Susan Peterkin-Bishop is currently a senior cosmetologist in the state of Maryland, where she has successfully operated Jaha Hair Studio, “an all-natural, no chemicals” salon, since October 1996. Susan is both a licensed cosmetologist and natural hair care stylist in the state of New York. Susan holds a BS in Management Studies from University of MD University College (UMUC).
Susan was profiled in The Washington Post article “Heady Days for Dreads” in August 1997. She has also been featured in traveling book tours and hair shows including “It’s All Good Hair” by Michelle Collision and the Nywele Natural Hair Expo at Howard University respectively where she served as a lecturer and performed hair care demonstrations. Susan has also serve as a stylist and client consultant for Shea Moisture hair products.
In 2003, Susan founded Jaha Natural Hair Academy in order to educate both the professionals of the industry, her clients, and the everyday natural hair consumer on how to nurture their natural hair. In 2013, Jaha Natural Hair Academy introduced it’s very popular consumer hands on class “My Hair, My Way”. This is a monthly DIY class taught to by Susan and her Jaha Staff.
In 2012, Susan founded Nurturing the Natural You, conference expo events as a vehicle to empower her community to nurture and appreciate themselves. Through various events and seminars, she cultivates partnerships with natural health professionals who are committed to building, teaching, and sharing knowledge to help others naturally embrace one’s mind, body, soul and hair. Susan is a founding member of the Discover Bonifant community organization. She also serves as a member of the National Cosmetology Association and the National Beauty Culturist League.
“Embarking on this venture with my friend and colleague Angela Walker is very exciting! I am committed to support and working to build a sustainable legacy and a solid foundation on which the natural hair industry will continue to mature”.
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