For many of us, we find inspiration for our clothes, make-up, and hairstyles from our favorite celebrities. But have you ever stopped to wonder who the masterminds behind these looks are? The four revolutionary stylists listed below have all created numerous iconic looks for a variety of superstars.
Check out these celebrity Black hairdressers on Instagram to see more of their incredible work:
This skilled stylist developed her passion for haircare at an early age. Before graduating high school, she had already earned her cosmetology license and was working in salons. From that point on she worked her way up, and you’ll now see her creations on celebrities like Rihanna, Queen Latifah, Serena Williams, and Rita Ora. She also runs her own salon in Brooklyn, NY by the name Ursula Stephen The Salon.
Kim Kimble is a popular celebrity stylist who specializes in hair for women of multi-cultural ethnicities. This talented hair artist has come a long way, from working as a shampoo girl in her mother’s salon to opening her very own in 199. Along with features in magazines such as Vanity Fair, Allure, and Vogue, you can also see her work on celebrities such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Gabrielle Union, Oprah Winfrey, and Shakira.
After moving from the Jamaican Islands to the U.S. when she was eight years old, Lacy Redway began her career as a stylist by showcasing her work on social media platforms like MySpace and Model Mayhem. From there she went on to craft looks for magazines like Allure, ELLE, Glamour, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. Today, Lacy Redway has a diverse client list of celebrities like Tessa Thompson, Sarah Paulson, Gabrielle Union, Anne Hathaway, and Ruth Negga.
Felicia Leatherwood is a leader within the natural hair care industry. After she got her cosmetology license, Leatherwood began working at Millennium (a celebrity hair salon) in Los Angeles. Her celebrity client base began to grow through word of mouth, and she now styles stars like Jill Scott, Nicole Ari Parker, Will Smith, Floetry, Terrence Howard, and Hill Harper.
We can’t wait to see what innovative hairstyles these black hairdressers on Instagram come up with next!