Dakota Riddle, a 33-year-old current resident of Citrus County, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the beauty industry. Having been born and raised in Cleveland, OH, Dakota relocated to this area from St. Petersburg, FL three years ago. With over 10 years of experience as a licensed and working cosmetologist, Dakota specializes in various aspects of men's grooming, including micro channeling skin rejuvenation and anti-aging skin services.
Driven by a love for candles and his innate creativity, Dakota decided to turn one of his dreams into a reality by starting his own candle brand. This led to the establishment of Warrior Wicks Candle Emporium, where he seamlessly blended his two crafts. Initially, the business catered primarily to hair clients during their services, but it quickly gained popularity locally and became a staple at various markets in the area. As an added offering, Dakota also provides engaging DIY candle making classes that are sure to delight.
If you're looking to connect with Dakota and explore his remarkable collection of candles, lotions, and other delightful products, you can find him every first and third Saturday of the month at Liberty Park in downtown Inverness. Additionally, he offers local appointments for men's grooming services and skin care appointments/consultations.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Dakota also exhibits a heartfelt passion for helping others during challenging times. Having faced his own struggles with addiction, homelessness, and the tragic loss of a parent, he possesses a genuine understanding of real life situations without passing judgment. Dakota is truly someone you'll want to meet and have on your list of inspiring individuals to connect with.