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Kyla is dedicated to helping people experience themselves in new ways, from head to soul. Whether she is behind the chair or in front of you, Kyla is committed to creating a space for people to heal and feel empowered. As a hair artist with over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, she has a passion for healthy hair, extensions, and product and professional development. She has been featured on the news, assisted in various fashion shows and photoshoots around the Indianapolis area, developed a hair product line called DELANDA, and has been invited as a speaker to provide education about healthy hair care and the latest hair products.

Currently, Kyla is a graduate student studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Indiana Wesleyan University. She is the recipient of the 2022 National Board for Certified Counselors Mental Health Counseling Master's Fellowship. Upon graduation, Kyla intends to work with young adults and single parents, and help to change the dialogue about mental health in underrepresented and underserved communities.

With a wealth of knowledge, yet forever a student, Kyla strives to continue to learn more to stay ahead of the latest hair trends and counseling techniques. Her passion for helping people to be their best selves can be seen and felt the moment you sit in her chair; you are definitely guaranteed an experience like no other.



Courageous Healing, Inc.  |   Intern Therapist   |   2023 - present  

Family & Community Partners, LLC  |  Intern Therapist  |   2023 - present

Indiana Wesleyan University | Intern Therapist | 2022 - present

Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program  |   Program Assistant   |   2016 - 2017

U.S. Dream Academy | Program Assistant  |  2013 - 2014 

Fashion Shows/Events

Girls Who Brunch Tour  |   Speaking Engagement   |   2019-21  |  Healthy Hair Care

Paul Mitchell The School  |  Speaking Engagement  |   2019  |  Delanda Products & Natural Hair

Kyndall Mitchell | Portfolio Magazine Cover Photoshoot | 2019 | Lead Hairstylist

Meet The Artist 2019  |   Runway Fashion Show   |   2019  |  Lead Hair Stylist

Pink-4-Ever  | Pink Diamonds Are 4-Ever Fashion Show   |   2018  |  Lead Hair Stylist

Jennifer Holliday |   The Cabaret   |   2018  |  Hair Stylist


Meet the Artist  |   Shades of Pearl Fashion Show   |   2018  |  Hair Stylist

Passion 4 Fashion  |   Kick Off Fashion Show   |   2017  |  Hair Stylist

New Life Worship Center  |   Women of Excellence Fashion Show   |   2013-17  | Hair Stylist

Pink-4-Ever  |   Annual Fashion Show   |   2015-17  |  Hair Stylist

WTLC 106.7  |   Women's Empowerment Runway Show   |   2015  |  Lead Hair Stylist


Indiana Wesleyan University | Master of Arts | Clinical Mental Health Counseling | Expected August 2023

Board memberships, Professional associations and affiliations


Indianapolis Urban League - The Exchange | Member | 2023 -present

Black Mental Health Alliance | Member | 2023 - present

National Board for Certified Counselors | 2022 M-CMHC Fellow | 2022-present

American Mental Health Counselors Association | Member | 2022 - present

Indiana Counseling Association | Member | 2021 - present

The Oaks Academy CEO Advisory Council | Member | 2019 - 2021

Training & Workshops


PESI | Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy

NBCC | Motivational Interviewing

Black Mental Health Symposium

NBCC   |  Bridging the Gap Symposium

Indiana Wesleyan University  |  QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention

Published work

The Oaks Academy Family Tree Organization | 2016 - 2021

Cutz 4 Kids | 2012 - 2014

Girls Inc. | 2010

Past Mental Health Events

Transforming Your Inner Critic | Free Will Baptist Church | 2022

Transforming Your Inner Critic | Pink-4 Ever Breast Health Summit | 2022

Release & Reclaim | Tiny Tapas Yoga Studio | 2022

For information on booking Kyla for your next event email
Currently not accepting new hair clients
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