Welcome to THEmpire! Tonica Hair Experience started August 2016 by Alyson Mcknight. “Tonica” is inspired from her middle name.

Starting from New York, Alyson’s passion for hair grew at the age of 16. “It started when I was doing random crazy nail designs in high school. Nails were my hobby then it became hair.” Alyson then mastered doing her own hair and receiving many compliments. While in Junior and Senior year in High School, she was a hair salon assistant and attending beauty school. “After high school graduation, I became at odds with going to college for Psychology or pursing my passion. I decided to pursue my passion and it was the best decision I made for myself. After receiving my Cosmetology License, I ventured off to London to gain advanced experience. Working under one of London’s top Afro-Ethnic stylists. It was fun and great exposure as well.” From her extravagant wig designs, hair extensions, and professional services, Tonica Hair Experience provides it.

With this evolving industry, Alyson hopes to open a platform for independent cosmetologists to build their brand.