After only 5 years of what she calls ‘grinding’ in the hair world, celebrity hairstylist, CYNTHIA ALVAREZ has quickly become the go to stylist for some of the hottest celebs and hair brands in the industry.
As an expert stylist at HAIR FACTORY, the New York native has worked with ALICIA KEYS, KEKE PALMER, TONI BRAXTON, and LADY GAGA, to name a few.
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We’ve all heard the saying “Seek and you shall find.”
Well ANNETTE JONES, founder of California Lace Wigs and Weaves, did exactly that.
On a quest to find top quality Remy hair, the San Diego native decided to search worldwide, and with great success she is now a self-established leader in the hair industry, specializing in full lace wigs and hair extensions worn by celebrities like DRAYA MICHELE, FAITH EVANS, and who-would-of-thought-star MELANIE FIONA.
Juicy had the privilege of speaking with JONES recently about her inspiration to build a business, why celebrities dig her brand, and the do’s and don’ts of wearing full lace wigs.
Check out what the hair enthusiast had to say ladies!
Juicy: You started this business part-time from your home. What inspired you to grow the CLWW brand?
ANNETTE JONES: Well I’ve always been into hair! Even at an early age I use to hang out in salons trying out extensions, but over the years I always ran into bad qualities of hair. I quickly realized that just because hair is expensive that doesn’t make it good quality. So I started looking for vendors, and finally I said, ‘You know what, I have to get out of the country to find what I’m looking for.’ So I went worldwide looking for quality and that’s how I started my business.
Juicy: You specialize in stock wigs, custom-made wigs, and premium wigs. What’s the difference between the three, and which one is in highest demand?
AJ: All [wigs] are in high demand because customers want wigs for different reasons. Stock wigs sell great because their readily available to customers when they want hair right then and there. Our stock units come in sizes small, medium, and large, usually in a medium brown natural color. Custom wigs allow you to create your own wig based on your wants. They usually take four weeks but you get to choose your hair type, the texture, whether you want highlights, and the length of the hair.
As far as premium wigs, what makes a wig premium is if the hair is still in it’s virgin texture. We use hair from different regions, so premium wigs allow you to choose from different textures like Malaysian or Mongolian. We use premium silk lace, the best quality of hair, and silk tops. I mean a premium wig is…
If weaves and extensions are your thing, then there is one mane source you need to know very well in the hair industry, and that business savvy lady is no other than KAREN MITCHELL, the founder of TRUE INDIAN HAIR, located in New York City.
Since being in the hair business for almost a decade, MITCHELL, a hairstylist turned entrepreneur, has built a luxurious hair brand by supplying superior %100 virgin hair to big name celebrities like LIL KIM, KELLY ROWLAND, and ANGELA SIMMONS, to name a few.
Juicy recently caught up with MITCHELL to see’s the weave game headed in the future. Check her out ladies!
Celebrity stylist KIYAH WRIGHT has built her brand transforming the looks of celebs like CIARA, KERRY WASHINGTON, and TYRA BANKS, and lets us in on how she got her start in the biz’.
NAEEMAH JOHNSON has had the privilege of styling R&B artists JAZMINE SULLIVAN, SHERYL LEE RALPH, CHRISETTE MICHELLE, LIL KIM, and MICHELLE WILLIAMS, and is known for her high-end hair bonding techniques and expertise in the area of natural hair care.
Juicy caught up with Ms. Johnson to get her knowledge on everything from the do’s and don’ts of lace front wigs, how to transition from relaxed to natural hair, the unspoken beef between weave wearers and natural sista’s, and what hair trends we can expect to see in 2012.
Celebrity stylist MAISHA OLIVER works the wondrous weaves of LAUREN LONDON, the SIMMONS sisters and the KARDASHIAN girls. She speaks with Juicy about how she turned a hobby into a career, starting her own business, and “growing up” with some of the biggest celebs in the game.
Real Housewives of Atlanta is back for season 4!! While we welcome back the women of Atlanta, we are also happy to see the other “girls,” make an appearance this season. Once of which is respected hair connoisseur LAWRENCE WASHINGTON, responsible for dolling up SHEREE WHITFIELD, CIARA, ELISE NEAL, and SERENA WILLIAMS
WASHINGTON spoke to Juicy about everything from the do’s and don’ts of wearing a sew-in and color, SHEREE’s tresses, his own L hair care line, and what viewers can expect from the upcoming fourth season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Celebrity hairstylist TIPPI SHORTER has been in the business for two decades, and is now ready to take her brand and beauty expertise to the next level, with the release her own hair care line, Hair by Tippi Shorter.
Derek J is a star in his own right. Known for not only being stylist to the stars but for rocking the latest stilettos, Derek first graced our television screen as Kim Zolciak’s splashy and flashy stylist. The Ohio native’s career skyrocketed after appearing in Chris Rock’s acclaimed documentary, ‘ Good Hair!’ and his celebrity roster includes actresses Nicole Ari Parker, Terri J. Vaughn, singer Teedra Moses, and many more. We caught up with Derek to discusses his life as a celeb stylist.