K E H L A N I 😍 #SNATCHED Hair Styled by Yours Truly, #KahhSpence for @kehlani for #BeautyconLA, using @originaltrueglory #kehlani —— we originally planned to do a wig, BUT I opted for a ponytail because she’s gorgeous, so let’s show the face off!! only thing you’ll need for this is: water, hairspray, a hard brush, bunjee cords/elastics, paste for edges & some extensions for added length 😉 who else is feeling this SNATCHED ponytail? ⤵️ #KahhSpenceonHAIR #SLAYGAWD #ponytail #sleek #hairstylist #lahairstylists #nychairstylist #atlhairstylists ps: this IS NOT a wig 🤗
..aim to be significant, not famous!
such a pleasure hosting the kick off brunch for @beautycon with @ogx_beauty + speaking on the panel ❤️ I can’t wait for #BeautyconLA tomorrow to see you guys and take a ton of pictures. #SLAYGAWD
E L A I N E 👑 Hair Styled by Yours Truly, #KahhSpence for @elainewelteroth! #KahhSpenceonHAIR #SLAYGAWD #ElaineWelteroth #DiscoverYourOGX #WhatHairWants
@mtv came into MY CRIB to film a ‘Day in The Life’ & it was superrrrr cool! I was highkey geeked because I got to relive my childhood, feeling very MTV CRIBS-ish. Anyways, lol, go check it out on their IGTV & lmk what you think 😭
since @theestallion + @kehlani will be at @beautycon LA, I decided to pull-up too lol. I’ll be there Saturday, Aug 10 at the @ogx_beauty booth 11a-12p and then doing a Meet&Greet in the Social Spot Meet-Up Area 1p-2p. Come by, say hiiiiiii and let’s take a million pics !!! #hotgirlsummer #beautycon #kahhspence #slaygawd #losangeles #megantheestallion #kehlani — tickets are still avail, so go get yours ❤️ SEE YA SOON!
I wonder if he and I are thinking the same thing? It’s August 1st and BILLS ARE DUE!!! — No matter what race, color, city or state you rep, we all speak a universal language on the 1st of the month; BILLS!!! 🙃😫😭 who else can agree with this? ⤵️ #bills #due #firstofthemonth #anxiety #stress
E L L A M A I 🍊 Hair Styled by Yours Truly, #KahhSpence for @ellamai for Mo Pop Festival in Detroit#EllaMai #MoPopFestival — #SLAYGAWD #KahhSpenceonHAIR #fulllacewigs #model #hairstylist #lahairstylists #nychairstylist #atlhairstylists
one of your fav Hair Stylist/R&B Songstress duos, blessing your feed on this lovely Sunday 💛 — what’s your fav hairstyle I’ve done on @ellamai so far? ⤵️ #EllaMai #KahhSpenceonHAIR #travelinghairstylist #hairstylist #lahairstylists #nychairstylist #atlhairstylists
just chatted with my moms about everything & it felt pretty good. almost 2 years since she’s been gone, but everyday it’s gotten a little easier! don’t we look just alike though? 😍💛 miss you more thank you know!!!!! — love on your loved ones & give them their flowers while they’re alive! #SleepinParadise
WOW!! WHERE DO I EVEN START? 😬😭 every moment in my journey is never taken for granted, so when @joshuedwrds let me know I was going to be highlighted as @mtv’s Creator of the Month, I was like YAS! I am so grateful for Josh & the entire MTV team for the recognition, but I’m also super grateful for all of you for supporting me every step of the way. Thank you all & most importantly thank you God for continuously pouring blessings into my life!!!! — go over to @mtv’s Instagram to see what I’ve done so far, but stay tuned as there’s more to come with for the month. I’ll be taking over their stories + there’s a day in the life video featuring one of my favs 😉 — photographer: @shamellmason haircut: @milesthebarber #mtv #mtvcreatorofthemonth #creator #influencer #hairstylist #lahairstylists #nychairstylist #atlhairstylists
K E K E P A L M E R 💁🏽♂️ Custom Unit Cut & Styled by Yours Truly, #KahhSpence for @keke for Watch What Happens Live #kekepalmer #WWHL — #SLAYGAWD #KahhSpenceonHAIR #fulllacewigs #model #hairstylist #lahairstylists #nychairstylist #atlhairstylists #customunit #flips #vintage #60sglam // hair: @hairsofab
E L L A M A I 💜 Hair Styled by Yours Truly, #KahhSpence for @ellamai for Wireless Festival in London #EllaMai #WirelessFestival — #SLAYGAWD #KahhSpenceonHAIR #fulllacewigs #model #hairstylist #lahairstylists #nychairstylist #atlhairstylists ps: the inches are bizzack 😉
testimony time! wow. this was one of my very first gigs as a hairstylist. I was about 19 or 20 years old, just dropped out of college, was doing hair out of my house and got called for a shoot for Trey Songz liquor line. I was stoked. I ran straight to my mother’s room to tell her the news and she was so hype. She said “If you meet Trey, tell him I love him!!” Butt, do y’all see the smile on my face? It felt amazing to know people were interested in my work being featured in a campaign. Like wow. Looking back at moments like these make me appreciate the current life I am living. God saw something in me back then and he still does, which I was I kept on going. — Trust and appreciate the journey you’re on because you have NO clue what God has in store for your future. The 19/20 year old me in that photograph above had no real clue on what was going, but knew what he wanted out of life. Moral of the story is as long as you work hard, remain humble and dedicated, God will make a way. Don’t give up on your dreams just let little grasshopper 🙏🏾💛
K I A N A L E D E 🍊 (swipe) All Hair Styled by Yours Truly, #KahhSpence for @kianalede for the BET Awards Red Carpet + Performance #KianaLede #SLAYGAWD #BETAwards #flippedbob #70sinspo #bob #sleek #babyhairs #hairstylist #lahairstylists #nychairstylist #atlhairstylists #bobhaircuts #ex #longcurlyhair accessories by: @mykitsch x @justinemarjan performance hair provided by: @iloveindique — the flipped bob was FULLY inspired by Rihanna/Cher. we wanted to create a moment from head to toe with this one & I think we achieved it!!
E L L A M A I 🎾 Hair Styled by Yours Truly, #KahhSpence for BET Viewer’s Choice Award Winner @ellamai #EllaMai #SLAYGAWD #KahhSpenceonHAIR #BETAwards #wetbob #bob #sleek #babyhairs #hairstylist #lahairstylists #nychairstylist #atlhairstylists #thecutlife #issaweave who else is feeling this wet curly look? all in favor ⤵️
K H A D I 🍊 Custom Color, Cut & Install by Yours Truly, #KahhSpence for @khadi #khadidon #orange #SLAYGAWD #KahhSpenceonHAIR #fulllacewigs #model #hairstylist #lahairstylists #nychairstylist #atlhairstylists #bob — insta-torial coming soon 🧡
..takes a village to keep Kahh Spence together haha! Super thankful for each individual in this photo for working so hard, ensuring my career is growing to new heights daily. — @pynkgirlmm, thank you for taking on the managerial role at such short notice and dealing with my indecisive self. I know I’m a LOT to handle, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. @shamellmason, thank you for staying up late hours of the night to make sure my content is 100% perfect and thank you for all the creative ideas you bring to the table. I know sometimes I can be nitpicky, buttttt the results are phenomenal. @kenee_krysti, thank you for assisting with every little thing, LEGIT. You guys hold a special place in my heart & I wouldn’t have it any other way. There is no I in team, so thank you guys again x1,000 🙏🏾💛
..these past few years haven’t been the easiest for me. My head was all over the place since I lost my mother & a few months ago I started to realize why. I consumed myself in work right after I buried her because I didn’t want to think about it. My best friend left this earth and I felt lost. I felt all alone. I’ve toured for the last 3 years, became a brand ambassador for a leading haircare brand, worked with clients I’ve dreamt of, offered opportunities I’ve dreamt of, purchased my own home, became a millionaire, traveled to the most beautiful places ever and still felt alone, lost. I’d get home and question myself every chance I get. Am I doing what I should be doing? Am I living in my purpose Why am I still single? Is there something wrong with me? Why isn’t everything aligned? Every question you can think of, I asked myself. BUT a few months ago, as I’ve been learning more about myself & who I am, I’ve finally come to the realization that it’s OKAY to not have it all figured out. I’ve realized it’s okay to get some rest, it’s okay to say no, it’s okay to pause for a second to make sure everything is balanced and most of all, it’s okay to speak with a therapist. The first step for me was acknowledging the unhealthy things I was doing and then I started to work on them. This brief trip to Tulum meant a lot for me. I was able to decompress from work, my phone, shit the outside world and just relax under the sun with some folks I genuinely care about. I also learned the importance of Mental Health. I got so caught up in my physical health, work, and my outer appearance, which resulted in me neglecting my Mental Health. Thankfully I’ve been working through it, no longer in that space and am way better 🙌🏾 — Remember, it’s okay to take a second for yourself because if you’re not together mentally, you then won’t be able to FULLY function. How do you give 100% of yourself if you’re not 100% together? Continue to work & pursue your dreams, but keep in mind everything will happen in due timing! I know there are others out there with much larger issues, but I figured sharing mine would aid someone in starting to talk on theirs.. Blessings & love IG fam 💛
if you know me or we’ve ever worked together, I am the touch-up king. I don’t ever want to so see any flyaways or loose strands if the style didn’t require it. @winnieharlow is looking at me like “this boy is nuts,” haha! this hair is LAID though, isn’t it? ⤵️ — #KahhSpenceonHAIR #SLAYGAWD #WinnieHarlow #fulllace
decided to play w. some color because summer is finally here, so why not? #tb #yellow #wig #bangs 💛💛 custom color mix + cut + styling by yours truly #SLAYGAWD — what’re some colors you’d like to see me do on clients or in hair-torials? ⤵️
this is what a Successful Gay Black Male Hairstylist looks like 🌈 #LOVEWINS again, thank you so much @ogx_beauty & #CarewithPride for the opportunity to participate in such a BIG moment for my community #ad! Coming from a neighborhood where being gay wasn’t always embraced, this meant the world to me! Be sure to shop their #Pride Collection, exclusively at @target #lovewins #pride #happypridemonth —- custom look by: @samanthablacknyc nails by: @lit_n_lavish haircut by: @milesthebarber photos: @shamellmason #hairstylist #lahairstylists #nychairstylist #atlhairstylists #la
testimony time! ..Yesterday I flew from LA to NY right after LA Pride, NY to Houston to do @winnieharlow’s Hair, Houston back to NY to meet with a NEW client, to head back to LA. This all happened in less than 36 hours. The hustle is more than real. Life is happening. I’m tired but I gotta get to it! I’ve leveled up so heavy, so there’s NO going back!! who else is on this wave for the rest of 2019? can I get an amen!! ⤵️
wow! I just have to say thank you again & again & again to everyone who believes in the kid, because without you guys none of this would be possible! @fashioncanada flew all the way from Canada to do an in-person interview and I’m just like wowwwwwww! visit @fashioncanada to read this entire piece, as I talked about my FIRST big break with @kehlani, the power of social media, wigs & more!
currently headed to my LA workshop feeling blessed/amazing & here’s why: -I’m finally off the road for a sec and am now able to take bookings in LA + NY, so if you’re interested in booking with me hit the email in my bio! -I’ll be at LA Pride tomorrow with my @ogx_beauty family, walking in the parade and am really excited. If you’ll be attending & see me, say what’s goooood 💛 -I’m finally in a space where I honestly and truly can say I don’t have it all figured out & am okay with that. At 24, living the life I live, you would think I do, but I’m legit taking it one day at a time. Life is so short, so my goal lately has been to enjoy it as best I can and not settle for anything less than great!!!! - @beautyfixmedspa has me looking refreshed than ever before!! — thank you guys again & again for your continuous support btw. I see every comment, read every DM, feel the love in the streets and am just in awe!
..just finished @WhenTheySeeUs & my only comment is WOW. Some days, I am terrified in the streets of America as a Black Young Man due to the constant unfair treatment, but I thank God for his protection daily! Have you seen it yet? If so, what’re ya thoughts? ⤵️ #whentheyseeus — *if you have not seen this yet, PLEASE WATCH*
servin old town road vibes 🦌 at #GovBallNYC with @ogx_beauty #ad #OGXTakesGovBall #SLAYGAWD
K I A N A L E D E 🐞 Hair Installed, Cut & Styled by Yours Truly, #KahhSpence for @kianalede #KianaLede #SLAYGAWD #KahhSpenceonHAIR #fulllacewigs #bobhaircut #bobhairstyles #ex #hairstylist #lahairstylists #nychairstylist #atlhairstylists
K E H L A N I 💃🏽 in honor of the red hurrr making a comeback, this has to be one of my favorite color moments with @kehlani. what is yours that I’ve done on her? comment below ⤵️ —- Hair by Yours Truly, #KahhSpence for #Kehlani #SLAYGAWD #red #redhair #curlyhair #wavy
E L L A M A I 💁🏽♂️ Hair Styled by Yours Truly, #KahhSpence for @ellamai #EllaMai #SLAYGAWD #pigtails #texturedhair #texture #sleek #babyhairs #hair #KahhSpenceonHAIR
life is great. I’m focused, in my lane & flourishing! we’re almost at the half year mark, and I’ve already accomplished so many of my goals for 2019, so I’m excited to see what’s next 👀😉 what are some goals you wish to achieve for the rest of the year? ⤵️
WOW! I can’t believe so many of you wanted to attend my free workshop in Los Angeles. My team & I have received a TONNN of emails and unfortunately we only have 40 slots for this class that are now full 🙌🏾🙌🏾 I’ll definitely be doing another class soon, of course in my hometown New York first, so submit your info on the site & stay tuned. Thank you guys so much for continuously supporting me, it means the world!!!!!! CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL IN LA ON JUNE 8TH 💛 (emails going out soon) ps: be sure to submit your info to the site to stay updated with everything ME 🙇🏽♂️ | also, drop what city you’re in ⤵️ (fyi: this photo is old, but very fitting)
LOS ANGELES | Register for my FREE Workshop, focusing on the Art of Styling Hair on June 8th! Click the link in my bio or visit KahhSpence.com & register today before seats are full. See you guys soon 💛 #workshop #losangeles #hair #hairstyling #free #slay ps: spread the word 🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣
..somehow in 30 mins, I packed just enough clothing + my hair kit into 4.5 bags for 1 month of Tour/Governor’s Ball/time in NY & then back home for a very special gig 😉!! But what hair looks would you guys like to see me do on #EllaMai for the rest of this Tour? let me know ⤵️ sidebar: I pray I didn’t leave anything at home 🤦🏽♂️ #KahhSpenceonHAIR #SLAYGAWD #travelinghairstylist #hairstylist #GovernorsBall #NewYork #tourlife #tb (this is NOT a #bowwowchallenge 😭)
#HappyMothersDay 6 years ago, my Mother took the 3 of us to Disney World & I was livid lol. It was my high school graduation trip and I wanted us 2 to hit an island but she loves these little girls oh so much, so I had to lug around a gazillion bags because she wanted us all together. It was the best time ever though, so I decided to bring them to LA for this Mother’s Day so we could be together at Disney Land in remembrance of her. These holidays have been getting harder & harder because I just miss her oh so much!!! The laughs, the talks, the tears, the punishments, the things we didn’t get to say, I just miss it all. Sometimes my accomplishments don’t feel the same because I can’t call you & hear you screaming on the other end. This world is so different with you physically here. I’m so glad you prepped me for it though! Mentally, physically, & emotionally you were able to guide me in the right direction which is why I am the way I am today. If there was no you, there would be no me. I know God took you a little too early but you’ll forever live through me. Today, on this Mother's Day, it finally settled in that you won’t be calling me at 6am every morning to see if I’m up or to ask how I’m feeling. I love you. I thank you for bringing me into this world & dealing with all of me. Anyone who was lucky enough to meet you definitely can’t forget you. Miss you Ma. Keep watching over me & the rest of the family. We’ll see each other again in my after life!! Sleep in Peace 🙏🏾 — Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers of any kind out there, my grandmas/family members, all my friends moms who make me feel like their second kid & to those without their mom or children today, my heart is with you. I understand your pain 💛
B. S I M O N E 🤣 Hair Styled by Yours Truly, #KahhSpence for @thebsimone2 #bsimone #SLAYGAWD #sleek #straight #extensions #quickweave #youremyboooyfriend
Aquarius Sun, Libra Moon & Taurus Rising. Crazy mix huh? lol what’s yours? ⤵️
testimony time! few years ago I was working in fast food @ Taco Bell & I remember just thinking about what was next. My mother thought it was finally time for me to get a job job while taking 12 classes in a College and I was like whew, but sort of glad because I figured it was for a good reason. I had worked here, dropped out, worked at Century21 in NY, Forever21 and office jobs all while still doing hair on the side to make some real money to afford more of the things I wanted to actually do so I didn’t have to live off my mom anymore. I grew up in Brownsville, Brooklyn with my mother & brother on public assistance so coming by $ wasn’t always easy. My mother made sure to instill the skill of working hard in me, as she did before she had gotten sick years ago. Fast forward to now, I appreciate her want for me to work hard for what I want out of life because I am able to use that skill daily. Being an Adult, a Successful Adult, a Successful Business Owner, a Successful Homeowner & more, I thank my mom & God daily. This journey hasn’t been an easy one; I have my sleepless nights, struggling moments, stressful moments, stuck moments & more, BUT I’m thankful everyday for all that’s happening! (RIP Ma 💛) — I say all this to say, I know exactly where I’ve come from BUT know exactly where God has plans on taking me. The 19 year old me in that photograph above had no real clue on what was going, but knew what he wanted out of life. Moral of the story is as long as you work hard, remain humble and dedicated, God will make a way. Don’t give up on your dreams just let little grasshopper 🙏🏾💛 — I still too get nervous, anxious, stressed, etc but GOD got us!
E L L A M A I 🦋 Hair Styled by Yours Truly, #KahhSpence for @ellamai’s Coachella Performance #EllaMai #SLAYGAWD #Coachella #ponytail #curls #curlyhair #sleek #babyhairs #braid — I was totally inspired by Beyoncé’s 2nd wknd Coachella look, with a little twist! To achieve this look, I added a few extensions from @herimports for a little length/fullness, wanded all of the hair with a 1/2inch wand and teased it for about 20 mins haha! I also added a French braid at the center + used some gel (and a spoolie) to create these swimming baby hairs and then finished it off with blue jewels in the swirls/on the face + navy blue hairspray. Did you love it like I did?
at #BeautyCON ‘19 servin western realness 😏 — ps: thank you again @lyft for getting me around in nyc for #beautycon weekend! #lyft #slaygawd #dreams
..life is a marathon, not a sprint. timing is usually so perfect, you sometimes wonder why you even tried to rush it. enjoy the process of it all! #BeautyCON