As a member of Motion Pictures Studio Mechanics Local Union and certified cosmetology instructor, Telona Wilson, has specialized in hair artistry for the past 22 years. Lona as many of her clients affectionately call her leveraged her entrepreneurial spirit to own and operate her own salon for over eight years. This experience is just one of many variables that truly helped define her craft and a genuine love for the “Art of Hair.”
Currently residing in Chicago, Illinois, Telona has shared her precious gift among many local celebrities as well as acquiring a national roster of Who’s Who in entertainment, Sports, politics etc. This includes the likes of Megan Good, Jurnee Smollett, Garcelle Beauvais, Tichina Arnold, Kellita Smith, Britney Murphy, Lisa Ray McCoy, Marcia White and Merri Dee. These are just a few examples of noteworthy personalities who have been graced with Telona’s magical creativeness and penchant for detail.
Over the years, Telona has become one of the country’s most sought after hairstylist for television, film, gala’s awards shows and just about every special event imaginable. When asked what makes her talent so unique or special, she replies with humility:
“I take time out to create an experience from behind the chair so that the passion and hard work that goes into my craft is visually noticed and appreciated by everyone in front of the chair…. It is my job and responsibility to create this experience not just for the movie celebs, but for the homemakers or secretaries who may rush in during a lunch hour or before they go to work. This experience is for and belongs to everyone who sits in my chair. To me, this is the epitome of what the craft is all about and is the only formula for longevity and success in this business.”