The lovely ladies who are The Twinness
Big Sister, Salon Owner, Author, and Mentor
Tesha McDonald is the founder of Alternatives Beauty Studio the only natural hair care salon that teaches clients how to maintain their natural tresses. She also is a guest speaker at many beauty schools and gives back to the community.
Even though her work has been seen in several national and international hair magazines and more recently in online magazines she continues to learn new techniques to keep up with the clients changing needs. Tesha has several high profile and celebrity clients and her portfolio continues to grow.
In addition to being a salon owner, she has an online beauty supply store, is an author, mentor, hosts the only natural hair show in the Poconos, has a degree in Funeral Service and is certified in Interior Design.
Younger Sister, Salon Owner, Nurse, Author and Teacher
Taneka’s work has been published in several hair magazines both Nationally as well as Internationally. She is known in Birmingham, Alabama for her work with the Special Needs Community as well as being a mentor for the younger generation. She is an educator in both the medical arena, teaching at a local community college, and as well in the hair care industry.
After graduating with her Associates degree in Liberal Arts & Science, she realized her love for helping and serving the community in the medical arena. She became an EMT, medical biller and coder, and eventually went to nursing school. She graduated in 2001 but did not stop there. Taneka has a daughter with Special Needs and realized how underserved this population is. She returned to school and graduated in 2018 with a BS in Psychology and continued on to get certified in Child Life.