Converting natural hair to sew-in weaves

By Marcelle Hutchins


Hairstyles have continued to change throughout the years, yet sales of weaves have remained profitable. Mintel, a market intelligence agency, reports weaves and hair extensions remain an important part of African-American hair culture despite the natural hair movement. Over the past couples years the dialogue and topics surrounding this movement continues to grow as more and more women transition from relaxed to natural.

Yet weaves see growth with 70 percent of women say they have worn weaves compared to 53 percent who say they’ve worn braids, and four out of 10 who have worn locks.  In this short video, Shellee Mendes, owner of Hair Salon Monet on Newbury Street gives a step-by-step process of how to install weaves.

About Marcelle Hutchins 2 Articles
In 5, 10 years from now I hope to still be doing what it is that I've been doing these past two years at Emerson College: reporting, writing, and producing my own work.