Rashan Broadnax, a native of Newark NJ, has always held an interest in the arts. At an early age his parents fostered his love of music by enrolling him in the Newark Boys Chorus School, which afforded him the opportunity for extensive national and international travel. During his high school years at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School, he developed a keen interest in fashion. Shortly after his college years, Rashan was introduced to the Beauty Industry. It wasn't until he relocated from New Jersey to Washington, DC, that he pursued this interest by attending the Bennett Career Institute. There, Rashan completed the Cosmetology Program in 2006, Salon Managers Program in 2008, and the Barber-Styling Program in 2012 winning numerous awards for his professionalism, guest service expertise, and technical skill. Mr. Broadnax also became a member of the National Beauty Culturist League Inc. in 2011, and began his matriculation in the National Institute of Cosmetology, working towards a Doctorate of Professional Cosmetology, where he has also won First Place in the Trend Hair-Cutting Competition (2011/2013). After 6 years of study, Rashan's graduated from the National Institute of Cosmetology, earning a Masters Degree in Professional Cosmetology, with the aspiration of graduating from the Institute in 2018 with a Doctorate Degree in Professional Cosmetology.
With a background in Business Management, Mr. Broadnax has successfully held the position of Salon Division Manager for the C. Alan Salons & Spas since 2007, as well as Executive Assistant to Mr. C. Alan Bennett, CEO of the Bennett Career Institute. In February of 2016, Rashan was promoted and announced as the new Creative Director for Bennett Career Institute, Washington DC's premier Cosmetology, Barbering, Makeup Artistry & Natural Hair Institute! to the position the Creative Director of the Bennett Career Institute.
Rashan, the proprietor of “The Red Chair“, is currently a Stylist and Barber at the C. Alan Signature Salon, located at 705 Florida Avenue NW Washington, DC. He has successfully built a clientele based on his Customer Service and abilities in Natural Hair Silkening, Hair Weaving, Men’s Haircuts on Straight Hair, and Formal and Bridal Hair Styling. Mr. Broadnax is most known for promoting hair health and creating soft “free flowing” hair styles, all of which has afforded him to work with celebrities such as Claudinette Jean, Tasha Smith, Raven Symone’, Cheryl Lee Ralph, local television personalities and notable political figures. Since 2011, Rashan Broadnax has been the Lead Hair Designer for the Emerge! Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week, and currently leads a hair team for Macy's Incubator Fashion Shows in Washington, DC.