About Da'Kota Ki


Welcome to the inspiring journey of Chakira Kiki Barber, founder of Da'Kota Ki Hair and Boutique. Chakira's story begins in 2012 when she attended Graphic Communications school, laying the foundation for her creative endeavors. In 2015, she launched her photography business, naming it "K9 Photography" in honor of her late father. However, it was in 2019 when she rebranded her photography business to "Da'Kota Photography," marking a new chapter in her entrepreneurial journey.


In June 2019, fueled by determination after facing setbacks, Chakira established Da'Kota Ki Hair and Boutique in Edmond, Oklahoma. Her termination from a franchised salon where she worked for 11 years served as a turning point, igniting her passion to empower others and build her own empire. With unwavering faith and resilience, she embarked on a mission to create opportunities for herself and others.


Chakira's business philosophy revolves around prayer, manifestation, and continuous growth. She is committed to helping others pursue their dreams while manifesting success for herself. Chakira aims to uplift and inspire individuals to step into their greatness.


In September 2019, amidst the challenges of the pandemic, Chakira ventured into the CBD industry, driven by her desire to make a positive impact on people's lives. Motivated by personal loss and a desire to serve others, she launched her own CBD line in May 2020, offering relief to those struggling with anxiety and sleep issues.


Chakira's multifaceted career as a hairstylist, photographer, boutique owner, model, and brand ambassador exemplifies her belief in seizing every opportunity and pursuing one's passions wholeheartedly. She encourages others to embrace diversity and maintain a fervent dedication to their endeavors.


Thank you for joining Chakira on her journey with Da'Kota Ki Hair, where passion, resilience, and empowerment intersect to create a legacy of success and inspiration.