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11 Black Celeb Stylists Who Are Making Major Waves

Some of the most original and stunning hair looks are coming from Black celebrity hairstylists so this is our appreciation post. Cheers to these stylists for changing the hair game, never being afraid to try something new, and keeping our feeds fresh and interesting. Here are the names you need to know (and the stylists you have to follow) for some serious manetastic drama.

Nai’vasha

Nai’vasha made Grammy’s history styling these glam looks for host Alicia Keys.

 

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Lacy Redway

Hair artist Lacy Redway is also a hair inventor. Each style feels fresher and more intricate than the last.

Felicia Leatherwood

Issa Rae’s go-to hairstylist, Felicia Leatherwood makes everything from braids and buns to crimps and natural curls look effortless.

 

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Kendall Dorsey

Kendall Dorsey creates regal hair looks for the likes of Solange, Justine Sky, Teyana Taylor, and Yara Shahidi.

 

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Larry Sims

Celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims has created some of our favorite red carpet looks and is Gabrielle Union’s mane man.

 

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Annagjid Kee Taylor

The author of All Hair Is Good Hair, Annagjid Kee Taylor is everyday curlspo.

 

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Naeemah LaFond

Editorial stylist, global educator, and Global Artistic Director for Amika, Naeemah LaFond has her hands full… of editorial hair that leaves us speechless time and time again.

Nikki Nelms

Zoë Kravitz, Janelle Monáe, and Yara Shahadi turn to Nikki Nelms to create their signature looks.

 

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Tokyo Stylez

Cardi B and Kylie Jenner are routinely touched by Tokyo, who creates the most realistic wigs in the biz.

 

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Vernon François

The man behind Lupita Nyong’o and Amandla Stenburg’s hair creations, Vernon François constantly impresses.

 

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Yusef Williams

Rihana, Lizzo, and Normani call Yusef Williams when they need a look, and that’s pretty much all that needs to be said.

Still on a follow spree? Be sure to follow THESE Black hairstylists on Instagram as well!



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