Mushiya Tshikuka, breakout star of WEtv's reality hit show “Cutting It In the ATL” is a mesmerizing, magnetic presence. As founder of The Damn Salon, Mushiya has married high-fashion, edgy aesthetics with the celebration of women’s curly and kinky textures to usher in a “New Era” in Natural hair. With risqué marketing (their tagline is “Hair That Causes Horny Husbands”) and bold styles that emphasize volume and funky pops of color, Mushiya and The Damn Salon have transformed attitudes toward natural hair across the nation. The Damn Salon's touring salon division, Taste of Damn, hosts pop-up styling suites in cities like Oakland, Houston, New York, Washington D.C. and Charlotte.
Mushiya is an engaging thought leader with VERY defined opinions on today’s beauty culture, earning her magazine covers and featured media opportunities for outlets including Sophisticates Black Hair Magazine, EBONY, ESSENCE, It's My Hair Magazine, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Madamenoire.com and CocaFab.com just to name a few.
Originally from the Congo, Mushiya came to the US by way of Montreal, which gives her a cosmopolitan flair. As part of her mission to redefine the idea of natural hair and provide women with more options to celebrate curly and kinky textures, she launched Runway Curls, a line of 100% Human Hair and Blended Extensions that flawlessly blend with natural curl patterns.
Blessed with multiple talents, Mushiya is also a singer who records original tracks that stay embedded in your head long after they end.