NaKeitha Ross – Co-owner
NaKeitha Ross is the owner of 360 Degrees Hair Studio, co-founder of I.C.O..N. Women’s Organization (Houston, TX), and global artistic director for McBride Research Laboratories (Decatur, GA). Hair has always been in her blood. While growing up, she would assist her mother, Lisa Moore, in her salon. Aspiring to defy the odds and step outside of the family business, NaKeitha enrolled in University of Houston to pursue a degree in communications and marketing. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 2001, she decided to join the family business.
In February 2003, combining power and influences with her mother, NaKeitha opened 360 Degrees Hair Studio. She focused on branding, effective marketing, and systematic training for new talent. To understand the corporate infrastructure of the hair industry, in January 2004, she decided to team up with MRL and work in their education department. During her career, she has instructed classes on styling, color, product knowledge, retail, and natural styling throughout the United States and Caribbean. NaKeitha has been awarded and recognized for her service and contribution in the beauty industry, as well as in the community breaking barriers of socioeconomic statuses and bridging gaps.
Giving back to the community and empowering women is how NaKeitha sows her seeds into the universe through I.C.O.N. Women’s Organization. She serves as the nonprofit’s CEO and co-founder. Although she enjoys those roles, her most rewarding charge is being a mother to Jada and Jeremy B., as well as, the wife of her high school sweetheart, Jeremy.