136 W. Jericho Tpke. (just west of Rt. 110) • Huntington • 631-388-1032 • rps.beauty
If there’s one thing Yolanda Smart knows, it’s HAIR! And Rockin’ Pretty Stylz in Huntington is her latest stop on her hair journey. Yolanda grew up in Jersey City in a family of hair stylists, going on to pursue the family tradition at beauty school. She graduated in 2006, just as she was starting her own family. After splitting her time between Queens and Long Island for several years, Yolanda and her family made the move to Melville, and have been in the area ever since.
With years’ worth of experience working in salons, Yolanda decided she wanted to be her own boss. She networked through local beauty supply stores working from her home-based studio. Last year, she came across an opportunity to lease her own space and decided to go all-in, opening her salon doors in Huntington in November of last year.
Throughout her career, Yolanda has acquired many skills that led to her success and stunning reputation among her clients. She is fully certified in leading extension brands such as Perfectress, Lasio keratin treatments, lashes, waxing, braiding, and is a wig maker. Yolanda is also proficient at styling hair for kids and is adept at all hair types and textures.
In addition to stellar online reviews, clients were happy to sing their praises during ET’s conversation with Yolanda. Many clients have followed her over the years from salons to her home studio, and now to the her own place in Huntington. Jen, who has been a client of Yolanda’s for years, says that she sticks with her because of her talent. She pays attention to detail, is passionate, resilient, and loyal to her customers, and understands that the look and feel of our hair matters. Rockin’ Pretty Stylz also stands out as one of few salons on Long Island that is certified to own and operate an aquatic misting machine, which is customizable to use for hair hydration, color, detox, and stimulate growth.
When asked what the best part about operating a business in the Huntington area, Yolanda says it’s the diversity in the community. She wants readers to know that she understands hair from all different cultures and backgrounds and is more than happy to teach moms of mixed-race children how to care for their hair. Yolanda is the definition of a hair expert, committed to making visions come to life.
Between her talents with hair and the care she has for her clients, Yolanda offers an unforgettable beauty experience. Call (631) 388-1032 to book your appointments at Rockin’ Pretty Stylz in Huntington, and stay tuned for news on their upcoming first anniversary celebration!