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Exploring Life & Business with Niyah Swinson of Styling Divas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Niyah Swinson.

Hi Niyah, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My name is Niyah Swinson, I’m a licensed cosmetologist located in Raleigh North Carolina. As a kid, I loved doing my doll’s hair. My parents always bought me baby doll heads to do their hair. One day they came home with a whole play salon station. It came with a shampoo bowl, blow dryer, flat iron, and salon chair. I felt as if I had a real salon. I would use my dolls as if they were real customers and say, “Welcome to Stylie Divies,” trying to say Styling Divas as a little girl. I’ve stuck with the name/brand since!

We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Getting to where I am today has been a challenge. The most challenging thing I had to do was cosmetology school during a worldwide pandemic. I enrolled in cosmetology school a little before the covid hit. Having to obtain 1500 hours to graduate even though we didn’t have any in-person classes, I had to stay logged into my laptop for 9hrs a day. I had to teach myself the material because everything was online. I still graduated from cosmetology school!

Thanks – so, what else should our readers know about Styling Divas?
I’m a proud business owner of Styling Divas LLC! I’m a cosmetologist specializing in lash extensions and natural hair. I also have a hair collection selling top-quality bundles, wigs, & tape-ins. What sets me apart from other cosmetologists is that I always go the extra mile for my clients. I’m most proud of my clientele building from word of mouth. When a woman tells another woman about me, my work looks amazing, and the client loves it. Social media does help out a lot with building clientele as well. I’m most proud of keeping my clients happy and returning!

What would you say has been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
The most important lesson I’ve learned on this journey was to stay patient, stay down, work hard, and never give up. I’ve learned patience. I’ve learned that good things really do take time and it doesn’t happen over night.


  • Lash sets start at $110
  • Lash fills start at $65
  • Silk press start at $65
  • Bundles, wigs, tape ins price varies

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