The epitome of any hairstylist’s career is the moment when millions of viewers from around the world get to see their work live in living color and dawned on a celebrity. Shivonne J experienced that amazing feeling during the Season 4 reunion show of Basketball Wives LA, when the newest cast member; Mehgan James rocked the Shivonne J signature Layered Bob.
This chic and classic style caught the attention of viewers who labeled James as the “Best Dressed and Best Hair” of the reunion and it garnered Shivonne J a new fan base and clientele. “It was amazing seeing my work on TV. I was so excited because she was my first celebrity and it was a moment I will never forget,” she says.
The Houston native is no stranger to hard work. She pursued her love for hairstyling in 2011, choosing to make Atlanta her home while she learned and perfected her craft. She says, “Atlanta was the only place that I wanted to be. I wanted to learn in a big city where the cosmetology industry was taking off. I wanted to learn new techniques to take my artistry to the next level.” Known as the “Weave Master”, her style and technique of coloring, cutting and weaving has set her apart from her counterparts.
With the new wave of natural hair taking over, the Texas stylist is all about the preservation and care of natural hair. She says, “Natural hair has to be taken care of from the root to the tip. Choosing not to relax means that your hair will require more attention and upkeep to keep it healthy and strong.” Creating masterpieces for clients is what the Houston native lives for, “Doing hair has allowed me to be as creative as I want to be. Once I get your head in my hands I create magic,” she says.