A List Connection 3rd Annual Hair & Beauty Expo Featured Braiding Stylist Tonescia Harris

July 21, 2017




Tonescia Creativeimagehairstudio Harris is the proud owner of Creative Image Hair Studio in Wilmington NC. Shes been in the hair industry for 12 years now. Ms.Harris loves her job and is now branding herself as one of the top braiding stylist in the beauty industry today. With experience over the years with different products she is now developing her own product line that will be launching soon. Ms.Harris is big on Continuing Educational Classes it keeps her in tune with the latest trends for her clients. Her main objective is to provide good professional experiences in a comfortable atmosphere while protecting the integrity of her clients hair.

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On the platform is where Lucy belongs with her raw, natural talent to braid. She is now taking her brand to the next level by adding in education, sales and traveling with her new product line Essentials Mspiration. Where else should an A List Stylist be featured than an A list Hair Show and Expo!


Hosted by Celebrity Choregrapher/Actor Mr. Darrin Henson

The Ward Center for Contemporary Art 132 North Sycamore Street Petersburg, VA 23803

Awarding the top hairstylist/barbers and fashion designers A-List Hair Master//A-List Fashionista!





A platform artist is a cosmetologist who is part educator, part entertainer, part salesperson, and part hairstylist. They perform on stage at beauty shows, industry events and advanced education seminars throughout the country (sometimes throughout the world) to train, educate and entertain other cosmetologists, cosmetology students and industry peers. A platform artist must engage their audience and get them involved and excited about what they’re seeing. A small number of cosmetologists work full time as platform artists but most are part-time, doing freelance platform work on weekends in addition to their full time jobs in a salon.


Cosmetologists who are interested in becoming platform artists need several years of proven success as a hairdresser, a high level of confidence, strong sales skills, flawless technical ability and a gift for educating, performing and public speaking. Many platform artists get their start as educators contracted part-time by product or supply companies such as Aveda, Redken, Sebastian, Wella, Goldwell, or Paul Mitchell to go into salons and educate stylists on the use of their products. These companies have education/schools of their own that an educator must attend and pass certification testing. Platform artists are representatives of these companies, and market their products by demonstrating them on stage.


Platform artists are educators who demonstrate new hair and makeup trends, show their fellow cosmetologists how to cut new styles and also perform different color techniques. For a platform artist, each performance is different. Some performances are designed to promote a product or a technique, and others are designed for the simple purpose of motivating others.

Platform artists become successful because of their ability to create trends, not just replicate them. They invent styles and must project a hip, stylish image. They often step outside of the box and create looks that are part fantasy, part reality. Just like fashion designers, the work displayed by platform artists isn’t necessarily something you’d see every day on a typical salon client, but it is fun and exciting to watch (like the runway models at a fashion show).






You can keep up with her online. Classes are coming soon and she could becoming to a city near you!