This Woman Ingeniously Turned A Viral Mugshot Into An Advertisement, And People Are Here For It

"The way you turned shade into a marketing opportunity is a great moment in Black Twitter History."

Starting the year off with an arrest is less than ideal for most people, but for one Charlotte resident, a mugshot will never stop her shine. 

On Jan. 3, Shia Yearwood was arrested and charged with violating a domestic protective order in Mecklenburg County, NC. When her mugshot was posted to the county's records, it was then shared by the Twitter account @CharlotteMugs, according to the Charlotte Observer. 

  • After the shady post to the Charlotte Mugshots twitter page, Shia's photo, specifically her braids, received much attention

  • Eventually Shia revealed she did her own hair after the numerous requests

  • And people were shook by her skillful business plug

  • At first, Shia received logistical questions about her braiding services

  • Shia was then praised for how she turned a minor setback into a major bounce back

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