Nine of the industry’s top celebrity hairstylists behind the manes of such hair crushes as Yara Shahidi, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, and Sonequa Martin-Green gathered at the height of New York Fashion Week for a special Texture Beauty Jam.
The event was all about showcasing the art of styling natural hair. And, the who’s who list of stylists included Nai’vasha, Tym Wallace, Monaè Everett, Rachel Redd, Anthony Dickey, Dereq C, Jamal Edmonds, and Leysa Carillo. It was rounded out by Tippi Shorter, global artistic director for MIZANI/L’Oréal, who created the event to provide a space for hairstylists to access elevated education.
The event featured three groups of stylists who created looks onstage for a packed house while sharing tips, tricks and techniques for not only styling textured hair but also making it look good on camera.
Tippi said the event confirmed her vision for creating a platform for continued and elevated education for hairstylists.
“The audience was fully committed to each presentation with phones out and recording the techniques we were sharing,” said Tippi. “That showed me that the opportunity is needed. And of course, being able to get such inspirational talent all on one stage was a big highlight.”
“Textured hair for me is very important because for so long women of color were taught that being beautiful was having a relaxer,” said Tym during the presentation. “It’s teaching little girls that this is pretty. ”
Monaè echoed his sentiments. “Seventy percent of the world has textured hair and it was great to be in a place where it was celebrated,” she said. “Not only do I get to work with celebs who help lead the charge of celebrating natural hair, I get to see how their representation positively impacts little brown girls everywhere.”
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