Chakina “CC the Great” Watkins is a 3 time award winning celebrity hairstylist and make-up artist in Arlington, Tx! Creativity, innovation, and motivation is what makes C.C. a leader amongst her peers! CC the Great has made history as the first professor of cosmetology at Tarrant County college! As well as published author of Hair University text book which serves as the curriculum for the college’s cosmetology program which CC heads in Dallas, Fort Worth. CC Mentors countless women by offering tutoring, mentorship, and coaching in the area of cosmetology. She is known for giving back to the community by raising awareness on mental health, motivational speaking, women’s empowerment events, marriage enrichment, love and legacy for our daughters, through her empowerment events such as Mo Betta Beat (Raising awareness for mental health), Big Hat Boss Brunch (Leadership conference for women), Married & Proud (Marriage retreat for couples under 40), and Big Boss Meets Little Boss (Mother daughter brunch ) to name a few.
Recently CC has decided to give back to the cosmetology industry that she loves so much by becoming a cosmetology instructor in a local cosmetology school in addition to her professorship by pouring into future cosmetologist. Her previous work includes Celebrity Kenny Latimore's makeup for his 2013 concert What Christmas Means To Me! Dorrough's music video "That Low End" as leading make up artist, also the leading hair stylist for several fashion shows and magazines like DIFFA Dallas , Dallas RAW, Eric Ganison of Men's Board. As well as features in Magazines online, and most recent Volume 9 ,10,11, and 15th edition of Encore HD Magazine! C.C. The Great made history with Southern Dallas County Magazine when the magazine released their first Bridal Edition Our weddings Magazine ( made for women of color)! C.C.'s work graced the cover of the Bridal Magazine Our Weddings where she used her expertise to give advice in her very own column on how to get the perfect look on your wedding day! CC has also styled hair Cyn Santana's hair of VH1 Love and Hip Hop New York, and styled hair for Dede McGuire radio personality for Fashion for Peace 2017. She is also the owner of CC the Great's Glam Lounge located in Arlington , Texas! CC credits her success to Yah, her husband of 10 years Hagen Watkins, her daughter Harleigh Watkins, sister LeShander Williams , and mother Patrice Carroll