When life gives you mugshots, use them to get hairdressing clients! That's how the saying goes, right? Well, that's how it went for Shia Yearwood. The 24-year-old mother of two and hair stylist from Charlotte, North Carolina certainly turned lemons into lemonade when her mugshot was suddenly broadcast all over Twitter.
Shia told BuzzFeed News that she learned to braid hair when she was only seven years old.
For the last five years, she’s been doing hair professionally.
Yearwood learned to braid after her grandmother got into a car accident and couldn’t use her hands the way she used to be able to.
Recently, Yearwood and the father of her kids split up and they filed restraining orders against each other. When her ex reported her for violating the order, Yearwood turned herself into the police.
On January 3, Yearwood was charged with a misdemeanor. She says she was trying to see her son, who was with her ex’s parents at the time.
Yearwood’s mugshot ended up on @CharlotteMugs.
But no one was really concerned with the fact that it was a mugshot.
People immediately gravitated to the picture of Yearwood because of her hair. Everyone loved it and wanted to know where she got it done.
Seriously — there were dozens of comments on the tweet of her mugshot.
Everyone was jealous of Yearwood’s braids and needed to know right away how they could achieve the same look. Of course, they didn’t know that Yearwood was a professional hairdresser who did them herself!
So, being the savvy businesswoman that she is, Yearwood decided to retweet her own mugshot and plug her hair business.
Genius. So so genius.
Yearwood’s #BraidsByShia tweet has been retweeted more than 9,000 times.
How do you think people reacted?