMG! You did it! Congrats and much success!

Dianne Glenn

10:24 PM on June 7, 2009

Great website. Very professional. Good luck in your business venture.

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