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In 2011, celebrity hairstylist Elgin Charles appeared on The Wendy Williams Show to promote his VH1 reality series, Beverly Hills Fabulous. While Charles was giving hair tips to guests, host Wendy Williams asked, out of the blue, "Do you have a lover?" "Do I have a lover?" responded Charles, while putting the final touches on a wig. He paused. "I've had many of them. I'm 50 years old, so I've done it all!" he exclaimed, before moving on to the next hair makeover in the stage lineup. In the present day, the long-haired stylist, sitting on a couch at The Advocate's office in Los Angeles, reflected on...

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This is an exclusive first read of an excerpt from chapter one of Elgin Charles' official memoir, #ByTheWay. In full transparency, I was just like any other twenty-one-year-old who was ready for the adventures of an adult life, with a little more fire beneath my wings. To say that I was young, dumb, and fearless would have been a grave understatement. I was in search of conquests both personally and professionally. Lust was all over me.Back in San Antonio, on many occasions, my appetite was fed with small bites from girls that I had dated, but nothing had ever come from...

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Revisit Elgin's Top-Rated VH1 Series "Beverly Hills Fabulous" by watching the extended super-trailer.

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In order for you to effectively take care of your hair, you must be knowledgeable. Learn what type of hair you have so you can determine what products and processes are good for your hair and, therefore, keep your hair healthy.

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Watch this clip from the E! Network's original series "New Money" to find out how Elgin got his start in the high-end hair industry.

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