Najah Aziz is the owner and master stylist of Atlanta’s premier hair care destination, Like The River The Salon. In just ten years, Like The River The Salon went from a start-up in an over-saturated market to a thriving business making an indelible mark in the industry as the new model for successful hair salons.
Najah abandoned a 16-year corporate career to pursue her passion of styling hair and changing the industry she has admired since she was a child playing in the hair of her six sisters and other family members.
She accredits her stellar success to four core principles: 1. a commitment to community service; 2. demanding complete professionalism from staff; 3. a no waiting/double-booking policy; 4. building with talented, licensed stylists that buy into these core values.
Like The River has been named “Best of Atlanta” by Atlanta Tribune The Magazine three times (2009, 2010, 2013) and has been lauded as one of the top 100 salons in America by Elle Magazine. Her work has been featured in Essence.com, Modern Salon and The Cut Life, and she has been profiled in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Fox 5 Atlanta, Rolling Out Magazine, among other outlets.
Najah and Like The River have also been recognized for their donation of services to local women’s shelters, special education students and cancer survivors in several local and national publications.