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Jikaiah Ayla

Creative Art Director, Global Educator, Master Hairstylist, & Photographer


"I'm all about freeing and releasing the hair. I want my clients' natural waves and textures to come to life and I want to do it so it can air dry gorgeously. My technique is about hand styling and teaching my clients how, with the right few products and personalized carved-out cut, they can put down the brush and let their hair be free."


With over two decades of experience, Jikaiah Ayla is known for her groundbreaking contributions to the beauty and creative industry.
Jikaiah's multifaceted expertise shines through her signature eye for creativity and unwavering feminism & commitment to innovation in her work.
As a top global educator and platform artist, she has captivated audiences worldwide with her Feminist approach to beauty industry  and impassioned advocacy. 

Work Experience

Past Lives Makerspace / Creative Art Director

Feb 2024 - Present

Hairstory, New York, NY / Creative Art Director

May 2019 - Present

Birds & Fellows Salon Group / Creative Art Director

Jan 2017 - Jan 2023 

Jikaiah Stylist, New York, NY / Owner and Operator 

Jan 2017 - Current

EdoSalon and Gallery, San Fransisco / Hairstylist

Jan 2016 - Jan 2019 

Aveda Institute, San Fransisco / Cosmetology Educator

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