After years of dominating the gospel genre and reality television along wither her sister Tina as part of the Grammy ￼Award-winning duo Mary Mary, Erica Campbell set off on a solo career. She went on to release the Grammy Award-winning album Help and the subsequent Help 2.0. Her current single “I Luh God” is also nominated for the 2016 Billboard Music Award Top Gospel Song.
The stylish singer has also dived into a new venture—teaming up with celebrity hairstylist Vernon Martin to release a luxury hair line aptly named Erica by Erica Campbell.
We linked up with the lovely Mrs. Campbell to talk about her new hair venture, get the inside scoop on her hair care regimen and to find out what she has lined up for her musical career and her future on television.
Hype Hair: Tell us about your hair line and what inspired you to venture into the hair industry?
Erica Campbell: I grew up doing hair. As my career progressed, I never fell out of love with hair. In the last few years, I started working with [hairstylist] Vernon Martin, and he kept telling me, “Every weekend, somebody comes in with a picture of your hair saying, ‘We want to look like Erica Campbell.’ We should do wigs.”
So, I went to a meeting and started discussing the possibilities, and months later, he told me that he had a distributor, and we started talking about what we wanted it to be. And, we just took the steps and made it available. I’m really, really excited about it, because when wearing wigs and weaves I want to be able to offer people what I get to enjoy. To have diversity in wearing different hairstyles.
HH: What are some of the items that you currently carry in your line?
EC: There are wigs. We have bundles. We have different styles and textures, height, length, colors. We even have eyelashes. We have pre-colored. We have vegan hair that has not been touched or treated. Just a whole lot of options, because different people like all types of different things.
HH: Tell us a bit about your own personal hair care regimen.
EC: My own personal hair care consists of me at home wearing braids, natural style or Afro puffs, and making sure that my hair is well- conditioned. My sister even makes hair oils and creams that I use on my hair just to keep it healthy, because it’s real easy for hair to get messed up when you lead a very busy life. I try to keep my scalp clean and fresh and my hair conditioned and moisturized. [I] keep my ends trimmed and my hair maintained. I’m not married to one product. I like things that are healthy and natural. It’s just all about healthy hair for me.