Toni Love is an international platform stylist and educator, holding instructor’s licenses in Cosmetology and Barbering; she is a Certified Instructor and a twice-published author. A graduate of the Hair Design Academy, Toni has taught students in both private and public schools. She currently owns Toni Love’s Training Center L.L.C., located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Her book, Tips To Passing The Cosmetology State Board Exam, can greatly improve the odds of passing the state board exam. She also authored The World of Wigs, Weaves and Extensions, a must-have for all successful stylists using artificial hair. Released in December 2001, and published by Milady Publishing, it can be purchased directly from Toni and is available in topnotch bookstores like Books-A-Million, Barnes & Nobles and Border Books as well. Additionally, Toni is a contributing writer for Milady’s Standard Textbook of Cosmetology.
Toni has an extensive background in higher education, which is reflected in her writing and teaching. A graduate of Alabama’s Stillman College, she holds a degree in business administration and management. Toni continued her education by earning an M.A. from the University of West Alabama and went on to obtain additional training as an educational specialist from Alabama A & M University. Toni has also completed the cosmetology instructor’s program at Shelton State Community College.
In addition to these degrees, Toni holds the following credentials and credits:
Board Certified Professional Cosmetologist
Board Certified Cosmetology Instructor
As an educator, Toni has traveled extensively to areas such as London where she served as the International Commentator for Hawaiian Silky Products. She has also worked as a platform stylist for Sally’s Beauty Supply and has performed at many major trades shows.
For two years, Toni served as the Director for Advanced Programs for Dudley Cosmetology University (DCU), one of the nation’s most advanced training institutions. While there, Toni’s vision for the future for DCU was to welcome all hair care professionals from all cultures. Diversity was the key, and “we wanted and encouraged more diversity, more cross-cultural training and interaction.” Toni, a firm believer in continuing education, now owns Toni Love’s Training Center L.L.C.