Hair Sculpting Artist Lexi Johnny
It was the morning of October 3rd, 1982, when a beautiful baby girl made her first entrance into this world. Born in the tiny Caribbean island of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Alexia (Lexi) Johnny spent her early years with her mother, Junia C. Allan, an experienced Elementary school teacher. From her early childhood to her present stage in life, Lexi seemed to be engulfed in the culture of Hair Art.
Very early in life, Lexi started to display her natural skills and creativity. She has always shown a keen interest in the things that didn't appear to be very attractive to others. Her imaginative eyes are great at capturing the minutest detail of any object. This would have given birth to her unique sense of Visual art, Fashion and Hair-designing. However, she is most fascinated in being a unique trend-setter.
Lexi's love for hair-designing emerged at the tender age of seven when she patiently sat and observed her young aunt braiding a friend's hair. It was that very experience that opened the door to her treasure------ hair sculpting.
With such desire buried so deep within her, she left her native island to take up residence in the “Land of Opportunities,” USA, in July 1995. There she lived with her father, Calvert Johnny, a musician and artist and his wife, a dance instructor and nurse. At age eleven, Lexi started braiding hair for family members and friends and as time progressed her clientele kept increasing. Lexi's search for success and professionalism has driven her to go further into the field of Creative Arts.
In 1997, she enrolled at the Jefferson Performing and Visual Arts High School. While at the school, her skills and techniques on the dance floor blossomed and this eventually helped her to achieve the Best Dancer Award title at one time. As a dancer, Lexi travelled with the Jefferson Dancers to Washington, D.C. where she performed at the John Kennedy Performing Arts Centre. Upon graduating from High School, Lexi Johnny was hired to style hair for the Jefferson Dancers.
Seven years later, Lexi got married to the love of her life, Mr Glen Woodhouse, on September 17th, 2004 . Their union produced two naturally gifted artistic children. The added responsibility of family life did not shatter Lexi's dream of becoming a professional hair sculptist. In fact, in 2009, she attended beauty school to pursue her passion of hair sculpting, thus taking it to a higher level and finally graduated with her license in 2010. While at Beau Monde College of Hair Design in Portland, Oregon, she auditioned to be a part of the school's hair-designing team. This effort positioned her among the top four of the thirteen chosen. She went on to compete in the World Premier Hair Competition in Orlando, Florida. This resulted in her becoming the recipient of an Achievement Award in the long hair bridal student competition.
Lexi Johnny, the multi-talented hair-designer, has a wealth of experience in her fields of interest. Her work experiences have enhanced her skills, creativity and professionalism in Hair Art. She also had the opportunity to develop her Art at Blu Salon as an apprentice and at the Bouffant Salon. She currently shares her expertise at Conscious Coils Salon, in Portland, Oregon, where she specializes in natural hair, hair cutting, and extensions.
In addition to her hair art, Lexi finds time to create authentic jewelry. She had the pleasure of making special jewelry for Grammy Award Winning Artist, Esperanza Spalding, which she wore at her New York concert at Webster Hall and at Houston House of Blues.
Lexi continues to reach for the stars in her endeavors and is quite set for greater achievements as a professional hair artist.