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  • Writer's pictureGwendolyn Houston Jack

Branding Session with Mariah of Styles by RiahJ

Updated: Jul 6, 2023



Celebrating Small Businesses


No matter the year, we continue to focus on our message: celebrating small businesses. And, as a black woman-owned business, it’s my pleasure to celebrate other black woman-owned businesses. Many young women are doing it!



Meet Mariah of Styles by RiahJ


Let us introduce you all to Mariah of Styles by RiahJ. Mariah decided to pursue a career as a hairstylist in 2017. In high school, Mariah studied cosmetology and graduated with her cosmetology license in 2019. Since graduating and being licensed, Mariah has been building her clientele base while continuing to hone her skills.


Right now, her specialty is coloring hair…no matter the texture, current color of hair, or the desired hair color…she can get it done. Mariah is full of talents and quite creative, so you may be surprised by what she comes up with next.



Mariah reviews a color chart with her client to help her decide what's the best color option for her new style.
Mariah with client discussing hair color options.

Mariah's On-Location Branding Session


We met up with Mariah at The Powder Room in Spring, TX. There is nothing like watching people in their element. Mariah is beyond professional with her clients, and her level of care is admirable. When working with a professional like her, one should be prepared to discuss themself and their hairstyle expectations. Mariah will cover all the details and set all the expectations. This level of thoroughness guarantees her clients leave with an amazing high style and a luxurious experience.


These are only a small sampling of the images we created during Mariah’s branding session. The idea was to capture her in her natural habitat working with her clients. Mariah and I had a quick photo consultation to ensure her wardrobe and personal styling communicated what she wanted.


If you’re ready to create branding images for your small business, send us a note: book a branding consultation.




About Gwendolyn R Houston-Jack


Creating portraits shouldn't be difficult or painful. Many parents get frustrated with booking family portrait sessions. At G Photography by G, we take the lead on your photo ideas to create a memorable portrait session that allows you to enjoy the moment and the memories.


Gwendolyn R Houston-Jack is a Certified Professional Black woman photographer and family portrait artist who consistently delivers photo session joy. As a lifelong storyteller, her style of photography aligns with her message of family, self-love, inclusion, and defining beauty for oneself. G curates and decorates homes with wall art and heirloom albums and serves Arlington, TX, including the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area and Houston.

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