Hair Experts

Your Hair Support Team

MYAVANA is here to support you on your journey towards hair heaven. Our Healthy Hair Experts have over 20 years of experience in achieving healthy, beautiful hair.

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Candace Mitchell Harris


Candace found success in developing a sophisticated technology, in the beauty industry, that analyzes the variables of hair to develop a personalized hair care plan that supports healthy hair and growth. As a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, she brings over 14 years of experience in cosmetology and computer science to MYAVANA.

Candace has been recognized for her work on, WWD’s Top 50 Beauty Innovators, BET Honors STEM Award, Sephora Accelerate Fellow, and featured nationally on CNN’s Small Business Success segment, Marie Claire Magazine’s Next Big Thing in Beauty, ESSENCE Festival, Inc. Magazine, Black Enterprise, Business Insider, and more.

Robin D. Groover


Robin began transitioning women out of their relaxers in the late 90s, leading the birth of the natural hair movement. As Chief Hair Officer for MYAVANA, she leads all hair care education, research & development, along with her knowledge in consumer insights, hair care research and product manufacturing.

With over 20 years of experience in hair care research & development, Robin has consulted brands such as Design Essentials, Paul Mitchell, Carol’s Daughter and Shea Moisture Professional Line on product performance. Her healthy hair styling techniques have been featured on natural hair care resources for professionals and consumers such as,,, and”

Tanisha Billups

Operations Manager & Chief Hair Analyst

Tanisha Billups is a graduate of Spelman College with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and Masters in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. She has worked in R&D with Myavana since 2016 with a passion in science and specifically all things hair and beauty.

As a true leader in beauty tech, she values how intentionally we C.A.R.E. for so many through their hair-story to achieve their hair goals. She values how MYAVANA is the ultimate opportunity to empower and impact while innovating and leading the way in adding more value and diversity to the beauty industry.

Karen Marie

Chief Hair Consultant & Head of Stylist Partnerships

Ever since I gave my first Barbie a buzz cut (don’t judge, I’ve improved since then), I’ve loved to style hair. In 2009, I completed undergrad at Alabama A&M University with a degree in Business Administration. My first year out of college, naturally I tried working in “Corporate America” but soon realized it wasn’t for me. Just one short year later I moved to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue my life long dream of becoming a Healthy Hair Hairstylist. I completed my cosmetology apprenticeship in 2013 and the sky has been the limit ever since. I specialize in working with silk press hair along with promoting healthy hair & growth while still creating beautiful styles.

MYAVANA: Redefining Healthy Hair

MYAVANA: Redefining Healthy Hair