Did you know? In 1951, An African American entrepreneur by the name of Christina Mae Jenkins (Born Christina Mae Thomas) submitted a patent “HairWeeve” for inventing the hair weaving technique. Patent US 2621663 Permanently Attaching Commercial Hair To Live Hair was granted in 1952. Jenkins researched the best methods for securing wigs and hairpieces while employed at a Chicago wig manufacturer in 1949, believing the sew-in method was more effective with regards to security/longevity versus hair pins that were placed on the scalp. She owned and operated Christina’s HairWeeve Penthouse Salon in the Shaker Heights area of Cleveland, Ohio as well as traveled domestically and abroad teaching her world renowned method.