Beyond the Dryer- Episode 1- Keeping Up with the Joneses

This has been a dream of mine for awhile and I am very very excited to introduce episode 1 of the Beyond the Dryer series! This episode is about keeping up with appearances! I created this series to showcase the voice of women. I created this series to allow the world to hear how the stressors of “beauty” makes women feel. How do they feel when they go home? Beyond the salon, beyond the dryer.


10706619_10154621600260621_2031926296_nI sat down with a group of brilliant, hilarious and very opinionated folks at Ivy Lounge Salon in Hyattsville, Maryland to discuss keeping up with The Joneses/Beauty’s/Appearances.  As a girl in the beauty industry I know all about the struggles of trying to look good at all times even when running to the 7-11. This concept is very familiar topic that a lot of women face each and everyday.


1058882_10154621600045621_172859_nThe conversation was organic and free flowing! When I walked into Ivy Salon I automatically felt zen. It was so beautiful but cozy at the same time.I wanted to run to someones chair and hurry to  get my hair laid! I was first met with Alicia Holiday, Lead Stylist and Manager of Ivy Lounge Salon. This lady is one force to be reckoned with! Not only does she keep Ivy Salon up and running. She has over 10 years experience that spans from working at  New York Fashion Week , to magazine shoots and music videos .

10714675_10154621600535621_1636668959_nCheck out part one! Comment and Share! I’d love to know what you think of this episode.

I will be doing many episodes of Beyond the Dryer. If you are a salon manager or owner, please email me about featuring your salon during on episode of  Beyond the Dryer (!

Featured panelists:


Ashley Joy: Lifestyle and Beauty Blogger. Twitter:LifeByAshleyJoy







249025_449046501856743_1186094241_nYvonne Pearson: Social Media Specialist.


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Inez Johnson: DC Professional 




Alicia Holiday: Manager and Lead Stylist of Ivy  Lounge Salon Twitter: @IvyLoungeSalon





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Fred Hall:  Barber and HairstylistIvy Lounge Salon






Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 10.12.01 PMSeville Williams: Nail Technician Ivy Lounge  Salon






Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 10.09.30 PMZoey Asher: HairstylistIvy Lounge Salon






10707982_10154621600270621_1797043350_nBig BIG thanks to my videographer Luigi Kattie of Elkay Productions! 




Hair: L’Avant Garde Hair –Kardashian Kinky Straight in 16”, 18” and 20″


xoxo Naila


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