Written by | Ray Cornelius 

It was all about celebrity hairstylist, Gocha Hawkins, last night at the grand opening celebration for her new Gocha Salon in Midtown-Atlanta. The pint-size beauty was dressed in pink and green garb from head-to-toe and was surrounded by her family, friends, and industry professionals.

Gocha and her style team

Gocha Hawkins and her team of stylists

Hawkins, who is originally from my hometown of Orlando, FL, is the newest member of WEtv’s “L.A. Hair” and was all smiles when her fellow cast members—Dontay Savoy, Naja Rickette, Anthony Pazos, China Upshaw, Terry Hunt and Leah Aldridge—stopped by to congratulate her. Unfortunately, the queen of “L.A. Hair,” Kim Kimble was not able to attend the opening because she was presenting at the Bronner Bros. International Beauty show across town.

L.A. Hair team with Gocha

 Hawkins and her “L.A. Hair” family

Other special invited guests included Phaedra Parks and Carmon Cambrice from Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” along with Quad Webb-Lunceford, LaToya Bush Harris, Dr. Heavenly Kimes and Lisa Nicole from Bravo’s “Married to Medicine.” Also present was Erica Dixon from VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta,” former reality star and book author, Toya Wright, WEtv’s “Cutting It in the ATL” divas Maja Sly, LaKenya Morris and Dedra Allen as well as celebrity stylists Terrence Davidson and Terrance Terry from Oxygen’s “Nail’d It!”  There was even as appearance by hair icon John Paul Dejoria, founder of Paul Mitchell systems and owner of Patron Tequila.

Toya, Phaedra, Gocha and Quad

 Hawkins with Toya Wright, Phaedra Parks and Quad Webb-Lunceford

Gocha has worked her magic on the tresses of a number of celebrities and entertainers including Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Serena Williams, Drake, Keyshia Cole, Christina Milian, Sheree Whitfield, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams and more. Her business is also the official salon for the Atlanta Hawks dance team and is located at 950 West Peachtree Street, Unit 265 in Midtown-Atlanta.

Check out more photos below:

Rita K. Davis and Angela Watts

 Cocoa Fab’s Rita K. Davis and with PR maven Angela Watts 

LaKenya Gocha and Maja Sly

 “Cutting It In the ATL” stars Lakenya Morris & Maja Sly with Hawkins

Gocha and Toya Wright

 Hawkins with Toya Wright

L.A. Hair cast 2

 L.A. Hair’s Leah Aldridge

Carmon and Gocha

Hawkins with Carmon Cambridge

Erica, Heavenly, LaToya, and Lisa

 LHHATL’s Erica Dixon with “Married to Medicine” stars Dr. Heavenly Kimes, LaToya Bush Harris and Lisa Nicole

L.A. Hair cast

 Hawkins and her “L.A. Hair” Family – Naja, Dontay, China, Anthony and Terry

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