Ebony "Khavoni" Roberts has been in the cosmetology industry for over 15 years. Perfecting her gift as a highly sought after technician, she prides herself in educating and establishing genuine relationships with her clientele and students.
Ebony began working in the cosmetology field long before she went to school to obtain her license. As a result, she began to create wonderful masterpieces with hair, and started to make a brand for herself. Being able to tell a story using this gift and talent, she credits God for giving her the ability to create one-of-a-kind pieces. She has participated in several hair shows, The Proud Lady being one of them, and now holds certifications in Fusion Extensions, Keratin & Barbicide. By the end of 2018 she will be a licensed Cosmetology Instructor & licensed Trichologist and will also have certifications in coloring from Matrix & Pravana.
Her love to give back to others in the industry has grown over the years, and now Ebony has begun to coach. Since 2011 she has put together a series of classes to help with continuing education for industry professionals, a “Coaching Essentials” workshop for future cosmetologist, “How to maintain a healthy Mane” workshop for models and her clientele. She has since been hired (2017) by Vitale Pro and Kinks Curls & Coils as a platform artist to share her knowledge of the product line. “I want my love and passion for what I do to inspire others to greatness. It has not ALL been easy, but it has ALL been worth it! When I say I love what I do, I mean just that! From being a salon owner, working with beautiful brides on their special day, cancer survivors, and working on the set of films, I enjoy meeting, learning, sharing, creating unforgettable memories with everyone that my path crosses. My father passed of cancer when I was 17, and watching him go through the pains of the disease, I knew then I wanted to help people in some sort of way. It wasn’t until 8 years ago that I realized how to do just that. I have helped cancer survivors and those still battling the disease cope with the loss of their “mane” by creating crowns for them. What that does for people is simply indescribable. This is what makes me push the limits to give all I can to an ever evolving industry. This is just one of many ways I have been blessed to be a blessing.”
Her work has been featured in Fox & ABC News (Black Fashion Week USA), Windy City Live (Erica Watson), USA TODAY (Full Figured Fashion Week), Child Model, Allezom International Magazine, Full Figured Magazine Online, Chicago Style Magazine’s 25th Anniversary Edition, The Tribune, and many more!