India McCleod, Senior Cosmetologist
India McCleod, owner of I McCleod Salon in Pikesville, Maryland, seeks to bring confidence, grace, and style to all salon clients. Since 2009, India has maintained her motto of “healthy hair with a bounce!" Her salon specializes in healthy hair for natural and relaxed clients. She has been committed to providing a styling team who can provide high quality healthy hair services.
India is dedicated to hair care education and is constantly looking to expand her knowledge base. In 2016, she became a Certified Hair Therapist, specializing in Hair Loss, through the Hair Wellness Institute. India now specializes in finding hair loss solutions for clients suffering from thinning and other hair loss issues. In addition to her passion for hair, India launched I. McCleod Cosmetics in 2012 which featured glamorous, edgy and playful lipsticks, glosses, and palettes. In 2014, she birthed I. McCleod Hair Care, which includes hair care products for natural and relaxed hair.
India has been devoted to sharing her passion for the industry with the next generation. She dedicates her time to mentoring through speaking to individuals and groups of all ages and stages. She has been committed to her work with youth who are interested in the beauty industry and entrepreneurship. In 2018, she developed a Cosmetology Summer Workshop for youth girls. This intensive was designed to teach participants every aspect of the beauty industry. She has also created other learning opportunities for others around hair care and personal growth.
Prior to her experience in the beauty industry, she spent 7 years working in Human Resources. In 2003, she received her B.S. degree in Mass Communication/Public Relations from Towson University. In 2019, she became an alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business program.
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