Takiya Smith began her career in the beauty industry in 2010, after obtaining her certification as a Permanent Makeup Professional, from the Institute of Permanent Makeup, Columbus, Ohio and then moved on to receive certification as a Professional Eyelash Extension Specialist from Lavish Lashes, Charlotte, NC. Adding to her resume, Takiya has obtained her certification from ACE, Pembroke, NC adding the fine art and technique of Threading to her beauty skills and profession and graduated from the Techinical College of the Lowcountry, Beaufort, SC with a diploma in Applied Sciences, Cosmetology.
Smith launched the very first specialty beauty boutique, Beautique Lash & Brow, in the area and between Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA. The beauty boutique quickly gained local, national and even international exposure with Smith herself, including her work, being selected and showcased in several magazines, publications, on television and stage plays. Such credits to date are Extreme Makeover – Home Edition, Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine, Tiffany Anisette – The B.A.G. and Estrea, an International skincare and cosmetic line, based out of Hungary in Central Europe.
Smith, who has always loved fashion, design and beauty, soon and quickly realized that the beauty industry was where she belonged and
wanted to be. In 2011, Smith was offered the role as a beauty columnist and began writing articles for a local newspaper publishing firm, The Island News. To date, Smith
continues to share her inspiration, insight and personal experiences regarding inner and outer beauty in her columns, and has even launched and
serves as the Editor and Creative Director her own quarterly magazine, “Beauty Speaks”.
As a beauty professional, Takiya has a strong passion and desire to educate, motivate, inspire and encourage all women to appreciate the individual beauty we possess. Her love for all things fashion, design and beauty is the driving force and motivation that keeps her at the top of the industries cutting edge skills and techniques.
Takiya is also the National Director and a Trained Instructor and International Educator of BLB Extended Beauty Training & Certification Group, LLC. which offers seminars, workshops and training sessions in extended beauty programs throughout the United States and abroad.