BLACK LIVES MATTER
Queen Bee's Royal Hair Gallery stands in solidarity against racism and the abuse of power that has been impressed upon Black Americans.
As an Black Owned Business, we understand that we must stand in unity and action to push for change in America that allows everyone to enjoy the freedoms that our Constitution promised to us.
OUR DESIGN TEAM
The Queen Bee's Design Team consists of stylists that take pride in meeting the standards and needs of every kind of client. We specialize in all areas of professional hair care, including natural styling, braids, weaves and extensions, updos, precision cuts, creative color techniques and much more. With over 20 years of combined experience in the industry, Queen Bee's Design Team has been featured in several Hair Styling magazines including Flava!, Platinum Styles and six volumes of Ohio City Trends.
Dominique Shannon "The Queen Bee"
FOUNDER / MASTER STYLIST
A native of East Cleveland, Ohio, “The Queen Bee” began her professional journey in the hair industry in 1993 at The Ohio State School of Cosmetology. Excelling as a scholarship student in beauty school, she continued her studies at The Ohio State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and spent several years as a cosmetology instructor before opening Queen Bee’s Beauty Salon.
It was during her college years at OSU that she saw a real need for an African-American based salon on campus and followed her dream. After twelve successful years on campus, her salon expanded in 2012 to Queen Bee's Royal Hair Gallery, with its new location just a few blocks away, in Columbus' historical Old North Community.
With over 25 years of experience in the industry, she has a great passion for hair and making people beautiful. In 2015, she became a Mayvenn Certified Stylist, launching a full retail line of top quality virgin hair extensions in 8 different textures, various origins, lengths and colors, expanding her clientele in the weaving market exponentially. Her continual education while traveling in the US and worldwide keeps her motivation strong and her techniques up to date.
In the salon, she strives to create an environment in which her clients are at ease to express themselves and their ideas. Her number one goal is for clients to be confident and satisfied with their hairstyle. She specializes in precision cuts, updos, all relaxed styles, weaves and extensions and is currently accepting new clients.
Direct Contact: (614) 537-5292 email@example.com
"The Natural Stylist"
LOCTICIAN & NATURAL HAIR EXPERT
Professionally known as “Dani the Natural Stylist”, Danielle was trained at The Ohio State School of Cosmetology, graduating in 1998. She started her professional career as a licensed assistant at Knapps, Kinks, n Bebe's, where she developed a love for natural hair care, deciding then to make it her specialty.
She furthered her training in the field, mastering all areas of African-American natural hair care, then took the tools and knowledge she learned to Queen Bee's Royal Hair Gallery in 2001, where she started developing a reputation and large clientele. She is well known as one of the premier natural hair stylists in Columbus, and leads workshops and training seminars to educate men and women about healthy, natural hair care. Her professional work has earned her trophies and accolades throughout the city as well as features in nationally acclaimed hair shows.
Dani believes that all natural hair is beautiful, living by the motto, "Happy to be Nappy," and enjoys helping people to see their own beauty in having natural hair. "It is not necessary to conform to what others see as beautiful, but find what makes you feel happy, beautiful and confident. That's what natural beauty is all about."
Direct Contact: (614) 323-8115 firstname.lastname@example.org
Travasia "Vay" Coleman
PROFESSIONAL BARBER & STYLIST
Known affectionately as "Vay" by her clients, Travasia Coleman has been in the hair industry professionally since 2016. A graduate of the world renown Paul Mitchell Schools, she began her journey at Queen Bees in the summer of 2018.
Realizing the limitless opportunities that the field of cosmetology offered, she joined the hair industry prepared to explore every opportunity possible.
Her motto: "I love to inspire my clients. I enjoy making men and women look good, as well as feel good when they leave my chair,"
Vay is a well rounded stylist specializing in natural hair, relaxed hair, pixie cuts, clipper cuts, braids, locs, sew-ins and more!
Direct Contact: (614) 805-5709 email@example.com
Ndeye “Naba” Ba
LICENSED AFRICAN BRAIDER
Naba was born in Dakar, Senegal where she developed her gift of braiding very early in age. After completing training in her native country, she began braiding professionally in Senegal in 2000, then ventured to the United States in 2002.
She was licensed and trained In Florida in 2009 before launching her career as a stylist in Ohio. Joining the Queen Bee’s Design Team in 2014, Naba’s career as a stylist has catapulted, making her one of the leading licensed African braiders in the city. In the summer of 2019, she was featured in the Columbus Dispatch, and shared her journey as a professional stylist and native who has gained tremendous success as a braider in the United States.
She loves braiding hair and takes pride in her work. Naba specializes in micro braids, senegalese twists, box braids, cornrows, and all areas of African braiding techniques.
Direct Contact: (614) 571-5689 Naba423@gmail.com
PROFESSIONAL BARBER | STYLIST COLOR SPECIALIST
Erica’s professional career began in 2013 after years of assisting in her grandmother’s salon as a youth. She learned many of the salon basics under her grandmother’s tutelage; but it was while learning the use of Dudley products that she developed a love for the beauty industry, and realized it had become a second nature to her.
She began to cultivate her love for the industry and started following the newest trends. As she learned new techniques, she also became well versed in men’s clipper cuts, beards and facial trims, her training slowly crafting her into a professional barber stylist.
She is currently accepting new clients and specializes in all areas of natural hair care, loc maintenance, braided styles, extensions, relaxers and custom color services.
Direct Contact: (614) 357-7985 firstname.lastname@example.org
INSTA LOC SPECIALIST
NATURAL STYLIST | BARBER
Macoiya, affectionately known as “Coy” by her friends, has dreamed of being a stylist since she was a little girl. Finding it to be a great way to express her creativity, she soon realized that it was an opportunity to make a great career and decided to follow her passion.
Loving having the ability to make her clients feel great, she began her career specializing in men’s haircuts, quickly advancing in that field. She then served several years in salon management and obtained a cosmetology instructor’s license while mastering her craft as a natural stylist.
She is currently one of the only stylists in central Ohio that specializes in Insta Locs, and intricate natural extension service that allows you to have dreadlocks in just one day.
She is currently accepting new clients and provides services in all areas of men’s hair care, loc maintenance and repair, silk pressing and natural hair care maintenance.
Direct Contact: (614) 680-7102 email@example.com
NATURAL HAIR | LOCS| CHILDREN'S HAIR | BRAIDS
Ashauna Mathews is a professional stylist that enjoys the complexities of hair. Beginning her professional journey in 2014, Ashauna has grown to love wearing and styling natural hair, as it has so much personality. She specializes in locs, braids, and professional styling for natural hair, as well as children's services. Although not limited to these services, this is where her craft rests and where her heart leads. Ashauna loves being able to make someone feel beautiful while in her chair as everyone is deserving of the confidence that accompanies being pampered. As she grows in the industry and at Queen Bee’s Royal Hair Gallery, she lives by the saying “More Hair,” meaning more growth! Ashauna encourages not only healthy hair growth, but individual growth in our world to achieve one's goals and or desires as well.
A native of Canton, Ohio, Ashauna is a 2019 graduate of The Ohio State University. An ambassador for change and an amazing poet, Ashauna's beauty radiates inside and out as one of the quiet gems amongst the Queen Bee's Design team. She is an amazing natural stylist and known as the "kid whisperer" at the salon. Her ability to nurture children while working with their hair is uncanny. She is currently taking new clients in all areas of natural hair care.
Direct Contact: (330) 312-2019 firstname.lastname@example.org