Written by | Ray Cornelius

I had the pleasure of attending a private watch party Thursday evening for WEtv’s new hit reality series, “Cutting In the ATL.” The event was hosted by one of the show’s star stylists, Mushiya Tshikuka, along with natural hair YouTube sensation, Naturally Kela; Atlanta blogger, Yalanda “DryerBuzz” Lattimore; and Kontrol Magazine.


 Yalanda “DryerBuzz” Lattimore with Naturally Kela

The celebration was held at the new Times Restaurant & Lounge was attended by “Love and Hip-Hop” star Mimi Faust as well as Mushiya’s ‘The Damn Salon‘ employees and supporters. In addition to watching the second episode, attendees were also introduced to Mushiya’s newest hair line, Runway Curls, which promotes 100% Virgin Ethiopian textured hair extensions. We also got a chance to listen to the hair brand’s new theme song, “Runway Curls – Shhh Bitch, I’m walking.”

Mushiya and victims

Mushiya talking about her I AM STRONG program

After the show, Mushiya took time out to introduce a few women that her salon has personally mentored through a rehabilitative program that she presents every year titled, I AM STRONG. Three of the women shared very personal testimonies of how they were able to overcome insurmountable obstacles with help from the program and the salon.  Lastly, Mushiya debuted the “I Am Strong” theme song which she co-wrote and performs. [click here to purchase your copy]

Take a look at more photos below:

Mushiya and husband

Mushiya and her husband, Lou

Yalanda and Mimi

 Yalanda with Mimi Faust, who is working on a new home decor line and writing a book this fall

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Mushiya’s Runway Curls boasts 100% virgina Ethiopian textured hair extensions

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 The Damn Salon Employees


Shhh B*$ch, I’m Walking…


 An I AM STRONG participant sharing her testimony

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Another I AM STRONG participant sharing her touching story of overcoming

Cutting It In the ATL airs Thursday nights at 10 p.m. EST on WEtv

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