About Kayla

Hello, I’m Kayla, a hair professional & beauty advisor from Philadelphia. I share my expertise on hair care, easy styles, everyday beauty, and healthy living.

I always start off my professional introductions by saying I’m a Hair Stylist for ULTA Beauty. In my 7 years as a beauty professional, my life revolves around my salon career, and love for hair. Hence the term, Hairfluenced. I love creating beautiful looks that you can see in my LookBook, one of which was featured on Hairstyles Today, and I’m very passionate about hair care.

Now, you’re here in my favorite place, my passion project: Hairfluenced – Influencing Haircare, Easy Styles, and Products. Est. 2020.

I began my professional career in 2014 when I enrolled myself into beauty school, which I paid for out of my own pocket. It was always my dream to be a hair stylist and fully submerged in the world of beauty.

In 2016, I finally was given the opportunity to start on the floor and begin taking my own clients. It was a slow process, but after hustling through nights and weekends in my early 20s, I built a loyal following of clientele, most of who is still with me today. Since then, I vowed to always keep improving and being the best hair expert I could be.

By 2020, I achieved my highest salon title of Elite Stylist from my client volume, sales production, and educational background. I spent weeks in cities like Chicago, Dallas, and NYC studying with top tier professionals and learning as much as I could about hair. Eventually, when I hit my professional ceiling, and I felt like an overflowing book with so much knowledge, I decided to provide even more as a stylist. I created my YouTube channel as a source of tutorials, haircare, and product reviews for my clients to follow at home in between visits.

The pandemic lockdown of 2020 gave me a refreshed opportunity to gear all my focus to my internet voice, since I couldn’t provide any salon services at that time. I genuinely missed that rewarding feeling that comes from making someone feel better about their hair and overall appearance, just by giving someone a refreshed look or recommending a product. I needed a space to do that for the 3 months that I could not.

From that simple yet moving experience of helping someone care for their hair, Hairfluenced was born. Hairfluenced is this beauty hub of videos and more, that inspire better beauty practices and hair care in women who are invested in caring for themselves. Pandemic or (hopefully) no pandemic, beauty matters.