Anyone who knows me knows that I’ve always had a love for the beauty industry.  I can remember getting in trouble for cutting my sister’s Barbie doll’s hair one day when I was about 9 or 10 years old.  Her hair was matted so I felt as though she needed a trim! Another time I can recall doing my best friend’s hair in her bathroom after church or doing my own relaxer at the age of 13 while my parents were at work.  After my high school graduation in ‘96 I convinced my parents that a four year university was not for me.  That’s when they said “yes” to my cosmetology career.  I hit the ground running and never looked back!

One thing I can say about my career path is that it has allowed me to be free and creative.  I’ve worked with different types of people with all shapes, sizes, races, and sex’s in many different parts of the US.  Usually I get that warm and fuzzy feeling at the end of the day which lets me know that I’m doing what God has me here to do.  It is that passion that continues to drive me everyday.

Krystal – Team member

Krystal is a native Houstonian, who is also a proud alumnus of Prairie View A&M University.  Krystal was bitten by the makeup bug while in high school. For her senior prom, she had her makeup done by a MAC artist and instantly fell in love. While in college makeup/beauty had always been a hobby of hers until she decided to pursue it passionately some years later.  She’s a predominately self taught artist and has worked under several MAC artists, stylists and various photographers to hone her craft. Krystal has been published in Black Bride Magazine and several hair look books as a featured  makeup artist as well as being honored in Houston’s Glam Awards Top 40 under 40. Krystal’s goal is ensuring that women of all ages feel beautiful in the skin they’re in.

Brandon – Team member

Brandon is a native Houstonian who has always known that God gave him the gift of making sure people felt special! When Brandon was younger his dream of becoming a makeup artist was shattered as he listened to society and other people. It wasn’t until he met the women of his dreams, his wife Destini, that the gift of God was truly unleashed! Brandon’s wife was one of his first supporters and with that inspiration his artistry began to bloom. Today Brandon works with Nyoka Gregory Beauty as a member of the NGB team! Brandon has been influenced by many artists who have invested and poured into his life and ultimately have changed the course of his life and artistry!

“Nyoka was patient, funny and very professional. During my consultation I told Nyoka I wanted to look natural for my wedding day and she gave me what I ask for. When she was done with my trial make over, I sought the opinion of a friend that was present. She agreed the look was natural but wanted me to call one or two people for their input. I did just that after leaving the consultation. All of them agreed that my look was…” Read more here. Francis P.

Bride, 2016

“Working with Nyoka was a great experience from start to finish. She’s personable, flexible, fun to be around, and great at what she does! Our make up was flawless and our hairstyles were exactly what we were looking for. Each of us received endless compliments all night. I will definitely hire her again for any future events. Thank you, Nyoka!” Read more here. Dominique C.

Bride, 2017