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As owner of his namesake salon in Atlanta, GA, celebrity hairstylist Q. Shamone has mastered how to transform a woman into a walking glamour campaign while understanding the techniques of grooming men. Long before working with talent from television shows such as HBO’s hit series True Blood, Bravo’s Bad Girls Club and The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the Greenville, SC, native began his journey into the glam world by cutting and experimenting on his own hair. Q. Shamone is a licensed hair stylist and has been a educator and platform artist for major companies and has also competed, and won, in numerous hair shows and battles. Some of his celebrity clientele include Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Clifford “T.I” Harris, Monifah of R&B Divas, Teedra Moses, Marlo Hampton, Claudia Jordan, Kenya Moore of The Real housewives of Atlanta, and Tasha Smith on the film, Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married. For more answers from Q. Shamone about your mane concerns, pick up a copy of the Oct./Nov. ’17 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair!

I wear a full, sew-in weave and I’ve noticed my scalp gets itchy very quickly. What could be the cause of the itch? And, how can I eliminate the itching? —Malika

You would want to make sure your stylist cleanses your scalp well. Try having him or her use a light moisturizer, after braiding your hair down, to make sure moisture is added back to your scalp after it has been thoroughly cleaned.

What are the best ways to style Natural hair that’s quick and easy? —Marissa

There are so many options, you’ll have to decide which is best and easiest for your current hair situation. Depending on how much Natural growth you have, one of the simplest style moves is to do pulled-back looks. Or, try creating two-strand twist throughout and let them dry overnight. In the morning all you need to do is pull apart the twists and blend the resulting texture.  

My hair is down to my shoulders. I want to cut my hair short—like in a pixie. Is it true that short hairstyles are harder to maintain than longer hair? And if so, why? —Eva

Actually, short hair can make you look trendy and edgy and can be worn a number of ways: smooth and flat, hand-styled and “messy,” curled or spiked. So, it’s definitely easy to have versatility and style with shorter hair.

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