Jacksonville native LaDonna P. Mixon is an innovator whose talent is teaching, inspiring and creating holistic wellness and natural hair mastery in the beauty industry and community. She does this with passion as the chief curator of Sankofa Creations Spalon and Wellness Center, a subsidiary of Sankofa Creations, LLC. The Spalon is a sacred healing space which specializes in a myriad of therapeutic salon services in an atmosphere of tranquility, professionalism and integrity.
LaDonna graduated Valedictorian of Ghent Beauty Academy in Norfolk, VA in 2001. She is an experienced cosmetologist, loctician and natural hair specialist with over 18 years experience working with various entities to expand her expertise in the beauty industry such as Hair Cuttery, Inc., Precious Momentz Salon, Tru Roots Natural Hair Salon, Ademola Mandela and KVeshon Barber and Salon, In addition, LaDonna has been featured as Hair Director for the Simply Natural Beauty and Wellness Expo (2014-2015, Jacksonville, Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale, FL tour), Hair Director of The Anew View Hair & Fashion Expo (2015,Jacksonville, FL),Spa Creator and Event Planner for Florida Black Expo, Blue Pearl Spa (2015, Jacksonville, FL), Barber and Beauty Showcase (2015, Jacksonville, FL) 2017 ACHI Hair Stylist of The Year Nominee, 2020 BEST Society Award Winner for Best Salon – Jacksonville. Her natural hair artistry has been featured in campaigns like VWISE, Natural Hair Magazine and WJXT Channel 4 News.
LaDonna co-owned the non profit organization Living4Today Inspirations, Inc., and is Founder of The Inner Circle Book Club. She is the co author of Purpose Pushers:The Joy of Discovering & Walking In Your Life’s Purpose presented by Dr. Trenace Richardson. She is the creator of The Owner’s Manual Podcast, a place for busy bodies who enjoy a sacred pause on the journey of self discovery with positive life perspectives and inspiration. She was a keynote speaker at the 2019 I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Conference by The Truth Speaks Media Group.
She also is an experienced dancer, singer, inspirational writer/author, host and speaker. She can be found on epic adventures around the globe or wrapped up in a good book in her #zenroom listening to vintage albums.