Tameka Stigers is a Missouri native and a passionate advocate for natural hair care. Tameka had completed her Master’s in public health when she was inspired to change her career due to frequent requests to braid the hair of children in her neighborhood. Tameka undertook training to become a certified consultant in Sisterlocks, a proprietary African-style hair braiding technique developed by Dr. JoAnne Cornwell, and started a new career dedicated to providing a valuable service to her local community.
Since 2008 Tameka has successfully operated her business, Locs of Glory. In order to provide comprehensive service to her customers, Tameka has partnered with her two sisters, who have received cosmetology and barber training respectively, and moved to a store-front location. Tameka’s African-style hair braiding business has made an important contribution to her community, particularly for interracial foster and adoptive parents who are often at a loss for how to care for textured hair and are unfamiliar with the cultural significance of natural hair care.
If you want to braid hair for a living in Missouri, you must spend thousands of dollars on at least 1,500 hours of cosmetology training that teaches you nothing about African-style hair braiding.