Essence China is an accomplished Natural Hair Artist and creator of the signature style “The Essence” feat. the “Biggie Smalls” (as pictured). Her work has been featured on the cover of Essence magazine as well as other international publications. In 2003 she fought the state board of cosmetology in the state of Arizona and WON, which opened the doors for all natural hair stylist to be able to operate without the regulations of the cosmetology board. She is the founder of Rare Essence Studio a natural hair salon in Phoenix, and the Founder of Rare Essence Academy. Rare Essence Academy is the first of its kind educating and empowering those who want to become natural hair artist, by teaching the techniques of natural hair styling that help to build a foundation for success in the industry. Her vision is to empower future leaders to turn their passion into their profession.