Over the course of a 27 year career in the salon industry, Toneka has worked for various companies such as Cuts by Us, Regis Salon, and Hair Masters . However, in August of 2009, she stepped out on faith and opened her own salon; Endurance Hair & Beauty. Toneka has attended several Bronner Brothers Hair Show competitions and has even hosted her own, the Endurance Spring Awakening which was showcased in the spring of 2015.
Soon after, she developed a desire to educate others and help them reach their full potential when transitioning into the beauty industry. Subsequently, Toneka enrolled in the Cosmetology Instructor Training program at Trenholm State Technical College. “My approach to teaching is largely inspired by my own careless choices in life which resulted in me having some exceedingly difficult experiences. I give all thanks to the Lord because despite my choices He still displayed mercy and showered His grace upon me and saved me from my own destruction”. -T Rudolph