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Wave Links Hair Studios Creates New Looks for the New Year

January 5, 2015 in Articles wave links salon, Deirdre Clay Articles, Hairstyle News, Uncategorized

Wave Links Hair Studios Inc. in Fayetteville NC uses hair extensions to create elegant black hairstyles for the New Year. Give these talented artist a call and let them create that new look for your New Year. They can be reached at (910) 864-8777 or visit their website at

Let the talented hairstylist at Wave Links Hair Studios in Fayetteville NC show you how a few hair additions can transform you in the New Year of 2015.  There so many different hair additions techniques that are available to enhance your styles that are undetectable here at Wave Links we pride ourselves on perfecting them. Here are a couple of techniques that we offer at our salon.

Deirdre Clay’s “Water Wave” Long Hairstyle with Hair Color and Curls

The first technique which is worn by Sharitta and featured in Sophisticate’s Black Hair Styles and Care Guide February issue is a full Sew-in with a small amount of your hair out to cover the top braid to give you more of a natural part look.  This is a technique which the hair  is braided down and sewn on to the braids.  To make sure the hair remains natural looking and not oily or weighed down we use Influance S3 Serum to keep frizz down and protect the hair from any heat damage. This method is great when transitioning out of your relaxer to chemical free hair.

Punk Rock Long Hairstyle with Spikes from Deirdre Clay

Khadja had breakage around the hairline so we chose to use the Interlock technique to lengthen her bang area. This is a no braid technique that you can relax or add hair color without removing the hair. For those of you with fine hair, you don’t have the bulkiness of the braid so the hair lays flat for great coverage.

Bob Hairstyle with Royal Blue Highlights from Tenika Brantley
For Brooke, she just wanted a little length and some color enhancement to her already medium length hair.  She also did not want to wear her hair for a long period of time, so we decided we would use Bonding Glue to install her tracks for a temporary look.  Make sure you return to the salon or either purchase some Influance Natural Organic Oil to remove your tracks safely.
Short Hairstyle with Hair Color from Deirdre Clay
Sherrita wanted to try a short look without cutting her hair so we utilized the Quick Weave method to achieve her look, with Bonding Glue also.  With this technique you must keep all oil off of the hair so we suggest that you use the Influance S3 Spray to give it a shine and more manageability.
Ponytails are easy to manage and a stylish hair addition that will add flare to your new look for the new year. Ponytails can be created in many different styles and variations. Here are three different ponytail looks we can provide for you at Wave Links Hair Studio.  
Wedding Ponytail Hairstyle from Deirdre Clay
First we have Asia with this beautiful upsweep ponytail with a very heavy bang an vibrant color to accent this ponytail. Her ponytail was simply pulled up and wrapped around to make it into an elegant bun.  This would look wonderful for a bride, to attend the prom, or just for the evening out. To ensure that this style will maintain its shape we suggest that you use Influance Firm Hair Spray to keep every hair in place for your special day.
Awesome Ponytail with Hair Color from Deirdre Clay
Next we have Rena with a feather bang and a versatile deep wave ponytail for a fun look.  Influance Glaze Edges would be used to keep her edges smooth and laying silky.  This ponytail was simply installed with hairpins and can be taken off every night and reapplied easily the next morning.  
Natural Updo with Hair Extensions from Deirdre Clay
Christina has natural hair so we used the Influance Firm Holding Foam to achieve a double strand twist set on the outer perimeter of this hairstyle.  Making sure we twist the hair going upward towards the crown of her head.  After loosening our two strand twist we used Influance Organic Complex to add shine to this look.  For fullness in the top we use some Marley braiding hair that we wrapped around the ponytail we made with her natural hair to give her more height and her hairstyle. This hairstyle is also wonderful for people who have relaxed hair but want a natural look.
These are just some of the many hair additions that we  at Wave Links hair Studio here in Fayetteville North Carolina prove to our clients.  So we invite you to “Come and  Catch the  Wave” in 2015 with a new look for the New Year and a new you.
Give these talented artist a call and let them create that new look for your New Year. They can be reached at (910) 864-8777 or visit their website at
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Universal Salons Hair Stylist Photo Shoot Tour Dates and Cities for 2015

December 27, 2014 in Hairstyle News

KRISTIN-DANIEL2-091010-(1)Working in hair salons is a way of life for cosmetologists but many are also anticipating the realization of their dreams. Imagine your hot and beautiful black hair styles being featured in well-known magazines and hair publications the world over! Photo shoots are coming to your area soon with Chip Foust! Mr. Foust is a highly published professional hair photographer and the publisher and founder of UniversalSalons.Com. For the past 15 years, his work has been featured in magazines such as Jet, Newsweek, Ebony, BlackTress, Sophisticates Black Hair Styles and Inspire. Published make-up artists will also participate in the photo shoot, guaranteeing that your black hairstyles will be stunningly portrayed. Your photos will be presented to you on a CD as high resolution images, with a copyright release. Add gorgeous photos to your portfolio that are sure to be a boost to your career! 
When potential customers walk into hair salons, they are always eager to see examples of the hair styles available. After viewing your hot, beautiful and unique hair styles, they will be compelled to let you work your hair magic on them. And it doesn’t end there! Your work will also be published on a major website! receives more than 2,400,000 hits a month and you will receive a page for yourself (the stylist,) a page for your salon and a page for the model. NO EXTRA WEBSITE FEE WILL BE CHARGED! Your images will be viewable internationally and your hair styles are guaranteed to be placed in Universal Salons Hair Style and Salon Guide! Considerable streams of income can be generated by having a web presence AND having your styles published in UniversalSalons.Com. In addition, your work will be submitted for publication to nationally known magazines! Dates and locations for upcoming photo shoots are as follows:

Benefits of Participating in a UniversalSalons.Com Photo Shoot

1. Large Consumer Base 

High site traffic equals more money. With over 2,400,000 hits a month, Universal Salons offer their participants a chance to increase their earning potential. The best part: each stylist and salon gets a page and there’s no website fee.

2. Hair Photographer Chip Foust

Chip Foust is a mainstay in the beauty industry. His stunning professional photos have appeared in Hype Hair, Essence, Jet as well as other magazines that cater to ethnic hair. In addition, Mr. Foust is the founder and publisher of 

3. Exposure Spanning the Globe 

Is your salon lacking exposure? Getting the word out about your place of business guarantees more clientele. Universal Salons helps their business associates in this arena by submitting images of their work to hair publications all over the world. It’s the kind of international exposure necessary to build up a strong, positive reputation. 

4. Personalized Salon Apps

These days, cell phones and tablets offer the average Joe or Jane access to the shops they patronize. Make the connection. Universal Salons offers it’s participants their own app allowing your customers the ability to look at hair styles and follow up with an online appointment. 

5. Stylist Blogs 

What’s your story? Regardless of the salon, it has a unique culture and testimony. Open up through a personal blog staged by Universal Salons and draw in more clientele; people who understand where you’re coming from and can’t wait to meet you and your staff. 

As you can tell from the above, there are many benefits to working with Universal Salons. Besides being able to unveil your salon’s approach to haircuts, short hairstyles and black hairstyles, you also get a marketing tool that plays off current trends that attract customers. So, don’t wait. Contact a representative of this site today and rev up your business for the new year.

Click on any of the dates below for more specific information.

January 18, 2015 – Fayetteville NC

January 25, 2015 – Durham NC

Feburary 15-16, 2015 – Charleston SC

March 1-2, 2015 – Florence SC

March 15, 2015 – Ft. Walton Beach FL

March 22, 2015 – Charlotte NC

March 29, 2015 Oxford MS

15 Hot Black Hairstyle Ideas for New Year’s Eve 2015 in Durham NC

December 26, 2014 in Hairstyle News

Wendy Perry

Wendy Perry

Editor’s Note: Wendy Perry is a professional cosmetologist at Young, Sassy & Unique Hair Salon in Durham, NC. feel free to contact her for questions or to make an appointment at (520) 465-3249

It’s a new day, it’s a new season and Wynona Wendy Perry, a hairstylist in Durham North Carolina wants you to be excited about your new season and New Year. A new style is always a Hot topic for your season whether it’s a beautiful updo for a party or something short classy and sassy for a interview or you just want to step out with something new and exciting for the new year. We at Young, Sassy and Unique Hair Salon and we would love for you to let us hook you up for the New Year with a new hairstyle, color or makeup. You’re guaranteed to turn some heads and be the talk of events that you attend this New Year, remember, first impressions are lasting results.

Short and Sassy Hairstyle with Hair Color

Wendy Perry, a Professional Black Hair stylist in Durham North Carolina created this first style that can be worn for a night on the town for your New Year’s party or the office party. The models hair was highlighted in the bang area for a directional sweeping effect to the side and a soft wave in the back and sides.

Asymmetrical Short Haircut with Hair Color

Add some spice to your life this season with a high end tapered asymmetrical bob with a soft sweep bang which adds flair to this short but chic style. This world renowned stylist has a flair for making any style look professional, chic ,trendy or just upstanding for whatever your day has to offer,for the evening event you attend.  When in doubt this style.

Short Haircut with Flips and Highlights

This short style adorned with flips, razor cuts and spiked the top leaving the bangs with a pop of color to enhance her model beautiful features. This season is here for change.

Medium Length Bob Hairstyle

The look of style for medium length hair with an angle part, this Bob can be a business or casual look ,but well put together for day or evening. Are you ready for a night out on the town to bring in your New Year with style?

Edgy Updo with Texture

A professional black hair stylist in Durham North Carolina, Wendy can give you this simple loose edgy updo that would upstage any outfit you choose to step out in. 

Bob Hairstyle with a Wispy Bang

Medium length healthy hair can be styled simple but yet trendy in a stylish Bob for an expression of your style. Wendy turns styles out ,turn heads out on the town this New Year.

Chic, Short Hairstyle with Spikes

This short fierce razor cut with wispy front and bangs that frame the face.

Curly, Soft Wave Hairstyle

In order to create the height and give your face a slimmer look giving her client some soft waves using a firm foam wrap lotion applying to the edges taming down the soft hair around the face, allowing the hair to dry under a hood dryer  lifting and pumping up the waves for a soft texture of waves and curls a lasting style for your new year though the week.

Long Hairstyle with Loose Curls and Highlights

Hey put on your party dress and your heels and accessorize this beautiful elegant loose curl style for your holiday party, maybe you need something to last you the whole week.

Curly Rod Set with Highlights

Professional hair stylist Wendy Perry added vibrant burgundy wine color to this healthy head of hair for shine before setting her with tensile rods setting her under the dryer then removing rods and separating each curl for more full and vibrant look.

Medium Length Hairstyle with Flips

This medium length bob was lifted at the crown and flipped around the back and sides adorned with a wispy bangs to add flair to this trendy style.

Loose Spiral Set Hairstyle

This season long hair is what women are wearing, long loose curls with bangs, side parts with flips and layers for added flare.

Mid Length Hairstyle with Spring Curls and Copper Highlights

Wendy’s models lovely curls were made to pop by adding highlights and setting on long rollers to create this flowing cascade of curl ready for the world.

Spiked Short Haircut

Highly creative in the black world of cosmetology and hairstyling in Durham North Carolina, short hairstyles, sassy and fierce cutting and styling Wendy can give you spikes, curls and color your world & make you shine.

Cascade Curly Updo

Loose bouncy curls evolving into a gypsy upsweep falling curls around the face for elegant updo hairstyles for the new year, new season and a new you.

Help Us Choose the Best Hairstyle from our Charleston, SC Photo Shoot

December 19, 2014 in Hairstyle News, Uncategorized

UniversalSalons.Com is honored to continue our tradition as a leader in showcasing black hairstyles as well as trends from around the United States. Our hairstyle galleries are becoming the reference of choice to thousands of clients who are looking to update their look and they want to find that perfect salon to make it happen.

This week’s poll comes from a place that defines metropolitan southern hospitality, Charleston South Carolina. We spend conducting photo shoots in Charleston for almost 15 years and we’ve been blessed that throughout the years each photo shoot has been published in major magazines all over the world.

Like Charleston, the hairstyles here feature a sort of laid back charm with metropolitan edge and southern swag. what we’ve seen throughout the years is that these hairstyles are not only going to be seeing in the upper echelon of Charleston nightlife and business environments, but Charleston is a leader in trend setting hairstyles that end up in beauty salons across the United States.

We are honored to have so many talented cosmetologists from around the Charleston area, and as far away as Columbia South Carolina, to participate in this particular photo shoot. Congratulations in advance to these talented individuals.

To vote in the poll you must click the button above the hairstyle image that you like. Also don’t forget to click the Vote button at the bottom of the pole. Once again congratulations and good luck to all of the models and cosmetologist from this photo shoot.

Personal Touch Beauty & Barber

A Special Tee’s Hair salon Located in Columbia SC

Sew Pretty Hair Studio Located in North Charleston, SC

Top Charleston South Carolina Hairstyles from Salon 148

Signature Styles by Denise Hair Salon Located in Mt. Pleasant SC

Alluring Styles & Extensions in Charleston, SC


Annointed Hands Beauty Salon


F & D Professional Beauty Salon

Exquisite Styles By Nancy



Help Us choose the Best Hairstyle From Our Charleston, SC Photo Shoot

  • Aaliyah
    (45%, 244 Votes)
  • Alexis
    (38%, 206 Votes)
  • Tawanda
    (6%, 30 Votes)
  • Aliyah
    (4%, 20 Votes)
  • Emily
    (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Sherlyn
    (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Samiyah
    (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Cheryl
    (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Denise
    (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Rodneshia
    (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Cheryl
    (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Hakeem
    (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Robyn
    (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Nancy
    (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Denise
    (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dalexis
    (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Tarsya
    (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Ayana
    (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 538

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If you really like one of the hairstyles featured in this poll, feel free to give the cosmetologist a call and let them know you are my other work. Or better yet, if you’re in the Charleston area sometime stop by and let them create one of their transitional hairstyles for you.

Personal Touch Beauty & Barber
128 West Mill Street
Kingstree SC 29556
Phone: (843) 355-7785

A Special Tee’s Salon
1720 Devonshire Drive
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: (803) 254-4937


Sew Pretty Hair Studio
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: (843) 708-0215

Salon 148
148 Line Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: (843) 853-0017

Signature Styles By Denise
1167 Basketweave Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: (843) 330-1502

Alluring Styles & Extensions
7671 Northwoods Blvd.
Suite 112
North Charleston SC 29406
Phone: (843) 725-9286

Samiyah’s Hairstyling
2527 Savannah Hwy.
Charleston, SC 29414
Phone: (843) 571-2673

Annointed Hands Beauty Salon
316 Ivanhoe Drive
Walterboro, SC 29488
Phone: (843) 549-6401

Trinity Salon & Day Spa
5060 Dorchester Road
North charleston, SC 29418
Phone: (843) 225-9053

F & D Professional Beauty Salon
556 South Pike W
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: (803) 773-9487

Exquisite Styles By Nancy
220 Red Bank Road
Unit 1
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Phone: (843) 460-5887

135 Mossy Oaks Avenue
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Phone: (843) 797-1924



Frangetter Battle’s Red Matrix Medium Hairstyle

December 17, 2014 in Black Hairstyles For 2014, Clipper Cut Women's Hairstyles Gallery, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Frangetter Battle, Mohawk Hairstyles Gallery, Personal Touch Beauty & Barber, Red Hair Color, Short HairstylesGallery

Salon: Personal Touch Beauty and Barber Complex, Inc.
Stylist: Frangetter Battle
Model: Aaliyah
Make Up: Asia Carter

Of all the mohawks, this mohawk has been modernized, feminized and glamorized into one of many striking black hairstyles. If you have boldness and self-confidence then this style of short haircut and combination curl set is for you. The style makes its own entrance and will certainly attract attention. The cropped short haircut is naturally or colored dark brown, tapered and cut short around the back and sides. There is a full set of very red wave curls on the top. The curls begin at the crown, cascade towards the front and angle over the right eye. The curls taper at the back and sides. The look is finished with manicured eyebrows and complimentary mascara, eye shadow color and two-tone lip color. 


“Tee” Rogers’ Natural Hairstyle with “Fire” Hair Color

December 17, 2014 in "Tee" Rogers, A Special Tee's Salon, Black Hairstyles For 2014, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Medium Hairstyles Gallery, Red Hair Color, Twist Hairstyles Gallery

Salon: A Special Tee’s Salon
Stylist: “Tee” Rogers
Model: Alexis
Make Up: Alexis Smith

Black hairstyles are hard to tame, especially when they’re curly. It’s easy to polish them while maintaining a natural finish.

First, pin the hair up in layers. Working from the bottom layer, pull out small sections of hair and tightly wrap them around the wand, holding them there for five to ten seconds. Gently pull the curling iron out of the spiral and hold the hair in place while it cools. Before letting it fall, give it a mist of hairspray. Take your time and repeat this step until you have a fabulous head of spiral curls that will hold all night. This look will look great with any hair color.

Short Pretty Peacock Black Hairstyle with Fantastic Feathers from Sierra Gibbs

December 16, 2014 in Black Hairstyles For 2014, Clipper Cut Women's Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, Hair Color, Sew Pretty Hair Studio, Short HairstylesGallery, Sierra Gibbs

Salon: Sew Pretty Hair Studio
Stylist: Sierra Gibbs
Model: Ayana
Make Up: Dierdre Clay

A short haircut from the 50′s for women with pizzazz. The blue/green hair flows with the waves as though you were watching the ocean. The hair is gelled and tapered on the sides and back. The top has cascading waves of blue and green hair towards the front of the face. The hair falls towards but above the right eye. There is a trail of the wave curls at the sides with color at the tips. The back is short and dark brown with a blunt cut at the neck. Eye and lip makeup complement the hair color.



Body Curl Hairstyle from Charleston’s own Mecca McFadden

December 11, 2014 in Black Hairstyles For 2014, Blonde Hairstyles, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Mecca McFadden, Medium Hairstyles Gallery, Salon 148

Salon: Salon 148
Stylist: Mecca McFadden
Model: Aliyah
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

This is one of the best black hairstyles for medium hair because it allows the hair color and the natural curl pattern to show itself. However, the hair isn’t unmanageable, big or frizzy. The following is a step by step tutorial on this look – 

• Hair Putty or strong-hold gel is used on the roots, especially close to the parting line after untangling hair. 

• The roots need to be set close to the scalp, in accordance with the natural curl pattern. This medium hair look is excellent for colored hair whose roots are showing. 

• The ends are curled with a barrel curler 1” and the bangs are styled separately. 
As a tip: leave in conditioner without sulfates would make the hair look even more beautiful. 

This hairstyle was created by Charleston, SC cosmetologist Mecca McFadden. To see more of her work go to her page at Salon 148 or call at (843) 853-0017


Long Glamour Wave Hairstyle with Hair Color and Extensions from Denise Cummings

December 10, 2014 in Black Hairstyles For 2014, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Denise Cummings, Extensions Gallery, Hair Color, Long Hairstyles Gallery, Signature Styles by Denise

Salon: Signature Styles By Denise
Stylist: Denise Cummings
Model: Cheryl
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

This is one of the best black hairstyles for women of all ages and sizes. the long loose waves fall over the shoulders and back in layers. The hair color is a vibrant black accented with red highlights. Hair extensions can be used, but natural hair also works. If you are tired of a boring look, then black hairstyles like this one are perfect for women who want low maintenance. The waves can be achieved by using a simple barrel tool that will keep the look structured without being too perfect. Run fingers through curls after the have been formed for a more relaxed look.

Denise Cummings’ Short Auburn Feathers Haircut and Style

December 10, 2014 in Black Hairstyles For 2014, Bob Hairstyles Gallery, Clipper Cut Women's Hairstyles Gallery, Denise Cummings, Hair Color, Short HairstylesGallery, Signature Styles by Denise, Uncategorized

Salon: Signature Styles By Denise
Stylist: Denise Cummings
Model: Cheryl
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

Some of the most unique aspects of modern black hairstyles are the attention paid to changing the look with every visible angle. This exceptionally difficult example of black short hairstyles requires careful clipper work, chemical or foil layering, and detailed portion color application. Throughout the creation of this style, like other multilayer black hairstyles, always notice the innate direction of hair growth. This will help in deciding which side to highlight, and which side to tease via other short hairstyles techniques. Always start with the big job of adding color to the full-bodied hemisphere of hair. Reds, silver and blue work best with this type of short cut that is meant to work naturally with “the points” of prominent facial features. Once the cap is finished, feel free to “buzz the short side with clippers, leaving enough to meld with the other side. The back portion is really a zone where creativity can take hold. Iron it, steam it, crimp it whatever, as long as it gives the overall style a lift beyond the volume of normal short styles.

Beautiful Short Bob Hairstyle Using the Model’s Natural Hair

December 10, 2014 in Alluring Styles & Extensions, Black Hairstyles For 2014, Bob Hairstyles Gallery, Clipper Cut Women's Hairstyles Gallery, Medium Hairstyles Gallery, Professional Hairstyles Gallery, Timicka Washington, Uncategorized

Salon: Alluring Styles & Extensions
Stylist: Timicka Washington
Model: Dalexis
Make Up: Asia Carter

Black hairstyles have changed tremendously in the past few decades. The natural, full-blown afro is off the scene and in its place are the attractively styled and sleek bob haircuts. These bob hairstyles are shorter in the back, and then move forward to frame the face for an extremely chic look. This hairstyle uses a flat- iron to style the black hair into an extremely sleek haircut. The design then falls longer in the front which finished the classic design. Whether you have work or school in your day, this amazing look sets black hairstyles in a spectacular new direction for a fresh new look.

Miss Sleek Mane Long Hairstyle from Denise Cummings

December 7, 2014 in Black Hairstyles For 2014, Denise Cummings, Extensions Gallery, Long Hairstyles Gallery, Signature Styles by Denise

Salon: Signature Styles By Denise
Stylist: Denise Cummings
Model: Denise
Make Up: Asia Carter

This is one of the most popular, yet exceptionally difficult black hairstyles to create. Though there are no artistic weaves and curls, except for a bit of teasing in the bangs, long relaxed hair is a must. Maintaining ultralight sheen and evenness in this representative long hairstyles look can only be achieved with careful attention paid to how hair grows from the scalp. In order to work optimally with relaxed hair, it is important to find where the follicles part naturally and work from that point. Steam, irons, chemicals and all other treatments for long hairstyles should commence only when natural parting points are located. Once the hair is tamed into hemispheres, contouring, dying and other treatments may be applied. The ultimate goal of this type of black hairstyles pattern is to minimize hair visibility and maximize wonderfully attractive skin tones and facial features.

Short Hairstyle with Auburn Hair Color from Audrey Ravenell

December 7, 2014 in AUDREY RAVENELL, Black Hairstyles For 2014, Clipper Cut Women's Hairstyles Gallery, Hair Color, Short HairstylesGallery, TRINITY SALON & DAY SPA

Salon: Trinity Salon & Day Spa
Stylist: Audrey Ravenell
Model: Denise
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

The swept fringe is one of the most popular and becoming black hairstyles. These short haircuts are generally used by women who desire a chic, sophisticated, and desirable look.

In many cases, hair color is applied to the bangs for added effect. In many cases, lighter colors are used, as in the case of the copper swept fringe.

This striking look can be easily achieved with a few short steps.

1. Texturize or relax the hair.
2. Highlight or color the tips of hair to be used for bangs.
3. Curl the hair on the back and the sides with a half inch flat or curling iron.
4. Use the iron to create bangs toward the face.
5. Sweep the bangs to one side to create the ‘swept’ look.
6. Enjoy all of the compliments!


Low Country Basket Weave from Denise Cummings

December 7, 2014 in Black Hairstyles For 2014, Braids Hairstyles Gallery, Denise Cummings, Extensions Gallery, Natural Hairstyles Gallery, Signature Styles by Denise, Uncategorized, Updo's Hairstyle Gallery

Salon: Signature Styles By Denise
Stylist: Denise Cummings
Model: Emily
Make Up: Enrika Wilds

Different and unique black hairstyles are being seen almost everywhere. In this picture we see a wonderful updo that Emily is sporting. It’s a unique style in itself. There are so many different updo’s one can choose from and at least one hundred different ways to style it. Emily has tiny braids as well as what looks like one giant braid that is fancifully twisted on the top of her head. The stylist started first with the small braids and then worked with the rest of the hair twisting it and braiding as well as using plenty of hairspray and gel; including hair clips. If you have plain natural hair, why not try something like this? An advanced braiding style that will wow all your friends and leave you looking fabulous!

Natural Hairstyle from Brenda Barron

December 5, 2014 in Afro Hairstyles, Black Hairstyles For 2014, BRENDA BARRON, SAMIYAH'S HAIR STYLING SALON

Salon: Samiyah’s Hairstyling Salon
Stylist: Brenda Barron
Model: Samiyah
Make Up: Enrika Wilds

Looking for a new hair salon? Don’t fret here’s the perfect solution. Samiyah’s Hairstyling Salon, featured in Sophisticated Black Hair Magazine, has everything you need as far as black hairstyles are concerned. Whether you want a natural hairstyle like a twist out, braids, Afro or asymmetric we can do it all at Samiyah’s.The best way to do a twist out is to first wash the hair to clear out buildup of previously used products; then use a leave-in conditioner and add shea butter or coconut oil to secure your curls. Part your natural hairstyle in sections and begin to do a two strand twist until it is complete. Sit under the dryer for 45 minutes then unravel each separately.

Jennie Richardson’s Sassy Reds Short Haircut with Hair Color and Extensions

December 4, 2014 in Annointed Hands Beauty Salon, Black Hairstyles For 2014, Bob Hairstyles Gallery, Clipper Cut Women's Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, Jennie Richardson, Red Hair Color, Short HairstylesGallery

Salon: Annointed Hands Beauty Salon
Stylist: Jennie Richardson
Model: Robyn
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

This black hairstyle, displayed and highlighted by Robyn, is commonly referred to as a ‘bob’, and can come in many different styles. This is the ‘classic bob’ look that is commonly used today. It’s a beautiful, urban, and modern look that highlights the natural features of your face. It’s commonly worn by African American women, although, it can be worn by women of all colors and sizes. 

Creating a bob, either out of a weave or natural hair is easy. First, part the hair as desired. Afterwards, flat iron hair on both sides. Then curl bottom towards middle of hair.

Men’s Short Haircut from Fredricka Taylor

December 1, 2014 in Black Hairstyles For 2014, Clipper Cut Men's Hairstyles Gallery, F & D Professional Beauty Salon, Fredricka M. Taylor, Men's Hairstyles Gallery

Salon: F & D Professional Beauty Salon
Stylist: Fredricka Taylor
Model: HaKeem
Make Up: Enrika Wilds

Men’s haircuts can become hard in finding that perfect look. If you are looking for that straight across clean cut look, this is just the style for you. Black hairstyles for men mostly are seen or viewed as a big “fro” or a buzz cut. This style is a happy medium. You can still have very short curls without having it all chopped off. In the back of the head the stylist cut his hair to a point which is a dramatic men’s haircut that most try to achieve and strive for. It’s look aimed for the young but overall, can be worn for men of all ages.

Long, Sleek and Classy Hairstyle from Nancy Dwight

December 1, 2014 in Black Hairstyles For 2014, Exquisite Styles By Nancy, Long Hairstyles Gallery, Nancy Dwight

Salon: Exquisite Styles by Nancy
Stylist: Nancy Dwight
Model: Nancy
Make Up: Enrika Wilds

You can’t go wrong with a long hair style. Every girl has dreamed of that perfect length. The great thing about straight hair is that it’s so easy to maintain. If you have the right hair products and hair straightener, your hair will be looking long and sleek all day. In this picture we can see that Nancy has a straight part down the middle of her hair. It only looks fabulous; also don’t be afraid to try parting your hair is different sections. With straight hair, this can give it volume and even shape your face differently. Long hairstyles are becoming more and more popular. If you don’t have long hair, you can always use extensions which look great, especially with most shorter black hairstyles. Even trying different colored extensions can achieve a new look that you may be looking for.


Chic Asymmetrical Short Layered Bob Hairstyle from Brenda Barron

December 1, 2014 in Black Hairstyles For 2014, Bob Hairstyles Gallery, BRENDA BARRON, Clipper Cut Women's Hairstyles Gallery, SAMIYAH'S HAIR STYLING SALON, Short HairstylesGallery

Salon: Samiyah’s Hairstyling
Stylist: Brenda Barron
Model: Rodneshia
Make Up: Enrika Wilds

These well coiffed, asymmetric haircuts have an intricate, detailed look, but it’s simple. Short hairstyles require maintenance as any other hairdo.

First, get a stylist who knows how to cut hair. The hair is short on one side, and fades gently and evenly into the side of the hair that’s fuller. An exact haircut is key to wearing this stylish haircut.

Next, if the hair is relaxed you’re ready for the next step. If you’re natural, you’ll need to flat-iron the hair.

Curl the hair on the side with the greatest amount of hair using short segments of hair. smooth down the hair with styling lotion.

Last, use a styling comb to comb out the soft, layered curls.

Put on a silk bonnet at night to protect the hair and keep the short hair style intact. Black hairstyles last longer when you use a light oil or lotion on the hair every few days. 

Formal Updo with Hair Color from Alterea Baxter

November 28, 2014 in ALTEREA BAXTER, Black Hairstyles For 2014, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Highlights Hairstyles, PAMPER ME BY AL, Updo's Hairstyle Gallery

Salon: Pamper Me by Al
Stylist: Alterea Baxter
Model: Sherlyn
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

This curly updo is simply beautiful and extravagant. It’s a hairstyle one doesn’t normally see. Adding color always seems to give every hairstyle a uniqueness no one can compete with. The most common place to add color in short updo’s are the bangs. This style is very classy. The hair stylist first curled the hair then began to add styling gel and put it up with various clips. Some black hairstyles are becoming more and more expressive. Beautiful colors and different sized curls. This trending style is becoming more and more popular for all ages.

Curly Bob Hairstyle with Highlights from Timicka Washington

November 28, 2014 in Alluring Styles & Extensions, Black Hairstyles For 2014, Bob Hairstyles Gallery, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Flips Hairstyles Gallery, Highlights Hairstyles, Timicka Washington

Salon: Alluring Styles & Extensions
Stylist: Timicka Washington
Model: Tarsya
Make Up: Asia Carter

The black hairstyles in today’s culture are becoming more and more extravagant. This style that we see is one that isn’t very common. A bob with different layers sets this style apart from most. On top of that, most bobs we see are either all curly or all straight. This cut has a beautiful mix of both. Long straight bangs that end with layered curls in the back with a mix of a different color; a beautiful caramel brown. With shorter hair don’t be afraid to add some extensions. It adds fun and spunk to your every day hair style.

Blazing Ice Short Mohawk Hairstyle with Hair Color from Frangetter Battle

November 27, 2014 in Black Hairstyles For 2014, Blonde Hairstyles, Clipper Cut Women's Hairstyles Gallery, Frangetter Battle, Mohawk Hairstyles Gallery, Personal Touch Beauty & Barber, Short HairstylesGallery

Salon: Personal Touch Beauty & Barber
Stylist: Frangetter Battle
Model: Tawanda
Make Up: Enrika Wilds

Black hairstyles and haircuts are awesome. First, you have to separate the hair that you are gonna put into the mohawk, because you will be cutting the sides short and adding hair color. After properly separating your hair into sections, you will use a liberal amount of adhesive and “squash” it on the hair, to flatten it and then pull it up. The next step is to blow dry it. For faster results, it is best to get assistance with this. The you will apply heavy styling gel to the short cut side of your head and allow to dry.


Angled Bob Hairstyle from Senora Bond

November 13, 2014 in Black Hairstyles For 2014, Bob Hairstyles Gallery, KENNETH SHULER SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY / Florence, Long Hairstyles Gallery, Teen Hairstyles Gallery

Salon: Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology / Florence
Stylist: Cadasia Jones
Model: Senora
Make Up: Lori Seymour

This hairstyle is a simplistic looking yet beautiful look for a relaxed and sleek look. It can be achieved by first chemically relaxing and treating the hair properly until it is manageable and ready to be styled. Begin by parting the hair as desired and straightening the hair to achieved the desired look. Next, use a curling iron to create an outward wave on one side of your hair giving you a fun, care free wave. Use hair spray as needed to freeze your hair into place. Finish off with a leave in conditioner or shine serum to give your hair a sleek and glossy look.

Braided Mohawk Updo Hairstyle from Jasmine Sims

November 12, 2014 in Black Hairstyles For 2014, Braids Hairstyles Gallery, Cornrow Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, KENNETH SHULER SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY / Garners Ferry Rd., Mohawk Hairstyles Gallery, Updo's Hairstyle Gallery

Salon: Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology / Garner’s Ferry Rd.
Stylist: Jasmine sims
Model: LaShonda
Make Up: Paige Jackson

This is one of the most popular and time-consuming black hairstyles available. Start with an idea of how the hair is contoured on each lady’s scalp. Partition the rows in narrow or wide standard three-strand braids. Dexterity and close braids will highlight the gloss of the hair. Continue the braids to ends of the hair length. In order to create the style on the crown, the hair should not be cropped. When all lengths have been braided use any technique to achieve the bunch on top. The secret to this dynamic hairstyle is to apply an artistic color or foil in the non-braided hair before braiding begins. Color contrasts are magic when creating tight rows.

Choose the Top Hairstyle from our Durham NC Photo Shoot

November 9, 2014 in Hairstyle News, Uncategorized

For the first time in our company’s history we went to beautiful Durham NC for one of our hairstylist photo shoots. The participating hair salons, Crystal Clear Salon & Spa and Young Sassy Unique & Hair Salon both of Durham and Styles So Chic Hair Salon in Raleigh created beautiful and artistic hairstyles that will surely set the trend in the black hairstyles industry.

With over 20,000 hairstyles, UniversalSalons.Com is honored to be the one of the largest hairstyle galleries in the world. We take our position in this industry very seriously and we value your opinion as to which hairstyles are the most relevant.

Take a moment to view each style below and choose the one you like the best. Click on the button ABOVE the hairstyle and then don’t forget to click the VOTE button at the bottom of the poll. Good luck and congratulations to all of our talented cosmetologist.

Choose the Top Hairstyle from our Durham NC Photo Shoot

  • Nneka
    (42%, 155 Votes)
  • Keisha
    (31%, 115 Votes)
  • Nanevea
    (18%, 68 Votes)
  • Leola
    (5%, 17 Votes)
  • Miriam
    (3%, 10 Votes)
  • Beverly
    (1%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 370

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Cadasia Jones’ Long Hairstyle with Extensions and Hair Color

November 5, 2014 in Black Hairstyles For 2014, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, KENNETH SHULER SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY / Florence, Long Hairstyles Gallery, Ombre Hairstyles Gallery

Salon: Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology / Florence
Stylist: Cadasia Jones
Model: Ky’lia
Make Up: Lori Seymour

The notion of an ombre style is an exquisite homage to what was originally a French aristocratic fashion trend. This particular type of black hairstyles presents limitless possibilities for curves, curls and length. A variety of long hairstyles using ombre ideas are exceptionally appropriate because dark roots are the key to its success. A row of hair extensions could be necessary to complete the full dark-to-light effect. This example uses a natural and beautiful jet black-to-tan motif. Don’t be afraid to incorporate blonde, red and other spectral colors at the tips, a la’ Nikki Minaj!

Long Curly Hairstyle with Extensions and a Feathery Bang from Sytheion Brown

October 31, 2014 in Black Hairstyles For 2014, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, KENNETH SHULER SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY / Florence, Long Hairstyles Gallery

Salon: Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology / Florence
Stylist: Sytheion Brown
Model: Deysha
Make Up: Lori Seymour

This is one the premium black hairstyles. This is also considered one of the long hairstyles due to the curls. This hairstyle is more simple than the way the finished product appears to people. All a woman must do is curl her hair in the back, put a part in the left side of her hair, and train the front of her hair to stay to the right. The hair should not go past a woman’s shoulders. This hairstyle holds up during bad weather, and it also lasts a long time, too. Women have been so happy with this style.


Shanekeya Culp’s Orange Fire Bomb Mohawk Hairstyle with Braids

October 30, 2014 in Black Hairstyles For 2014, Braids Hairstyles Gallery, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, Hair Color, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology / Rock Hill, SC, Updo's Hairstyle Gallery

Salon: Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology / Rock Hill
Stylist: Shanekeya Culp
Model: Diamond
Make Up: Ashley Garland

This hairstyle is one of the more attractive ones that an individual can have. The particular hairstyle is a twist updo which gives it a very nice and unique look. Whether you want to use this style with your natural hair color or with your hair dyed, you will be sure to look great. The first step in getting this hairstyle made is to get the hair and move it in a circular motion so that the twist can be made. Then you will need to pull the hair up from the neck and then use a pin to keep the hair in place.

Tiffany Hudson’s Divine Wine Natural Blowout Hairstyle with Highlights

October 8, 2014 in Black Hairstyles For 2014, Crystal Clear Salon & Spa, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Highlights Hairstyles, Long Hairstyles Gallery, Natural Hairstyles Gallery, Tiffany Hudson

Salon: Crystal Clear Salon & Spa
Stylist: Tiffany Hudson
Model: Leola
Make Up: Chondra Wilson

This beautiful natural blowout hairstyle frames the face perfectly. You must have a medium hair length to start with. Next, take a medium sized curling iron and curl your entire head piece by piece. As for color, these black hairstyles start with black hair color and then add thin red highlights throughout the entire head with heavier red highlights at the bottom pieces of the hair, almost giving an ombre look but not quite as heavy. The bangs are curled to the side along with a straight side part. This will leave you with a gorgeous hairstyle that people will be jealous of.

This hairstyle was created by Durham NC hairstylist Tiffany Hudson. You can see more of Tiffany’s work here.

UniversalSalons.Com Gets 7 Black Hair Salons Featured in The October 2014 Issue of Hype Hair Magazine

October 7, 2014 in Hairstyle News


Hype Hair October 2014

Hype Hair Magazine is one of the largest black hair publications in the world. Universal Salons has provided this and other mass market hair magazines with quality images for over 20 years. Recently 7 hair salons that utilize our photo shoot services were featured in the October 2014 issue of Hype Hair Magazine. All of the cosmetologist and hair salons featured are extremely artistic and talented as well as professional and knowledgeable. We want to take this time to congratulate Dre’ Ramseur-Blanton from Hair Infiniti Wellness Salon in Charlotte NC, Shauna Robinson from Salon Cheveux Hair Salon in Cornelius NC, Tenika Brentley at Wave Links Hair Studio in Fayetteville NC, Ashley Wheeler from Godly Image Hair Studio in Ft. Walton Beach FL, Paulette Edwards from Ultimate Creations in Beaufort, SC and De’Nisha Aiken from 4D Hair Studio in Ridgeland SC .

Ultimate Creations in Beaufort, SC

Ultimate Creations is a great salon for those who are really looking to add a bit of color into their hairstyle. Their hair care experts will help you achieve that look that you are really striving for. No longer will you have to try and get that color look at home with store bought brands. 

Salon Cheveux Hair Salon in Cornelius NC

Salon Cheveux is for the individual who really wants to think outside of the box with their hairstyle. Whether you are looking for pink in your hair, or an asymmetrical bob, Salon Chevuex has the right expertise for you. 

4D Hair Studio in Ridgeland SC

4D Hair Studio is a great black hair salon. This black hair salon will help to really get that black hairstyle that you are looking for. Black hairstyles aren’t the easiest to get done right, but 4D Hair Studio will be able to help you with this. 

Godly Image Hair Studio in Ft. Walton Beach FL

When you are looking for black short hairstyles, Godly Image Hair Studio is the right pick for you. Black short hairstyles are tough to do, but this salon will really do a great job. 

Wave Links Hair Studio in Fayetteville NC

Wave Links Hair Studio is committed to doing a great job when it comes to black hairstyles. Whether you are looking for a great a line hair cut, or a bob with royal blue highlights, this salon will help you to achieve the results that you are looking for. 

Hair Infiniti Wellness Salon in Charlotte NC

When you are searching through black hair salons, you may find that you are having a hard time finding exactly which one you should go with. Hair Infinity Wellness Salon is one of those salons that is truly among the best. The hairstyles that come out of this salon are truly among some of the best hairstyles out there today.