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JAN 2019

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News 70 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | JANUARY 2019 —Emilie Branch COURTESY OF MIZANI Squad Goals Last year, more women of color were featured on runways and ad campaigns than ever before, which proves it's high time hair pros need to know how to style tightly coiled curls just as much as they do straight locks. Ready to service fashion and beauty's increasing inclusivity, Mizani introduces its Texture Squad Pro team. Meet the squad's seven stylists who specialize in all types of tresses. Even if you don't know celeb stylist and jetsetter Marcia Hamilton, you've seen her looks. "The work I'm most proud of in my career are my celebrity clients," she says. Her impressive client roster includes Jada Pinkett Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Willow Smith, Alicia Keys, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Pink. Marcia Hamilton @marciahamilton David Thompson @davidthompsonhair Pekela Riley @pekelariley Deycke Heidorn @deyckeheidorn Leysa Carrillo @leysahairandmakeup Peter Mazilu @petermazilu Rachel Redd @rachel_redd David Thompson was born to be this good. The custom wigmaker and continuing education enthusiast grew up in a family full of hairstylists, "so I always was inspired by the art of hair," he explains. Rachel Redd is a color and texture expert. "From faux locks to braids to curls to crimps, everyone wants texture," she notes. "What got me interested in doing hair was playing with my sister's Barbies," admits editorial stylist and social media ambassador Peter Mazilu. He now styles the Barbies of Instagram—Daphne Joy and Melissa- Sue Hayes are some of his most infl uential clients. A-listers like Gabrielle Union and Issa Rae rely on serial entrepreneur, master stylist and salon owner Pekela Riley to keep their curls in check. She credits her success to her "passion and love for hair." Fine art and couture fashion combine for editorial stylist Deycke Heidorn, who works with top models like Sara Sampaio and Liya Kebede. "I really enjoy being a hairstylist; it's a dream career," she enthuses. Leysa Carrillo leads by example, inspiring her followers daily with her natural ringlets. "I want more people to love themselves exactly how they are ... I just love texture, and I think that we should embrace what we have," she says.

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