Meet Erin. 

Erin H. Maybin is a thought leader and influencer in the hair care industry, committed to uplifting the natural hair community. As the EVP of Education Development and co-founder of the Natural Hairstyle & Braid Coalition, she spearheads innovative strategies to transform textured hair education. Her groundbreaking initiative, Hair S.T.E.A.M. LAB™, combines Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics to provide a comprehensive platform to explore the science and artistry of hair.

Maybin’s leadership and dedication to excellence empower professionals to unleash their creativity and shape the industry’s future.

In addition to her work with the Natural Hairstyle & Braid Coalition, Maybin is also a licensed cosmetologist in NY, PA, and CA. She is an influential member of the NYS Appearance Enhancement Advisory Committee, advocating for policy and legislation that benefits her community and fosters empowerment through meaningful action.

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The Natural Hairstyle & Braid Coalition’s mission is to Elevate the ART & SCIENCE of the natural hair care industry through our Four Pillars: Advocacy & Activism, Ethical Education, Business Development, and Community Health & Safety. We envision a world where everyone has access to safe, ethical, and sustainable hair care regardless of hair type and texture.

Hair S.T.E.A.M. LAB

Hair S.T.E.A.M. LAB is a program that integrates science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) into hair care education. We believe that by combining these disciplines, we can create a more engaging and effective learning experience for students and professionals.