Thursday, August 25, 2011

Back To School Extended Hours

24 hour appointments available from Monday August 29, 2011 - Monday September 5, 2011 for Back To School/Campus week. Appointments during regular hours (Monday - Saturday 9am-7pm) can be booked at Appointment requests outside of regular hours may be requested via email ( or by contacting Ms. Sheba directly. A non-refundable appointment fee of $15.00 will be required to book an appointment outside of regular operating hours. Appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first service basis and will require the appointment fee payment PRIOR to approval.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Natural Hair Event: Curls For A Cause

Check out this local event from VABK Natural

Waterfront Millionaires invites Hampton Roads
and surrounding area community members to attend their first “Curls for a Cause” charity gala event on Friday September 23, 2011 at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center in Newport News, VA. Guests can purchase tickets online or make donations at

The “Curls for a Cause” charity gala, sponsored by Waterfront Millionaires, is geared towards anyone interested in natural hair and will benefit Menchville House, a long-term transitional facility for homeless women and children located in Newport News, VA. Tickets for the event are $15 each for regular admission, but the first 50 guests who purchase tickets will receive VIP reserved seating. All attendees will receive a complimentary “goodie bag” filled by event sponsors.

The gala stars at 6:30 PM, with complimentary food and drinks until 7:30pm, giveaways from event sponsors, performances by local artists, a silent auction and a fashion show all being a part of the night’s festivities.

Area women can enter the “Big Chop Bombshell” makeover contest for a chance to win a complimentary haircut, style and makeup, along with other prizes from event sponsors. For more information or to enter the contest, please visit http://bigchopbombshellmakeover.wordpresscom.

For more information or to purchase tickets or donate online, please visit For sponsorship opportunities, email

Back To School Again!

I will be participating in the 2011 Stand Out Youth Revival Community Block Party. Discounts will be offered on haircuts and hairstyles for the kids to get them prepared for Back To School in September. 

Check out the Back To Life team in Se7en Magazine!

The Back To Life Barbers, Braiders, and Stylists were featured in the June issue of "Se7en" magazine. The photo shoot was done on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the Tidewater Drive location, featuring the team of 10, who work at 4 locations throughout Norfolk and Chesapeake. Se7en Magazine features small businesses throughout Hampton Roads ranging from barbers/stylists to restaurants to musicians. 

Check out the article below.

2010-11 "Styles For Grades" and "Presidential Program" Have Ended

The 2010-11 "Styles For Grades" program and "Presidential Program" has ended. Thank you to all who participated and I look forward to working with everyone this upcoming school year for an even better program. First quarter savings for the 2011-12 school year will begin in November 2011.

"Styles For Grades" Program a Success!

People Taking Action Video - Ms. Sheba

I was featured on News Channel 3's "People Taking Action" segment at 6pm on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. I was contacted by anchorman Kurt Williams to do an interview about my "Styles for Grades" program. I was also presented with a pin and certificate of appreciation on behalf of the station.

Started with Camp Allen Elementary students in Norfolk, VA last school year, the program has been expanded to all Hampton Roads students, grades K-12, this school year. See details about the program below. It was truly a blessing to be able to share information with the program with the viewers of News Channel 3. Tune in and be sure to spread the word.

Thank you so much for the parents who utilize this program as a positive reinforcement and allow me to help. Most importantly, thank the students who work hard to maintain good grades. You deserve the incentive and I am happy to be able to use my skill to make you beautiful.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Allow Me To Introduce Myself....

My name is Sheba. I am a licensed stylist, braider, barber and natural hair care specialist at Back To Life Unisex  Barber and Braid Shop at 7468 Tidewater Drive in Norfolk, VA. I have a very diverse client base and experience with all hair types. My job is to educate and guide my clients through their hair journeys. Though natural hair is my specialty, I serve all clients. As I experiment with new products, I will update and advise as to what they do for me or my clients. I will also share my experiences and journey as a stylist.

The demand for natural hair care stylists has grown at a fast pace in the past decade but the main problems that many of my clients have come to me with are 1. most stylists do not know the appropriate way to handle natural hair 2. a lot of stylists do not listen to the client and meet their needs and 3. a lot of stylists overbook and show little to no consideration for the clients' time. Having grown up with a stylist who did excellent work but was always overbooked and held me captive in the salon for what seemed like, forever... I wanted to have a different layout for my clients. I try to personalize each visit and reduce wait time for each individual client. I have set up online booking so that there is no discrepancy with price, what is expected and/or required of the client, what you should expect and/or require from me, the stylist, and other helpful tips to make for a satisfying experience. I only place one person in a time slot and I try to allow for sufficient time for each service so that each client doesn't have a wait time greater than 30 minutes when they come in for their appointment. I welcome all input from the client and try to reasonably accommodate any requests. The value I place on communication has been essential for my success.

Welcome to my world!