Tamiah Bridgett is a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, PA and a proud graduate of the Pittsburgh Public School system. She received her B.A. from Carlow University and MSW from the University of Pittsburgh. While in undergraduate school she studied manicuring and graduated from Pittsburgh’s famed Pittsburgh Beauty Academy with outstanding achievement. She then worked as a manicurist to supplement her income for the duration of her years as a post-secondary and graduate student.
Tamiah worked as a licensed psychiatric social worker for several years and in her spare time, enjoyed assisting women with learning to style and love their natural hair. It was from these interactions that It’s a Natural Thang was born. It’s a Natural Thang quickly became Pittsburgh’s premier natural hair meetup group. In 2012, Tamiah returned to cosmetology school full time and was licensed as a Cosmetology Instructor in the Summer of 2013.
She continues to merge the world of hair care and mental health with a primary focus on wellness and hair education that goes beyond “lotions and potions.”