There are a lot of divas that go by one name: Cher, Britney, Mariah, Beyonce – now we have Mushiya. For those of you unfamiliar, she is the vivacious, outspoken, and larger than life member of WE TV’s hit series, “Cuttin It In The ATL”. The show is about female hairstylists/salon owners that are at the top of their game in Atlanta, GA.
Mushiya owns a high fashion natural hair salon called The Damn Salon. This is not just a hair salon, it’s movement with a cult following. She also has salons in Houston, Washington, Montreal, Charlotte, and DC, as well as the Atlanta location. http://www.thedamnsalon.com/home.html
Mushiya also has a line of hair called Runway Curls: http://www.runwaycurls.com/ This hair is Ethiopian textured 100% virgin hair extensions. For those that are on a budget, she produced the Faux Curls collection so you can get the same look and save a coin or two.
Needless to say, she is quite the saavy business woman but her passion doesn’t end with hair. Mushiya loves to sing and decided to bring her music to the masses. She had a listening party last weekend that will air on this seasons’ “Cuttin It In The ATL” show.
I had the privilege to attend. I also met one of her other cast-mates, Maja, the owner of the Walk-in Weaves and hair line called Pretty Hair.
It was held in a very eclectic spot called Erosol. It’s a bar but it’s very well known for listening parties and musical performances due to the stage area on the second level. It started late, but anything that is being taped for TV is going to take a LONG time. I must say she’s a really good singer. The show was very high energy and electric it was well worth the wait. You would think that this was her full time gig instead of hair. She made a grand entrance singing as she took the stage.
Her show gave you a little bit of everything: singing, models (wearing her hair, of course), male dancers (yum!) and LIVE music.
Did you hear me say LIVE MUSIC? She had a full band. She had everyone on their feet dancing and singing. Go to my Instagram page to see the videos: @pjacksone
Dax Tailor opened for her. He is a great singer – look out for his single with Kendrick Lamar dropping soon.
I had a great time and look forward to hearing more from Mushiya on TV as well as on the radio. She is a business woman that is constantly evolving and growing her empire.
Here is more information on how you can keep up with Mushiya:
Instagram and Twitter: @Mushiyatshikuka
Facebook: Mushiya Tshikuka