holly Slayton's Profile
Artikal founder, Holly Slayton, was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in northern Virginia. From a young age she was inspired to create; growing up with her grandmother, an award-winning dressmaker who loved to crochet, and her entrepreneurial, crafts woman, mother.
Like many other young designers, Holly Slayton, spent her formative years exploring and defining her creative impulse. “As a teenager I was always making jewelry and sewing. In high school I was passionate about couture and beauty; taking cosmetology and fashion merchandising classes.” After completing her secondary education, Holly chose to pursue cosmetology and began her first carrier as a colorist in an upscale Georgetown salon. “I loved being able to make people feel beautiful. I loved the craft and skill involved but I felt that something was missing.” Inspired by her artisan legacy, Holly checked out a few books from her local library and taught h…
- Born on July 1
- Joined February 20, 2007