Joy Williams is an Award- Winning Celebrity Hairstylist, the Creative Director of Joy Williams Beauty Brand, the owner of JW Studios, Houston's Premiere Multicultural Salon and Herbalist Practitioner at Joy + Soul Apothecary. A Published Beauty Writer, Joy's articles can be found in American Salon magazine, Oprah Magazine, Insider Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Martha Stewart and more! Most recently, Joy was named New Talent Hairstylist of the Year 2021 by the Texture Style Awards, the first ever award competition focusing on stylists that do ALL textures of hair!
Before launching out on her own, Joy was an Executive Master Educator and Master Platform Artist for CHI/Farouk Systems for over 5 years and was the first Black Woman On- Air Personality for CHI Haircare on the Home Shopping Network. Joy is a Senior Hairstylist for Team Flawless. She has been a Lead Stylist for the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Pageants since 2019 and has worked with the last 3 Miss USA winners in a row! Cheslie Kryst (Miss USA 2019), Asya Branch (Miss USA 2020) and recent winner 2021 Miss USA Elle Smith have all had their hair done by Joy! She was also a lead stylist at Miss Universe 2019. Joy has the versatility to work with all hair types and textures and is a Texture and Color Specialist.
An expert in the field of hair extensions, she is a certified Hair Extension Technician and works with hair extensions, wigs, and hair pieces. Joy is also a Certified Trichology Practitioner and frequently works with clients experiencing severe hair trauma such as alopecia and chemotherapy.
Her true calling was realized while studying Government/Pre-Law at The University of Texas at Austin. Consequently, she attended and excelled at Paul Mitchell the School in 2008. She then started her full-time career in the beauty industry working backstage at pageants, fitness competition and fashion shows. Joy also has worked backstage at New York Fashion Week. She and her team provide hair and makeup services for film and television production, runway shows, editorial and commercial shoots, local and destination weddings and much more. Joy has received numerous awards and honors including a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Health and Beauty by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and is an award recipient of the Top 40 under 40- Houston's Next Generation of Leaders.