Akela Douglass, Level 5

Akela, a California transplant, brings over 12 years of invaluable experience to the beauty industry in Houston. As a highly skilled and passionate professional, she has become an esteemed member of the Studio a Salon family.

Throughout her extensive 12-year career, Akela has consistently demonstrated exceptional talent and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Her work has graced the pages of prestigious magazines and illuminated the runways of renowned fashion weeks, solidifying her position as a sought-after hairstylist. With each passing year, her expertise has grown, making her a force to be reckoned with in the industry.

While Akela is adept at working with all hair types, her true passion lies in curly and coily hair. She has mastered the art of embracing and enhancing natural textures, making her a trusted authority in this specialized field. Her expertise led to her recognition as the 2020 Beauty Envision Award Natural Texture Artist of the Year. Building on this achievement, she went on to secure the title of the 2021 Beauty Envision Award Creative Artist of the Year and earn the esteemed position of Silver Craft Artist at the International Trendvision Awards.

Beyond her artistic prowess, Akela possesses a keen understanding of the business side of salons. Having owned her own salon in the past, she has developed a sharp eye for business strategies and a deep appreciation for exceptional customer service. This unique combination of creative vision and entrepreneurial acumen sets her apart from her peers and allows her to provide a truly holistic salon experience.

Akela's dedication to continuous growth and learning is evident in her role as an educator for Wella and GHD. Over the years, she has honed her teaching skills and now travels across the country, sharing her knowledge and inspiring fellow professionals in the field. Her passion for the industry is infectious, igniting creativity and innovation wherever she goes. Akela's ability to educate and empower others further solidifies her as a leader in the beauty industry.

Clients seeking a hair transformation can trust Akela with their tresses, knowing they are in the hands of a consummate professional. Her wealth of experience, coupled with her unwavering commitment to client satisfaction, ensures that each individual receives personalized and exceptional care. Akela's ability to listen to her clients' needs and bring their visions to life sets her apart as a hairstylist who goes above and beyond.

As Akela joins the Studio a Salon family, her presence brings a wealth of expertise and a fresh perspective. With her passion, experience, and unwavering dedication, she continues to make a lasting impact on the beauty industry. Akela's name is synonymous with excellence, and her influence is sure to inspire and uplift the industry for years to come


Monday9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday9:00AM - 8:00PM
Wednesday9:00AM - 8:00PM
Thursday9:00AM - 8:00PM
Friday9:00AM - 8:00PM
Saturday9:00AM - 5:00PM