Ifafunmiwo "Tola" Omitola, also known as Jadyne, is from Northern Virginia and she rooted herself in Newport News, Virginia after earning her Bachelors of Science Degree in Biochemistry and Biology from Christopher Newport University. Tola has been a Professional Master Braider for a decade. She specializes in managing healthy hair and low tension braiding techniques for a multitude of textures. She focuses on healthy styling for maximum health of the coil and aims for each client leaving her chair adorned in dope custom art + feeling their most confident.
She began studying holistic healing and herbology in 2017. Always a student, she is studying herbal remedies, ancestral medicine, and healing modalities such as Reiki. She is a certified V-Steam & Womb Wellness practioner through Virginia Shea Bell Institute + the Yoni Steam Institute of Olosunde. Tola is the Creatress + Owner of Coiled Together Wellness + Beauty Bar which launched March 1, 2017. The studio showcases wellness tools, spiritual divination, stylist/barber services, local artist handmade art, herbal apothecary, body adornments + apparel, and wellness services. For all inquires, come in for a consultation or reach out via contact information.
Ifafunmiwo Omitola states:
"I believe as women, society has taught us to fear and be weary of our womanhood, so in turn we are just now learning how to understand, heal, & commune with our individual bodies + our community collective. I believe this is why authentic + strong sisterhood/brotherhood in the POC/Indigenous community is so vital. Our communities roots are of a collective people, the healing starts in our ability to be present, able to commune, + build together for the longevity + success of our generations to come. We must learn to unite in our diversity in order to heal our culture."