Joy Williams is a celebrity stylist and the owner of JW Studios, Houston's premiere multi-cultural salon. She is an Executive Master Level Educator and Master Platform Artist for CHI/Farouk Systems as well as the first Black Woman On- Air Personality for CHI Haircare on Home Shopping Network. She travels around the country teaching other cosmetologists and educating them about all things in the beauty industry. Most recently she was a lead hair artist for CHI at the Miss USA Pageant 2019 and Miss Universe 2019. She was the stylist behind the winning look for Miss USA 2019 and worked with Miss Teen USA 2019 after her win. Joy has the versatility to work with all hair types and textures and is a Texture and Color Specialist. An expert in the field of hair extensions, she is a certified Hair Extension Technician and works with hair extensions, wigs, and hair pieces. Joy is also a Certified Trichology Practitioner and frequently works with clients experiencing severe hair trauma such as alopecia and chemo-therapy.
Her true calling was realized while studying Government/Pre-Law at The University of Texas at Austin. Consequently, she attended and excelled at Paul Mitchell the School in 2008. She then started her full time career in the beauty industry working backstage at pageants, fitness competition and fashion shows. Joy also has worked backstage at New York Fashion Week. She and her team provide hair and makeup services for film and television production, runway shows, editorial and commercial shoots, local and destination weddings and much more. Joy has received numerous awards and honors including a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Health and Beauty by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and is a 2014 award recipient of the Top 40 under 40- Houston's Next Generation of Leaders.
A true testimony of perseverance, Joy survived a traumatic childhood including multiple foster homes, abandonment and physical and sexual abuse all before the age of 10. She battled with depression while excelling in school with the hope of becoming CEO of her own company, a dream she's had since the age of 5. During college, a domestically violent relationship threatened her life and through counseling and intervention she overcame suicide and defeated her personal demons.
Today Joy offers mentorship and life coaching to professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs as well as hosts various inspirational workshops such as Vision Board Parties for Teens and Adults (Virtual now available) and her newest program Manifestation Mantras: How to Manifest the Life you Desire. (Email for more information).