Sonya Gilkey

New Age Styling: The Natural Way

Let’s talk hair… natural, locs with versitality and style. Join Atlanta’s own Natural Hair Care Culturist Sistah Nandi as she helps you discover how to manage and style your natural hair texture.

Demonstration will include how to use creative elements to visualize and apply trendsetting methods for curling, twisting, braiding and styling locs and natural hair.

Sonya Nandi Gilkey, Stylist, Inventor and Educator

Sonya Gilkey aka Sistah Nandi is a Natural Hair Care Culturist. She has been professionally styling natural and locked hair for over 15 years. In 2004, Sistah Nandi discovered, designed, and patented a hair styling tool “Wrap-A-Loc out of a need for versatility and flexibility in styling options for her natural and locked hair.

Wrap-A-Loc is a hair styling tool -- and a technique -- that creates curls, spirals and waves on natural and locked hair. This amazing tool can be worn undetectable in the hair as a style and when removed, curls blossom.

Nandi’s ongoing involvement in educational training and lectures keeps her an in-demand stylist and instructor. She is a registered Continuing Education provider for Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. Nandi has also served as an educational facilitator and presenter at several hair tradeshows including Chicago’s Black Women Expo, Bronner Bros. International Hair Show in Atlanta; the World Natural Hair, Health and Beauty Show in Atlanta, The International Locks Conference in Philadelphia, Toronto Natural Hair and Beauty Show, and Expo Alive Hair Show in London.

Her hair care methods and styling techniques have been featured in Essence Magazine, Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper; Sisterlocks Lifestyle Journal, Black Beauty & Hair Magazine in London; Planet Africa Magazine and TV show in Toronto, Anguilla as well as on numerous websites and blogs.

She has a B.S. degree in Speech Communications and Theatre from Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

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