Airaina Griffith-Knight is located at:
3308 Bragg Blvd.
Suite – 237 A
Fayetteville, NC 28303
My name is Airaina Griffith-Knight DPC. I have over 20 years’ experience in the Natural hair industry as a founder of Cosmetagriculture as a Licensed Cosmetologist. I was the catalyst for chartering the natural hair industry here in Fayetteville, NC. In 1997 I established the state’s first natural hair salon in North Carolina. In the early 2000’s I helped to create the first Natural Hair curriculum for adults taught at Fayetteville Technical community college also. I was a Natural hair lobbyist for NH Bill. Since the late 90’s I have been a local ambassador in making people feel good about how they look naturally. I am passionate about transposing beauty from within to address hair conditions such as Hair loss, texture, and growth.
I do what I do because I know that people will continue to suffer from hair loss and growth issues unless they are made aware of the hair and body connection. My goal is to become a global catalyst providing synergy within the beauty industry to provoke change and impact the community through education and activism also. Therefore, I have begun to enhance the global beauty industry with the transposition of intrinsic beauty by building epicenters that embrace multicultural and transcontinental aesthetics.
While studying abroad at the University of Ghana in Legon, I managed to connect with my family ‘s in-laws and provide conglomerates which included fashion designing, education, and natural resources excavation for an organic hair product line. Although my partner has passed on in July 2019, her legacy will live on through our international endeavors. I believe, by empowering leaders to foster global concepts of beauty we create awareness and experience for consumers to revitalize natural and holistic healing.
My core values are embedded in Godly principles whereas God made no mistake when creating us, we are miraculously made in greatness and are in his image. These five principles govern my life: Preservation of our bodies and mind, Family, Consumers, Educators, Practitioners. I have begun to erupt the beauty climate by building Salons, Educational programs, and Wellness strategies that foster and promote high vibrations of humility and self-love coupled with self-care. I’ve consistently used my platform to embrace a framework of multicultural and transcontinental aesthetics by deciphering standards of beauty which are more intrinsic and holistic than external as we do not get to choose what the outside looks like, however, according to God is all beautiful and perfect therefore it needs no augmentation.
The field of study I will leave the world is Cosmetagriculture. This is the scientific study and cosmetic practice of natural, haircare and braiding. This body of work is my passion and I have been developing this field since the early 2000s. Being educated is a facet in which I hold dear also. I have received formal education from Winston-Salem State University, Fayetteville State University, The University of Ghana, Central Michigan University, and Walden University. Which range from credits to PhDs. I have received technical training from Fayetteville Beauty College, USTI, NTTI, Toni Love training center, Rodney Barnett Trichology Innovations, Dudley’s, Nu Expressions, and the National Institute of Cosmetology with my highest degree, a Doctorate.
I have taught at various educational platforms. Some classes I’ve taught have been Cosmetagriculture, Trichology, Natural Haircare, Psychology of beauty, and cosmetology Psychology also. Education has been an integral part of my journey, but it did not supersede civic duties. I also volunteer in the community. I’ve served on the curriculum committee for NC Cosmetic Arts bd, advisory bd for Miller-Motte, v. Principal of PTA FSUECLC, President of Professional Women’s club 61, steward bd, former CFO, YAMS director, assistant director of acolytes, women’s Day Chair, for Evans Metropolitan AME Zion church, parliamentarian and Vice President of FSU Alumni chapter, former committee chair and treasurer for the Fort Bragg Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. The Davy community action team, chairman of the back to workfare. United way leadership team graduate, institute of Community leadership graduate.
I was the 2009 recipient of the A Philip Randolph Humanitarian award. 3-time Published Cosmetologist, 2007 National Better Speaker award recipient. Currently, I write for Women’s View magazine in Fayetteville, NC. Former Locktician speaks columnist for The Fayetteville Press. The best experience for me was attending the Million Woman’s March and the million-family march. Although I have done a lot it is only the beginning of the work that God has for me. Yours Truly,
Airaina Griffith-Knight, DPC, NCLC, NCLCI, CHLS Cosmetologist Psychologist and practicing Trichologist