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Game Changers 2016: Najah Aziz's Edgy, Textured Cuts

by Elizabeth Jakaitis | July 29, 2016

Najah Aziz left behind a 16-year corporate career when she decided it was time to pursue her passion for hair. She opened Like The River The Salon and began working to elevate clients and fellow stylists through beauty and education. She founded Beauty Beyond the Hair, a quarterly seminar and workshop to teach stylists technical skills and business practices to advance their careers. Her Instagram is all about fashion-forward styles, especially chic, short cuts.

About Najah

Owner of Like The River The Salon in Atlanta

 

Beauty school: Atlanta Technical College

 

Follow:

Instagram: @najahliketheriver

Twitter: @liketheriveratl

Periscope: @liketheriveratl

 

Instagram: 189k followers

 

Best known for: Edgy-but-feminine short haircuts, texture

 

Most viral post: “This was inspired by the waves and pin curls of the 1920s and ’30s; I just added a few elements to make the old look new again. In addition to being all over social media, other stylists started asking me to

show them how I created the look and, from that, my Beauty Beyond the Hair classes for hairstylists took off.”

 

 

Favorite apps: Tweegram, Morebeaute2, PicPlayPost

 

Tip to get the best results on a post: “Get a model with great hair, take action shots—not sitting in the chair—and make them smile!”

 

Favorite hashtags: #modernsalon #shorthair

 

Who you’re following: @liketheriversalon, @beautybeyondthehair

 

Passions other than beauty: Cooking and mixology

 

How social media changed your life: “Everywhere I go, people recognize me and ask if I can cut their hair.”

 

Would love to makeover: Jennifer Hudson and Condoleezza Rice

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