“Head 2 Toe”
By Kelene Clarke
JOMC Journal Contributor
The “Head 2 Toe” radio show is considered one of the best informational shows in Greensboro and surrounding areas, according to the show’s producers and creators at WNAA 90.1 FM. The show returned to the air last spring after a two-year absence.
Now, back by popular demand, the show has taken off for a second chance with host Ezima Murphy and her co-hosts: Nicoki and Charlz Henry and Macray Huff.
The show is a guide to ethnic hair, nail, and skin care that also includes celebrity interviews to health and beauty topics.
“The show is to give listeners tips and educate them about how to take care of their hair, nails, and skin,” says Murphy, adding that the root cause of certain skin and hair conditions ailments often are discussed.
“We’ve had callers call in to talk about lime disease, and someone else called in to talk about antibiotics and how it affects kids. Taking to many antibiotics as a kid growing up can lead to diabetes, obesity, autism, etc,” said Murphy.
Ezima Murphy is office manager for WNAA 90.1 radio station, based at N.C. A&T State University.
When Murphy was asked to develop a show for the station, she knew just what to talk about that would catch the listeners’ attention.
“More than 10 years ago, I worked as an administrative assistant in a beauty salon, and just listening to some of the questions that the clients would ask the cosmetologists on a daily basis, I ended up gaining a lot of knowledge about hair and so forth,” said Murphy. “So the idea kind of came to me naturally, because it’s something I’m familiar with and I’ve heard other people talk about it, even had people come up to me with questions about their hair.”
Nicki Henry has been a licensed cosmetologist in Greensboro for more than 20 years and owns her own salon with her brother, Charlz Henry. She also was excited about the show’s return, eager to share the latest tips and tools about hair and skin care.
“The goal of the show is to educate our listeners on the topic because sometimes you think something as simple as ‘how do I moisturize my hair?,” should not be a question,” said Nicki Henry. “However, someone may not know how to do that. When it comes to skin care, ‘how do I get rid of acne?’ people may not know how to do that so, our main goal is to educate our listeners on beauty overall.
Henry says that the show is not only geared toward women, and that topics cover men and children, too.
“The men sometimes may have problems with razor bumps and so forth, so we’ll have a professional come on the show and talk about how to get rid of those razor bumps; and for the kids, you know during summer time kids are going to summer camp, in summer camp there’s swimming; mom and dad may not know how to protect their childs hair so we give them tips on how to protect the kids hair while in summer camp and so forth,” said Henry.
The third guest host is Macray Huff. Huff moved from Stuart, Va. to Greensboro 10 years ago to gain more clientele that would possibly help him gain more experience. Huff always wanted to move to a big city like New York, but Chicago seemed like a good spot for him. A while after landing in Chicago, Huff was hired by AJ’s Salon, the epicenter of the Style Network’s reality TV show “Chicagolicious.”
Huff’s main purpose on “Head to Toe” is to educate listeners and give them tips on how to treat, wash, and style their hair. Huff has had a passion for hair since he was 5 years old an, d is taking his skills to another level while traveling back and forth between Greensboro and the Windy City to take care of his loyal clients.
The show has now been back on the air for several months and has gained a more listeners, according to its hosts. “Head 2 Toe” show airs every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. on WNAA 90.1 FM.