Ep 33: Ynohtna Turead Talks Trichology with Arielle Brown of Bea’s Bayou Skincare
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Ynohtna Tureaud is one of the leading hair care and scalp specialists, as well as one of the first Board Certified Trichologists, in the state of Louisiana. She has been in the hair care industry for over 20 years. Throughout the years, she has become a licensed cosmetologist, barber, and instructor. The last eleven years have catapulted Ynohtna into the ever-evolving science of Trichology, where she specializes in addressing all forms of hair loss and scalp disorders. She is the owner and operator of Anointed Hands Trichology Center for Hair Loss located in Gonzales, Louisiana.
As she continued her endeavors, Ynohtna noticed a substantial number of clients who were experiencing hair loss. This sparked a burning desire to become educated, and ultimately certified in the science of Trichology. Ynohtna was named Salutatorian from the National Trichology Training Institute in Stockbridge, Georgia. She also became certified through the American Medical Certification Association, as well as an affiliate of the American Hair Loss Council. Ynohtna has received numerous certifications, including Medical Wig Installer, Non-Surgical Hair Replacement, and Laser Phototherapy. She has also obtained awards, such as a Proclamation recognizing Alopecia Awareness Month for the state of Louisiana from Governor John Bel Edwards, Proclamation and the Key to Ascension Parish. The parish also recognized and acknowledged her expertise by offering her a seat on the Ascension Parish Mental Health Board. Ynohtna’s work and articles have been published in books, including " Hairs How Style and Guide", as well as "Sophisticate's Hairstyles and Care Guide" and "City Social" magazines, both nationally and internationally. She has also appeared in the media via television shows such as, Vision of Grace Network, Eatel Community Connection, WAFB Channel 9 News, and Fox 29 Lake Charles News.
With over 80 million Americans experiencing hair loss, Ynohtna has traveled abroad to study and perfect her craft and continues to promote Alopecia Awareness by conducting seminars and classes. She works alongside other paramedical and medical healthcare professionals to help decrease the number of people affected by alopecia. She also served as a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and Mary Bird Perkins where she strives to help promote a positive self-image to women who are undergoing cancer treatment. Ynohtna also promotes breast cancer awareness by hosting yearly events, in which doctors, as well as survivors, provide valuable information to help combat the disease. Ynohtna is also known for her community service, along with stylists and barbers, partnering together to provide opportunities for kids to receive free hair care services, wellness screenings, along with mentoring sessions. Her passion led her to create the organization G.L.A.M. Girls Outreach, where professional ladies alongside her, provide the support and tools to empower females in achieving their goals. Ynohtna's passion to help individuals overcome the stigmas associated with hair loss, has caused her to delve and excel in the field of Trichology.