Onika has been doing hair magic since 1999.  Her love of fashion & hairstyling came at a very young age while doing her friends hair. In her teens, she modeled for a platform color artist. While hanging out backstage at various events she became inspired by the surrounding creative energy.  She entered competitions while still in beauty school and winning first place, state wide for haircutting. 

She moved to San Francisco ten years ago, drawn to a city where diversity and uniqueness were celebrated. Onika began training at Vidal Sassoon to become a color expert. She is knowledgeable with all types of color, including corrective work. Onika also has a strong foundation in hair cutting, with extensive training in razor cuts and curly hair types.

 
Onika has traveled all over the country to train with American Crew, Bumble & Bumble, Yosh, Christopher and Sonya Dove, Oscar Blandi, and Scott Cole. She worked as an educator for Artec and American Crew, and also as the in house educator for previous salons. Onika has worked on both runways and music videos, and has had her work featured in bridal magazines. Her passion for what she does shines through in her work, and it is just one thing that sets her apart in the industry.
 
In her free time,  Onika enjoys spending time with her two dogs, going for long runs, cooking, treasure hunting at flea markets/ thrift stores, and cuddling up with a good novel. Onika was mentioned as a favorite stylist in the Chronicle in 2006.

Visit Onika's website:

onikasimone.com