Hair Expert in Meridian

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

Local cosmetology students and instructors learned exclusive skills Sunday during a training session.

The X-My Hair Boykin Training Summit was Sunday afternoon at Meridian's New Holiday Inn.

Sean Boykin is a former Redken artist. He is now a national Platform artist. He taught different hair styles Sunday from 10 in the morning until two in the afternoon. The class focused on cuts and colors.

"Well the premise of this class is a little different than you normal hair shows. This is basically a training summit that is actually bridging students' classroom time with the real world. Most of these student here are about to graduate. So we are taking what they've learned in school and showcasing what they will do behind the chair," says Boykin, the class instructor.

The Mississippi Cosmetology State Board sanctioned the event for any of the students and instructors in attendance. Meridian Mayor Cheri Barry will be speaking Monday at the second day of this summit.


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  • by Polly Location: FULTON, MS on Jul 20, 2010 at 08:50 AM
    BRAVO!!! Sean Boykin you are the reason our industry will rise and shine. I hate I missed the Summit but had family illnesses to tend too. I will see you next year. Be Pround of what you are doing for future artist. LOVE YA!!! I would love to help next year. I do Education now!! Sales is my strongest Point!!! And Marci is so nice. You are all Gifted and Blessed. Polly (PHormulate Hair Care Systems.
  • by Nick Papagiorgio on Jun 18, 2010 at 01:53 PM
    This guy is ridiculous. He looks like an inflatable Patrick Swayze with a worse mullet. I guess he taught everyone how to give their clients the "Randy Watson".
  • by Chanda Location: Raymond on Jun 17, 2010 at 09:46 PM
    It's funny how some humans have the mentality of crabs! Sean Boykin is an awesome hair artist and he deserves some spotlight time. He's one of a kind. His skills, humble spirit, and kindness of heart is going to take him into unknown territories. This event was the first of it's kind but I promise you it wont be the last.... This clip was nothing compared to whats to come!!!!! Cosmetology, the depression proof business!!!!
  • by Julie Location: Meridian on Jun 17, 2010 at 04:44 PM
    WTOK: I am going to ask you one more time politely. This subject has run its course; his sister and I have come to a meeting of the minds; she understands my comments, and I understand hers. How about dropping this long overdue exercise in futility? The man came to Meridian and did the job he was supposed to do, evidently to the delight of a number of people who needed his instruction. This is a done deal---realize it, OK?
  • by Guy South of I-20 on Jun 16, 2010 at 04:00 PM
    I really hope our northern brothers and sisters don't judge us by the comments on this story (or even the fact that this story is considered news worthy - what a joke). It seems like only in places like Mississippi would a fight breakout in the comments section of a story about hair.
  • by Julie Location: Meridian on Jun 16, 2010 at 12:22 PM
    BULLY48: Thanks to you for affirming my comment. I still think that he provided a definite and needed program for those people here in Meridian, because there are a BUNCH of people, with few exceptions, that need help in their profession. Again, it was the comments made about him that I thought were totally unnecessary, instead of praising his skills. I think you and I are OK with this situation, right? Thanks for responding---I really mean that.
  • by bully48 Location: Minnesota on Jun 16, 2010 at 11:00 AM
    Julie: Ok, I do agree with you there and I want to say thanks for the honesty. I should have clarified it better instead of reading completely. You are correct that the video and the comments should be based on the career not how "buff" he is. Thanks
  • by Julie Location: Meridian on Jun 16, 2010 at 10:12 AM
    BULLY 48: I am not bashing your brother AT ALL. Evidently, he is very superior in his profession, and needs to be commended for that. What I am "bashing", if you want to call it that, are the comments made on this section. Those who have commented made no mention of your brother's skills, but only how "buff" and muscular he was/is. If those people had expressed their admiration of his skills and knowledge, I would have no problem with this. Yes, the hair stylists in Meridian, with few exceptions, need instruction, and I am glad that your brother was able to provide it. Again, it's the comments about him that were made, making no mention of his skills and expertise. Forgive me if you thought it was a slur against your brother.
  • by Mary on Jun 16, 2010 at 10:10 AM
    I think it is unfortunate that some people think only their point of view is valid and only they should be heard. I don't know that cosmetology is all that interesting to me, but I have no problem with others who consider it art. I know I appreciate the young lady who attempts to tame my hair into some semblance of style! I would be worse off without her for sure. This was training for student and professional cosmetologists, not a reality show about a beauty shop. Don't we have enough stories of the horrible economy and oil on the beach? I'm grateful to see something from the lighter side. I'll never understand why people have to be critical of every little thing. If it doesn't interest you, just don't watch or read it and that takes care of it.
  • by Bully48 Location: Minnesota on Jun 16, 2010 at 08:58 AM
    To all you readers.. I believe that Sean Boykin deserves to shine just like 'Angie' said. I am proud of my BROTHER and the accomplishments he has made. Sean and his staff are excellent hair stylists and would love to show anyone what they can do by helping people look better for themselves. So if you do not like the coverage than don't comment or watch the news. It is a big deal for the ones that are going into this career to help better themselves. Oh by the way cosmetology has nothing to do with cosmetics. We both were raised in Meridian and it says something to make something of yourselves regardless of what you do. So go ahead a bash me on my comment, but it does not change the fact that he is making something out of himself and wanting to help future careers. Thanks and have a nice day!!!!
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