A Body and Spirit Beautification Temple celebrating one of our greatest

assets: Our Natural Beauty. Founded by dancer, licensed cosmetologist

master locktician and natural hair styling savant Ebony Tynes in 2003.

Our mission is clear! To provide exceptional service enhancing the beauty

within and throughout. Our motto is “Healing the Community Follicle by Follicle”, we do this through workshops and artistic events that emphasize our natural beauty using music, dance, holistic health and fashion. We guarantee the best services possible through our dedicated staff and convenient location. It is our responsibility to ensure that our clients leave our establishment more informed about their hair and hair care. We offer FREE consultations and all hair products contain only natural ingredients. Jojoba based shampoos; herbal rinsing, scalp massages and steaming guarantee a chemical free hair care experience.

Hair Shows, Awards & Honors: Locks of Nu has participated in the Philadelphia, PA Locks and Natural Hair Styling Competition Winning 1st and 3rd place. Locks of Nu has also organized hair shows at Wep Ren Put (the African Kemetic - Egyptian New Year Celebration presented by Health Thyself Holistic Center & Queen Afua. They have participated in The International African Arts Festival Natural Hair Shows and numerous others. In 2005, Locks Of Nu co produced a revolutionary production titled “Style Through Movement” which showcased the connection between, music, dance, fashion and art. Locks of Nu has been featured in various trade magazines including, Braids and Beauty Magazine, Hype Hair Magazine, Sophisticates Black Hair, Braids International, and Essence Magazine to name a few.


Meet the Stylist



Empress Sharima

Licensed natural hair stylist, began her journey of healing through the ancient tradition of hair locking and grooming in 2002. Sharima joined  Locks of Nu in 2012 and has become an key member of the styling team. Clients look forward to being greeted with Sharima's beautiful smile, welcoming energy and positive conversation. Her focus and goals are to promote healthy and natural hair growth.

Angela Mayo

With 25 plus years as hair stylist and a recently certified yoga teacher, Angela combines her years of experience in natural hair care and health to create an awareness around the importance of a healthy lifestyle. She believes that healthy hair starts from the inside out and the condition of our hair is a direct reflection of our own personal lifestyles. Some of Angela’s clients include Goapele, Alvin Ailey Dancers, Heather Headley and Judith Jamison. Her work has been featured in Vibe, Sophisticates and Braids and Beauty Magazines.

Ebony Tynes

Proprietor of Locks of Nu Natural Hair Spa has over 20 years experience in hair care. Ebony is a licensed cosmetologist and certified locktician specializing in the Locksmyths method. She acquired a Bachelor of Arts with an area of interest in psychology and specific research based in African American identity. Ebony is currently working on her first book titled Kinks and Identity: The Psychology of African American Hair.