Born in Los Angeles, California, Shirlena Allen began working in a hair salon at the tender age of thirteen. Inspired by creating and providing quality customer service to her clientele, Shirlena embarked upon further educating herself about the products and entrepreneurial aspects of the hair care business by becoming certified at the prestigious John Peri Institute
Traveling across the globe, Shirlena Allen had experienced various cultures and their unique techniques and styles of hair care, which she offers to her clientele. “God has given me the gift, so I’m accountable for sharing it with those who would normally not have been exposed nor have the resources to receive proper education regarding hair care” gleams Shirlena.
With a visionary quest, Shirlena studied at several institutions for hair care which included Vidal Sasson, Elasta QP, Sebastian Vision, Martin Parsons, Jamison Shaw and Dudley’s Cosmetology University. Achieving respect amongst the hair care professionals/educators, paying customers and music industry executives, Shirlena quickly became the most sought after hairstylist for television, film, recording artists and world class athletes
The likes of Macy Gray, Lennox Lewis, Nia Long, Brandy, Eve, Lenny Kravitz, Raven Symone, Vivica A. Fox, Serena Williams, the Black-Eyed Peas, and Ciara began to have their crowns individually coiffured and professionally treated by the hands of Shirlena Allen.
working in a hair salon at the tender age of thirteen.