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Chakina “CC the Great” Watkins


Chakina “CC the Great” Watkins is a 3-time award winning celebrity hairstylist and make-up artist in Arlington, Tx! Creativity, innovation, and motivation are what makes C.C. a leader among her peers! CC the Great has made history as the first professor of cosmetology at Tarrant County college! As well as a published author of Hair University textbook which serves as the curriculum for the college’s cosmetology program which CC heads in Dallas, Fort Worth. CC Mentors countless women of color by providing tutoring, mentoring and coaching in the area of cosmetology. She is known for giving back to the community by raising awareness of mental health, motivational speaking, women’s empowerment events, marriage enrichment, love and legacy for our daughters, through her empowerment events such as Mo Betta Beat, Big Hat Boss Brunch, Married & Proud, and Big Boss Meets Little Boss to name a few. Recently CC has decided to give back to the cosmetology industry that she loves so much by becoming a cosmetology instructor in a local cosmetology school in addition to her professorship by pouring into future cosmetologist. Her previous work includes Celebrity Kenny Latimore’s makeup for his 2013 concert What Christmas Means to Me! Dorrough’s music video “That Low End” as leading make up artist, also the leading hair stylist for several fashion shows and magazines like DIFFA Dallas, Dallas RAW, Eric Ganison of Men’s Board. As well as features in Magazines online, and Volume 9,10,11, and 15th edition of Encore HD Magazine! C.C. The Great made history with Southern Dallas County Magazine when the magazine released their first Bridal Edition Our weddings Magazine! C.C.’s work graced the cover of the Bridal Magazine Our Weddings where she used her expertise to give advice in her very own column on how to get the perfect look on your wedding day! CC has also styled hair for Democratic leader Debra Peoples, former district Dallas district attorney Faith Johnson, HBO’s Patrice Fisher, Cyn Santana’s hair of VH1 Love and Hip Hop New York, and styled hair for Dede McGuire radio personality to name a few. CC is the owner of The Glam Lounge Salon in Arlington, Texas, and most recently she has begun to build a legacy of lifetime learning and education for the future of the beauty industry by opening Greater U Institute LLC in 2020. CC’s motto is average is officially over… greatness is the only standard.