I started my career in 1993 as a nail technician before moving to North Carolina in 1997. I completed the Onyxology course and graduated from Dudley's Beauty College in 2003. Having a passion for all aspects of beauty, I returned to New York in 2005 to expand my craft and enrolled in the Hyde Park Beauty School for Cosmetology, graduating in 2007. Upon graduation my client base grew at the Gallery Salon in Poughkeepsie, NY until December 2010. I stepped out on faith and opened my own business within Your Presence Salon in Poughkeepsie NY where my talent for cutting, styling and using color to enhance my unique hairstyles was requested by many of my clients. Since assisting Next Level Concepts at Bronner Brothers hair shows and Premier Orlando, I have used my uncanny ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. My work has been featured in magazines and my style was googled as Top 50 curly styles of 2012. In 2015 I embarked on a new journey as I returned to Charlotte, NC where Beáta will be making its new home at Sola Salon.
"Its not very often that you find a stylist that is exceptional at their craft, but cares about maintaining healthy hair. Tenea you already know nothing but love!!!!!"
"Not only is she talented, she is remarkably humble... rare qualities in a woman... remarkable stylist"
"My hair is so much healthier since I found Tenea. She is AWESOME!"
"Tenea just gained another client. I am soooo very pleased with my hair!!"
"I have never met a hairstylist who was so patient and understanding. On my first visit, I walked in nervous a nervous wreck but I left feeling confident and beautiful. Tenea takes her time, does it right the first time, and makes you feel at home...regardless if it's your first time in her chair or you're a seasoned regular. Thank you my sister for giving me confidence and style!!"
"As a 1st time client; I must say that I was very impressed. I loved the atmosphere, laid back but yet professional at all times. Tenea's approach was of one who was very confident in her craft & the knowledge that she shared about hair. She asked only a few questions to get an idea of my character and that was all it took. I have been going back ever since. As I say to her I am her CANVAS....She's the artist..."
"She is a great hair stylist with a positive energy."
"I love sitting in Tenea's chair...I have never left disappointed.