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About Takiya La'Shaune


Takiya La'Shaune is a dynamic business woman and path-paving successful entrepreneur with an unashamed passion and transparency to ignite, inspire and motivate the lives of others with her powerful testimony. Previously homeless and a Survivor of abuse, Takiya chose to use her past to create her future and has gained local, national and even international audiences and exposure through speaking, mentoring, media and writing. Takiya has been featured in several magazines, publications, on television as well as the stage. She has been highly sought to represent and endorse the brands of many established and up and coming companies such Extreme Makeover – Home Edition, Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine, WHHI-TV, Tiffany Anisette – The B.A.G. and Estrea, an International skincare and cosmetic line, based out of Hungary in Central Europe.

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"I was always told what I wouldn't be but I was never told what I could be. To me, that leaves the options wide open.."

Speaking Engagements

With modest beginnings based upon a decision to embark on a career in the beauty industry as a Licensed Cosmetologist, Takiya La'Shaune, now an International Educator, Spokesperson and in demand Mentor focuses on beauty, preservation, self-awareness and business as a whole by using her experiential background as a platform to reach, inspire and motivate youth and women worldwide. She possesses a powerful presence that befriends and draws the listener as well as commands the authority of her leadership skills to educate and demand success.

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Commercial Endorsements

Via commercials, magazine ads, billboards and social media marketing, Takiya was chosen to represent the face of success through TCL’s “Chapter Awesome” campaign. A motivational cluster of everyday individuals achieving exceptional accomplishments by making the decision to begin their success story chapter by chapter while enrolling at The Technical College of the Lowcountry.


Memoirs of an Un-informed Beauty Queen

With the wit of a stand-up comic, the intellect of an aspiring scholar and the bantering chitter-chatter between great friends, Takiya La’Shaune offers her light-hearted yet profound inspiration on matters such as self-esteem, social etiquette and beauty as a whole – heart, mind, body and soul. Memoirs of an Un-Informed Beauty Queen is a must read book for any woman, young or old, seeking to find the crown that you already own.

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