Born and raised in Tallahassee, Fl, Ikeyia developed her admiration for hairstyling as a preteen. Being born into a family where her grandmother was a hair stylist and salon owner for over 40 years and having 2 aunts as hair stylist, she naturally picked up a skill for braiding hair. She nurtured and cultivated that skill into a full-time career--adding cut, color and styling to her expertise. After working in Florida and completing her AA degree, she decided to relocate to New York City. In her first 2 years of being a New York resident and hairstylist, she has worked with major New York fashion brands like Pyer Moss and Aliette as well as beauty brands like Pattern by Tracee Ellis Ross. She has also been featured in Marie Claire Magazine digital platform as a hair expert.