This month during Women's History Month, we've honored a few great women from a variety of industries. We would be remiss if we didn't take time to honor and celebrate our very own Stylist April B as she makes history in the natural hair and loc industries!
Stylist April B is a NY Native who realized her interest in hair from her mother, who was also a hair stylist. Moving to VA as a girl, Stylist April B began styling hair in middle and high school. Stylist April B graduated in 1998 from VA School of Hair Design.
Stylist April B relocated to GA in 2006 and worked in Corporate America until she was able to build her clientele. Stylist April B worked in salons from 2010-2020 and as of 2021, Stylist April B became the owner of Soul Boujee Salon & Creative Suites located in ATL, GA.
A few of Stylist April B's most notable contributions and credits to the field of natural hair and locs include:
- Lead stylist on 2018 International Campaign with Revlon
- Co-Stylist for Lupita N’Yongo for the Black Panther Movie, 2016
- Published stylist in Sept/Oct 2016 issue of Sophisticates Black Hair Magazine
- Published stylist in the Jan 2014 issue of Ebony Magazine
- Stylist to T-Pain & Future; also worked with Chris Brown & Busta Rhymes
- Lead stylist for Soft 'n' Free international campaign
- Many features on Essence.com
In the likeness of other greats we honored this month for Women’s History Month, Madam CJ Walker and Sarah Spencer Washington, Stylist April B has created her own hair care line, Hydrate Me Please. The staple product in the line is the infamous Moisture Cream, followed up with a Mega 9 Extreme Growth Oil, Refresher Spray and many other products. There are even various scents for the Moisture Cream and Mega 9 Extreme Growth Oil, original almond or lemon grass! Check out the line of products created and crafted by Stylist April B at www.hydratemeplease.com.
Stylist April B is setting a course for educating burgeoning natural hair stylists with her training series Elevate, Grow, & Profit. In this series, Stylist April B teaches stylists her own cutting edge, star-studded, natural hair & loc styles in a hybrid training setting: live and in-person in her salon and online. Next in the series is the Pipe Cleaner Bootcamp where Stylist April B will teach attendees how to create beautifully creative loc styles using pipe cleaners. This training is April 30, 2023 both in-person and online. For more information about this training, check out @stylistaprilb on Instagram and Facebook. Stay tuned as Stylist April B launches her My Hair is Dope line of tees/clothing.
Today, we celebrate and honor Stylist April B for Women’s History Month as she continues to make history in the natural hair and loc industries. We dare not wait to give Stylist April B her flowers for her talent and contributions to this billion dollar industry that is black hair care and beauty. Thank you April B and please continue to do what you do. WE will be here to celebrate you and to give you your flowers at every step of the way!
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