By Takiya Smith
Walking into Paparazzi Hair Studio, one is instantly taken by the Hollywood hues of ultra chic teal met with pops of leopard print paint and decor. The studio style floor plan mingled with upbeat tunes jamming from the surround sound further sets the stage as you make your way past the red carpet and are seated and prepped for perfection.
At just 23 years old, owner and licensed cosmetologist Alayshia Harvey has made leaps and bounds by opening and establishing her own salon. Alayshia has been enamored and dedicated to designing and styling fabulous hair since her teen years. In 2007, she took steps to complete her dream by graduating from the Technical College of the Lowcountry with a diploma in Applied Sciences, Cosmetology. After obtaining her state license, dedication, experience, faith and hard work all paid off with the grand opening of Paparazzi Hair Studio in March 2012.
With much thought and consideration into naming her establishment, Alayshia finally settled on Paparazzi Hair Studio after having a loyal client state that she always felt like a celebrity upon leaving the salon, while donning one of many of Harvey’s fabulous creations.
With services affectionately named after celebrities such as J. Lo, Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria, Wendy Williams and Kim Kardashian, Harvey shows off her skills for hair weaving and extensions. Customers of all hair textures and types can benefit from Harvey’s talent to appeal to a multi-cultural clientele, as well as experience one-on-one consultation with a well versed professional. In addition to specializing in hair extensions, Paparazzi Hair Studio offers cuts, chemical services and make-up application.
After experiencing star-studded treatment, no celebrity’s day would be complete without a few snapshots from the paparazzi, as Harvey has coyly created a mock red carpet scene in which her clients receive before and after head shots of their looks.
Paparazzi Hair Studio, located in Beaufort Town Center at 2015 Boundary Street, is where Beaufort Meets Hollywood. For more information or appointments, contact Alayshia Harvey at 843-521-GLAM.
Takiya Smith, Beautique Lash & Brow. Master Lash & Brow Stylist, CPCP www.blb-boutiques.com.