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Curly Hairstyle Using Hair Extensions from Marcus Doss

April 23, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, Long Hairstyles Gallery, MARCUS DOSS, MARCUS DOSS SALON

Salon: Marcus Doss Salon
Stylist: Marcus Doss
Model: Jerritte

Women visit the Marcus Doss Salon in Fayetteville, NC all the time and request one of the glamorous curly hairstyles that they’ve seen a favorite celebrity rocking at a red carpet event. The fact is that this is one of those black hairstyles that will take you through all the seasons. It is a good look for casual wear and for those special events and holidays. Getting the look is super easy with a few human hair extensions. Check out this look that was created by Marcus Doss for a bit of inspiration. Of course, you could visit the Marcus Doss Salon and request this fabulous look.

Achieving Curly Hairstyle Look
This is a great look for any woman with a head full of long natural curls. However, even the girls with natural curls would prefer to wear human hair extensions because the extensions give the hair a rest and black hairstyles with hair extensions last much longer. First, it is important to ask your hair salon to provide you with high quality human hair extensions in a color that matches your hair or you could purchase the extensions at a local beauty shop or online. Gather together all the hair styling tools and accessories that are required to get this hot look. Gather together hair clips, combs, hair spray, hair moisturizer, and the hair extensions.

Make sure that the hair is freshly shampooed and conditioned to keep it healthy. Add a bit of hair moisturizer to the hair. Blow dry the hair. Next, pull the hair back and clip it on top of the head. All that is required is several extensions to complete the look. Take a comb and part the hair in the back about two inches above the neckline. Take a weft hair extension and clip in from ear to ear. Comb some of your hair over the extension. Clip in another extension and cover with your own natural hair. Continue to the top of the head with the clip in extensions. Take your time and blend in well with your own hair. Once you get to the top of your head, take some of your own hair and pull it back over the hair extensions. Make sure you leave sufficient hair on top to cover the extensions clips and blend in with the hair extensions. Give the hair a light spray with hair sheen, if desired.

Like this look? This style was created by Marcus Doss from Marcus Doss Salon in Fayetteville, NC. Phone number (910) 483-3870 for more information.


Long Curly Hairstyle with Hair Color from Marcus Doss

April 20, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, Highlights Hairstyles, Long Hairstyles Gallery, MARCUS DOSS, MARCUS DOSS SALON

Salon: Marcus Doss Salon
Stylist: Marcus Doss
Model: Sherita

Women visit the Marcus Doss Salon in Fayetteville, NC and request a wide range of black hairstyles. There is one style that seems to fit just about every age, size, and face structure. The fact is that most women look good in long hairstyles. Add in some hair color and and curls and you have a totally new look. The trend is for blondes and red tones. Of course, it is important to pick a shade that goes well with your skin tone. For example, selecting the wrong color might cause the skin to look dull or even make one look older.

Check out this long hairstyle with color that was created by Marcus Doss at the Marcus Doss Salon in Fayetteville, NC. This is a very trendy and hot look that will take you to work, school, or even out on a night on the town. The hair is brushed back into a bouffant style at the crown of the head. Curly contrasting color ringlets fall to the model’s shoulder. This is a customized look that requires the right tools and hair accessories.

Collect your tools. You will need a blow dryer, flat iron, curlers, hair volumizing spray, hair gel, brush, combs, and two hair extension in contrasting color. Wash and condition the hair. Add heat protecting creme or oil to the hair. Smooth from the roots up to the end. Smooth and flat iron the natural hair back and pin down. Take your fingers or a comb and pull up sections of natural hair at the crown. This hair is going to be distributed over the hair extensions. Take a curly long extension in black and pin firmly to the crown of the head. Comb natural hair over the extension and blend in well. Add height by teasing the hair with comb. Take a contrasting curly extension in Auburn or another red shade and pin securely under the top extension. Take fingers or a rat tail comb and arrange the curls attractively around the head. Make sure that they blend in together. Take hairspray and spray lightly around the entire head.

Are you interested in getting this hot style created by Marcus Doss? Visit the Marcus Doss Salon in Fayetteville, NC. Phone number (910) 483-3870.


Long Hairstyle with Loose Curls from Marcus Doss

April 20, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, Long Hairstyles Gallery, MARCUS DOSS, MARCUS DOSS SALON

Salon: Marcus Doss Salon
Stylist: Marcus Doss
Model: Shamiya

This fun, flirty, long hairstyle is perfect for any occasion. It can be worn for a night with the girls, a first date, or even something a little more casual. This layered look frames the face and will get compliments from everyone. These feminine, loose curls are perfect for spring and will bring the attention of many. To achieve this sensual, sultry look created by Marcus Doss, you will only need a curling iron or wand, a few hair clips or pony tail holders and finishing spray. If your hair is not the desired length, try adding hair extensions at the bottom (this can also be used to give a fuller look).To achieve this look, start by brushing out your hair and/or hair extensions. Next, section your hair into 3 sections and hold it with either the clips or ponytail holders. The sections should be horizontal. Next take the bottom section and grab half of the hair (The bigger chunks of hair that you grab, the more loose your curls will be). Brush out the section of hair then curl it, holding it for at least 30 seconds. To create a longer lasting curl, after removing the curling iron, try gathering the hair in a coil until the hair cools then release. Repeat these steps for the rest of the sections. When you get to the side bangs, make a center part and curl the hair towards the side to create the wings. After all the hair is curled, gently run your fingers through the hair to loosen the curls a bit. Fix any curls that are unruly until you get the desired look. After the look is achieved, use finishing spray to add shine. Try a minimum hold spray so that these beautiful loose curls remain touchable.To achieve this look or other black hairstyles, feel free to contact Marcus Doss at the Marcus Doss Salon in Fayetteville, NC. To schedule an appointment, please call (910)483-3870.


Sew In Long Black Hairstyle from Marcus Doss

April 20, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, Long Hairstyles Gallery, MARCUS DOSS, MARCUS DOSS SALON

Salon: Marcus Doss Salon
Stylist: Marcus Doss
Model: Kaleah

This style by Marcus Doss is a full sew in weave which is a great protective style for natural or transitioning hair. It will help to promote hair growth and make styling your hair in the morning much simpler. Your hair will stay braided underneath your hair extensions. It will remain untouched and you will be able to heat style your hair extensions as much as you would like without fearing heat damage to your own hair. To create this style, you will need a paddle brush, a heating tool, and ponytail holders or duck bill clips. First make a vertical part in order to have one long section. Use the ponytail holder or clips to pin back the rest of your hair so that you only work with one section at a time. Curl the bottom of your hair without curling the top two inches. Continue to part your hair and curl sections until you have curled all of your hair. For the bangs, you will need to make side swept bangs. To make a side swept bang, grab your bang and curl in an upwards direction and to the side of your head. If you prefer to do your hair at night, you can use flexi rods to get the same fabulous results. If you do use flexi rods, use a medium size or else your curls will fall before the end of the day or they may be too tight. Try using a light hold finishing spray to add shine and keep this long hairstyle looking its best for the whole day. Also, try a leave in conditioner in your hair extensions or an oil sheen daily to keep the quality of the hair. Although it’s not your natural hair it still has to be treated as such.If you wish to have your sew in completed by a professional or other black hairstyles done, contact Marcus Doss at Marcus Doss Salon in Fayetteville NC. To make an appointment, please call (910) 483-3870.


Deep Wave Black Hairstyle from Pamela Webster

April 19, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, GREG'S PROFESSIONAL BARBER & BEAUTY SALON, PAMELA WEBSTER, Prom Hairstyles Gallery, Updo's Hairstyle Gallery, Wedding Hairstyles Gallery

Salon: Greg’s Professional Barber and Beauty Salon
Stylist: Pamela Webster
Model: Alexis
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

Black hairstyles up do’s are very fashionable and trendy. These sophisticated styles are perfect for those special occasions. For example, proms or going out on a special date. There is something very daring and sexy about the up do’s. They show the curve of a sexy neckline and the round softness of the face. Certainly, up do’s are one of the most beautiful and purely feminine hairstyles for a woman to wear. Creating an updo with natural or relaxed hair is easier than you might think.

Achieving the Look
Take a look at the model in this picture. Her hair looks very natural and thick. However, it is easy to achieve this look with the addition of a few well placed hairpieces. Buy these at local department stores, hair salons, or even online. First, gather together all the items that you will require to create this look. You will need a wide tooth comb, rat tail comb, brush, hairpins, and a high quality synthetic or human hair piece, hair spray, and hair gloss.

Black Hairstyles Updo’s in Minutes
Certainly, it is important to begin with shampooed and conditioned hair. Use your favorite products to get the hair clean. Apply a bit of hair gloss to the hair and blow dry straight for a more natural look. Make sure that you smooth the gloss on the roots and all the way to the ends of the hair. The gloss should protect the hair from damage, while adding a nice sheen to the hair. Work the gloss through with a wide tooth comb. Brush the hair back and up into a pony tail at the crown of the head. Twist into a knot and pin down close to the head. Next, attach a synthetic or human hair piece to the top knot. Pin in place. Get creative and use the rat tail comb to take sections of the hairpiece and twist into a messy bun. Finish the look with an oil based hair spray.

Long Curly Hairstyle with Extensions from Marcus Doss

April 16, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, Highlights Hairstyles, Long Hairstyles Gallery, MARCUS DOSS, MARCUS DOSS SALON

Salon: Marcus Doss Salon
Stylist: Marcus Doss
Model: Rachelle

It is very trendy to wear black hairstyles that are roller set for long hairstyles. This is another one of the most requested hairstyles at Marcus Doss Salon. In fact, Marcus Doss from Marcus Doss Salon in Fayetteville, NC created this beautiful hairstyle. Women are starting to request more of the hot roller sets because they realize that they create big bouncy curls that last much longer. They add volume and richness to a hairstyle. The rollers are perfect for chemically relaxed hair, natural, or straight hair.

Creating Medium Hairstyles Look
First, it is important to start with medium length hair that is shampooed and conditioned. The hair should be chemically relaxed or straightened. This will give you the best results. Gather together all the items required to complete the look. You will need a rat tail comb for sectioning. Hot rollers for rolling the hair, hair clips, hair spray, and hair sheen. Take the hot rollers and start at the crown of the head in the front. Part the top or bangs section with the rat tail comb. Take a piece of hair and roll toward the back. Use the clips to hold hair in place on the roller. Roll entire top backwards. Go to both sides and roll hair backwards and clip hair to roller to hold in place. Complete the back of the head in the same fashion. Now, let the rollers set for 30 minutes or the length of time required for the hair to set.

The Comb Out
Make sure that the rollers have cooled down. Now, start removing all the rollers. Start at the front and work your way backwards. Take your fingers and give the curls a gentle tug to check elasticity and curl tightness. Take the rat tail comb and start working your way around the head gently. You might want to enlist the help of a friend for this process. Gently blend the curls together to make them fall naturally. Take the hair sheen and give it a quick spray. Follow with a gentle light sweep of hair spray. Add a bit of glam by sweeping one section of the hair to the side and back. Add a jeweled hairpin to hold in place. You could also add a hair extension or hair swatch in contrasting color to the top for a totally sexy look.

Interested in learning more about black hairstyles or this roller set, medium hairstyle created by Marcus Doss? Contact the Marcus Doss Salon in Fayetteville, NC. Phone number (910) 483-3870.

Short Bob Hairstyle with Hair Color from Marcus Doss

April 15, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, Bob Hairstyles Gallery, Clipper Cut Women's Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, Hair Color, Hairstyles Gallery, MARCUS DOSS, MARCUS DOSS SALON

Salon: Marcus Doss Salon
Stylist: Marcus Doss
Model: Naudia

There are main variations of the infamous short bob haircut. It is a way where you can make your hair effortlessly look amazing and sexy. This short bob was created by Marcus Doss at Marcus Doss Salon in Fayetteville NC. They offer amazing styles and quality. Let’s get started, there are many different kinds of bobs, but today we will be showing you the way to have this high quality haircut with little to no work. So to preface, this is a style that can be used in a multitude of ways, you can have it smooth and sleek if you want to be more professional or you could have it curled to give a more of a playful, but still sexy look.
First, we will teach you how to do the curled version (note you will need a curling iron for this one). If you want to get the most volume for your hair you can just work with your normal texture, but you can blow dry you hair if you want. To get started you want to take a few sections around your the top of your head and wrap them around the iron. Remove the curl and gently pull your hair so that you do not get too much curl, but you still get some volume. Once you are finished curling the hair that you want, I would recommend not doing too much to keep this look more natural. Finally, add a little hair spray to keep this look in place as long as you want. This version of the bob haircut can be worn professionally and takes very little maintenance.
Now we’ll be showing you the more sexy and professional look. Keep in mind both these looks do not require tons of effort, but this is the style that Marcus specializes in and it really works. First, wet your hair and you want to make sure that you have a softer texture to start this look. You do not need a curling iron for this look, but you will need a bit more time to get this look working well. To start part your hair to one side and pull the front fringe away from your face. To secure your hair if it does not stay naturally then you can use bobby pins to keep it in place, but most people will not need this. Take some of hair that you have not pulled and allow it to stay over part of your forehead. You can brush your hair in the back if you want to add a little to this look. This look can take a little bit of practice to perfect, but after you figure out to do it can be a regular in your arsenal.
The short bob hairstyle is an amazing low maintenance look that can make anyone look sexy within minutes. I hope that you have learned something and be sure to check out Marcus Doss Salon!


Long Hairstyle with Tight Curls from Marcus Doss

April 14, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, Long Hairstyles Gallery, MARCUS DOSS, MARCUS DOSS SALON

Salon: Marcus Doss Salon
Stylist: Marcus Doss
Model: Carolyn

Women visit the Marcus Doss Salon in Fayetteville, NC and they request a wide variety of black hairstyles. One of the most requested is for the long hairstyles with tight curls. Take a look at leading black hairstyles magazines or popular celebrities, and you will notice that this trend is reaching them as well. Long sexy hair, whether it is fake or real, is definitely making a come back in a big and very glamorous way.

Achieving the Look
Achieving this black hairstyles look is easy, if you were born with naturally curly hair. However, long hairstyles are still very achievable with the right tight curls hair extensions. Long haired girls with different hair textures can achieve the look with the right tools.

Naturally Curly Hair
Naturally curly hair with tight curls, of course. Here is how to achieve the look. Shampoo and condition the hair. Make sure that the hair is clean and still damp. Now, apply a bit of protective hair oil or cream to the hair. Twist the hair into several sections. Run the blow dryer over the hair, until the hair is almost dry. Take fingers and gently untwist the hair. Separate the curls with a comb. Comb the top section of hair back. Arrange remaining hair attractively around the shoulders. Spray lightly with hair sheen.

Shorter Hair 
Those with shorter hair can easily achieve the same look with high quality curly hair extensions. Purchase at any beauty supply hair shop or a hair salon. Shampoo, condition and blow dry your natural hair. Apply a light protective oil or cream to the hair and smooth back with a large tooth comb. Now, to create this curly hair style, you are going to take a long hair extension with tight curls and attach it to the crown of your head. Blend your hair in with the extension on the top. Arrange the hair attractively around the top and around the sides. Spray lightly with hairspray or oil sheen. Achieving the perfect look might take practice runs. Ask a friend to help with styling.

Interested in this gorgeous style or other black hairstyles? Contact the creator of the style, Marcus Doss from Marcus Doss Salon in Fayetteville NC. Phone number (910) 483-3870.

Tracie Esmond’s Long Sassy Siren Ombre Hairstyle

April 14, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, Extensions Gallery, Girlfriends, Long Hairstyles Gallery, Ombre Hairstyles Gallery, Tracie Esmond, Uncategorized

Salon: Girlfriends
Stylist: Tracie Esmond
Model: Anquanette
Make Up: Lori Miles

From the runways to the red carpet to your local grocery store, the ombre look is everywhere. And it looks like it’s here to stay! Ombre is an incredibly versatile look because it can be gotten rid of fairly easily. As soon as you are tired with it, you can just chop it off. No need to re-color the hair. The ombre look is generally achieved by lightening the lower portion of one’s hair a few shades lighter than the natural shade. The look pictured above leans more towards a dip dye, and there is more than one way to achieve it. You can actually get your own hair dyed in this style, or you can install dyed extensions.

Method 1: Dyeing Your Own Hair
You Will Need:
A bleaching kit specifically designed to turn hair white, An old shirt, An applicator brush, A rattail comb, Hair clips, Wide tooth comb, Plastic gloves, Towels
How To:

1. Set up a chair and all of your supplies in an area with a mirror and a sink, covering the floor with some sort of plastic or towel to protect it.

2. Make sure the hair is clean and dry when you begin, so that the natural oils of the hair don’t interfere with the bleaching process.

3. Completely detangle hair with the wide tooth comb and section it into eight sections (more if you have longer and/or thicker hair).

4. Secure each section with a hair clip.

5. Mix the lightening ingredients according to the directions on the box.

6. Using the applicator brush, apply the mixture to the lower half of the hair, stroking from the top down.

7. After applying the mixture to each section, cover it in aluminum foil to halt it from contacting any other part of the hair.

8. Leave it on for the directed amount of time, then rinse it out thoroughly.

9. Be sure to take very good care of your hair after this, deep conditioning it on a weekly basis

Method 2: Dyeing Hair Extensions
If you are doing it this way, it is definitely best to work with a professional. Doing this on your own could result in damage to your extensions.

Long Hairstyle with “Glamorous Texture” from Ashley Coutain

April 14, 2015 in ASHLEY WHEELER, Black Hairstyles, Extensions Gallery, GODLY IMAGE HAIR STUDIO INC., Long Hairstyles Gallery, Natural Hairstyles Gallery

Salon: Godly Image Hair Studio
Stylist: Ashley Coutain
Model: Adrienne
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

This is a very bold, distinctive style that is sure to make you stand out no matter where you wear it. The front half of the hair is braided into three French braids, pompadour style and the surrounding hair is left loose. You can do this style using spiral braiding hair (attached using the crochet method) or by curling your actual hair in ringlet-type curls. Now unless you have hip length hair you won’t be able to get the exact same look pictured above, but the effect will still essentially be the same. If you are not using hair extensions, just skip down to the pompadour braiding section. In any case, this style will likely take a bit of time, and is best left for special occasions, but when you wear this is totally up to you.
Crochet Braiding:
You Will Need:Rubber bands, Rattail Comb, Wide toothed comb, Crochet needles, Spiral braiding hair (anywhere from 18”-22” of hair should be fine), Moisturizing styling mousse (apply to the braiding hair to lessen frizz and make separating it easier), Crochet hook.

How To:

1. Parting the hair into small sections, cornrow the hair from the crown of the head all the way to the nape, making sure the braid stays tight all the way through to avoid any complications later on.

2. Once the entire head has been braided, join the braids together, using either a rubber band or another braid.

3. With the hook pointing upward, slide it beneath the first braid on either side (it doesn’t matter, you choose).

4. Separate out a small piece of the braiding hair and, folding it in half, place the loop of hair inside the crochet hook and pull it through.

5. Using your hands, take the loose part of the piece of hair and pull it through the loop, tightening it so that covers the section of your hair.

6. Repeat steps 3-5 until the entire head is covered.

7. Trim if necessary

Pompadour Braiding:

1. Split the front half of the hair into three sections, securing each with a hair clip.

2. Fluff the section up with your fingers and then, keeping the hair elevated high above the scalp, tightly French braid only the very top portion of the hair

3. Make sure you keep the braid at least an inch above the scalp at all times.

4. Once you finish the braid, tie it with a rubber band. Double-check to make sure that the rubber band isn’t very noticeable and that it blends in well with the rest of the hair.

Razor Cut Bob Hairstyle from Marcus Doss

April 13, 2015 in Clipper Cut Women's Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, MARCUS DOSS, MARCUS DOSS SALON, Medium Hairstyles Gallery

Salon: Marcus Doss Salon
Stylist: Marcus Doss
Model: Sherita
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

Haircuts are the most fashionable hairstyles at the moment. The cuts can range from long haircuts to medium and short haircuts, including bob hairstyles. Bob hairstyles have gained a lot of popularity amongst the ladies for the fact that they are easy to care for and require very little maintenance. In addition to this, a bob hairstyles are also easy to style as they are quite versatile.

There are numerous haircuts featuring bob hairstyles. The razor cut is by far one of the best options and undoubtedly the most popular bob hairstyle. Due to its appearance, the cut adds class and sophistication to an otherwise edgy yet classic bob cut. This particular razor bob hairstyle was created by Marcus Doss at his salon known as the Marcus Doss Salon. The salon is located in Fayetteville, NC. Marcus Doss is a renowned hairstylist with skill in a wide range of hairstyles.

The razor cut bob hairstyles involves the use of a razor in place of a pair of scissors, thus the name. The choice of a razor as the styling tool revolves around the concept of bulk reduction. The razor helps to reduce excess hair bulk, making the maintenance process easier.

There are different haircuts under the razor cut bob hairstyle. These cuts include pixie, updo and layered to name but a few. Once you have decided which cut is for you, your hairstylist will then get to work. The hairstylist will partition your hair into for portions and work on each individually. A razor blade will be used to gently trim your hair until it reaches the desired result. The hair can then be combed and styled as desired.

It is important to notice that the use of a razor should be done by a qualified hairstylist. Improper use of the razor could damage your tresses thus depriving you of your deserved look.




Shae Thompson’s “Mint Caramel” Updo with Hair Color

April 13, 2015 in A HEAVENLY PLACE IN HAIR, Black Hairstyles, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, SHAE THOMPSON, Updo's Hairstyle Gallery

Salon: A Heavenly Place in Hair
Stylist: Shae Thompson
Model: Breanna
Make Up: Traci Esmond

Hairstyles are essential for any woman who wants expression with their look. At A Heavenly Place in Hair, located in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. there are many choices for you to be on the top of your hairstyle game. A Heavenly Place in Hair has hairstyles for people looking for any type of look while providing expert advice on how to achieve each perfectly stylish hairstyle. Today we will be looking at a special type of updo. Without any further ado let us get started with helping you achieve this look.

This look is especially interesting because it can be used in a casual or formal setting. The best part about this style is the fact that is is super easy and looks good for any type of hair. All we need is a few bobby pins and a curling iron. First make sure that you have some texture to your hair; there are many products out there and you can call the staff at A Heavenly Place for a referral. First we’ll start with the back-end of this look. Divide your hair into two equal sections and then clip one section away. Start a twist by twisting a small section away from your face. Then pick up a smaller section of hair and twist it into the previous section. Keep twisting down and working toward your neck; picking up more sections and twisted them in until you have worked down the length of your hair. At this point the hair should be curling inward and wrap what you have twisted into a small bun and secure it in place with a pin. Now onto the harder part of this; the part that is propped up. There are obviously main ways to do this, but the easiest way is just with a curling iron. You can simply portion off two portions near the front of your hair that you will curl upward. Curl these two sections using your curling iron and make sure that you still have a little bit left in front to comb over. Once you have your two curls, make sure that they are on the larger side you may want to use hair spray or a product to keep it in place. This is an amazing look because it is not only professional, but unique and stylish. For more information or to have one of the talented artist at A Heavenly Place in Hair create this look for you, give them a call at (850) 243-2297.

The Super Coily Ponytail from Pamela Webster

April 8, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, GREG'S PROFESSIONAL BARBER & BEAUTY SALON, Hair Color, PAMELA WEBSTER, Ponytail Hairstyles Gallery, Uncategorized

Salon: Greg’s Professional Barber and Beauty Salon
Stylist: Pamela Webster
Model: Ashla
Make Up: Kisha

This style is absolutely stunning, a great hairstyle for black hair, and a lot less complicated then it initially appears. It can work great both for day and night. For this hairstyle, spiral ponytail extensions work best. To achieve the look seen above, look for ponytail extensions that are a shade or two lighter than the actual hair color, in a very curly style. The extension also should probably be lengthier than the average curly extensions; stay away from super short “pom-pom”-like ponytail extensions.
You Will Need:Styling gel (firm hold works best), Hair ties, Leave-in conditioner (optional), Wide-toothed comb, Boar bristle brush, Curly ponytail extension (see specifics above).

How To:
1. Start by totally detangling the hair using the wide-toothed comb. Having knots will make it almost impossible to get a slick look. Part the hair into sections, and in each section detangle from the ends of the hair and gradually work your way up the shaft until you are able to comb from the roots straight to the ends without interruption. Here you can (and probably should) apply a bit of leave-in conditioner if the hair is feeling a bit dry to prevent breakage.
2. Once the hair is tangle-free, apply the styling gel generously around the outer portions of the hair and use it to slick the hair back. It is very easy to use too much styling gel, so be a bit light-handed, and to choose a styling gel that can be washed out easily. Use the boar bristle brush to further smooth out unruly edges.
3. Tie the hair firmly into a ponytail at the top of the head. Double-check, and be sure that the ponytail isn’t tight enough to cause headaches, especially if the style is going to worn for a long period of time.
4. Braid the ponytail, and secure the braid with a rubber band so that it can be easily concealed beneath the ponytail extension.
5. Attach the ponytail extension to the base of the actual ponytail, inserting the “teeth” of the extension right in front of the hair tie.
6. Secure the lower portion of the hair tie with as many bobby pins as needed.
7. Enjoy your gorgeous hair!

Natural Twist Ponytail Hairstyle from Marie Coleus

April 7, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, GODLY IMAGE HAIR STUDIO INC., Long Hairstyles Gallery, Marie Coleus, Natural Hairstyles Gallery, Uncategorized

Salon: Godly Image Hair Studio
Stylist: Marie Coleus
Model: Charmeeka

This hairstyle is absolutely perfect for a special occasion or a night out. It is also an excellent protective style for relaxed hair. Natural hair might have to be blown out to achieve the smooth look seen in the picture.

How To Create This Hairstyle On Your Own:
What You’ll Need:A wide-toothed comb, Smoothing Gel (for better hold), Hair tie, Bobby pins/hair clips, Rubber bands, Shine spray and/or a natural oil, Leave-in conditioner, Hair Extensions (Marley Hair is best, but any curly hair extensions will work just fine)
1. Section off hair and totally detangle it, combing from the ends and working your way up the shaft, until you can comb the hair from the roots without issue.
2. Section the hair diagonally, aiming for three very large sections.
3. Starting with the section closest to your right ear, apply leave-in conditioner to the hair. Keep in mind that the hair should not be coated with too much leave-in conditioner or left sticky. It should just feel moisturized.
4. “Seal” the section with your choice of shine spray or a natural oil. This will help the hair retain its moisture if the style is left in for longer than a day and add a healthy sheen to the hairstyle
5. Starting from the front of the section, twist the hair backwards. Keep the twist close to the scalp and try not to stop until you’ve twisted the entire section. If, for some reason, you have to stop mid-twist, be sure to use one of your bobby pins to hold the hair in place until you can restart twisting.
6. If pieces of hair escape the twist, slick them down with small amount of smoothing gel. Once you’ve twisted the entire section, secure it with a hair tie or a rubber band
7. Repeat steps 3-6 on the two sections of hair that remain.
8. After you’ve twisted the three sections of hair, go back through the twists and make sure that there are no loose sections that could cause the whole twist to come apart. If there are, secure them with a bobby pin.
9. Once all three sections are done and secured, it’s simply a matter of clipping the extensions to the hair secured in the rubber band.

Box Braids Hairstyle from Tonisha Kenty

April 7, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, Braids Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, Lady T's Lovely Locs, Natural Hairstyles Gallery, Tonisha Kenty, Uncategorized

Salon: Lady T’s Lovely Loc’s
Stylist: Tonisha Kenty
Model: Dakeyzohia
Make Up: Tracie Esmond

Women are always searching for black hairstyles that give the hair a rest from all the chemical processing, flat irons, curling, and other treatments. They look for a style that also nourishes the hair and does not require frequent trips to the hair salon. That is exactly why natural hairstyles are the go to hairstyle for those women. Natural hairstyles are perfect for a day out on vacation or going to a high powered executive meeting. Clearly, they are a very versatile hairstyle for the modern black woman.

First, gather together the tools and products required to complete the look. The styling requires a rat tail comb, a wide tooth comb, and hair moisturizer. It is important to shampoo and condition the hair as usual. A favorite deep penetrating conditioner might be suitable for this purpose. Blow dry the hair on a low setting to avoid damaging the hair. It is also a good idea to apply a hair moisturizer before blow drying. Apply the moisturizer from the roots up to the ends of the hair. The very next thing to do is to section the hair. Designate one section for the top and clip the hair together. Designate one section for the right and left side and clip that section together. Designate one section for the back and clip together.

Now, use the rat tail comb to section off the hair into smaller pieces that you are going to twist. It is also a good idea to use your fingers to make smaller parts. Now, you are going to grab a bit of hair and twist one part over the other. Keep doing this method all over the head in a freestyle way. Twist toward the back to make the hair fall over the shoulders. Twist toward the face to make the twist fall toward the front of the shoulders and on the forehead or around the face. Let a friend help, if you are having trouble managing the twists. It might also be a good idea to add hair moisturizer to the twists. Run from the roots to the end to seal in moisture.

Short Fantastic Voyage Hairstyle from Shae Thompson

April 7, 2015 in A HEAVENLY PLACE IN HAIR, Black Hairstyles, Clipper Cut Women's Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, Highlights Hairstyles, SHAE THOMPSON, Short HairstylesGallery, Uncategorized

Salon: A Heavenly Place in Hair
Stylist: Shae Thompson
Model: Gwen
Make Up: Tracie Esmond

Hair is the essence of beauty for all women. It is the focal point of a woman’s appearance, which means that if her hair is styled well, that is 80% of her total look, no matter what she is wearing. The black skin toned woman is at the forefront of hair fashion in 2015, with short hair as the latest, hottest look. Tapered, layered hairstyles are simply more versatile, especially on black hairstyles for women. It is created by keeping the top longer than the sides, as it graduates into the neck.

This quintessential tapered black hairstyle is easy to maintain and it will never be out of style. As pictured, short hairstyles for black women is quite appropriate for women of all ages and lifestyles. Its shorter left and right sides are a unique feathered difference that lies close to the face as an added dimension to this style. The model’s hair is clipped close on the sides and the back, with the top left about two inches long to be styled adding height and accentuation in a lightly tousled, textured design.

To spice things up for 2015, there is nothing better than waking up black hairstyles with two tone color and shaping that blends together perfectly. This two tone hair color combination is a bold, fun statement that also adds depth to a hair style, plus it is a great look for thinning hair because it can make the hair look thicker. This hairstyle is more dramatic with its light and dark shades paired together. Two tone coloring is always great when the colors are from the same color family, such as cool shades or warm shades, so that they coordinate in a stunning contrast, as this hairstyle portrays.

It is all about the haircut that is highlighted in this hairstyle. This cut is a fantastic short, chic style that is sexy and edgy. Women wearing this style is showing lots of confidence and attitude. To begin adopting this hairstyle, the following is a helpful guide on achieving this sexiness.

Side and Back Hair Preparation:

1. Start with a professional haircut.

2. Shampoo and condition the hair.

3. Pat the hair to remove dripping water, but keep the hair wet.

4. Use a hair foam to mold the sides down, as well as the back

5. Use a brush to lay the hair down for molding all the way around the base of the head

6. Lock into place with a Sanek Mega wrapping paper, from the front all the way around the bottom of the wet, brushed mold

7. Clip into place to go under the dryer until dry – perhaps 30 minutes.

Top Hair Preparation:

1. Start by blowing the top hair lengths dry with the help of a thermal hair protectant

2. Working in small sections in the back, use a ½ inch flat iron and smoothly, iron the hair with little flips

3. Use hair serum or styling creme, then slightly curl middle of head forward to the face, down the sides of the ear and front

4. Sweep hair to preferred side for long, wavy effect

5. Style bangs downward or as desired

6. Finish style with a shine enhancing hairspray

10 Trendsetting Haircuts for Black Women you Need to See

March 16, 2015 in Articles wave links salon, Hairstyle News

Editor’s Note: At the end of this article is a short poll to see which black hairstyle you like the best. Please take a moment to participate.

Get ready for spring with a new haircut that will bring out your more playful side. Getting a new hairstyle can be a great change to your life. universalSalons.Com is honored to introduce these beautiful haircuts from some of the most talented cosmetologist from around the country. When you are ready for a new hairstyle that can make you look and feel amazing, try out one of these great options for black hairstyles for women.

Short Hairstyle with Spikes and Hair Color from Cindy Pierce

The first hairstyle that you should consider is this short hairstyle with spikes and hair color. This is a nice cross between a classic style as well as something that is also contemporary so you will be able to enjoy the best of both worlds no matter where life takes you. This is the best for short hair that is not boring and can keep your look fresh. This hairstyle was created by Cindy Pierce from Hair One Styling Salon located in High Point NC. If you like this look, give her a call at (336) 887-3635.

Short Haircut with Layers Hairstyle with Red Highlights from Deirdre Clay

The next hairstyle that you could consider is the layered haircut with a touch of color. This allows you to get some motion in the hair and adds a little bit of drama. The hair on the bottom is going to be the longest and then on the top it will be shorter like a bob. You can have some fun with this hairstyle and make it look well for daily work and for a night on the town. Deirdre Clay from Wave Links Hair Studio Inc. located in Fayetteville, NC created this beautiful look. Give Dee a call at (910) 864-8777

Quanshanna Lewis’ “Fire Bomb” Asymetrical Bob Hairstyle with Hair Color

This bob allows you to get a great haircut with some flair and yet it is so simple. All that you will need to do for this hair cut is to buzz off the hair on the right side, except for some of the bands. On the other side, use styling agent to create a chic and short look. The sides and the bangs will be left layered. And that is all that is to it for the best look ever. Quanshanna Lewis is the professional cosmetologist that created this look. Quanshanna is located at Q Hair Elements Salon in Brandon, FL. If you would like to have her create this look for you, give her a call at (813) 508-1319.

Short Hairstyle with a Beautiful Bang from Deirdre Clay

For this one, you will want to have your hair relaxed and then use some styling gel to get the shape and the form that you are going for. The bangs and the hair to the right should be cut asymmetrical to get this to work. The other side will be tapered close before gel is used in the fingers to sweep the hair to the sides. This is another look from Deirdre Clay from Wave Links Hair Studio Inc..

Textured Razor Cut with Caribean Blue Hair Color from Stephanie Turner

The razor cut can really show your sass to those around you. You will be able to cut the hair in a short bob in the back with the bangs pulled up front like the tail or wings of a bird. Add in a little bit of color, such as blue or a bright red, to get something that is completely unique. Dallas, TX hairstylist Stephanie Turner created this hairstyle. Stephanie is located at Hair Extronaire’ in nearby Duncanville. Give Stephanie a call at (214) 538-4287 and let her create one of her signature looks for you. 

Melissa Green’s Cinnamon Roll Short Hairstyle and Hair Color

From the back, this is going to look like a completely normal short hair cut that is close on all sides. In the front, something new is going to appear. The front has curls in order to give it a cinnamon roll type look. Hair extensions can also be used on this kind of haircut to get something a little different. Add in a little color to the curls and you will be amazed at how wonderful you look. Melissa Green from Studio 102 Hair Salon LLC located in Fayetteville, NC created this trendy haircut. Give Melissa a call at (910) 494-1359 and let her create a new hairstyle for you.

The Most Beautiful Hair Color in the World from Deirdre Clay

This is a hair style that is gaining in popularity, especially since some fun color can be added in to make it more fun. On one side of your hair, you will buzz it all off short. The other side can stay long. Get this buzz cut one before you add in the color that you want. This is another haircut from Deirdre Clay from Wave Links Hair Studio Inc. located in Fayetteville, NC.

Chic Asymmetrical Short Layered Bob Hairstyle from Brenda Barron

If you like the look of the bob but would like something that is a bit different, this is the style for you. The hair is going to be a little short on the one side before fading evenly and gently into the one side of the hair that is fuller. You want to go to someone you trust for this because if it is done wrong, you will not be able to get it to work out. Charleston, SC cosmetologist Brenda Barron created this short look.  Brenda is located at Samiyah’s Hair Styling Salon . Give her a call at (843) 571-2673.

Short Haircut with Sharp Angles and Hair Color from Deirdre Clay

For this hair style you will cut the hair shorter on one end like a bob. The other side is going to have longer hair that can go along with the bands. This gives a kind of asymmetrical look that can be great for all occasions. This is yet another elegant haircut from Fayetteville, NC  cosmetologist Deirdre Clay. Once again, you can reach Dee at (910) 864-8777.

Spiked Mohawk Hairstyle with Hair Color from Kimberly Stennett

For the final hair style, you will need to buzz cut the sides of your hair and then keep the middle long. You can even have a little bit of length in the back. Spike up the hair that is there all the way across. Use some gel and curlers in the front to get a swirl kind of look. Kimberly Stennett from Stennett Hair Salon in Duncanville, TX created this hairstyle. Feel free to give Kimberly a call at (972) 742-8446.

These are the top hairstyles of black women that you should try out if you have a short haircut. You will be able to wear them to fit your style and some will even be able to add in a unique twist with some color. Try one of these out the next time that you go in to see your cosmetologist.

Please take a moment to vote in our hairstyle poll. Once you choose the hairstyle you like the best, click on the button ABOVE the image. Also, don’t forget to hit the VOTE button at the bottom of the article.

Choose the Top Hairstyle from These 10 Trendsetting Haircuts for Black Women

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    (7%, 6 Votes)
  • Niurka
    (7%, 6 Votes)
  • Amanda
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Inverted, Layered Bod with Red Highlights from Tracy Graham

March 9, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, Bob Hairstyles Gallery, Clipper Cut Women's Hairstyles Gallery, FLAWLESS VISIONS MAKEUP HAIR SALON, Medium Hairstyles Gallery, Red Hair Color, Tracy Graham

Salon: Flawless Visions
Stylist: Tracy Graham
Model: Chevonne
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

Hairstylist Tracy Graham is a renowned expert when it comes to black hairstyles, notably those involving shorter hair. Here we see the result of her latest piece, an inverted layered bob, and it looks stunning. Of course, with the tips of the woman’s medium hair only reaching her neck, Tracy did not have much to work with, but she did not see this as a handicap. Hair color was tackled first; strokes of medium red subtly loom out of the black base, just enough to catch the eye but not to the point of being too glaring. The hair is then curved towards an angle, but only slightly, to accentuate the woman’s natural jawline while providing an exciting, mysterious aspect. The hairstyle looks brilliant from any and all angles. 

Tracy cut this model’s hair into a fierce inverted bob with subtle red highlights by Influence. The sides are feathered to add a soft touch to this edgy cut. The back is layered to the model’s nape and features a striking band of solid color around the bottom layer. Tracy used a ceramic flat iron and a smoothing serum for protection and shine.

Curly Ombre Black Hairstyle with Braid from Tracey Graham

March 7, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, Braids Hairstyles Gallery, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, FLAWLESS VISIONS MAKEUP HAIR SALON, Ombre Hairstyles Gallery, Tracy Graham, Uncategorized, Updo's Hairstyle Gallery

Salon: Flawless Visions
Stylist: Tracy Graham
Model: Cherise
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

Styling hair has become an art form in itself. Hair stylists are becoming more and more artistic, and as a result of their continuously growing talent,coiffures of unimaginable shapes, sizes, and colours are created. It is commonly believed that those with naturally darker skin tones are limited in the types of acceptable hairstyles that would look good on them, however this is entirely false.

Tracy Graham is an expert when it comes to creating the sleekest of black hairstyles. From ombres to updo’s, she realizes that the best hairstyles take skin tone into consideration when deciding upon the shades and colours.

Tracy styled this model’s hair into a sophisticated updo, perfect for the office or a night on the town. This elegant style features bold, golden brown Ombré highlights and bouncy barrel curls created with a curling wand. A inverted, horizontal braid lays across the back and blends perfectly into the cascading curls on the side.

First and foremost, the stylist made sure to select a dye tone that did not clash heavily with the woman’s natural hair colour and her skin tone. The gradient fade is applied with perfection, with the heaviest of colours located where the hair curls and cascades. It results in a look that is both moderate, yet still eye-catching.

Tracy is a master cosmetologist located at Flawless visions Hair Salon located at 218 N. McPherson Church Rd. Fayetteville, Nc 28303. Give her a call at (910) 261-6499.

10 Hottest Black Hairstyles Trending On UniversalSalons.Com

March 4, 2015 in Hairstyle News

A good hairstyle is versatile, functional, and lets the personality of the lady standing underneath it take the spotlight and shine through. No matter the length, color, or texture of your hair, we have a style for you. We took the most viewed hairstyles on UniversalSalons.Com and created a new black hairstyles gallery. These are the hairstyles that are getting the most attention from our viewers. From short and sassy to longer and flirty, we think you are about to have a very hard time choosing from among these fresh styles:  


This quick weave black hairstyle is cut short, layered at the back of the head with longer lengths of hair left at the front to form a lovely, feminine frame for the face. An auburn hair color is graduated to enhance definition. this look was created by Amber Mcclain from The Cut Barbershop located in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. give her a call at (850) 357-4703.


This style is breathtaking from any angle. It is a style exclusively for short hair and involves detailed clipper work, foil or chemical layering, and detailed piecing color application. The layers are cut taking into consideration the direction of hair growth in the varying areas. The fullest area of color is done first and then the “detailing” colors are are added after the cut and layering to strategically bring out prominent facial features. When the cap cut is finished the sides are “buzzed” using clippers, leaving enough hair to meld on the sides. The back portion can be finger-waved, crimped, etc, so long as this section gives the style lift. Denise Cummings created this look. She is located at Signature Styles By Denise in Mt. Pleasant, SC. You can also call her at (843) 330-1502.



This style requires hair to be relaxed oR flat-ironed. It is cut short on one side and fades evenly and smoothly into the fuller side. Curl on the fuller side using short segments of hair and smoothing them down with styling lotion. To finish, use a styling comb to comb out very soft layers of curls. Brenda Barron created this short black hairstyle. Brenda is a cosmetologist at Samiyah’s Hairstyling Salon in Charleston, SC. You can contact Brenda at (843) 571-2673.



This style is a chic, modernized version of the Mohawk, feminine and glamorous. Hair is cropped ultra-short on the sides and left it’s natural black or dark brown shade. The top is colored a bright red and styled into a thick shock of curls beginning at the crown and cascading to the front and over the right eye. The curls taper at the sides and to the back. This is a vibrant hairstyle created by Frangetter Battle. Frangetter is a professional cosmetologist at Personal Touch Beauty & Barber Salon located in Kingstree, SC. Give her a call at (843) 355-7785.



This is a style meant to be worn to a party! Hair is buzzed at the nape of the neck and neatly trimmed to clean lines. A light hair color is applied to the longer hair just on the right side of the crown to highlight the nest of curls that will be placed there. Hair is left longer in the back and at the top of the head. Using a 1/2″ curling iron make small, tight curls randomly at the back of the head. Then working from the crown forward, make larger, looser curls and waves, pulling them to the side as you work. Curl the front portion back and off the forehead. Nancy Hamilton from Lady of Grace Hair Salon in Phoenix, AZ created this look. Give Nancy a call at (623) 487-5355 and let her work her magic for your next new look.



An office-to-evening out style with a ton of personality and sas! Medium-length hair is pieced out throughout the top layer of the crown from from to back and each section is styled with a curling iron or a flat iron from the roots for lift. The longer side and back pieces are flipped up and outward at the ends. The underlying layer is curled upward at the ends for a fun flip. Bangs are combed flat across the forehead from temple to temple and cropped a bit shorter in the center for an arched appearance. Erma Stephens is the cosmetologist that created this fun, flirty look. Erma is the owner of Head’s Above Hair Studio in Crestview, FL. You can see more of her work by clicking here and going to her website.



This is a simple yet sophisticated style for short hair. For added pizzaz, hair color can be applied to just the ends of the bangs to highlight the eyes and cheekbones. To achieve this style, hair must be textured or relaxed. If hair color is to be applied, use it on the bottom 1/2″ to 1″ ends of bangs. Using a 1/2″ flat iron or curling iron curl the hair on the back and at the sides of the head. Using the iron, create bangs by pulling hair onto the forehead and toward the face, then sweep the bangs to one side to create the “swept” effect.  Audrey Ravenell created this exciting short hairstyle. Audrey is located at Trinity Salon & Day Spa  located in North Charleston, SC. You can contact her at (843) 225-9053.


 A fun, sexy style that says it all! Beginning at the crown and extending to the nape of the neck hair is graduated in the back to reach a “v” point at the nape. Sides are cropped ultra-close and lines shaved in at temples for effect, if desired. Beginning 1/2″ off the scalp hair is colored a flame red-ombre shade from the front to just past the crown in the back. From there the color is applied in stepped-lines down the back of the head, alternating with sections of natural color and ending with the red color highlighting the point at the nape of the neck. Alterea Baxter is the professional cosmetologist that created this look. Alterea is from Pamper Me by Al Hair Salon in Goose Creek, SC. Give her a call at (843) 797-1924.


This short hair confection begs you-or him!- to run your fingers through it! Easy to style, lovely to wear, this cut is shorter on the bottom, longer and fuller on the top with several layers graduated in the back. Two colors play up the style with the lighter color showcasing the fun, multi-directional waves on top of the head. Hair is cut in very short layers, close to the head and nape. Hair is left longer on top. The lighter hair color is applied at the top. A curling iron works loose waves into the top hair, pulled forward from the crown with a section just kissing the forehead, and the rest finger combed back and away from the face. Kenya Young created this high profile look. She is the owner of Young Sassy and Unique located in Durham, NC. Give Kenya a call at  (919) 444-9089.



This cut dazzles. From it’s eye-catching gleam to it’s perfectly shaped tiara-like style. Hair is buzzed at the nape and gently graduated moving up the back of the head and sides to the crown. The top is styled with a small flat iron straight up and out from the scalp forming a long buzz-cut look. A thin layer of hair is combed down with gel to keep it flat against the forehead on the left side only, and cut short. This hairstyle is consistently showing up on our most watched list. It was created by professional cosmetologist Adrian Harris. Click here to go to her webpage.


Stunning Black Hairstyles Gallery from 3 Top Raleigh-Durham Hair Salons

February 26, 2015 in Hairstyle News

Editor’s Note: At the end of this article, we have a small poll to see which hairstyle you like the best. Please take a moment to participate.

African American women spend over a half trillion dollars on black hairstyles and trends every year. The hair care industry is one of the few in this country that actually circulates money into and through the African American community.

North Carolina’s Triangle area has always been a source of progress and innovation for African Americans. Whether you are talking about Shaw University as the first African American University in the south, or the creation of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, one of the largest African American financial institutions in the United States, this part of the country has always been known for cultivating a metropolitan African American lifestyle. Raleigh Durham North Carolina is also the epicenter of some of the most talented cosmetologist in the hair industry focusing on black hairstyles.

Recently, UniversalSalons.Com was honored to participate in a high fashion, hair stylist photo shoot with 3 such hair salons. The participating salons were Styles So Chic Hair Salon, located at 4109 Wake Forest Road Raleigh North Carolina 27601, Young Sassy & Unique Hair Salon also located at 3219 Old Chapel Hill Road Suite 203 Durham North Carolina 27707, and Crystal Clear Salon and Spa located inside of Young Sassy & Unique at the same address.

The hairstyles produced at this event will not only be showcased on UniversalSalons.Com, but will also be featured in some of the largest black hair magazines in the world. As anyone knows who’s been following our history, UniversalSalons.Com has been supplying national hair care publications with top quality images of new and trendsetting hairstyles for the last 15 to 20 years. We are honored to add this hairstyle gallery to our collections.

Mohawk Up-do with Twist on the Side from Aniya Oden

The first hairstyle we will showcase in this gallery is from Raleigh, NC cosmetologist Aniya Oden. Aniya is the owner of Styles So Chic Hair Salon, located at 4109 Wake Forest Rd. Aniya is known for her fierce haircuts and as you can see, she is a master of the trendsetting up-do.

This look was created by transforming a high bun into a Mohawk themed formal up-do. Golden Brown hair color was added to help accentuate the style. The Mohawk was created by connecting a bun on the top of the scalp to a braided back area with waves and twist on the side. You can get more information on this particular black hairstyle by clicking here…

Aniya would love to create one of her signature hairstyles for you. You can see more of her work by clicking here…  You can also give her a call at (919) 532-9555.

Medium Length Ombre Hairstyle

One of the hottest aspects of hair color these days is the ombre hairstyle. This particular look was created by Tiffany Hudson from Crystal Clear Salon and Spa located inside of Young Sassy & Unique at 3219 Old Chapel Hill Road Suite 203 Durham North Carolina 27707.  Tiffany is one of the most motivating hair stylists we’ve worked with and her passion for the industry shows in all that she does.

This particular style is a full sew using hair extensions on natural hair. After the hair was shampooed and conditioned, Tiffany blow dried the hair and then cornrowed the client’s natural hair to form a base for the installation of the hair extensions. Tiffany then used a razor over comb technique to trim the hair extensions. For more information on this particular hairstyle, click here…

To see more of Tiffany’s work and to book your own appointment with this master cosmetologist, click here to visit the Crystal Clear Salon and Spa website. You can also give Crystal a call at (919) 491-8374.

Short Tapered Black Hairstyle with Hair Color and Curls

This short and sassy look was created by one of the area’s best known cosmetologist. Kenya Young is the owner of Young Sassy & Unique Hair Salon also located at 3219 Old Chapel Hill Road Suite 203 Durham North Carolina 27707. 

To begin, Kenya prepared the scalp with a thorough shampoo and conditioner. Next, she cut the hair to the desired length and tapered the back and sides. Afterwards, Kenya used a combination of vibrant colors and the use of hair extensions to finish the look. Kenya gives a more detailed account of her styling techniques here…

To see more hairstyles from Kenya Young and to become one of the privileged few to acquire space on her appointment list, you can visit the Young, Sassy & Unique website here… also, you can reach Kenya by phone at (919) 444-9089.

The next three black hairstyles are from one of the most published cosmetologist we have ever worked with at UniversalSalons.Com. Wendy Perry has been getting models into national hair publications for over 10 years. Most of the hairstyles she creates show up in more than one publication and some are seen in the same magazine multiple times. Wendy is known for creating one look that was seen in hairstyle magazines for 4 separate issues in a row. These are Wendy’s newest creations.

A Twisted Out Curly Mohawk

Wendy performed this up-do on natural (relaxer free) hair. The hairstyle features soft curls that are designed to bounce as the models goes about her day. After the scalp was shampooed and conditioned, Wendy used a ceramic iron to silk the hair. She then used a twist technique to create knots around the hair and then styled the hair into a Mohawk in the top section. Wendy has a more detailed explanation of the hairstyle’s creation here…

The Sangria Elegant Up-Do

Wendy created this look using a chignon bun to form the up-do. Once again, Wendy shampooed and conditioned this models natural hair before any other procedures were performed. The hair was then blow dried using a blow drying lotion for protection. The hair was then flat ironed to create the silky straight look you see in the images. A deep part was then added as well as a swoop in the bang. To get more information on Wendy’s techniques concerning this hairstyle, click here…

The Urban Belle Up-Do

This last hairstyle should be filed under the categories fierce, fun, and flirty. This time Wendy created a chic side ponytail on relaxed hair.  This hairstyle is in fact an up-do with a braid around the crown and a ponytail down the side.  The back has molded curls and the bang has heavy layers. Once Wendy sectioned off the hair, she used barrel curls in the back and pulled the smaller section into a side ponytail. Next she curled the bang so as to fall just over the eye. To get more details on Wendy Perry’s Urban Belle Up-Do, click here…

To book your appointment with Wendy or to see more of her work, visit the Young, Sassy & Unique website here.  Also, feel free to give Wendy a call at (520) 465-3249.

Which Hairstyle Do You Like The Best???

Now that you have seen all of the black hairstyles in this gallery, please take a moment and vote for the one you like the best. When making your selection, click the button ABOVE the hairstyle that you choose AND click the VOTE BUTTON at the bottom of the poll.

Help Us Choose the Top Hairstyle from Our Durham, NC Photo Shoot

  • Tamesha
    (56%, 765 Votes)
  • Keisha
    (35%, 473 Votes)
  • Shewahn
    (4%, 61 Votes)
  • Alexis
    (2%, 32 Votes)
  • Layla
    (2%, 21 Votes)
  • Sophie
    (1%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,367

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Contact information for each participating hair salon.

Styles So Chic
4109 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 532-9555

Crystal Clear Salon & Spa
3219 Old Chapel Hill Rd.
Suite #203
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 491-8374

Young Sassy & Unique Hair Salon
3219 Old Chapel Hill Rd.
Suite #203
Durham, NC 27707
Kenya Phone: (919) 444-9089   Wendy Phone: (520) 465-3249


Medium Length Ombre Hairstyle from Tiffany Hudson

February 23, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, Crystal Clear Salon & Spa, Medium Hairstyles Gallery, Ombre Hairstyles Gallery, Professional Hairstyles Gallery, Tiffany Hudson, Uncategorized

Salon: Crystal Clear Salon & Spa
Stylist: Tiffany Hudson
Model: Shewahn
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

This beautiful medium length black hairstyle was created at Crystal Clear Salon located within Young Sassy & Unique 3219 Old Chapel Hill Road Durham North Carolina Suite 203. At Crystal Clear Salon, I offer a full array of services. I specialize in black natural hair care, Black Hair care,  cut, color, and hair extension services.  Using Influence hair care products I provide excellent multicultural hair care as well. 

My model is a natural (relaxer free)  client.  This black hairstyle is a full sew-in extension service. The clients hair was shampooed once with Influence deep cleansing shampoo. I followed up with Influence moisturizing shampoo and finished her shampoo experience with Influence hydrating conditioner. With this particular client received a custom treatment preparing her hair and scalp for the installation. 
Next, my natural hair client was thoroughly blow dried and cornrowed as a base for installation. 2 packs of Onyx hair was used: 1B(color)10 inches on top and 30(color)  12 inches on bottom. After complete installation this Black Hair style  was then razor cut with a comb razor and cleaned up with a point cutting technique. I then applied and influence therma- seal and a Drop  of straight request compromise oil. I lightly applied products throughout the hair and I finished this black hair style with a medium flat iron. Edge control was applied around her hair line followed by influence oil sheen and light holding spray.  
This black hairstyle is very low maintenance, simply wrap nightly with mesh wrap covered by a satin scarf or do rag. This style should be shampooed and conditioned every two weeks to maintain a beautiful and light flowing appearance. All extensions should be removed from her hair at least once every 6 to 8 weeks for maximum hair care of natural hair improper care of extensions can result in scalp infection and irreversible hair loss.
if you like this hairstyle and would like to have Tiffany create a signature look for you, give her a call at (919) 491-8734.

The Sangria Elegant Updo Hairstyle from Wendy Perry

February 23, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, Medium Hairstyles Gallery, Teen Hairstyles Gallery, Updo's Hairstyle Gallery, Wendy Perry, Young Sassy Unique Hair Salon

Salon: Young Sassy & Unique
Stylist: Wendy Perry
Model: Sophia
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

This chignon bun brings a smooth Spanish flavor to an up-do that is perfect for medium length black hair or mixed hair.  Wendy Perry at Young, Sassy & Unique Salon at 3219 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, North Carolina 27707 created this look to give her client youthful style with modern elegance. 
The client’s hair is all-natural, and no chemicals were used.  Wendy shampooed and conditioned the hair and dried it with a hair dryer using a blow-drying lotion. Once the hair was dry she used serum to maintain a frizz free look, and then a flat iron to achieve a bone straight look.  Then she added a low, deep part with a Spanish Style bang swoop, accentuating the client’s cheekbones.  The rest of the client’s hair was then pinned into the low side ponytail that created the foundation for the bun.  The hair was then wrapped and curled and styled to create this chic chignon bun.
If you would like for Wendy to give you the hairstyle of your dreams, give her a call at (520) 465-3249.

Short Black Hairstyle with Color and Curls by Kenya Young

February 19, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, Clipper Cut Women's Hairstyles Gallery, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Hair Color, Kenya Young, Short HairstylesGallery, Young Sassy Unique Hair Salon

Salon: Young Sassy & Unique
Stylist: Kenya Young
Model: Keisha
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

Over the years as a black hairstylist I have seen many hairstyles come and go. As the industry changes so do the hairstyles. Today I have created a short and sassy but also professional look for my client. We started by using the Influance Deep cleansing Shampoo. This was to assure that all residue and particles were cleansed from the hair shaft so that other products can be evenly penetrated into the hair cuticle. We then went in with their moisturizing shampoo to add softness back into the hair. The color combo we chose to use was the Influance Blue moon around the sides and back and a mixture of Autumn Leaf and Candy Apple to give her a fierce combo that will reflect in the sunlight in many different ways. I always use a mixture of Influance curling wax and thermal press (pressing cream) to apply to the hair after it dries. This gives the hair great shine adds softness and keeps hair managed as the thermal press has a humidity blocker. In this particular hair style I decided to add hair extensions to give her a fuller and different look. The spring curl pattern used gave a nice old school approach to the hairstyle. Kenya would love to create one of her signature hairstyles for you. Give her a call at (919) 444-9089.

A Twisted Out Curly Mohawk by Wendy Perry

February 19, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, Curly Hairstyles Gallery, Mohawk Hairstyles Gallery, Natural Hairstyles Gallery, Teen Hairstyles Gallery, Twist Hairstyles Gallery, Updo's Hairstyle Gallery, Wendy Perry, Young Sassy Unique Hair Salon

Salon: Young Sassy & Unique
Stylist: Wendy Perry
Model: Layla
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

This fabulous, curly, twisted out mohawk is a feature style this season. Created by Wendy Perry at Young, Sassy & Unique Salon at 3219 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, North Carolina 27707. This updo features soft, spiral curls that move and bounce for a fun, yet elegant style.

Layla is a natural girl, with no chemicals in her hair. Wendy shampooed and conditioned her hair and silked it out with a ceramic, thermal flat iron, first spraying it with a thermal protectant spray to shield the hair from the heat. Then she parted sections and added curling wax to twist and knot, creating a cluster at the side nape. From there she took small sections of the hair, and using a medium barrel curling iron and thermal hold spray she created loose spiral curls cascading from the back of her head to the front. The spirals fell loosely over her eye, giving this look balance and fullness, and creating a sexy updo that is beautiful to look at from every angle.

if you want this or any other hairstyles from Wendy, give her a call at (520) 465-3249.

Mohawk Updo Black Hairstyle with Twist on the Side from Aniya Oden

February 18, 2015 in Aniya Oden, Black Hairstyles, Mohawk Hairstyles Gallery, Styles So Chic, Twist Hairstyles Gallery, Updo's Hairstyle Gallery

Salon: Styles So Chic
Stylist: Aniya Oden
Model: Tamesha
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

This is an example of a chic Mohawk formed into a formal updo. This particular black hairstyle was created by Aniya Oden from Style So Chic Hair Salon located at 4109 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh North Carolina 27609.

This Mohawk updo hairstyle has a golden brown color on top to form into a high bun with a flip to create a more elegant style. The back is created into a braided style which creates a beautiful Mohawk style with waves on the side. This chic sophisticated formal hairstyle can be worn to any event type of event. Whether it’s professional, formal or just a night on the town, this look will give you the attention you desire. This style can be dressed up or dressed down and still look elegant and chic! For more information or to make an appointment with Aniya, you can contact her at (919) 532-9555.


Sizzling New Hairstyles from 5 Fayetteville Area Hair Salons You Need to See

February 17, 2015 in Articles wave links salon, Deirdre Clay Articles, Hairstyle News, Uncategorized

Editor’s Note: At the end of this article there is a quick poll. Please place your vote for the hairstyle you like the best from this gallery.

5 of the top black hair salons in the Fayetteville North Carolina area participated in one of our Universalsalons.Com Hairstylist Photo Shoots and the results of their talent and artistic eye are showcased here. Whether you’re into the short and sleek look of Melissa Green’s Cinnamon Roll Short Hairstyle and Hair Color or the long, flowing locks used in Marcus Doss’ Beautiful Long Body Wave, these trendsetting hairstyles are the place to start if you’re interested in updating your style for 2015.


The participating hair salons are some of the most published nationally from the Fayetteville area. All of these cosmetologists are regularly seen in national publications like Hype Hair, Sophisticates Black Hair Styles and Care Guide, and Inspire Hair Books. Before we go any further, we want to congratulate all of these talented hairstylist and models on a job well done.

The first look we will showcase is a black hairstyle from Deirdre Clay of Wave Links Hair Studio located at 5114 Yadkin Rd. Suite #136 Fayetteville, NC 28303. “Dee”, as she is known in the industry is not only a talented hairstylist; she has also served as a national educator for multiple product companies like Influance and Dudley Products over the years. Dee is also an accomplished makeup artist that regularly travels around the country with the UniversalSalons.Com production team.

Long Natural Black Hairstyle with Hair Color from Deirdre Clay

Dee’s look is a natural hairstyle with extensions added to give the model fullness in certain areas. The Auburn hair color highlights were also added to this models long hair. The hair was straightened using a flat iron and different finishing products. For a better description of the technique Dee used, click here…

These next two hairstyles are from one of the newest hair salons on our website, Studio 102 Hair Salon located at 8134 Cliffdale Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28314. Melissa Green and Mz. Z created these black hairstyles that are trendy, yet timeless. As you can see from these hairstyles, the talented team at Studio 102 can take your hair wherever you want to go, from short and sassy to long and flowing.

Melissa Green’s Cinnamon Roll Short Hairstyle and Hair Color

Melissa’s hairstyle is an elegant short hairstyle that is tapered around the sides and in the back using a shear over comb razor technique.. Cinnamon hi-lites and hair extensions were added and then the top was curled using Marcel irons to create a spiral technique. Melissa gives a more detailed explanation of her style techniques and you can read it here…

Mz. Z’s Complex Simplicity Black Hairstyle Using Extensions

The next hairstyle coming out of Studio 102 Hair Salon LLC is a long flowing hairstyle with loose curls created with hair extensions. Mz. Z is known for creating signature celebrity hairstyles for the professional lady. This look was created using a net cap to allow more flexibility in placing the tracks. If you are interested in this long black hairstyle, Mz. Z gives more detailed instructions that you can see by clicking here…

The next hairstylist to present their trendsetting new look is Mr. Marcus Doss from Marcus Doss Salon located at 350 North Eastern Boulevard, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Marcus is an award winning cosmetologist and accomplished platform artist. He produces many exciting hair shows throughout the Fayetteville area every year.  Marcus also has a line of instructional videos that he has produced.

Beautiful Long Body Wave from Marcus Doss

Marcus created this look starting with a good shampoo and conditioner, then flat iron and bevel curled the hair using base curls. Hair pins were used to lock in heat and holding spray was applied to lock in the curls. Once the pins were removed, the hair was allowed to fall freely creating the cascade wave. You can see Marcus’ detailed explanation of his styling techniques by clicking here…

The next hairstylist to showcase their hairstyles is Yvette Denise Perry-Bullock from Styles by Pinky Salon & Hair Gallery located at 5329 Yadkin Rd.Suite B Fayetteville, North Carolina. Yvette’s work has graced the pages of national publications on many occasions. She is an expert at all kind of hair care, from teens, to professionals, to elegant up dos. Yvette’s specialty is in black hairstyles though.

Black Hairstyle with Long Cascading Waves and Extensions by Pinky

This models natural hair is shoulder length and she is sporting hair extensions for fullness. The models hair was put up using a two strand twist technique and put under the dryer for 20 minutes. Then a corn rowed base was created to apply the extensions. The hair extensions were applied using Indique Hair and a sew weave in technique. To get the exact type of hair used and to see more information on how this hairstyle was created, click here…

Last but certainly not least, natural hair specialist Clarese Andrews showcases her long curly locs. Clarese is the owner of Hairbraiding by Clarese, located at 910 Walker Court, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Her talents are well known in the Fayetteville area for creating natural hairstyles that keep the hair beautiful and healthy at the same time.

Classy, Sexy and Curly Black Hairstyle from Clarese Andrews

This hairstyle is an example of a deep wave, twist out quick weave. Underneath this hairstyle, Clarese has dreadlocks that were cornrowed into place with a stocking cap placed on top to hold the cornrow in place. A plastic cap was placed on top of the stocking cap to keep glue off of the scalp.  Hair extensions were then added over the entire scalp. you can see Clarese’s hairstyle in greater detail by clicking here…

Which Hairstyle Do You Like  the Best

Now that you have seen all of the hairstyles in this gallery, please take a moment and vote for the one you like the best. Remember to click the button ABOVE your selection and also to click the VOTE button at the bottom.

Help Us Choose the Top Hairstyle from our Fayetteville, NC Photo Shoot.

  • Alyssa
    (49%, 152 Votes)
  • Nikki
    (38%, 119 Votes)
  • Lyndsay
    (4%, 13 Votes)
  • Clarese
    (4%, 12 Votes)
  • Christina
    (3%, 9 Votes)
  • Jamie
    (2%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 312

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If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment with any of the hairstylist featured in this article, their salon contact information is listed below.

Wave Links Hair Studios Inc
5114 Yadkin Rd. Suite #136
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: (910) 864-8777

Studio 102 Hair Salon LLC
8134 Cliffdale Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28314
Phone: (910) 494-1359 or (910) 764-3008

Marcus Doss Salon
350 North Eastern Boulevard
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Phone:(910) 483-3870

Styles by Pinky Salon & Hair Gallery
5329 Yadkin Rd.
Suite B
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: (910) 850-6631

Hairbraiding by Clarese
910 Walker Court 
Fayetteville, NC 28311
Phone: (910) 977-2724


Long Natural Black Hairstyle with Hair Color from Deirdre Clay

February 12, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, DEIRDRE CLAY, Extensions Gallery, Long Hairstyles Gallery, Natural Hairstyles Gallery, Teen Hairstyles Gallery, Wave Links Hair Studio

Salon: Wave Links Hair Studio Inc.
Stylist: Deirdre Clay
Model: Christina
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

My name is Deirdre Clay and I am the owner of Wave Links Hair Studio Inc. in Fayetteville, NC. I created the black hairstyle in this article. Christina’s hair is natural so I shampooed her with Influence’s Its Natural Shampoo and then followed up with Influance’s Organic Conditioner. After we let the conditioner sit for five minutes, we rinsed it out and sprayed some Influance Leave in Conditioner on the hair and combed it through.  Next, we took a clean white towel and wrapped it around Christine’s hair and used a plastic cap to lock in moisture. We took Christina and put her under a hot dryer for 15 minutes, making our own steam cap.  After taking her out from under the dryer, her natural hair will soften and be ready to blow out with a blow dryer and a Deman brush to give it body and movement.  Before beginning to blow her out we sprayed some Influance S 3 shine spray to give a protecting coating to the hair and add shine.  When her hair became totally dry, I began to use a ceramic flat iron at the temperature of about 375 degrees taking small sections going through her hair and flat ironing it out.  With each section, if I felt as if it needed a little bit more shine or protection, I will spray some of the influence S3 spray section by section.  For a little extra added fullness in Christina’s hair we used the hair addition technique of bonding tracks in not to create length but create thickness. Christina wanted more of a flowing look so we just flat ironed her hair straight and did not give her any curls. This hairstyle can be curled under or you can give your model a feathered look by using your curling iron or flat iron.

If you would like to contact Dee, she’s at Wave Links Hair Studio Inc. located at 5114 Yadkin Rd. Suite 136 Fayetteville, NC 28303. Feel free to give her a call at (910) 864-8777

UniversalSalons.Com Get 38 Hairstyles Published in 3 National Publications

February 10, 2015 in Hairstyle News, Uncategorized is honored to have 38 models featured in the newest issues of the largest black hair magazines in the United States today. With 9 black hairstyles in the February 2015 issue of Sophisticates Black Hair Styles and Care guide, 6 hairstyles in the January February 2015 Hype Hair Magazine, and a whopping 23 black hairstyles in the new March April 2015 issue of Sophisticates Black Hair Styles and Care Guide, we at are continuing to cement our reputation as one of the greatest marketing tools for the hair salon and cosmetology industry.

Savvy salon owners have known for years that getting your work published in national magazines is one of the greatest marketing tools available to the cosmetology industry. Each of the magazines featured in this article have a viewership in the hundreds of thousands and the size of this reach can generate dozens of new customers for each cosmetologist featured. Having your hair styles published in national publications afford cosmetologist the ability to work smarter and not harder, by giving them a larger clientele base and greater name recognition.

International hair photographer Chip Foust has been shooting black hairstyles for the publishing industry for over 20 years. “There is really no other marketing tool that can compare to getting your work published nationally” Foust says. You can increase the public’s awareness of your brand over 10 fold. “This is important because the more people who know of you and respect your work, the greater choices you have a client selection” Foust continues. For instance, if you wanted to focus on hair cutting and you wanted hair cutting to be the field that you specialized in, in order for you to do this you would need a clientele base strong enough to support your business, yet specialized enough to focus mainly on hair cutting. Getting published nationally takes care of both of these for you. When each magazine is seen by up to a million people a month, a larger base of potential customers who like what you do already, are drawn to you. In other words, you don’t have to be a jack of all trades. You can focus on those areas that give you the greatest pleasure and use national publications to entice a clientele base that appreciates those same areas to become customers.

Also, when a customer comes to you because of the quality of your work, they are not as concerned about price. As Chip Foust always says, “No one deals with the second best as long as the best is available”. This simply means that the customer will always gravitate to the product or service that they feel is superior over the other. Now, let me ask you which is better McDonalds or Burger King? The answer really depends on the customer. Some will say McDonalds others will say Burger King. Getting your work published nationally gives you the ability to showcase your talents to the world and then let those users that consider you to be the best at what you do patronize your product or service. Getting your work published has other benefits as well. Let’s say that you spend most of your day as a cosmetologist doing a set of particular services. You love the services, your clients love receiving these services and you are able to earn a healthy living and generate a substantial income based on those services. Now let’s say you acquire new services outside of the ones you already use in your daily routine. Getting your work published nationally introduces those new services to your existing clientele as well as a potential base of new ones.

We at are honored to showcase these talented hair salons and cosmetologists featured in the magazines below.

Sophisticate’s Black Hair Styles and Care Guide February 2015


Featuring Nene Leakes, best known as a cast member of the real Housewives of Atlanta, UniversalSalons.Com is honored to have 9 hairstyles featured in this issue.

Beautiful Long, Flowing, Ombre Hairstyle from Antoinette Floyd

Pensacola Florida cosmetologist Antoinette Floyd from All Power Barber & Beauty created this elegant long hairstyle. If you would like more information on this hairstyle or to make an appointment, give Antoinette a call at (850) 607-6583.

Continue to the next hairstyle… 

Water Wave, Long Hairstyle with Color and Curls from Deirdre Clay

One of the many hairstyles in these publications featuring the artwork from Wave Links Hair Studio Inc. in Fayetteville NC. This particular long, curly hairstyle has everything including hair color. Give the ladies at Wave Links a call at (910) 864-8777.

Long, Curly Hair Extensions from Shamekia Dunn

Shamekia Dunn is one of the top up and coming young cosmetology students at Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology in Spartanburg, SC. If this hairstyle fits your needs, give shamekia a call at (864) 587-6000.

“Inferno” Red Short Black Mohawk Hairstyle from Alvienia Middleton

This fun and flirty mohawk was created by Laurel, MD cosmetologist Alvienia Middleton from Blue Velvet Hair Studio. If you find the hair color, the haircut or the style itself pleasing, give Alvienia a call at (443) 744-5860.

Braided Mohawk Hairstyle from Shanekeya Culp

This is another example of the fine cosmetology work being taught at Kenneth Shuler’s School of Cosmetology in Rock Hill, SC. Shanekeya Culp created this mohawk with braids and hair color. If your in a fun and flashy mood, give her a call at (803) 328-5166.

Bob Hairstyle with Highlights from Cadasia Jones

Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology in Florence, SC student Cadasia Jones created this elegant bob hairstyle. You can reach the student and staff at Kenneth Shuler, Florence at (843) 679-3778.

Classic, Curly, Natural Hairstyle from Helania Fort

Woodbridge, VA cosmetologist Helania Fort from Glamrus Hair Studio @ Master Salons created this look. give her a call at (703) 565-6942.

Bond Bombshell Medium Bob Hairstyle from Shakia Allen

Shakia Allen from 10 Gems Salon in Beaufort, SC used hair color and a trendy cut are used to create this beautiful bob. you can contact Shakia at (843) 521-4367.

Long Hairstyle with Layers and Hair Color from Natasha Johnson

Yet another beautiful black hairstyle from the talented artist at 10 Gems Salon in Beaufort, SC.  This elegant look was created by Natasha Johnson using cut, color and style techniques.

Hype Hair Jan./Feb. 2015


Featuring the star of the hit television show Empire, Taraji P. Henson, UniversalSalons.Com is honored to have 6 black hairstyles featured in this issue.

Long, Black Hairstyle with Wispy Layers from Leslie Brown

This beautiful hairstyle was created by Leslie Brown from The Style The Look The Salon in Charlotte, NC. You can reach Leslie at (704) 527-0200.

Red Streak Added to an Elegant Medium Hairstyle from Dre’ Ramseur Blanton

This medium bob with a swoop bang was created by Charlotte, NC cosmetologist Dre’ Ramseur Blanton  from Hair Infiniti Wellness Studio. Give Dre’ a call at (704) 726-5467

Long black Hairstyle with Hair color from Barbarlene Sellars

This long hairstyle includes just a dash of hair color. The style was created by Barbarlene Sellars from Heavenly Creations in Burlington, NC. Give Barbarlene a call at (336) 229-5585.

Fierce Fro Natural Hairstyle from Erma Stephens

This natural curly black hairstyle was created by professional cosmetologist Erma Stephens from Head’s Above Hair Salon in Crestview, FL. You can contact Erma at (850) 244-3297.

Braids Hairstyle with Twist and a Dry Wave from Pamela Webster

Mobile, AL cosmetologist Pamela Webster from Greg’s Professional Barber and Beauty Salon created this look. give Pam a call at (251) 473-9575.

Sunkissed Soft Waves in a Long Hairstyle from Erma Stephens

Nothing beats silky long soft curls. This hairstyle was created by Erma Stephens from Heads Above Hair Salon in Crestview, FL. You can contact erma at (850) 244-3297.

Sophisticate’s Black Hair Styles and Care Guide March / April 2015


With the incomparable Gabrielle Union on the cover, UniversalSalons.Com is honored to have 23 black hairstyles in this issue.

Long Curly Ringlets from Shakia Allen

Hair color and curls dominate the long, curly, black hairstyle from Shakia Allen of 10 Gems Hair Salon in Beaufort, SC. You can contact Shakia at (843) 521-4367.

Braided Ponytail with Ombre Hair Color from Natasha Johnson

This ponytail is yet another hairstyle completed by Beaufort, SC cosmetologist Natasha Johnson from 10 Gems Hair Salon. give Natasha a call at (843) 521-4367.

Shaved Haircut with Long Curly Ringlets On One Side from Brittany Davis

This bold hairstyle goes from tapered on one side to long and flowing on the other.  The look was completed by Brittany Davis from Wave Links Hair Studio in Fayetteville, NC. You can reach Brittany at (910) 864-8777.

Braided Mohawk with Twist from Shakia Allen 

Shakia Allen from 10 Gems Salon in Beaufort, SC created this look. Once again, you can reach Shakia at (843) 521-4367.

Natural Hairstyle with Added Hair Color from Paulette Edwards

Hair color and coils rule this natural hairstyle from Paulette Edwards. Paulette is a professional cosmetologist at Ultimate Creations in Beaufort, SC. You can contact Paulette at (843) 522-2939.

Short Hairstyle with a Side Swept Bang from Ebony Curtis

Ebony Curtis created this short hairstyle with color highlights and a side swept bang. Ebony is a cosmetologist at A Lady Becoming Salon in Laurel, MD. give Ebony a call at (757) 234-1094.

Beautiful Bob Hairstyle with Hair color from Dre’ Ramseur Blanton

Dre’ Ramseur Blanton  from Hair Infiniti Wellness Salon in Charlotte, NC takes the bob to a new level with this look. Give Dre’ a call at 980-219-8464 or 704-726-5467.

Curly Hairstyle with Hair Color from Y’Sheeka Corbin

This hairstyle was created by Y’sheeka Corbin from Y’Sheeka at Micah Thomas Studios in Covington, GA. You can reach Y’sheeka at (404) 380-8635.

Short Hairstyle with a Beautiful Bang and Highlights

If color is your thing, you should definitely get in touch with Deirdre Clay from Wave Links Hair Studio Inc. in Fayetteville Nc. Dee has been a national educator for many International hair products companies over the years. You can reach Dee at (910) 864-8777.

Short Hairstyle with Hair Color from Y’sheeka Corbin

This is another hairstyle from the talented team at Micah Thomas Studios in Covington, GA.  Y’sheeka Corbin is an expert in many hair care fields. This short hairstyle is accentuated by a beautiful auburn color. You can contact Y’sheeka at (404) 380-8635.

Bob Hairstyle with Length on One Side from Chondra Wilson

This is another variation of the bob hairstyle. One side is left long with loose curls. This look was completed by Chondra Wilson from Diversity Hair & Nail Salon in Charlotte, NC. You can reach Chondra at (704) 919-0888.

Lady in Red, Long Ponytail Updo with Hair Color

This hairstyle is an updo with a long, flowing ponytail in the back and deep red hair color added. Katina King from Allure Hair Salon in Ft. Walton Beach, FL created this look. You can reach Katina at the salon or call (850) 461-9316.

Stunning Short and Chic Black Hairstyle from Kenyetta Ross

Kenyetta Ross ia a professional cosmetologist at Quality Hair Works in Panama City, FL. Kenyetta’s style incorporates a short, edgy haircut with tight curls and hair color. You can reach Kenyetta at (850) 784-0448.

Short Hairstyle with Tight Curls and Hair Color from Katina King

This very short, multi-toned black hairstyle with tight curls was created by Katina King from Allure Salon in Ft. Walton Beach, FL Give katina a call at (850) 461-9316.

Flat Doobie Wrap Long Hairstyle from Pamela Webster

Hair color and a ziz zag part are just two techniques used to create this look. Pamela Webster from Greg’s Professional Barber and Beauty Salon in Mobile, AL is the artist responsible for this look. You can contact Pam at (251) 473-9575.

Peacock” Short Hairstyle from Quanshanna Lewis

All it takes to achieve this hairstyle is an awesome haircut and a little gel. Quanshanna Lewis from Q Hair Elements in Brandon, FL created this trendy haircut. Give Quanshanna a call at (813) 508-1319.

Spunky Short Haircut from Terresa Murray

One of the most published cosmetologist we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, Terresa Murray from Hair Explosion created this elegant black hairstyle. give Terresa a call at (850) 763-0883.

Long Black Hairstyle with Soft Curls from Peggy Glover

One of the fastest up and coming stars in the hair care industry, Peggy Glover from Blessed Hands Mobile Salon in Wylie, TX created this look. Give Peggy a call at (214) 524-4859.

Long Side Swept Hairstyle from Stephanie Turner

This side swept updo was created by Stephanie Turner from Hair Extronaire’ Salon in Duncanville, TX. You can contact Stephanie at (214) 538-4287.

Long Black Hairstyle with Extensions from Peggy Glover

This lovely hairstyle was created using hair extensions. Peggy Glover from Blessed Hands Mobile Salon in Wylie TX. Give Peggy a call at (214) 524-4859.

 Natural “Foxy Fro” Hairstyle with Hair Extensions from Antoinette Floyd

Antoinette Floyd from All Power Barber & Beauty Salon in Pensacola, FL created this retro funk natural look. Give Antoinette a call at (850) 607-6583.

 Short Faux Hawk with a Funky Bang from Che Peterson

This is another look from All Power Barber & Beauty Salon in Pensacola, FL. this look was created by professional cosmetologist Che Peterson. you can call Che at (850) 607-6583.

Long Hair Extensions with a Side Braid from Peggy Glover

This last hairstyle is another look from Ms. Peggy Glover from Blessed Hands Mobile Salon in Wylie, TX. Give Peggy a call at (214) 524-4859.


Melissa Green’s Cinnamon Roll Short Hairstyle and Hair Color

February 8, 2015 in Black Hairstyles, Clipper Cut Women's Hairstyles Gallery, Extensions Gallery, Hair Color, Melissa Green, Short HairstylesGallery, Studio 102 Hair Salon

Salon: Studio 102 Hair Salon LLC
Stylist: Melissa Green
Model: Nikki
Make Up: Deirdre Clay

This relaxed,short,colored, black hairstyle, was created by Melissa Green of Studio 102 Hair Salon, located at 8134 Cliffdale Road, Suite 102, in Fayetteville, North Carolina 28314. Her models short colored tapered relaxed black hairstyle was composed by adding cinnamon hi-lites and a few colored hair extensions, and an array of curls alternating directions with small rectangular bases. The black hair extensions were colored with a red base hair color and then her relaxed hair was then molded and set with Essations soft hold foaming lotion. Then her models hair was then tapered in the nape area by Melissa’s shear over comb and razor technique that makes the hair line look very precise and defined. The models relaxed black hairstyle was then curled with the marcel irons using a spiral technique in the front bang area to elongate her red and brown colored hair extensions. Melissa then combed her models cinnamon colored hair with a wide toothed comb and then rolled the cinnamon black hair extensions towards the front of her bang area. Her sleek black hairstyle is an array of hi-lites and hair color with a touch of beautiful custom colored hair extensions that were hand rolled into two sleek rolls, making it into a classy sophisticated faux hawk effect. Melissa has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2004 , and specializes in hair color , short cuts, and healthy hair maintenance for not only black hairstyles but for all hair types. Melissa is in the salon from Monday thru Friday from 9-6 pm and on Saturday appointment only first come first served .If you have any questions or would like to see more of Melissa Green’s work, she can be contacted at Studio 102 Hair Salon in Fayetteville, North Carolina or call her at (910) 494-1359 . “When you aim high you soar higher, your attitude determines your altitude . “