When some women go to the hair salon, they consider it therapeutic. They walk in one way and leave feeling recharged. Once the hair physician is finished with a young lady, she instantly feels like a queen.
Kenyadè La'Mitch Copeland has played a pivotal role in the lives of women across the state of Florida. Whether it's here in Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Miami, or in Atlanta, Copeland is sought out for his professionalism and his hair styling techniques.
He was born and raised in Jacksonville. In the summer of 2014 Copeland moved to Tallahassee to attend Flordia A&M University.
“I lived an amazing life but at the end of 2015 I lost everything and the only thing I had was the few things I was able to get from my apartment,” Copeland said. He purchased a car that he slept in for two months. “No one knew I was homeless because if I told someone they would tell my family,” he said.
This did not stop him from doing what he loves most. In October 2017 he purchased his apartment. Through it all he never lost his faith in God because he knew that everything he was facing was temporary.
Now at 22, with over 30,000 followers on Instagram, Copeland also is known as the “hair physician.” He is the head stylist at B&B Beauty Parlor on South Monroe Street.
He is now having the opportunity to travel and teach women how to take care of their hair. While doing that he has gained new clients who never miss their weekly appointments.
“The hair physician is a wonderful person,” said Tiffany Belvin. “I’ve been coming to the hair physician for over six months. When I walk in I feel like a lotus, but once I leave the salon I feel like a butterfly.”
The one thing all his clients like about him is positive vibes, no matter how you look or feel – Copelan will have you feeling glamorous after his magic touch. His cousin Brenda Allen is the owner of B&B Beauty Parlor. She hired him over two ago. “He is a go-getter,” said Allen. “One minute he is here in Tallahassee and then he would be somewhere else teaching a class or doing hair in a different salon.”
From doing hair in his dorm, to now being the head hairstylist at popular salon, the “hair physician encourages others to never give up on their dreams. If you want to keep up with the “hair physician,” follow him on Instagram @iamhairphysican.