Our Bios

Follow the stories for each of our staff to hear how each of us has grown to reach the level of experience & competence we bring to our occupation today at The Loc Den.

Shenate' Lamar (Founder)

In 2005 Shenate stepped on to the campus of PVAMU with only $200 and a dream! She had no clue of what she was building then, but she knew she wanted more. She was in a fight for her life, and she wanted to succeed while bringing her people with her. She sat in the school washeteria, 2 weeks into her freshman semester (September 2005) brainstorming how she could empower herself mentally, physically and financially. Suddenly a light bulb went off as a young man with long Locs passed by. The light bulb was an idea that said “Hey, I could do his hair, and charge like $15 bucks!” It all started with that first $15 and a dream, and now 13 years later The Loc Den has officially been in business for almost 9 years and counting! She owes it all to her faithful & beloved clientele, that trust and continue to patronize The Loc Den day after day. She is grateful for everyone who has supported her endeavors, and she’s continually committed to providing each of her customers with the absolute best Loc/natural hair services.



Chakory was traveling back from Africa to the United States when he had a dream about doing hair while sleeping on the plane. It was from that vision that he had become determined to learn how to do hair once he returned. He started by shadowing a friend in Houston who did Locs, until that friend referred Chakory to The Loc Den for further training by Shenate. Much of his previous work experiences were in the hospitality industry so Chakory appreciates being able to continually serve his Clients today with high quality customer service. When he’s not doing hair Chakory also enjoys writing, painting, traveling, relaxing, and going to the movies (a past favorite of his being The Avengers End Game).