Meet the short hair boss Najah Aziz

From trendy short textured styles to waved down pixie cuts, this short hair boss is making her mark in the beauty industry. Meet Najah Aziz, owner of popular Like the River Salon, located in Atlanta, which was named one of the top 100 salons in the country by Elle Magazine. She has also styled celebrities, such as Kerry Washington, Malinda Williams, Terri Vaughn, among others, yet it’s her commitment, to both her principles and values, which sets her apart in the beauty industry.

What motivated you to become a hairstylist and how did you get started?

When I was a little girl growing up in New York and Chicago, I always did five of my sisters’ hair, which stirred my passion to become a hairstylist. While attending Bethune Cookman College, I was the typical non-license “dorm stylist” doing hair on the side. After 16 years in corporate America in a job I detested, I took the leap to pursue my lifelong passion to move forward as a certified hairstylist, and I haven’t looked back!



Photo courtesy of Najah Aziz