Posts Tagged ‘african american hair’

Getting To Know Mushiya Tshikuka From “Cutting It in The ATL”

Sunday, June 7th, 2015



On Wednesday June 3rd 2015, I was sitting talking to a really good friend of mines and in our conversation I told her that I would love to meet “MRS. MUSHIYA” from the show “Cutting It In The ATL.” She told me to go on Instagram and send her a message, I said why not It’s worth a try. Within the hour after I sent the message, I got a call saying that I could go with “The Heat Magazine” and do a write-up on Mrs. Mushiya the very next day. Oh you see how fast GOD works, that’s what i told my friend.  So I spoke it into the universe and it came to pass. I met Mrs. Mushiya that Thursday night and when i tell you that she is a FORCE TO BE RECKON WITH, honey that’s and understatement!! She’s so humbled and beautiful all in the same breath tho. When she found out about my battle with cancer, she was so amazed. She told me that I was beautiful, gave me a HUGE hug and kissed me on my cheek. I was so humbled, grateful and most of all shocked because she showed me that much love and didn’t know me from a can of paint. She told one of her colleagues about me, which her dad does nothing but research on cancer and took my info so that she could give to her dad for him to call me. I was so amazed myself, but I had to reflect back to why I was really there. That’s where GOD needed me to be at that very moment to do and get what he needed me too. When I say that I had a blast with Mrs. Mushiya and her crew from “THE DAMN SALON”  6780 Roswell Rd Ne. Atlanta, Ga, please believe me, I even won me a great gift! The Damn Salon specializes in ALL natural hair. She said “Who the hell says that natural hair has to be boring!!?” She believes that “BEAUTY” comes in many colors and shades no matter if they have kinky or straight hair. She also loves herself and want to teach more people to do the same. “Who cares what people think of you?” is what she always says. Can you imagine her face when she says that!? Yeah, I know right lol. You can find THE DAMN SALON in a more than just a few places like Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC, Charlotte, NC, New York, Houston, TX, and Montreal. You can also order the hair extensions from her brand called RUNWAY CURLS on her website and any other info that you may want to know about this Phenomenal Woman. I’m so glad and honored that I had the pleasure meeting her!! My thoughts of the day! 



RHOA’s Derek J present when rival stylist shoots into floor of salon (VIDEO)

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Two Atlanta celebrity stylists are feuding and this clash over coifs came not to blows – but bullets.

It happened at the J spot Salon, run by celebrity stylist Derek J, known for his flamboyant fashion, the highest of heels, and over-the-top creations on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” He was also prominently featured in Chris Rock’s documentary about the African American hair industry, “Good Hair.”

But on Wednesday, things at the salon got, well, a little harried, when Neffe, sister of R&B singer Keyshia Cole, came in for major hair repair, asking them to fix the wig work of rival stylist Corwin Pledger.

“Her (hair was) messed up to the point we didn’t know what to do.  So I was just like, reach out to the stylist and say ‘hey, what did you use, what did you do?” said Derek J.

Pledger apparently didn’t want to be questioned over his wig weaving skills and got mad, and a few hours later, walked into the salon, allegedly armed.

“When he did come, we knew it wasn’t a good thing when he came, but we thought it was going to be a quick exchange with words and then he was going to be gone. So, nobody really knew he would pull out a gun,” Derek J said.J. Spot Salon co-owner Lisa McCall told ABC News that when she asked him to leave, he waved his gun in her face, threatening her.

“He said, don’t think I won’t, don’t think I won’t,” McCall said.

Then she says, he fired into the floor – pointing to a large bullet hole in the shop’s hardwood floor as proof of his rage. McCall says as he left, Pledger took his time, walking slowly outside, pointing at customers and stylists through the window as he walked away.

“I’m concerned about him coming back perhaps, he seemed to be pretty angry and from now what I gather, he seems to be talking about the situation, which is not good,” McCall said.

Pledger reportedly called Atlanta radio station v103 – and said he was aiming at the one of the stylist’s feet, after several people threw hot curling irons at him.

McCall called that accusation ridiculous.

“No one threw anything at this guy,” she said.

Atlanta police are trying to locate Pledger for questioning.  ABC News’ calls and emails to him went unanswered.

The J Spot Salon stylists say they’re used to high drama of reality tv, but Wednesday’s violent confrontation, was a little too real.