Last night, I attended the Gocha Salon grand opening with star studded guest John Paul DeJoria of Paul Mitchell, the cast of WeTv’s LA Hair, Cutting in the ATL, Married to Medicine, Real Housewifes of Atlanta and more!
ABOUT GOCHA HAWKINS
Gocha Hawkins (pronounced “go-shay”) is an award-winning hairstylist and owner of Gocha Salon, an Atlanta-based salon specializing in precision cuts, color, extensions and make up applications. A native of Detroit, MI, Gocha has over 20 years of experience in the beauty business with 19 of those years spent as a salon owner. She received her cosmetology training at John M. Patterson State Technical College (now Trenholm State) in Montgomery, AL. She’s worked with celebrities such as Serena Williams, Beyonce, Keyshia Cole, Christina Milian, Kandi Burruss, Vivica Fox, Drake, Ja Rule, Pitbull, Mike Epps, Lil’ Jon, The Game, R. Kelly, T.I., Kelly Rowland and many more. Her work has been featured in Sophisticate’s Black Hair, Style Q, Smooth Magazine and on the covers of Hot Atlanta, Salon Profiles, Salon Sense and Black Passions.
I can’t tell you how tickled pink I was to see all of my favorite LA Hair cast member, Anthony Pazos, China, Terry Hunt, Dontay Savoy and Naja Rickette! ALL of the local celebrity divas came out to support including Lisa Nicole Cloud, Quad Webb-Lunceford, Dr. Heavenly Kimes & Toya Bush-Harris (Married to Medicine), Dedra Allen and Lakenya Morris (Cutting In The ATL), Toya Wright, LaTavia Roberson, Phaedra Parks (RHOA) and Dice (LaLa’s Full Court).
It was certainly a grand affair and we couldn’t be more proud of Gocha who was glowing from head to toe! The cast of “L.A. Hair” sat down with hair blogger and BOSSIP editor Alexis Felder for a brief Q&A followed by more photo opps, laughs, drinks and selfies.
At the end of the party, Gocha thanked the guests for attending and reminded them that Gocha Salon is open six days a week (on Sundays!) and is available as rental space for events. For more information, visit www.gochasalon.com.
Take a look at a few of the MANY pics I snapped of all the fun. Special thanks to 135th Street Agency for the invite!