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The Nappy Hutt
Shawntel M. Waajid
Owner/Master Braider & Premier Natural Hair Stylist
Hello, my name is Shawntel M. Waajid, and I am the owner of The Nappy Hutt Natural Hair Care Salon and Braid Center. I am a cosmetology graduate of Atlanta Technical College in Atlanta, Georgia, and have been licensed professionally since 2003. I specialize in Extended Styling and Natural Hair Care. I have been braiding since I was 7 years old (37 years!). My areas of expertise are braiding, twisting and loc maintenance. I am a previous stylist of the Taliah Waajid Natural Hair Care Center in Atlanta, Georgia. From April 2009 to present, I have held the position of Assistant and/or Lead Stylist for the Taliah Waajid 3-Day Natural Hair and Braid Seminar held annually in Atlanta, Georgia. Teaching healthy hair care techniques to other professionals is MY PASSION! My goals in the cosmetology industry are to open up my own hair academy and own a chain of Nappy Hutts across the country!
Independent Contractor/Braider/Natural Hair SpecialistHello, my name is “Jazz”. I am a 23-year old native of Savannah and a professional natural hair care stylist. I have worked with The Nappy Hutt for 2 years now. Funny, outgoing and focused is how I would describe myself. I enjoy doing hair for a living and also for fun. Becoming a hair stylist was not in my life’s original plan, but somehow it happened, and I couldn’t be happier. The Nappy Hutt is my family now, and our clients are part of our salon family as well. I specialize in ceramic pressing, braids & twists (with and/without extensions) and natural hair styling. I have been certified in 30+ techniques to assure the health of your hair. Did I mention that I can SING?!!! I often sing for our customers. Now taking requests!
Chrystalyn L Paulin
Independent Contractor/Braider & Natural Hair Care SpecialistHello, my name is “Chrys”, and I am a 25-year old native of Hartford, Connecticut. I have been doing hair professionally for 3 years now. Braids, Twists and Locs are my specialty. Certified in 30+ natural hair and extended styling techniques, I can assure the health and growth of your hair. As part of the expansion team of The Nappy Hutt, I am looking forward to servicing clients in the Atlanta area and the state of Texas in the very near future. I am also a licensed braider in Texas and will be obtaining my Braid Instructor’s license in the not so distant future. Self-taught, my passion in this industry lies with photography. I am currently enrolled at Savannah Technical College majoring in Drama and Theatre. It will be my pleasure to service you and together we will bring out the natural beauty in YOU!
Independent Contractor – Natural Hair Care Specialist
Hello, my name is Melissa Bynoe and I am a native of Guyana. I have been a stylist at The Nappy Hutt for almost 2 years now. Originally, a customer, I saw something special about the salon and hired myself. Yes, I literally hired myself and showed up for work as announced on December 1, 2012. Prior to becoming a stylist at The Nappy Hutt, I did not realize the natural talent I had for doing hair. I began as a salon assistant/shampoo girl and part time receptionist.
My interest in learning about hair, specifically natural hair, grew and I requested to be trained. Having successfully completed the Taliah Waajid 3-Day Natural Hair and Braiding Seminar, I am certified in 30+ healthy hair care techniques. I have grown in knowledge and in confidence.
I specialize in loc maintenance and natural styling. Looking to expand the salon, I plan to be a part of the growth of The Nappy Hutt in Atlanta, Georgia and Texas in the very near future. I am a licensed braider in the state of Texas and also plan to become a Licensed Braid Instructor in the very near future. It will be my pleasure to service you!
Jibril M Waajid
Master Cosmetologist – Instructor/Stylist
Hello, my name is Jibril M. Waajid, and I am the co-owner of The Nappy Hutt Natural Hair Care Salon and Braid Center. I am a cosmetology graduate of Atlanta Technical College in Atlanta, Georgia, and have been licensed professionally since 1995. I have worked directly with and alongside Taliah Waajid for more than 22 years.
My passion in this industry lies with teaching. As such, I have served as Assistant/Lead Instructor for the Taliah Waajid 3-Day Natural Hair and Braid Seminars for more than 20 years now. My immediate plans are to expand the salon into the Atlanta, Georgia area and eventually teach in my own academy.
Currently, I specialize in locs and extended styling. According to my customers, I SHAMPOO LIKE NO OTHER ON THIS EARTH! It will be my honor to provide your future hair care services.