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Last updated: April 12, 2024

10 BIPOC Celebrity Hairstylists Who Are Making Major Waves In The Industry Right Now

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BIPOC Celebrity Hairstylists You Should Be Following On Instagram Right Now

From celebrity red carpet moments to magazine covers to fashion week runways, these 10 BIPOC hairstylists are making waves in the hair industry right now for the game-changing looks they’re creating on all different hair types and textures. Keep scrolling for the must-follow stylists of the moment who will fill your feed with endless hair inspiration.


1. Davontae’ Washington (@iamdavontae)

If you don’t already follow celebrity hairstylist Davontae’ Washington then you’re clearly not clued in to who is doing most of Hollywood’s hair at the moment. We’re not even two months into 2024 and Davontae’ has already styled Kim Kardashian for the Super Bowl, Victoria Monet for the Grammys and Niecy Nash for the Emmys—plus so many others. 


Photo Credit: Instagram via @iamdavontae


2. Naeemah LaFond (@naeemahlafond)

Naeemah LaFond is one of Olaplex’s newest Global Brand Ambassadors best known for her work on celebrities, fashion runways and editorial spreads. Her work has also graced the covers of Allure, Vogue Thailand and on runways for fashion brands like Christopher John Rogers and Monse.


Photo Credit: Instagram via @naeemahlafond


3. Kendall Dorsey (@kendalldorsey1)

Kendall Dorsey is a celebrity hairstylist to a roster of A-listers including Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Rowland and Alicia Keys. Follow along for a close-up of his celebrity clients’ glam room and of course, his go-to products. 


Photo Credit: Instagram via @kendalldorsey1


4. Kahh Spence (@kahhspence)

Kahh Spence is best known for his work on celebrities like Kehlani, Kelly Rowland, Jhene Aiko and Victoria Monet. Follow along for his “Hair For It” content (AKA his hot takes on red carpet looks), product recommendations and styling tips.


Photo Credit: Instagram via @kahhspence


5. Jawara Wauchope (@jawaraw)

Jawara Wauchope has become a fashion week staple—he’s worked backstage with haircare brands like Fekkai and Bumble and bumble to create some of the most memorable runway styles. In addition to leading backstage teams, his portfolio includes editorial work styling Beyoncé and Rihanna for Vogue.


Photo Credit: Instagram via @jawaraw


6. Lacy Redway (@lacyredway)

Runway, editorial and red carpet hair extraordinaire—Lacy Redway does a little bit of everything. She’s worked backstage styling hair for fashion designers like Laquan Smith, The Blonds and Christian Siriano; while her client roster includes the likes of Nicki Minaj, Ashley Graham and Emmy Rossum. She’s a true champion of working with all hair textures so follow along for a glimpse of it all.


Photo Credit: Instagram via @lacyredway



7. Devante Turnbull (@turnbullhair)

Devante Turnbull is the hairstylist behind SZA’s 2024 Grammys look and his Instagram feed serves up major hair inspiration for various textures, lengths and wigs. 


Photo Credit: Instagram via @turnbullhair


8. Nikki Nelms (@nikkinelms)

Nikki Nelms has worked with celebrities like Janelle Monae, Bad Bunny and Zoe Kravitz for editorial features in Elle, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone. Follow Nikki for screenshot-worthy posts to save to your hair mood boards. 


Photo Credit: Instagram via @nikkinelms


9. Larry Sims (@larryjarahsims)

Larry Sims is known for his eccentric braids, sculpted updos and all around flawless styles on celebrities like Lupita Nyongo, Janet Jackson, Gabrielle Union among so many others. His Instagram feed is comparable to a Pinterest board of textured and voluminous hair inspo.


Read an exclusive in-depth interview with Larry plus his advice for aspiring celebrity hair stylists here.


Photo Credit: Instagram via @larryjarahsims


10. Ashanti Lation (@viphair_ashanti)

Latto, Lizzo, Normani and Coco Jones have all had their hair blessed by celebrity hairstylist Ashanti Lation in recent months and they all slayed. Ashanti’s Instagram is home to hair growth and maintenance how-tos.


Photo Credit: Instagram via @viphair_ashanti


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