The Hair Games 2024 – Judges

Tynetta Hare


Tynetta Nicole Hare is a dynamic soloist, who sings songs that sooth the soul and transforms broken spirits.  Her infectious personality, sense of humor and spirit of God within her, bring peace to any environment.  Tynetta has been singing since the age of three years old.  She has toured internationally with M.C. Hammer as a back up singer and lead vocalist.  Her voice has been featured on the “Please Hammer Don’t Hurt’em”, CD and his gospel CD, “Inside Out”. Tynetta has also had the opportunity to sing, “Go For It”, which is a song featured on the Rocky V soundtrack.  
 Tynetta is also a licensed cosmetologist and owner of The Vine Designs located in the University area of Charlotte, NC.   Tynetta knows that her gifts and talents have all come from the Lord.  One scripture she stands by is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path”.

Shawn Tapley


Shawn Tapley, affectionately known as Tap, is the owner/operator of Premier Grooming Lounge. Tap has been in the industry for over 20 years and is a graduate of Just For You Barber Styling Academy. Tap prides his success on never becoming complacent and his belief to staying in a humbling learning environment. According to Tap, “I have some goals I want to accomplish in the industry, so I have to keep this sword sharpened. I still watch great barbers on social media and try to at least go to two hair shows yearly. When you become comfortable and start to coast in this industry that’s when your skills diminish”. You can follow Tap on IG and FB and via his website at

Mark Smith


Mark Smith is the owner of Mark Anthony Studio. Mr. Smith is a Master Hair Stylist with 25+ years of experience in the industry. Mr. Smith believes that hair is a perfect way of expressing yourself that should not be ignored. Passionate in his work, he remains curious about everything new, from techniques and materials to today’s trends and fashionable colours. Getting in his chair you can be sure to get the perfect, head-turning result, but also a conversation that will leave you with a smile for the rest of the day!.