When it comes to protecting your crown and learning how to build a healthy hair care regimen, Aja “AjaBLU” Woodby is your go-to guru.
Known as the “All Hair is Good Hair Stylist,” Aja is a licensed senior cosmetologist, educator, author and owner of AjaBLU Salon & Studio. Aja uses her platform to educate her clients, students, girl dads and followers on the science of hair care, proper styling techniques and the best products for their individual hair types.
With over 26 years of experience in cosmetology and 13 years as a successful salon owner, Aja has cultivated a loyal client base who trust her to give them their “Best Look Uncovered” while maintaining the health and integrity of their hair. At AjaBLU Salon & Studio, clients experience excellent service and styling in an enjoyable, relaxing atmosphere where they can kick back and be pampered.
But Aja’s passion for cosmetology goes beyond the chair: she empowers dads to confidently style their daughters’ hair with hands-on instructional workshops that have been featured on Fox5 News and at the 2019 National Urban League conference.
Her in-person work with dads and daughters prompted her to publish “Dads Can Doo It Too,” a step-by-step guide for styling natural hair for dads and the complementary “Dads Can Doo It Too Coloring Book” for daughters.
During the pandemic, she also wrote an eBook entitled “The Epic Guide for Healthy Hair in Quarantine” to help salon faithfuls keep their tresses healthy during lockdown.
But writing is just one of her superpowers. Aja is also a gifted educator who uses her in-depth cosmetology expertise to instruct and inspire high school students who want to pursue a career in the industry. As a Cosmetology Instructor for the Career and Technical Education program at Bladensburg High School in Prince George’s County, Maryland, she has helped hundreds of young girls prepare for their State Board of Cosmetology Exams.
Aja believes beautiful, healthy hair should be accessible to all. It’s why she created Protect Your Crown, an online boutique that offers premium hair extensions, high quality hair care products and handmade hair accessories for women on the go.
Aja’s work has been published in Mazza, Black Hair Sophisticates and Immac Inc. magazine, extending her influential reach in the haircare industry well beyond her salon.