Updated: Dec 19, 2020
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About the Managing Director Nikita Hill
Nikita Hill is the Managing Director and Bespoke Designer of Kala Waya Collections. In 2018, Nikita rediscovered her passion for creative expression through jewellery making. This was a contrast to her career in the NHS as a registered nurse and educator. Combining this new passion and her interest in everything hair related, the vision for her unique brand came to life. She decided to specialize in creating artisan hair adornments and body jewellery.
During the early stages of establishing her niche, Nikita noticed that there was a stark lack of representation of women with natural hair and locs in the bridal and luxury fashion industry. Imagery across the internet and social media did not showcase these women.
Being a Barbadian woman with natural hair, Nikita understands the struggle and disappointment of being unable to see enough visibility of black women rocking the luxury natural hair version of themselves.
It was important to change the narrative about what is deemed as elegant and actively celebrate the grace, uniqueness and sophistication of natural hair and loc styles of Caribbean and African women.
As a designer, Nikita offers bespoke design services with a range of elegant options. She advocates that natural hair and locs deserves pearls, crystals and one of a kind Bespoke pieces too!
In everything she does within the brand, it’s very much driven by heart; inclusivity; promotion of hair positivity; a love for creative expression and interpretations of luxury.
Nikita’s long term goal is to transition more into demi-couture work.
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