She’s Pretty and Black Owned: Meet Tasha Lyons

Tasha was born in Capitol Heights, MD, and graduated in 2000 from Bladensburg High School. There, she met her high school sweetheart, Neil Lyons. They had their first child, Janeil Lyons in 2001. They later married in 2006 and had 2 boys, CJ, and J’Lon Lyons. 

For over 22 years, Tasha has been a noteworthy cosmetologist in the hair industry. You may know her from her work on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Potomac, hairstylist to TV personality Monique Samuels, but Tasha can also be credited with contributions to editorial publications, other celebrity clients, fashion shows and a host of other events showcasing her talent. Tasha also owned and operated her salon Taja’Ly Studio of Hair. 

In 2015 Tasha received her MD Real Estate License and joined EXIT Elite Realty under broker Koy Banks. She quickly found her place and passion in the real estate industry, specializing in First time home buyers. She switched over to EXIT Community Realty under broker George Bryant. There, she has become a top-producing agent presented with a plethora of awards ranging from the agent of the month to a bronze award from the Prince George’s Association of Realtors. Tasha later formed her real estate team, The Lyons Den Group, which consists of her husband and daughter. This family trio is helping families all over the DMV area make their goals of homeownership a reality.

This past year, Tasha stepped in front of the camera, appearing on the new show, Love and Marriage: DC on the OWN

Network. Tasha has found great joy and passion being on this side of the camera. So much so, she began a career in acting and modeling. She has been a part of Paramount Plus, BET, and Apple TV Productions as well as commercials and

company advertisements. She just landed her first supporting role for a TV Series pilot. Tasha is looking forward to more roles in the DMV area and beyond and strives to make her mark in the industry

What inspired the start of “The Lyons Den Group”?

My daughter and husband were already helping me with my business, so I figured why not make it official. My daughter was 19 when she got licensed. She didn’t know what she wanted to do after high school so I made her get her license as a backup until she figured it out.

What has been the biggest challenge of running a brand like “The Lyons Den Group”? 

The biggest challenge has been separating business time and family time and finding the balance. Working with family can be difficult. Usually, when you leave work, you go home and deal with home life. Well for us, we leave work and come home and still discuss we had to learn a cut-off at some point.

How does “The Lyons Den Group ” impact the community?

We give a portion of our commission to different charities, businesses, and causes in the community. We also have an annual coat drive where we give donated coats to local shelters in the DMV area.

Where do you hope to see your brand in the next 3-5 years?

I would love to see The Lyons Den Group open a transitional homeless shelter that aids and assist the homeless to gain employment and transition to a long-term housing situation. 

What advice do you have for the next generation of entrepreneurs?

My advice would be to JUST DO IT, SCARED AND ALL! A lot of times, fear holds people back from jumping into entrepreneurship. It’s a natural feeling but don’t let it hold you back. It’s better to say I tried than to live with the thought of I wish I had.

What does being “Pretty and Black Owned” mean to you? 

Pretty and Black Owned to me mean being a black female entrepreneur out here sprinkling my black girl magic all over the place! 

Social Media Links: IG @tajaly and @thelyonsdenrealestate


Jakia Cheatham - Myles

CEO/Founder of Pretty Women Hustle Magazine

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