It all started in Miami in 2011, when Mitra decided to move to Miami at age 18 to find herself and her passions. She travelled down to south Florida with no plan in her hands and nowhere to stay. Three weeks into residing in south Florida she met a woman by the name of Valerie Sims who was in fact Birdman and Slim’s Assistant and Session Coordinator at the renowned Hit Factory Criteria Recording Studios. Mitra soon got in touch with the urban crowd and was introduced to various artists and celebrities, quickly making great connections.
One of these great connections came when Mitra met a woman named Laura, who at the time was P. Diddy’s set manager for 16 years. After a brief meeting with Mitra, Laura agreed to help her out with finding work in the city. Laura then connected her with Timbaland’s artist Benjamin Steele and was offered to work on set as a stylist. Her first gig involved styling 16 models within an hour and a half and she knocked it out of the ball park. That gig lasted a day and a half on a tour bus roaming around Miami from set to set with a lot of hard work. Due to her abilities and talent she performed during that gig, more and more styling work came her way.
Mitra was then connected with TV and Film producer Allen West with Allen West Enterprise and was executive manager and also Set Stylist for the sets he was producing. Also, she started working on set with more urban artist styling models in their music videos aired on MTV and VH1 and was also in touch with a few Playboy models styling hair for their calendar, poster and magazine spreads featured in Maxim and Playboy.
Mitra quickly came to the realization that doing hair was her passion and the career path she was going to take. She moved back to Orlando where she attended and graduated a private school, Hair Design Institute of Cosmetology in Apopka, Florida in 2013. Her first salon job was in Hair Cuttery in Bayhill. From there, Mitra had an apprenticeship at Luxe Salon and soon after started working at Trend Studios Downtown where she became a Master Colorist.
Mitra has been trained with Bumble and Bumble taking BackStage Syling, Styling 1 and Styling 2 Class. She has had several color classes from Wella education learning the latest and most up to date coloring techniques. Mitra also has been trained by Sebastian learning the most “cutting edge” razoring techniques and texturing techniques. Mitra’s Specialties are Color Correcting, her signature Razor Cuts and Ombre/Balayage.
Mitra decided to end her work at Trend Studios and acquired her own Salon suite named Salon Revamp where she can give full service to her clients and treat like them like royalty in the privacy of her own suite. Mitra serviced her clientele for almost to years at her suite and decided to close it in pursuits of her initial passion that led her into the cosmetology industry of working on set. She now works with photographers and editorial models styling hair for high fashion shoots in hopes of one day fulfilling her dreams of working behind the scenes in runway and in the fashion world.