Antwon JacksonToday the world lost a sweet loving man Antwon Jackson, hairstylist/wigologist to daytime TV host Wendy Williams passed away this morning. Antwon just celebrated his 44th birthday on August 7th. Please keep his son Dontay and the rest of his family lifted up in prayer. Please be respectful of his family in their time of mourning.

Brief Bio
Antwon was born August 7, 1972 and raised in North Carolina. He remembers precisely when he decided to become a stylist. As a teen, he saw a TV commercial that changed his life — a Vidal Sasson commercial. “Here was this man holding a rich, wonderful cascade of hair with an intense sheen,” Antwon recalls. “And he was saying, ‘If you don’t look good, we don’t look good.’ Well, that was it for me. I was mesmerized, and I knew right then and there what I wanted to do for my life.” He started learning his craft immediately, and practicing on women throughout the neighborhood.

He earned a cosmetology degree in Durham, and underwent more training in Chicago, New York, Florida, Atlanta, and Virginia – wherever the best classes were offered and the toughest styling jobs were to be found. Among his greatest early influences was John Atchison, who taught Antwon all about precision cuts. Back in North Carolina, women truly appreciated Antwon’s expertise. He worked as a salon stylist for two decades at Inflight Salon in Durham. He also become the top stylist at North Carolina Fashion Week. One year, he was called upon to style every model in the show.

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  1. Went to school with antwon. I remember his great big smile it could light up a room. You will be greatly missed.

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  2. No words can describe the sense of loss I and the world are feeling right now. To know Antwon was to love him! He was more than a stylist….anytime I sat in his chair while he was in Durham, I learned something. You are truly FREE😇😢

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  3. Antwon “IS” a beautiful soul. I remember watching him draw countless fashion plates, stunning asymmetric hair styles in pencil on paper in High School. I remember how beautiful I felt years later when he would do my hair, my mother loves the results of his work on her hair too. He was always smiling and brightly, like a diamond. He lived a full life. I am glad to have known him and he never forgot who he was and made himself available to us when he came home. I miss and love him.

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  4. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and the people over at the Wendy Williams show🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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  5. RIP Anton you will be dearly missed you were one of the best may god bless and keep you safe.prayers go out to your family and friends your Angels are with you at all times .Amen

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  6. Antwon, whom I’ve known for years. I thank God for having the opportunity to have known him. We attended the same high school and took Cosmetology together. We worked in the same salon together for three years after graduating from high school. Recently, about three weeks ago while in New York on vacation Antwon took time out of his busy schedule to meet me and my family. I hadn’t seen him in years and was so happy to see him. He was so excited to see us, while smiling from ear to ear. Such a fun person to be around, I told him “Antwon you are still the same” full of jokes, fun and laughter. He will be truly missed. My prayers go out to his family, love ones and friends.

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  7. Antwon, whom I’ve known for years. I thank God for having the opportunity to have known him. We attended the same high school and took Cosmetology together. We worked in the same salon together for three years after graduating from high school. Recently, about three weeks ago while in New York on vacation Antwon took time out of his busy schedule to meet me and my family. I hadn’t seen him in years and was so happy to see him. He was so excited to see us, while smiling from ear to ear. Such a fun person to be around, I told him “Antwon you are still the same” full of jokes, fun and laughter. He will be truly missed. My prayers go out to his son, family, love ones and friends.

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  8. Such a shock to all of us who admired Antwon. I am elated to have known Antwon and experience his talent in the hair industry. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I had the pleasure to have known his mother during my tenure at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. Countless hours she and I would have little chats and she would always say how proud she is of her son. Antwon will be deeply missed.

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  9. Prayers to Wendy Wlliams and his family. My prayers are with you all. I include in those prayers his clients and fans.

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  10. Omg.! So sad I loved watching him on the after show I loved when he would come on… So sad he was so young praying for his family especially his son.! My the lord give them strength during this though time in there lives… REST IN PARADISE ANTWON U WILL B DEARLY MISSED

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  11. My deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this amazing young man! God’s continued blessings be with you all!

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  12. U were a joy to go to hair shows with I remember when I started to work as a stylish on chapel hill street n Durham u were so nice especially being the new hairstylist u made me feel so welcome will always b grateful.missing u😢

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  13. I’m just loss for word. Antwon and myself use to play with one another when we stayed in Edgemount in Durham. Then we went to school together. You will be missed. Praying for his son and family.

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  14. As anyone leaving suddenly, surprising to us, but not God. We may never know why, but we will say that God makes No mistakes. To his strong mother, son and family my love and Prayers are with you, and I love you all

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  15. Many prayers of comfort for the Family and close friends to Antwon… Most memorable moments for me was when he would wash and style my hair as he sang!!! You would have thought he was trying to get a record deal.. We laughed as Libby and others in the shop clowned him.. I do believe my hair grew due to his anointed hands and his singing… Rest in Peace beautiful Soul!!!!

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  16. So shocked and sad! My prayers go to his son, family and fiance…Truly the light in the world is dimmer now. I watched the Aftershow daily, and he was kind, funny and caring. Truly a great soul is in heaven, and the angels will now have fierce hair!

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  17. So very Sad. I myself and my Family send our Deepest Condolences to the Family and to his Son. Im sure he’ll surely be missed. To Wendy and her Staff we’re sorry for your lost. We Pray for Everyone. May Antwon SIP. We Love him But God Loved him More.

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