Kalizya has led a diverse life living all over the world born in Zambia, Africa moving as a child to the U.S. and living in the Mid-East and Japan after university. She began her hairstyling career in New York City in 2006 where she trained at The Aveda Institute and apprenticed and worked at a prestigious salon (Paul Labrecque) in Manhattan. Paul’s three award-winning salons ranked as New York’s Best by New York Magazine, Vogue, InStyle and Allure, he was named by Vanity Fair as one of the top 3 stylists in New York. As a stylist at Paul Labrecque she became successful at growing her business doing both cut and color.
While working in New York she styled hair for major celebrities such as Sting, Helen Hunt, ABC's television newsmagazine20/20 Elizabeth Vargas and Executive Producer of SNL and 30 Rock Marcy Klein as well as other major Manhattan socialites, her intricate and artistic designs have been featured on Entertainment Tonight for Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier and for Jenny Lee Bridal week 2009.
In 2010 Kalizya began work for Ted Gibson Salon in Washington, D.C. diving head first in a diverse range of hair textures and expanding her skills by becoming Certified Deva Curl Cutting Expert, this is where she found her niche in couture updo hair styling as well. To date Kalizya works at David Rios Salon where she has a thriving clientele and is expanding her freelance styling business as well.
Loreal Color Certification 2016
Deva Curl Cutting 2011
Sam Villa at Redkin Exchange, Cutting and Color Fall 2016