Stylist Feature: Kenya “Kenny-Coo” Jenkins

Stylist Feature Kenya Kenny-Coo Jenkins

Introduce yourself and which salon if any you work at…

I’m Kennycoo…I been doing hair over 30 or so years and I love what I do. My business A+ Cornrows by Kennycoo Mobile Hairstylist is now located at Princess Cuts 2302-A Nash St. NW in Wilson, NC. I’m in the first Studio, been there since May 2013 & I love it. I will travel for a fee. Visit my website for more details.

Stylist Photo - Kenya Kenny-Coo Jenkins

Stylist Photo – Kenya Kenny-Coo Jenkins

How long have you worked as a licensed cosmetologist (or equivalent in your country) and where did you study?

I’ve been licensed over 14 years. I went to Edgecombe Community College in Rocky Mount, NC and finish 1998.

What is your specialty, relaxed, natural hair, locs or anything special?

I do all textures. I have more clients that are natural than relaxed. I only do cornrows, flat twist, sew-ins, pony-tails, pin-up individuals, dreads and various natural styles (own and added hair).


I try to create styles to help in hair growth, transitioning or just to change your style. A lot of my styles are different and unique. I also have various cover styles if you have thinning and other problems with your hair or hairline.

What in your opinion is the most rewarding thing about working as a hair stylist?

Best reward seeing your clients response to their new look with their style…Priceless!! One client asked me if someone gave me a million dollars would I quit…I said NO!! I love what I do, making people happy.

When you meet that customer that has not had a great experience with a previous stylist, how do you make them comfortable while in your chair?

Asking questions to see what their expecting and making them feel welcomed and relaxed. I don’t want anyone getting out of chair unhappy.

If you could change one thing about the cosmetology industry what would that be?

Money been the focus of the business..I know it’s important but a lot of customers are just dollars to people. Instead of them getting hair care services they need.

Where do you see yourself a few years from now, what are your goals as a stylist?

Traveling doing hair, DVD tutorials for resale and teaching. Getting some of my work printed in magazines to get my business name circulating in other states. This field is endless.

How do you stay motivated and on top of your game?

Reading up on new trends, surfing for new hairstyles, my Facebook friends styles. We all inspire one another. I love YouTube and I order other stylist’s DVDs learning new techniques incorporating with my cornrows styles.

Here is a chance to sell you ‘the stylist’ and your business, tell us why we should utilize your services?

I love what I do. With so many styles to choose from you won’t be unhappy. Open your mind to try something new. I don’t put a lot of tension on the hair, most clients say they keep feel when I’m working. You will be satisfied.

Where can we find you and how can we contact you for an appointment?

$20 deposit to hold a slot 9am.2pm.6pm are my hours Monday through Thursday. 9am and 2pm Friday and Saturday. Some Sundays 2pm and 6pm visit website for details www.StylesbyKennycoo.com, 252-315-3083, located at Princess Cuts 2302-A Nash St. NW in Wilson, NC,

Hope you like my page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KennyCooStyles
Follow on instagram @StylesbyKennycoo

Try Something New!

Originally posted 2014-02-19 20:00:25.


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Comments

  1. Akilah Robinson
    Akilah Robinson

    Very creative but they gonna have bumps all along that hairline. Not a hater but I can kinda see them forming and I do hair. But beautiful though

    1. Kennycoo

      Hi..the answer to your question…You want everyone out trying to look like Beyoncé or somebody? These are great protective styles..No! they Are Not Tight. These style are great for people with problems…their hair isn’t touched.. The Cornrow Lay on Top. I’m here to Show A Different Style.. 2 Help Grow Hair Back. People pay the African and Love their work with No Problem.. Small Minds..You can’t Stop God’s People. Please share & Like Me on Facebook. http://www.StylesbyKennycoo.com http://www.facebook.com/kennycoostyles http://www.instagram.com/StylesbyKennycoo

  2. Janise D Parker
    Janise D Parker

    Some people put some rude comments . .. . Its all about how far shes coming sk comment that dont put other peoples work down!

  3. Altagracia Piqué
    Altagracia Piqué

    Not trying to be mean but are people really walking around with these hair styles on a daily basis or is it more for show?

  4. Maryline Moise
    Maryline Moise

    IM sorry, but this is absolutely the stuff we need to get away from. Need to change the stereotype

  5. Taleatha Scott
    Taleatha Scott

    Looks like it took a lot of time & I applaud whoever did it but damn that’s some hood looking mess.

    1. Shirley Williamson McNabb-rawlins
      Shirley Williamson McNabb-rawlins

      BEAUTY IS IN THE EYES OF” THE BEHOLDER”!! DIFFERENT STROKES!! “FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS””!! THIS IS PART OF THE “ART WORLD” H-E-L-L-O !!!!! PEOPLE !!!! BRAIDING HAIR TALENT IS BETTER !! THAN SELLING DRUGS ” IN THE “HOOD” & ANY WHERE ELSE ” U MAY NOT LIKE IT & THAT’S OK, BUT “”NO ONE IS ASKING “U” TO GET THESE STYLES OR MODEL FOR THEM!! I SAY THIS IS A POSITIVE !!, JUST BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT MAKING DRUGS & FEEDING THEM TO UR KIDS/FAMILIES !! PLEASE “ENCOURAGE” UR PEOPLE IN EVERY POSITIVE WAY WHEN THEY TRY TO MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR THEM & THE COMMUNITY !! BE CONSTRUCTIVE WITH PEOPLE “WHEN THEY ARE TRYING IN A POSITIVE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! “‘ NEGATIVE” THOUGHTS = NEGATIVE !! NEGATIVE !! = 0 …. BE HAPPY FOR THOSE WHO ARE DOING SOMETHING “P-O-S-I-T-I-V-E”!!! PEACE!!! & HAVE A BLESSED DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BE ENCOURAGED ……..

  6. Zuri Moja
    Zuri Moja

    The top two unique but too weird for my taste, bottom left ummmm, bottom right ok, ok I.can dig it.

  7. Keisha Thomas
    Keisha Thomas

    very creative, I’ll rock the top one with the yellow and blue just instead blue try black or fye red and gold.

  8. Shatare Soosweet Key
    Shatare Soosweet Key

    Owwww noooo, my scalp is gasping for air just looking at these pictures, and the picture right corner….. her edges look like if i touch them, that whole twist is going to fall off!

  9. Bawazier Saida
    Bawazier Saida

    That looks painfully tight, itchy, and like some type of crochet project. Very ethnic, and causes major hair damage.

  10. Nadine Reid
    Nadine Reid

    Not realistic for everyday wear! A healthy scalp is key. How can you effectively wash your hair with these styles? Cheddar Head 😉

  11. Pauline Spicer Gordon
    Pauline Spicer Gordon

    I see a lot of women suffering from Alopecia because of wearing braids. I think braids are cute, but too much stress on the scalp.

  12. Candace Johnson
    Candace Johnson

    These hairstyles are amazing and so detailed. Absolutely beautiful. My behind is numb just thinking of how much time someone would have to sit to have any one of the four done.

  13. Monae
    Monae's Braids

    She’s in North Carolina Kenny-Coo’s Style of Cornrows & Braids is dope.com I <3 your work lady!

  14. Monae
    Monae's Braids

    All these “ghetto, ugly” hair comments. Why? Because these styles are ETHNIC> >> Check out some traditional African styles that REAL African women wear. This is just a remix. Obviously they want something different! Stop all the hate. Most of ya’ll with these negative comments probably don’t even have ya’ll hair done! smh

    1. Mame Khady Diagne
      Mame Khady Diagne

      I really don’t mind these updos, it isnt on my scalp,, but the fact that you say “REAL” African women wear it is just wrong. I am African, my family lives there, and not just in one country, but spread out, and these hairstyles are NOT african, nor even close to remixes. So next time, correct them with the right information. Thank you.

  15. Lauraleen Petersen
    Lauraleen Petersen

    All I can say is while this person is talented and also a gift from God. Keep up the good work you are going somewhere with this.

  16. Stanley J Hayes
    Stanley J Hayes

    Monae’s Braids I don’t understand that crap either. Why our people keep hating on each other.If you don’t like keep that to yourself! Get your money up you might can get your hair done some kinda way!

  17. Altha Odom
    Altha Odom

    You may not like the hair styles, but this person is very creative and very talented. Also these styles could look great on the right people. I mean they are not for everyone.

  18. Lynn Gitonga
    Lynn Gitonga

    At first I thought this has something to do with my country. hahaha!!
    Silly me, its just her name. *smh*

  19. Kadian Lawrence
    Kadian Lawrence

    Creative they are. However I won’t put it in for love nor money. Those hair style seems so damn tight. I don’t want to miss my night sleep for a hairstyle.

  20. Julia Johnson
    Julia Johnson

    My head would be on fire. I will pass. Its really tight. I remember getting my hair in braids as a child my sister had to get every hair in to the braid which was a nightmare. Praying for people that still have to be tortured everywhere.

  21. Marilyn T. Keller
    Marilyn T. Keller

    “Different strokes for different folks. And so on and so on and shooby-dooby-dooby!” Why do people have to make negative comments? This someone’s creative skill displayed. If you can’t say something nice, positive and supportive- keep it to yourselves.

  22. Monique Williams
    Monique Williams

    these are all nice hairstyles but please understand that if done too tight you risk your edges, you can sometimes have headaches, and sores on your scalp. depending on the sensitivity of your scalp should determine the type of hairstyles you have. I am a beautician and i do a damn good job!! but even I let my clients know that want these kind of hairstyles the damage that MAY be caused and the outcome they will get if they have a sensitive scalp or thin hair.

  23. Crystal Henderson
    Crystal Henderson

    LOVE THE CREATIVITY! SAD HOW WE CANT STICK TOGETHER AND BUILD EACH OTHER UP INSTEAD OF TEARING ONE ANOTHER DOWN! WE HAVE BEEN HATED FOR SO LONG THAT WE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT TO HATE OURSELVES. SOO SAD! GREAT JOB TO WHOMEVER DID THIS WORK!

  24. Sherisse Ugotit Clark
    Sherisse Ugotit Clark

    When u where that style. Its only done on natural hair. Not process hair (permed). So ur edges will not come out. I only know cause . A friend of mine dose that type of hair do’s. No braids all twisted. And she is very talented. Booked for months of sunday. Ijs. So dont knock it till u fully investigate the situation.

  25. Sherisse Ugotit Clark
    Sherisse Ugotit Clark

    And why some are calling the styles ghetto. Some of yall is walking around with these ghetto invisible parts and wigs at 20& 30. Years old Now thats ghetto! Ijs

  26. Belinda Luvspraisinggod Arrington
    Belinda Luvspraisinggod Arrington

    Some of yall sound worst then the racist that gave the initial derogatory comments ……….no tht looks “hood” “ghetto” etc based on what. I am a black woman who has dreadlocks education am married speak ebonics and have tattoos….. So add my education of being a Registered Nurse to tattoos am I hood or does my education balance it out. I have kids but I’m married…….ooooh nd my dreads lol. Some of you need to check yourself. The hairstyles are different doesn’t make them hood or ghetto because of how they wear their hair…..you might as well agree with Zimmerman and say Trayvon looked suspicious STEREOTYPES SUCK

  27. Sandra Cole
    Sandra Cole

    I love the hair that’s what’s wrong with our race nothing good said but if a white man did it theybelike oh girl I get that ! See they want support they own kind but they will break there neck to support the ones that was born to hate us. Then some of them talking about there edges well half of them don’t have them any way from using all that glue lol that the white man made

  28. Mia Nelson
    Mia Nelson

    Very creative. I like the twist. Looks tight n I can’t be losing my edges at this age.

  29. Tycher Reynolds
    Tycher Reynolds

    Sandra Cole I love you…. You just killed it with comment, and smh cuz that’s so true and also I love all them styles just need somebody to hook me up…… #blackpeopleshowsupportforyouown!!!!!

  30. Sharon Bellamy
    Sharon Bellamy

    Ladies This Is Talent Some people say the dumbest things wouldn’t you speak up if your hair was to tight jackass you paying for it regardless Just so Stupid! !!

  31. Barbara Roberts-Jackson
    Barbara Roberts-Jackson

    People who made comments about edges and other problems with hair breakage you should click on her link and read what she had to say. She is also a licensed cosmetologist not just some random person doing braids. Look before you leap as the saying goes.

  32. Esther Wilkins
    Esther Wilkins

    #3 (bottom left) is my favorite right now.
    Luvin the “cross-over”.
    I don’t think I could get any of these styles done to my head though. They look extremely tight. I’m concerned about the non-stop headache and the “too tight bumps”.

  33. Sondi Sunday Best
    Sondi Sunday Best

    Impressive for a hair gallery or hair show , but not a corporate job interview. These Ethnic hair styles will always stand out as a Ghetto look. Cute art, but I want wear either style. Yes it will destroy your hair edges and more than likely not ever grow back. I know because i use to wear micro braids. I don’t anymore.

  34. Sandra Douglas
    Sandra Douglas

    I love it!! We are so Gifted!! Keep making us Queens of Beauty!! To choose a different crown to go with how we feel!!

  35. Sandra Douglas
    Sandra Douglas

    Sondi!! Stop it!! Depends on what you wear!! Or where you’re going!! Try one put on a new dress & see what happens that day!!

  36. Amber Benton
    Amber Benton

    Ewww to all of them!! And they aint gonna have NO EDGES left after them styles!!! They edges screaming “helllllpp us!”

  37. Jill Moreno
    Jill Moreno

    SHE IS GIFTED LORD CONTINUE TO BLESS HER HANDS AND INSPIRE HER WITH MORE STYLES THESE ARE BEAUTIFULL I LOVE IT

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  39. Kenny-Coo

    Thanks to ALL!!! Who love my styles…to the others…Who Cares!!!…I been here over 30yrs…Thanking God Everyday…anyone who wants a “KENNY-COO” Style…visit http://www.StylesbyKennycoo.com Hope u Like my page on facebook http://www.facebook.com/KennycooStyles Please follow on instagram http://www.instagram.com/StylesbyKennycoo Please Share My styles They are Great for everyone, but if you have family members with hair problems, growing back from chemo, I can create something..please let them know someone cares and will do their best to make sure every client is satisfied. I work with 5pks of Braid Hair, I include with Style Price. packs cost $.94 up $1.99…compare that to the cost of a lot of hair & styles…YOU SAVING..Styles take 2-5hrs…Last 2-12 weeks

  40. Bri Evans
    Bri Evans

    Bottom right is killin’ em!!! Not crazy about the others, but that twist on the bottom is like the best hairstyle I’ve ever seen!

  41. stella mcinnis

    Do you sell tutorial DVD’s showing how you do your styles?

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