CAROLYN MARSHALL COVINGTON

CAROLYN MARSHALL COVINGTON

Corporate Brand Strategist

by Terry Watson | July 14th, 2017

Carolyn Marshall Covington is a dedicated business professional with an 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 stylist and educators.

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 stylist in hair salons across the globe. She graced the cover of the 1st Black Passion International Magazine, giving her an 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.

She 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.

CAROLYN MARSHALL COVINGTON

CAROLYN MARSHALL COVINGTON

Corporate Brand Strategist

Carolyn Marshall Covington

by Terry Watson | July 14th, 2017

Carolyn Marshall Covington is a dedicated business professional with an 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 stylist and educators.

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 stylist in hair salons across the globe. She graced the cover of the 1st Black Passion International Magazine, giving her an 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.

She 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.

CMC VISIONARY ;LEADER

Andrew Covington, Esq., CEO, and Carolyn Marshall Covington Brand Strategist

The Covington Law PLLC Announces Carolyn Covington Has Joined The Team

Carolyn Marshall Covington joins the team after decades of experience consulting businesses in the beauty and fashion industries. It was the dream that Carolyn began living at age 21. She opened her first In-Flight Hair Salon in Maryland and expanded into Virginia and North Carolina opening a chain of salons. Inspired by Madame C. J. Walker, she developed DZIRE Hair Care, to empower generations of African-American women.

Carolyn has been diagnosed with an eye disease that over time causes blindness. Through all these challenges,  she is determined to stay on track. She knows exactly what she is purposed to do, and with God’s help, guidance, and unyielding faith, she has become highly recognized as an inspirational advocate for persons living with disabilities in 2016, Carolyn Covington founded a North Carolina non-profit. Insightful Visionaries which is focused on empowering persons with disabilities. In 2019, Carolyn was honored by WRAL TV  and other community stakeholders. for her work as a beacon of light in the community. In 2020, she was inducted into (NAWBO) NC National Association of Women Business Owners Hall of Fame.

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Carolyn Covington - 2020 Inductee - NC Women Business Owners Hall of Fame

 

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