Who are We?
Luna Silk Owner and CEO, Sonya Miller, loves what she does. She is extremely passionate about hairdressing, as both an artist and a business woman.
At the age of 3, Sonya told her mother she wanted to be a "beautician" and an "artist" when she grows up. Although she has no memory of this conversation, she does feel as if she left the womb with this mission in mind. She started her life long quest, as a entrepreneur in the field of art and beauty, around 5 years old by selling pages from her coloring book and "homemade perfume" (concocted with leaves, rose petals, and water from the hose, mixed together and "pressed" in her sand bucket). It was no surprise to anyone who knew her, when she went to beauty school immediately, upon High School graduation.
Sonya received her Cosmetology License in 1999 in Scottsdale, Arizona where she had the honor of working in several top-notch salons and spas, as well as serving as director of education for over 50 beauty boutique salons before moving to Illinois.
In 2013, she received her Bachelors in Fine Art with a concentration in Sculpture from SIUC. She is a published artist and first place winner of several juried exhibitions.
Her goal is to incorporate her diverse skills into the world of Hairdressing and make a positive impact by reigniting passion for her craft among her peers and the industry of Hairdressing across the county. Sonya, through Luna Silk, is committed to providing beauty professionals with tools and products that take them to the next level and keep the flow of income inside the industry and away from big box stores.
"Hairstylists work hard. Hairdressing is not very kind to the body in the long term. Generally stylists do not have perks such as health insurance, 401K, ect, ect, so we need to be more mindful of how we conduct our business and treat ourselves. My advice is to always work as smart as possible and remember that this is a career, not just a job. When you think in these terms, you will be more successful in everything you do behind the chair. My goal is to be the facilitator of opportunities for salon professionals to reap higher profits and produce their best work- this can be done by providing the best salon exclusive support products possible." -Sonya Miller