UniversalSalons.Com Gets 36 Hairstyles Published in April / May Issues

Sophisticate's-Full-April-May-2019-Cover** Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Jennifer Nealy and her model Palmer, for winning the “People’s Choice Award”  **

Once again, UniversalSalons.Com is honored to have dozens of hair salons that participated in our professional hair salon photo shoots, published in the new, April / May 2019 issue of Sophisticate’s black Hair Styles and Care Guide. Featuring hair salons from Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Fayetteville, NC, this issue solidifies our long-standing tradition of supplying high quality hairstyle images to some of the most prestigious hair publications in the world.

Photo Shoots Designed Especially for Hair Salons

UniversalSalons.Com’s professional hair salon photo shoots are created with the expressed intent of maximizing the exposure of each hairstyle image produced at the event. Our goal is to get each cosmetologist work in front of as many people as possible. Over the years, our hairstyle images have been seen by literally millions of people from every corner of the world.

Our relationships with the largest hair publications in America have spanned over 20 years and we use these associations to generate the highest amount of exposure possible for all the professional cosmetologist that participate in each one of our shoots.  

Click here to learn more about our UniversalSalons.Com Professional Hair Salons Photo Shoots

The Hottest Hairstyles Right Now!!!

Sophisticate’s Black Hair Styles and Care Guide has one of the largest circulation populations in the hair industry. Every issue hundreds and thousands of hair care enthusiast rely on these pages to make their haircare choices. Sophisticate’s Black Hair Styles and Care Guide’s longevity and the large following they’ve earned makes being featured on their pages a prestigious event.  It’s a reflection of the professionalism and trendsetting style that the professional cosmetologists featured in this issue possess.


We would like to take this time to congratulate the talented cosmetologist and models featured in this issue. Aniya Oden from Styles So Chic Hair Salon in Raleigh, NC, Ayana Kone’ from Chic Hair Braiding, Jennifer Nealy from Hair Favor Salon, Nikia Gorham from Transcending Innovations Beauty and Tiffany Hudson from Crystal Clear Salon and Spa, in Greensboro, NC, Deirdre Clay from Wave Links Hair Studio Inc. Tameka Adams from Styles by Meka and Stephanie Cameron from Salon 224 in Fayetteville, NC, Dre’ Ramseur from Hair Infiniti Wellness Studio and Shauna Robinson from Salon Cheaveux Int’l in Charlotte, NC Earlisia Torrence from Elegant Tresses Hair Salon in Winston-Salem, NC Kenya Young from Young, Sassy & Unique in Durham, NC, DeVante’ Brasley-Green in Darlington, SC, Melanie Gadson from Florence, SC, Stephanie Hill from Poised Beauty and Beat Salon in Columbia, SC, and Erma Stephens from Heads Above Hair Salon in Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Check out their work below.

Don’t forget to vote in the poll at the end of the article.

Aniya Oden
Styles so Chic
4109 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 532-9555

Beautiful Updo Hairstyle with Rainbow Highlights from Aniya Oden

Short Haircut with Copper, Teal and Brown Highlights from Aniya Oden

Teal Highlights on Natural Hair from Aniya Oden

Long Ponytail with an Elegant Braid and Hair Color from Aniya Oden

Ayana Kone’
Chic Hair Braiding
611 Summit Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27405
Phone: (336) 375-4697

Fantastic Hairstyle with Loc Extensions and Barrel Curls from Ayana Kone’

Long Sew in Hairstyle with an Invisible Part from Ayana Kone’

Long Quickweave with Goddess Braids and a Ponytail from Ayana Kone’

Deirdre Clay
Wave Links Hair Studios Inc
5114 Yadkin Rd.
Suite #136
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: (910) 864-8777

All Locked Up Faux Locs Updo Hairstyle from Deirdre Clay

Blunt Bob Haircut with Bubble Gum Hair Color from Deirdre Clay

Devante’ Brasley-Green
Pro Styles Barbershop And Salon
7241 Broad River Rd.
Irmo, SC 29063
Phone: (803) 295-7144

Curly Bob Black Hairstyle from DeVante’ Brasley-Green

Dre’ Ramseur
Hair Infiniti Wellness Salon
7340 Smith Corners Blvd.
Suite 400
Charlotte, North Carolina 28269
Phone: (980) 949-6837

Short Hairstyle with Hair Color from Dre’ Ramseur

Long Curly Hairstyle with Hair Color from Dre’ Ramseur

Earlisia Torrence
Elegant Tresses Salon
4680 Brownsboro Rd.
Suite – A2
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Phone: (336) 725-6641

Long Natural Hairstyle with a Tapered Side and Curls from Earlisia Torrence

Beautiful Long Silk Press Hairstyle from Earlisia Torrence

Short Natural Hairstyle with Tight Curls and Color from Earlisia Torrence

Long Silk Press Hairstyle on Natural Hair from Earlisia Torrence

Erma Stephens
Trinity Hair Design
128 John King Rd.
Crestview, FL 32536
Phone: (850) 244-3297

Mid Length Hairstyle with Red Hair Color from Erma Stephens

Jennifer Nealy
Hair Favor by Jennifer
2729 Battleground Avenue
Suite 15
Greensboro, NC 27408
Phone: (336) 423-6396

You Must See This Incredible Rainbow Hair Color from Jennifer Nealy

High Lift Blonde Hair Color on Natural Hair from Jennifer Nealy

Short Hairstyle with Designs and Rainbow Hair Color from Jennifer Nealy

Kenya Young
Young Sassy & Unique Hair Salon
3219 Old Chapel Hill Rd.
Suite – 203
Durham, North Carolina 27707
Phone: (919) 444-9089

Short Curly Hair with Highlights by Kenya Young

MId Length Drop Curl Hairstyle with Auburn Highlights on Natural Hair from Kenya Young

Short Natural Hairstyle with Auburn Hair Color and Twists from Kenya Young

Melanie Gadson
Salon Unknown
Florence, SC

Long Custom Half Wig from Melanie Gadson

Nikia Gorham
Transcending Innovations Beauty
1325 S. Eugene St.
Greensboro, NC 27406
Phone: (336) 543-0738

Platinum Blonde Mohawk from Nakia Gorham

Mid Length Bob Hairstyle with Feathered Layers and a Custom Hair Color from Nikia Gorham

Shauna Robinson
Salon Cheveux Intl.
20306 N. Main Street
Charlotte, NC 28031
Phone: (404) 787-6545
Cell: (704) 612-0333

Long Ponytail from Shauna Robinson

Stephanie Cameron
Salon 224
803 Stamper Rd.
Suite – W
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303
Phone: (910) 745-2996

Short Natural Hairstyle with Crimson Hair Color from Stephanie Cameron

Stephanie Hill
Poised Beauty & Beat Studio
3827 Broad River Rd.
Suite – L
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 629-2797

Long Blonde Quickweave with a Lace Enclosure & Curls by Stephanie Hill

Long Natural Silk Press Hairstyle with Body Curls from Stephanie Hill

Quickweave Bob Hairstyle with Lace Closure from Stephanie Hill

Tameka Adams
Stylez By Meka
7117 Raeford Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Phone: (910) 916-5584

Short Quickweave Hairstyle with Tight Curls and Hair Color from Tameka Adams

Tiffany Hudson
Crystal Clear Salon & Spa
3219 Old Chapel Hill Rd.
Suite 203
Durham, North Carolina 27707
Phone: (919) 491-8374

Rainbow Hair Color Quick Weave with Lace Closure Mermaid Hairstyle from Tiffany Hudson

Short Brushed Haircut with Lifted Hair Colorand a Custom Design from Tiffany Hudson

Sew In Weave Hairstyle with Tapered Sides from Tiffany Hudson