UTILIZING 10 YEARS OF QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DATA, DR. AFIYA MBILISHAKA, ALONG WITH FAMILY AND HER RESEARCH TEAM, HAS BEEN ABLE TO DEVELOP HER THEORY OF PSYCHOHAIRAPY. IN PRACTICE, PSYCHOHAIRAPY SEEKS TO INITIATE MEANINGFUL AND ACCESSIBLE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS THAT LINK HAIR CARE TO SELF-CARE. FINDINGS HAVE BEEN PRESENTED AT VARIOUS CONFERENCES, UNIVERSITIES, WORKSHOPS, BARBERSHOPS, AND BEAUTY SALONS INTERNATIONALLY. HER PRESENTATIONS CONTINUE TO ADDRESS THE ROLE OF HAIR AS AN ENTRY POINT INTO WHOLISTIC HEALTH PRACTICES WITHIN A CULTURAL-HISTORICAL CONTEXT.