“When you help others live a better life and give back you take the focus off your challenges and it allows people to see God working through you to perform his purpose and plan.”
“Carolyn Marshall Covington is a dedicated business professional with expertise in salon/spa ownership, management, and personal empowerment. She has passionately served the beauty industry for over 40 years, employing over 1500 people, many of which have achieved great success in their own right as entrepreneurs, celebrity stylists, and educator
“Carolyn has always been considered a role model and polestar for success in the hair industry. She graduated from Bladensburg Vocational High School, studying Cosmetology, and blazed a trail from DC/ MD area to NC. She studied abroad and traveled frequently. On one of her many cross-country trips, she discovered the name and concept for her dream salon. The infamous INFLIGHT Hair Salon was created in 1982 in Maryland. She has been instrumental in many start-up salons. A proprietor and co/owner of over 20 Salons & spas, her face was seen and known by stylists in hair salons across the globe. She graced the cover of the 1st Black Passion International Magazine, giving her even greater notoriety. Carolyn competed and won the USA Black Hair Olympics under the mentorship of Mr. Floyd Kenyatta, the Global Ambassador for John Paul Mitchell Systems.
Carolyn has also directed several educational programs including Regal Academy of Cosmetic Arts, (VA), Kenyatta Higher Learning Academy, (Raleigh, N.C.), SSG Continuing Education CEU Provider NC State Board, FAME Academy Beauty & Barber Next Level Training NC. Additionally, she has led several research and Product Development campaigns for major product lines such as Manufacturer DZIRE Professional Products, Salon 10 Products, Silky Smooth Products, Skin X Men’s Skincare Products. Carolyn was awarded the prestigious (Hair –n- Motion) Living Legend award in 2015 and the BBU Leadership Legacy Award in 2016, for excellence and dedication to the Beauty industry. From salon owner, platform artist, and educator to new product development, utilizing innovative cutting edge technology, Carolyn’s self-driven highly motivated professionalism has propelled her to the top rankings in her craft.
Carolyn opened Jolie the Day Spa in Cameron Village in 2000, a dream that became a reality. This was also the year she came face to face with the biggest challenge of her life. Carolyn was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) a degenerative eye disease. Carolyn is legally blind but God has given her Vision without sight to continue to impact the Beauty Industry. “When you are blindsided in life you have to stand still and know that God has a bigger plan and purpose for your life.
“I have too much energy and too many dreams to fulfill before I think about sitting on the sidelines. I am still in it to win it. I believe that sharing my knowledge and experience through lectures and workshops is a perfect and fulfilling way to stay active in this amazing beauty industry that I have dedicated the majority of my life to. My Prayer is that God will continue to use me as a leader, a positive role model and mentor to many,” she says.
A VISIONARY LEADERCarolyn states “When you help others live a better life and give back you take the focus off your challenges and it allows people to see God working through you to perform his purpose and plan.”
Corporate Visionary Strategist, Covington Law, PLLC
The Covington Law PLLC, proudly announces that Carolyn Marshall Covington has joined their team. She brings to the table a strong commitment to the community in a voice that speaks to them and for them all passion. She has dedicated over 40 years to successfully navigating the beauty industry and helping others achieve their dreams. In spite of the curves thrown at Carolyn, she stands strong and continues to be a pillar in the community and an advocate for all persons with disabilities. She is determined to continue to influence the younger generation as she creates opportunities to not only give back but to pay it forward as well.