Sokithia Shy and Qaiserah Sharif visited Covington's Academy Springs Park in order to find a quiet spot for Shy to work her magic with Sharif's hair. These yarn braids, which have a lot of staying power, take Shy about two hours to do for her friend Sharif who is looking forward to a summer without having to worry about fixing her hair. Sharif graduated from Newton High School last year and attended Paine College in Augusta this past fall. She will transfer to Albany State for the 2012 fall semester. Shy attends Paine College where she is a business major with obvious hair stylist skills.- Staff photo by Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Sokithia Shy and Qaiserah Sharif visited Covington's Academy Springs Park in order to find a quiet spot for Shy to work her magic with Sharif's hair. These yarn braids, which have a lot of staying power, take Shy about two hours to do for her friend Sharif who is looking forward to a summer without having to worry about fixing her hair. Sharif graduated from Newton High School last year and attended Paine College in Augusta this past fall. She will transfer to Albany State for the 2012 fall semester. Shy attends Paine College where she is a business major with obvious hair stylist skills.- Staff photo by Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Sokithia Shy and Qaiserah Sharif visited Covington's Academy Springs Park in order to find a quiet spot for Shy to work her magic with Sharif's hair. These yarn braids, which have a lot of staying power, take Shy about two hours to do for her friend Sharif who is looking forward to a summer without having to worry with hair. Sharif graduated from Newton High School last year and attended Paine College in Augusta this past fall and has plans to transfer to Albany State for the 2012 fall semester. Shy attends Paine College where she is a business major with obvious hair stylist skills.- Staff photo by Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith