Dr. Airaina Griffith-Knight
A professional cosmetologist located at The LocksHouse in Fayetteville, NC. Dr. Griffith-Knight specializes in Locks, Twists, and Coils; she has over 20 years’ of experience in the Natural hair industry.
As a founder of Cosmetagriculture and a Licensed Cosmetologist Instructor, Dr. Griffith-Knight was the catalyst for chartering the natural hair industry here in Fayetteville, NC. In 1997, she established North Carolina's very first natural hair salon. In the early 2000's the Doctor then went on to help create the first natural hair cirriculum for adults at Fayetteville Technical Community College.
Dr. Griffith-Knight was a Natural hair lobbyist for Natural Hair Bill. Since the late 90’s Dr. Griffith-Knight has been a local ambassador in making people feel good about how they look naturally. She is passionate about transposing beauty from within to address hair conditions such as Hair loss, texture, and growth.
Master Educator and Humanitarian
Dr. Griffith-Knight has taught on various educational platforms. Some classes taught have been Cosmetagriculture, Trichology, Natural Haircare, Psychology of beauty, and cosmetology Psychology. Education has been an integral part of my journey, however it did not supersede civic duties. Dr. Griffith-Knight also volunteers in the community.
I’ve served on the curriculum committee for NC Cosmetic Arts Board, advisory bd for Miller-Motte, v. Vice President of PTA FSUECLC, President of Professional Women’s club 61, former Steward Board, CFO, YAMS Director, Assistant Director of Acolytes, Women’s Day Chair, for Evans Metropolitan AME Zion church. Former Parliamentarian and Immediate Past Vice President of FSU Alumni chapter, former Committee Chair, and Treasurer for the Fort Bragg Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. The Davy Community Action Team, chairman of the Back to Workfare. United Way Leadership Team and the Institute of Community leadership graduate.
She was the 2009 recipient of the A Philip Randolph Humanitarian award. 3-time Published Cosmetologist, 2007 National Better Speaker award recipient. Currently, She writes for Women’s View magazine in Fayetteville, NC. Former Locktician speaks columnist for The Fayetteville Press. Her best experience ever was attending the Million Women’s March and the million-family march.