Charmeka Augustine-Young has spent the last years mastering her craft as a hairstylist all while staying booked and busy. Known for her magical hands, the H-Town heavy-hitter has become of the most in-demand celeb hairstylists with such clients as RHOA’s Cynthia Bailey, LHHATL’s Erica Mena, and former Destiny’s Child singer LaTavia Roberson.
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The licensed beautician also has her own Fused Hair and Extensions salon where she takes pride in treating clients dealing with a slew of hair issues — including alopecia and thinning, and balding — while giving them celebrity level style. Her passion for bringing a woman’s crown to glory borders on magical, and with her work being seen in major shows from New York Fashion Week and Orlando’s the Premiere Show to Bronner Bros Hair Show and My Black Is Beautiful, it’s safe to say that the sky is the limit.
We recently chatted with the talent to get her view on all things hair and plans to expand her empire.
— Tatayana Yomary
HH: Congratulations on your seven-year mark in the hair industry. What motivates you?
Charmeka Augustine-Young: All these years, I’ve set a goal for myself to compete with myself every year, and to not to look at what anyone else is doing. I strongly believe that what God has for me is for me. I push to give myself a raise, and to increase my revenue every month!
HH: You have a style that is like no other. Where do you find inspiration?
CAY: Honestly, there are a lot of stylists that are already established in the hair industry that inspire me as I strive to make my own “mark.” I am constantly striving to excel in innovative and new styling techniques–That’s my push! My drive is to consistently elevate and excel in all hair niches.
HH: What are some of your favorite hair looks you have created?
CAY: I mean, since I have done just about every hairstyle, I would say my favorite look is the disconnected bob look. I love it really long on one side and short on the other. I love looks that give you more of an illusion.