Argentina “Tina” Harris, licensed cosmetologist, educator and creator of the 60 Second Clip N Go Hair Topper™ – a customizable styling alternative for women impacted by hair loss. Tina created the hair topper to address her own experience with alopecia and it later became a popular styling option for her clients that are impacted by hair loss for various reasons. She found that the clients didn’t want the confines of a full head wig, the tedious install process and the discomfort of the hair loss being “on display” during the in-person salon visits.
Tina is passionate about providing support and options for women impacted by hair loss – the topper is just the beginning. This month in honor of National Alopecia Awareness, Tina launched Styles for Smilz, the philanthropic arm of her company. Through Styles for Smilz, she will be gifting hair toppers and styling sessions each month.
We had the pleasure of chatting with Tina and discussing her vision behind the 60 Second Clip N Go Hair Topper™.
Who is Argentina Harris in four words?
Passionate | Caring | Risk-taker | Fun-loving
At what moment did you realize you had a passion for beauty?
I realized as a child that I was passionate about beauty. I became interested in learning how to style my own hair at around 7 or 8 years of age because I had grown tired of wearing the same hairstyles to school each day. At that moment I realized the power of beauty to change not only the appearance but also attitude…I had to be a part of that! By the time I reached high school, I had a growing client list of friends and classmates that would ask me to style their hair.
How has your love and passion for beauty grown since starting in your kitchen as a young girl?
My passion for beauty has grown significantly over the years due to my becoming a professional in the beauty industry. This career has afforded me the opportunity to meet new people, learn their stories and work to find solutions to the problems that plague them daily. I have become passionate about helping women impacted by hair loss to find more styling options that do not further impact the condition of their hair. When my customers are happy I am happy. It’s such a rewarding feeling to help others especially when that person has given up hope on finding solutions that they can maintain.
What is the “60 Second Clip N Go”?
I originally created the topper as a personal styling option for more versatility and quick on-the-go changes. It later became a popular option for clients that experience hair loss. The 60 Second Clip N Go Hair Topper™ is a removable hair unit that can be sized to cover the impacted area of hair loss or the crown of the head. The benefit of the 60 Second Clip N Go Hair Topper™ is its: (1) DIY option. Salon visits are out of the question for many people with hair loss. Having the ability to apply or install your unit at home is very important. (2) The customizable product base opens the opportunity to women who cannot fit the average toupee or hair unit. A huge benefit of these units is the variety in base sizing. (3) Texture, color, and length options for styling are another important benefit of the 60 Second Clip N Go Hair Topper™. Clients simply select their style, color, length and submit their custom measurements. (4) Units are removable, breathable, and best of all, they are durable with long-lasting quality. Women can remove their units as frequently as they like. This allows them to care for their hair and scalp properly.
What experience do you hope women take away from your product?
The major message I want women to walk away with is that they have a voice in the way their hair loss story is told. So many women feel powerless after this traumatic experience and resign themselves to a lesser quality of life. I want to equip them with enough information and high-value products to help improve the way they tell their story.
Where do you hope to see your brand in the next 3-5 years?
I hope to see Styles On Top Beauty & The 60 Second Clip N Go Hair Topper™ form meaningful collaborations and partnerships with other stylists and healthcare professionals in a way that will provide education to women-centered around holistic health. While the hair topper is a styling solution, I also want to create a network of professionals, such as mental health, nutritionists, hair loss specialists, etc., so that we can help women address all areas of their lives that could impact their hair health.
What is your definition of a Pretty Woman Who Hustles?
My definition is a woman who handles her business with integrity, holds herself and her business to a higher standard, and is not afraid to go after what she wants!
Connect with Tina Online by visiting her website at www.stylesontopbeauty.com