Zahava, a native of Charlotte, NC, began her career in 1999. Shortly after her internship, she traveled to L.A., Miami , New York and London, to further her training with the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy. Early in her career she participated in North Carolina State Competitions for haircutting and won twice. This, in turn inspired her to work with students and interns teaching them everything learned from abroad. Over the past few years, Zahava has quickly become one of the most sought after stylists in Charlotte. The loyalty of Zahava’s clientele is attributed to her innate understanding of what looks best on a woman from a woman’s perspective. Her passion for this craft is unsurpassed.
Originally from Iran, Pooran came to the U.S. in 1996. Unable to use her degree in Radiology from Iran, she decided to pursue her long time hobby of cosmetology. In 2000, Pooran headed to London, England where she did her continuing education through Vidal Sassoon’s Advanced Academy and went to New York to attend Redkens color technique course. Pooran is a master in color correction, having worked with many color lines including Redken, Logics, Matrix; Wella is her color of choice. She also specializes in eyebrow threading known in her native language Farsi as “Bande Abru”. Pooran is best known for her wedding and special events hair and make-up. Her eye for detail and cutting expertise has earned her the devotion of her clients.
Sonja moved to Charlotte from Orlando, Florida in the summer of 2007 and shortly after she began her internship at Poza. She had always had a strong affinity for hair, but more than that, she loves people and making them feel comfortable and at ease. Sonja has been doing hair- hers, her friends’, and her family’s-since she could pick up a brush. She has a keen eye for detail, and the highest standard of quality almost to a fault. Sonja puts her heart and soul into her work and nothing pleases her more than to see the big smile on her clients’ faces when they see the outstanding results of her work. To perfect her hair cutting skills she trained at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Los Angeles and later completed an advanced degree with Sassoon in London, England. Sonja also has a lot of experience in wedding updo’s and formal hair styles.
Rachael has always has a strong passion for hair and make-up. She loves building relationships with her clients and strives for each to feel and look fabulous. Coming from a Paul Mitchell background, she has since furthered her education with The Vidal Sassoon Academy. Her expertise is in color and it shows in her work. In addition, Racheal also excels in special event hair and make-up.
Katrice began to pursue her career in the beauty industry at a very young age. Her natural talent, discipline and ability to learn quickly set her apart from most. The energy she exudes, along with her contagious laugh, is refreshing and allows her to build excellent relationships with her clients.
Lauren has absorbed the art of sultry styling, and has learned to master the timeless beautiful blowout. She has a strong and extensive Wella Color background, and has a passion for rich brunettes and reds. Lauren is not afraid to go for a more eccentric look if you are in search of a change. She attended Paul Mitchell — The School — and quickly found her niche. With 5+ years in the hair industry, Lauren strives for customized look for each and every client.