"I am not in any rat race, or in any competition! I am just happy to be able to have a place to do what I am passionate about, to do what I love, and that is serving others by making them look and feel amazing! Giving back and helping others is fulfillment for me!-Biba xo
Haircuts: Low maintenance styling and controlled styling, fine hair looks fuller and longer after each cut, shorter haircuts styles look healthier and fuller. Grows out gracefully.
Haircolor services: Focusing on preserving the health of hair and scalp, personalized formulas for each individual need. Grows out gracefully. Consult before each color.
Makeup: I believe in enhancing features where needed and not masking them. Makeup is also customized to each individual.
Scalp: "Growing hands" I have helped assist chemo patients with hair growth and others who have had hair loss issues using the best products in the industry Rene Furterer to improve and maintain the health and wellness of hair and scalp.
Biba Isla works behind the scenes in the entertainment industry customizing wigs, styling hair and makeup artistry. She also prepares industry NDA clients hair and scalp to keep it healthy in between the excessive styling they recieve for gigs.
Biba Isla is an Organic Haircare formulator designing and selling formulas to labs that produce household brand cosmetics and also independent cosmetic brands. She found it much easier to sell formulas than producing them in bulk as an independent brand while running a business alone. ReHaBiba will be launched in 2022.
New Orleans History 8 generations
Biba Islah is an 8th generation native New Orleans French, Spanish, Haitian creole. Her ancestors arrived in New Orleans in 1700s. She is a descendant of King Louis Philippe of France (illégitime).
Her ancestors were hairstylists in the 1800s, when Hairstylist & Barbers were considered domestics. They created hair tonics, skin healing remedies, and medicine from scratch using all natural ingredients, these ingredients were passed down, along with the artistic hairdressing abilities. Feeling that the New Orleans history of the creole culture and their contributions are becoming taboo, hidden and changed in New Orleans, Biba feels that she owes her ancestors that paved the way in the city a chance to save their legacy!
Opening Biba Isla Salon in the exact location where one of her ancestors worked in the mid 1800s, a fact that she found out after opening the salon, makes her know this is meant to be.
New Orleans natives are known all over the world for taking pride in providing the best service & amazing experiences in any industry.
Biba also takes pride in going over & beyond with exquisite service!
Biba has worked for Guerlain Spa, Spa at Windsor Court, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC, Miami Swim Fashion Week, Elle, Vogue magazine, Essence, Heroine Magazine, Amelie G, Scene Magazine, and has worked with several films Louisiana. Biba Isla Salon was voted the Best salon in New Orleans in 2017.
History of name
Biba's first name is a term of endearment, meaning beloved. Her middle name Islah means to reform, improve or make better. Her parents chose the perfect name for her gifted abilities to help and heal others!
The brand name "Biba Isla" means Love Island, it was chosen for the salon, which is comparable to an Island of Love.
Biba's hobbies and gifts do not stop at hair and makeup, she is also a painter and writer.
ABCH HAIR COLORIST
CERTIFIED WIG MAKER
CERTIFIED TOUR GUIDE
LA STATE BOARD COSMETOLOGIST