Master stylist Najah Aziz is the owner of Like The River The Salon whose dedication to professionalism has changed the hair industry and inspired other stylists. Najah abandoned a 16-year corporate career to pursue her passion and opened LTR as a haven for beautification and pampering. One of the best hair cutters in Atlanta, she is an artist who creates styles that been admired by most everyone in the industry, with photos posted on various beautification social media pages and websites.
Additionally, Najah founded Beauty Beyond The Hair, a quarterly seminar and workshop for stylists with the mission of inspiring hairdressers to implement business and technical practices that elevate the hair profession to new heights of excellence.
Maryum Aziz is Like The River’s in-house esthetician and creator of LTR’s famed Madinah Oil, now known as D Oil. Maryum is one of Najah’s junior sisters and has worked with Like The River for the last eight years. Her warm spirit and detailed nature has always made clients feel at ease when contacting the salon, and they still cannot get enough of the D Oil!
Christina Michelle Malone is a Master stylist from Atlanta whose passion for being creative and free is expressed in her imaginative and diligent work behind the chair. She sees her job in this way: to enhance the beauty of her clients through her talents and to uplift their spirits through her engaging personality. The combination of both is everything to her—and leaves her clients departing the salon feeling as beautiful as they look.
Danielle Aldred is a Master stylist at Like The River; she received her training from Empire Beauty School located in her hometown of Atlanta. She began her passion for hair as a teenager as a second generation stylist. Danielle is creative, spunky and knowledgeable. She is skilled in both natural and relaxed hair and is enthusiastic about cutting and bold colors. Her vibrant warm spirit allows her clients to feel confident and beautiful. Whether you prefer short and sassy or long and luxurious, Danielle can create a unique look just for you.
Toitti Simmons is a Master stylist at Like the River Salon. She started doing hair at the age of 14, and officially began hair school in the 11th grade through a program called OEC. She finished training at Pro Way Hair School in Stone Mountain, GA. Toitti has been licensed since 2009 and never considered changing careers! What started as a necessary passion for a young girl in New York whose foster parents couldn’t take care of her crown turned into a love that drives her to educate clients and other stylists about how to properly care for hair. She loves doing funky styles, cuts, and color.
Fun fact: Toitti took her son with her to complete her cosmetology boards!
Dodline (Dee) is a Master stylist/salon assistant. She is originally from Haiti but has lived in the U.S. (Miami and Atlanta) since her teens. Besides being a licensed barber and hairstylist she is also a licensed massage therapist, and a certified personal trainer. Those who are blessed enough to encounter Dee will always find that her skills and professionalism are at the forefront of her ability to successfully achieve sleek cuts and unique colorist techniques. Her attention to detail is what brings out the best in her clients. When Dee isn’t working her magic in the salon, she uses her culinary flair to make wonderfully flavored vegan dishes for her husband, friends and family.