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Nov 10, 2009

Loc'd Beauty of the Week

The oh so exquisite, extremely talented, and equally beautiful Malaika!

Malaika – Tamu Cooper is the owner operator of Dreadz N` Headz natural hair care center located in Baltimore Maryland. She was born and raised in Baltimore Maryland where she the pioneer of natural hair care affectionately known as the “Loc Mama”. For she has taught and empowered several women to open there own salons. She is the National Golden scissors award winner for natural hair care stylist of the year in years 2002, 2003, and 2004. Malaika’s is the founder of the Baltimore Natural Hair Care Holistic Beauty and Wearable Art tradeshow and expose as well as Baltimore Happy Nappy day event coordinator. Her ongoing involvement in International educational sessions, as well as fashion shows, and editorial hairstyling keeps her an in-demand stylist and instructor. Malaika is dedicated to the evolution of the craft of natural hair care. She feels it is her ministry. She is consistently requested and recognized by the host of Radio one broadcasting institute in Maryland as one of the highest volume vendors and speakers. She has lectured many times at one of Maryland’s largest African American expositions of local merchants called “The Peoples Expo.” She is constantly called up to be the key note speaker for empowering women’s conferences across the country.

Her clientele includes Arista's recording artist Wyclef Jean, local artist, congressmen and city council executives. She has also reached judge status and has judges 90% of the natural hair care events across the country. She has traveled nationally and internationally to locations including Europe, Africa and the Caribbean spreading her knowledge of natural hair care and empowering self. She is dedicated to learning and teaching innovative techniques for natural hair care. Her guide to Hair Locking 101 will be published June 2007. Malaika has over 16 years of professional natural hair care consistent experience. She has developed several natural hair care techniques to help sistah’s and brotha’s nurture and restore their hair to its natural state. She has even held workshops called Hair locking 101 as well as Caring for your natural hair and Wash and Wear Hair. She has a clientele base of over 4000 loyal people. And is steadily growing every day...

Malaika is available for workshops and seminars by calling 410-876-6315 and 410-298-0660. She can be reached by emailing her at Ohnappy1@gmailcom. Check out her web sites or

Stay Blessed & Happy Locing!


Naturally Sophia said...

She is a pleasure to work with and has an amazing presence!

Angel Marquellas said...

Malaika has been my Best Friend since I moved to Baltimore back n 1990...and I tell you, God couldn't have bless me more with the support and Love of this Strong Sister. Big Ups Malaika from Angel!!!!

ms.alexis said...

When I was doing my loc research, I came across a loctician advertising Malaika's book on the page (, currently under construction).. I actually modeled my parts after hers.... A real inspiration.