A conversation with celebrity hairstylist, television, and film director of hair,
entrepreneur, and mother Wankaya Hinkson

There’s only ONE hair professional serving flawless, classic, on-trend looks for the likes of Gabrielle Union, Robin Givens, Essence Atkins, Eve, Jill Scott, Regina Hall, Janelle Monae, Russell Brand, John David Washington, Loretta Devine, and so many more with her self-made all natural hair care products. Hinkson leads an entire hair department on your favorite television shows such as Being Mary Jane, Ballers, and Ambitions (exhale). She breaks the internet with #HAIRGOALS and if you don’t know her by name by now, keep reading and thank us later.

It’s 4:45 AM in Los Angeles, CA – Wankaya has been up for 16 hours on set of her newest project, LA’s Finest, starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba where she is the lead director of hair. Until Wankaya and her team envisions a character, it remains on a script.


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