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About Meechie

meechie_1cutoutSince the beginning of her career, Meechie has been known for her trademark creativity. Her mastery of everything from hair cuts to extensions is a result of pure dedication to her craft. These qualities, along with an array of styles and an unmatched hustle, have gained her the recognition of being one of today’s top stylists.

After becoming a licensed stylist in 1995, Meechie had bigger plans. She was able to make the transition to salon owner in two short years, with the opening of Headlines by De’Franco, located in Cleveland, Ohio. Barbers by De’Franco, a companion barbershop also located in Cleveland, soon followed. With a legion of faithful clients, two thriving businesses, the production of many successful hair shows, and the publishing of her own hair magazines, she decided it was time to reach the next level.

An appearance on the Style Network reality show “Split Ends” pushed Meechie to new heights. Viewers remained glued to their televisions as she and her Headlines staff entertained the world by crafting amazing styles. In hopes of gaining more national exposure, she launched her solo umbrella, Mad About Meechie. In 2012, she published a magazine of the same name, featuring edgier hairstyles that exhibited an exciting departure from the looks she created for her day-to-day clientele. She also harnessed the power of the internet, creating a YouTube channel showcasing her work, along with tutorials for other stylists. Today, the channel is home to over 100,000 subscribers. POSH Collection, her flagship line of cosmetics, features a full run of makeup, hair care products and hair extensions in the quality only she can provide. With the success of her businesses, combined with active participation in the hair industry, Meechie has evolved from just another stylist to a noteworthy brand.

 

meechiegallery20Further building on her momentum, Meechie decided to pursue her dream of becoming a celebrity stylist. During the 2011 Billboard Awards, she handled the prep work for the dancers of one Nicki Minaj, so she was no stranger to the big stage. Her impressive list of clients have included names such as R&B songstress Estelle, VH1 reality series mainstays Evelyn Lozada and Emily B. (of Basketball Wives and Love and Hip-Hop, respectively.) and actress KeKe Palmer. Meechie’s latest adventures sent her to Los Angeles for some of the biggest nights in Hollywood. For the 2015 Oscars, Meechie had the pleasure of styling Isaan Elba, daughter of actor Idris Elba. And during pop superstar Rihanna’s innaugural Diamond Ball, she was front and center making sure the 40-piece orchestra was ready to shine.

 

While the accolades have been plentiful, Meechie is no stranger to helping others. Her latest brainchild is the Me, Myself & I Self-Empowerment Foundation, established to help teens transition into young adulthood by providing an interactive platform to discuss and confront everyday issues. As a mother and someone who is considered a positive figure in her community, creating such a platform only made sense.

Meechie absolutely loves her career. And although her work behind the chair is beyond gratifying, she is always focused on expansion. She remains fascinated with the idea of traveling the world, catering to high profile clientele, or perhaps her own reality series. With a hectic work schedule, as well as a crazy personal life, Meechie’s story would certainly be a perfect fit for entertainment television. But until that day comes, she relishes her current success and would love the chance to be YOUR stylist.