About The Show


The Hair Games

A Hair Competition and Fashion Show


I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all participants, sponsors, and volunteers that has supported The Hair Games since its time of inception in 2013.  A huge thank you to The Hair Games team for seeing my vision and sustaining my mission.  Together, we have all made The Hair Games what it is today.

The Hair Games is the premier hair competition in Charlotte, NC.  In addition to showcasing talented stylists and barbers in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas, The Hair Games uses its platform to support and advocate for people to understand their rights.  The Hair Games 2018 theme will focus on the various social movements of 2018 such as the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.  The political climate has awakened millions and galvanized people to creative and effective action and I would like to use The Hair Games platform to inspire people to rise up and take action.

Once again, I thank you and I pray that The Hair Games will continue to bring awareness to and strengthen our communities for years to come.


India's Signature copy

India R. Rice, MBA
Creator and Organizer of The Hair Games




The Hair Games was established by K&I Enterprize, LLC in 2012 to showcase the best talent in professional cosmetology from across the region while furthering entrepreneurship in the industry. Now entering its fifth year, the new iteration, The Hair Games: Unity, is created and organized by one of the show’s original developers: India Rochelle Rice.

The only show of its kind in Charlotte featuring the original hair, makeup and clothing designs of local stylists, The Hair Games provides advertisement and business development opportunities for contest entrants and sponsors, and supports a different community non-profit organization each year.









Fly Ty 2017Fly Ty

Derick “Fly Ty” Jacobs is no stranger to the Charlotte community.  He is a veteran in Charlotte radio, working on several radio stations in the city beginning in 1995 on Power 98.  His passion took him to Dallas, Texas working on the #1 stations K104 and KNRB 105.7.  Five years ago, “Fly Ty” returned to Charlotte to work with V101.9, MY92.7 and 105.3.  He has been one of the most powerful voices in Charlotte radio.  In 2014 “Fly Ty” joined Charlotte’s NBA franchise, The Charlotte Hornets, as the in-game host.  Derrick Jacobs is very involved with community work; his passion for helping others is shown by feeding the homeless at The Harvest Center of Charlotte and Hashtag Lunch Bag.  He also has his own charitable organization “Fly Kids” which helps less fortunate children by providing them with school supplies, free haircuts and Christmas gifts.  He is most proud of being a father to Cameron, Jordan, Christian and Tavario.  He credits his success in life to his faith in God and his passion to serve others.





DJ 2017DJ Krazy T

DJ Krazy T is one of the official Travel / Guest Celebrity DJ’s for Johnny Gill and New Edition. Krazy T has played at venues ranging from Time Warner Arena home of the Charlotte Hornets to House parties including clubs like Label, Apostrophe and Suite. With some of the more Notable events to include opening for concerts with; New Edition, Bobby Brown, BBD, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, En Vogue and Carl Thomas. Krazy T accepts personal responsibility for making sure your event is successful, your vision is achieved and your guests are happy. DJ Krazy T is energetic, detailed, and has a genuine love for his profession. You can follow him on Twitter @djkrazyt.







Screen Shot 2018-03-08 at 6.05.46  PMKenya Redd aka Redd Angel

Kenya Redd aka Redd Angel, has been in the fashion and entertainment industry for over 20 years. Ms. Redd is a runway coach and has trained countless models throughout the eastern and south eastern coast and she has produced many fashion shows. Ms. Redd is the owner of  “Runway 1on1”.  Her company is designed to assist individuals from all backgrounds in building his/her self-esteem and confidence to go out and conquer his/her dreams. For more information on runway coaching or booking, email Ms. Redd at kenya@runway1on1.com or visit her website at www.iamreddangel.com.





African DrummersThe Senior Drummers

The Senior Drummers were organized in 1999 from a vision of Regina Duffy and Gwen Morris.  Each member is at least 55 years of age.  This group has evolved to be ministry of service.

The drummers have performed for all types of events and various venues in our local and state communities, including African Culture and Black History celebrations, Civic Events and many more. The group has been involved in the local Senior Games and have won a number of gold and silver medals over the last 15 years and several times went on to win a gold medal in state wide senior competition.

The message in “our” drum is to show that as elders we are still viable and that God has a purpose for us, that is to deliver his love and hope through our beat and artistic movements.



BG BIO PICBetween Girlfriends

Between Girlfriends are former Radio Talk Show Host of  WGIV  in Charlotte,  North Carolina   and   a   force   to   be   reckoned   with,   a   circle   of   four   girlfriends—Joi,   Kallie, C.Nicole, and Jade, whose mission is simply to engage, empower, and provide positive insight on real and relevant issues impacting the communities they serve whether they’re over the airways or live on location. With “Between Girlfriends”, you can count on these ladies to spark meaningful conversations with a bit of flair, fun and style.