Amber Muhammed

Amber Muhammad

Owner & Natural Hair Artist

Amber Muhammad is a natural hair art visionary. She is a licensed cosmetologist in PA since 1997. Owner of Rasa salon and boutique in Philadelphia, Amber specializes in loc artistry for all hair textures. Featured in Philly Style Magazine, Vibe, Vibe Vixen, Newsweek magazine, winner of City Paper Style Wars, Amber has styled hair and make-up for Jill Scott, Marc Jacobs, Patricia Field, Jay McCarroll, Camille Young Miss Pennsylvania 2002, Lady Alma, and Foxy Brown. She has taught seminars at the Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Health and Beauty Show in Atlanta, the Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo, and the International Beauty Show in NYC. Amber is a member of the Jane Carter Solutions Styling Team, “hair care for humanity.” With a bachelors degree in fine arts from Tyler School of Art, Amber passionately approaches hair styling as a sculptor, coloring and make-up with the eyes of a painter. Her inspiration comes from aboriginal cultures of Africa, India, Asia, and Native Americans combined with the excitement of urban life.

Well known for creative yarn styling and innovative locking techniques, her concepts lead the beauty industry on a new path of enlightenment. Amber has developed her own line of Rasa healing products, along with the Rasa Styling System for training and certification in her techniques. Amber continues to inspire, uplift, and educate the community of hair care professionals.


Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Favorite Rasa Products: Shanti Oil and Kashta Herbal Treatment

Favorite Music Artist: Jamiroquai,Fela Kuti and Michael Franti

Favorite Hairstyles: Funky Yarn Styles, Vibrant hair colors and Starting Locs

Letitia Barnes

Natural Hair Artist

Letitia has been wearing her own hair natural since 1999. After studying cosmetology at Empire Beauty School, she decided to develop her career as a natural hair artist at Rasa Salon. Her professionalism and warm hearted nature always makes her clients feel at home. One of Letitia’s specialties is healing and concealing hair loss issues.  Letitia enjoys the variety of interesting clients at Rasa Salon. Her strong faith and spirituality keeps her inspired and motivated to give her best self every day.

Now all the locs are done. Even hanging down, it looks great. So natural. you’d never know they were extensions. I’ve definitely been transformed. But Letitia is not done. She created a funky French twist, which really accentuates the texture of the locs. I look awesome! Although I must confess, very different from any other time in my life. WOW, look at the new me! – Alice M., Sept 2013

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Favorite Rasa Product: Namaste Oil

Favorite Music Artists: Jill Scott and Erykah Badu

Favorite Hairstyles: Elegant Up-dos on locs

Letittia Barnes
Alana Evans

Alana Evans

Natural Hair Artist

Alana is young, vibrant and ever changing. She brings warmth to every client she encounters. Her creative loc styling and flawless weave installations are raved about.Come in for an appointment with Alana so that you can finally see what everyone has been talking about!

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Favorite Rasa Products: Om Hair and Body Oil

Favorite Music Artist: The Weekend

Favorite Hairstyles: Loc Repairs and TLC


Natural Hair Artist

Brie graduated from Shore Beauty School in south Jersey in 2014. She has been styling natural for over 6 years. She has also been natural for about 5 of those years. She lives a holistic lifestyle, which has allowed her to treat, not only her clients’ hair, but also them as a whole.

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Favorite Rasa Product: Namaste Oil

Favorite Music Artists: Sade; Miles Davis

Favorite Hairstyles: Pixie cuts, SisterLock touchup, Back Combing


Natural Hair Artist

Feticia is a very creative stylist as well as a social butterfly and she is very welcoming to everyone that comes to Rasa Salon. She has been braiding for over a decade. In 2010 she decided to wear her natural hair and pursue her career as a natural hair stylist. Since then, she has been passionate about a holistic and African centricity lifestyle for her and her family. Feticia loves teaching her clients about the beauty and health benefits of natural hair. She approaches every client with her “growing hand” and gives them a healing experience! Feticia attended LT international beauty school, and joined us at Rasa Salon as an assistant and natural hair stylist. She enjoys seeing happy and satisfied clients. Her mission in this field is to get women of color back into beautifying and pampering themselves. It’s a must in our community!

Zodiac Sign: Leo

Favorite Rasa Product: Surya Oil

Favorite Music Artists: Erykah Badu and Solange

Raven Washington

Salon Assistant

Raven Washington is a junior in Cheltenham High School and a first year student in the cosmetology program at Eastern Center For Arts & Tech. She will be graduating High School and Cosmetology the summer of 2017. She is a Salon Assistant at Rasa Salon learning and absorbing all the hair techniques she can.  She is a vibrant and spirited person who loves to do hair and help people. She loves giving shampoos and various shampoo treatments.

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Favorite Rasa Product: Ananda Oil

Favorite Hair Styles : Roller Set, Creative Buns

Ebriel Rai

Natural Hair Artist

Ebriel Rai, is a native of Philadelphia that has been natural since 2009 her first year of college. While getting her degree in Communication and Sociology, Ebriel frequently used her dorm room as a beauty salon. After graduating college, She relocated to New York to make her mark on the beauty industry. Ebriel is currently still working as a stylist out of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She intends to travel the country and internationally as a traveling stylist sharing her creative touch.

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Favorite Rasa Product: All the unique accessories

Favorite Music Artist: High Vibrating Artists and Tunes

Favorite Hair Style: Galaxy Fro