Saturday, February 13, 3-6pm PT

About Our Participants


Quinn Alyesse

Located in Studio City, Ca. Quinn has been licensed in the industry now for 15 years. Growing up in a salon atmosphere, her mother introduced her to the art of hair, sharingher skill, and wisdom. She quickly became an established well-rounded professional hairstylist with an emphasis on the importance of healthy hair & hair care. She also specializes in hair extensions, braids and designer haircuts for all textures, creating an advantage that has lead to opportunities within the community and entertainment industry. Quinn’s work has been featured in various productions, from editorial to runway. Continuous education within the beauty industry has also helped Quinn blossom into the passionate stylist she is today. With an appreciation for both critical and positive feedback,she remains constant in her growth as an artist and is blessed with the ability to discover, create, nourish and enhance one's outer and inner beauty... All 4TheLoveOfHair!


Hair By Quinn Alyesse

IG: @HairByQuinnAlyesse

Renia Green-Edittorio


Renia Green Edittorio was born in Harlem, New York, and has over 25 years of dedicated salon clientele experience in both New York and Los Angeles. She has been a key hair stylist for Motion Pictures Services, World Music Tours, Music Videos and Celebrity public appearances. Renia has done hair for commercials, PSA’s and Documentaries.

“My passion for hair care comes from the love I have for my Mother who always believed she wasn’t beautiful because of her hair. A victim of child abuse when her hair was cut off by her Mother who then called her ‘John, her third son’, my Mother believed her hair had been cursed. I experimented on her to perfect my protective styling which improved the health and vitality of her hair and esteem. I’ve always believed the saying, ‘A woman’s hair is her crown and glory’ and watching her confidence grow with every hairstyle, made me take great pride in subsequently being consistently available for the multitude of dynamic, professional women I’ve had the pleasure of servicing through the years.”

She has been personal stylist to a celebrity clientele and a lifetime advocate of at risk women and youth by offering Pro-Bono hair styling and image consulting. Renia is a specialist in hair care and replacement technologies for cancer survivors. She has styled for the Joining Forces Tribute(Blue Star Families 5th Anniversary Celebration. A tribute to First Lady Michelle Obama. Hair for Alfre Woodard, “President Constance Peyton”.

After completing the cosmetology course at The Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, California, Renia set out to begin her career first as an assistant in a prominent Beverly Hills salon before taking her thirst for education to South Central, Los Angeles. Her philosophy was, “I can’t know where I’m headed if I don’t understand where I’ve been. Perfecting my craft requires lots of experience and a broad knowledge of tools, techniques and business practices to take textured hair care to another level.” Renia’s clientele quickly grew making her one of the busiest stylists specializing in textured hair care in Los Angeles. Within two years she relocated and settled into the West Hollywood/Beverly Hills area where she’s been practicing for the past eighteen years.

Odessa Renia Salon

IG: @Odessareniasalon

Vernon François

Internationally acclaimed celebrity hairstylist, educator and brand founder, Vernon François, has brought his creativity from his hometown of Huddersfield in England to the global stage.  Now living in Los Angeles, he creates some of the most talked-about A-list celebrity hairstyles and helps individuals the world over to erase any fear of managing their hair at home.


Obsessed with hair since childhood, Vernon, who is self-taught, champions the versatility of afro and curly hair.  His brand, VERNON FRANÇOIS® Haircare, is designed to help kinks, coils, curls and waves fulfil their potential.  The line is Leaping Bunny certified, vegan, cruelty free, and simple to navigate with visual icons he created thanks to his dyslexia.  Vernon advocates working in harmony with hair’s true texture, embracing its shape, volume, individuality and personality. François’ clients include Lupita Nyong'o, Solange Knowles, Serena Williams, Iman, Willow Smith, Denée Benton, Amandla Stenberg, Danai Gurira, Ava DuVernay, Cynthia Erivo, Kerry Washington, Elaine Welteroth, Janaya Khan, Wunmi Mosaku, Aja Naomi King, Jaden Smith, Kailand Morris, Ruth Negga, Tessa Thompson, Kilo Kish, Teyana Taylor & Chika and many more.


The Hollywood Reporter named Vernon one of Hollywood’s most influential hairstylists for four years running.  His work with Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o featured in the Top 25 Beauty Moments of the Year, Serena Williams’ Vanity Fair cover grabbed global attention, and François was a finalist for Refinery29’s Beauty Innovator of the Year.  His brand won Most Inclusive Hair Brand at Yahoo! Lifestyle’s Diversity in Beauty Awards, and he is a judge for North American Hairstyling Awards 2021.


Raised in Rastafarian household, Vernon taught himself to braid, loc and twist hair at just eight years old, and at age 14 started working at salon on London’s Oxford Street.  He won Newcomer of the Year at Black Beauty Hair Awards at the age of 17, Black Hair Junior Stylist of the Year at 19, and featured in the list of Top 20 Influential Black People Under 40.  


Vernon presents on The Wendy Williams Show and Good Morning America.  His work graces the pages of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Allure, Glamour, V, i-D, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Essence and more.  His presence is highly visible at red-carpet events including The Oscars, Met Gala, SAG Awards, Golden Globes and Hollywood film premieres.  


Campaigns Vernon has styled hair for include Lancôme, the Pirelli Calendar, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Calvin Klein, Vince, Good American, Zara Kids, Express, Nike, Beats, Redken and Kérastase.  He has worked alongside iconic photographers Mario Testino, Mert & Marcus, Victor Demarchelier, Alexi Lubomirski, Peter Lindbergh, Annie Leibovitz, Steven Meisel, Paola Kudacki, Nico Bustos, Craig McDean, Greg Kadel, Inez and Vinoodh.


To learn more about Vernon François the man and the brand visit 

IG: @vernonfrancois
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Ashonte Wallace


“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful,” this is the quote Ashonte Wallace lives by.


Ashonte Wallace is a super ambitious multi - dimensional hair entrepreneur and owner of Beauty Cravings. While working in the hair industry as a licensed cosmetologist and Hair extension instructor, Ashonte shifted her industry knowledge to focus on all things sur rounding hair extensions and products. In Jan 2021 Ashonte launched her long time business dream ‘Beauty Cravings’. Ashonte’s overall messaging is rooted in the statement ‘treat everybody like somebody’. One of her many goals is for Beauty Cravings to be the #1 hair extension/product supplier built with the intention of spreading love and kindness, as this is what makes a person truly beautiful.

Beauty Cravings

IG: @shopbeautycravings

IG: @ashonteceline


Ebony Riley

Ebony Riley is a natural hair expert, educator and founder of Ebony Roots Hair Care. As a board-certified trichologist and celebrity hair stylist, she has grown a devoted following and clientele for her unique hair styling work in Los Angeles over the past 15 years.


Celebrities she has styled include Stevie Wonder, Eva Marcille, Tyra Banks, Charles Latibeaudiere, Lisa Leslie, Chrisette Michele, and Rutina Wesley. Her specialties include natural hair care and thermal styling techniques, but she is also well-known & sought after for her Goddess Faux Locs, Human Hair Loc Extensions, Knotless Braids, Twist Extensions, Cornrows and Individual Box Braids. Her loc collaborations with Erin Courtney and fellow designer Jazmine Pringle of Mali Pah Hair Accessories are very popular now that many states and companies are easing their ban on natural styles in the US.


As a passionate advocate for natural styles, Ebony designed & launched the Natural Hair World Tour in 2018  to promote natural hair styles and Black hair care products internationally. The Tour travels with Ebony’s team of natural hair specialists that take appointments for braided hairstyles and a variety of locs styles. In addition, Natural Hair Workshops are offered for stylists and all of the latest natural hair care products can be purchased on-site. To date, the Tour has made stops in Thailand, Germany, China, England and in cities throughout the US. In 2019, Ebony partnered with Teryn McElroy of Textured Tech Beauty Supply. They are proud to be a Black owned beauty supply store located in Carson, California.


Continuously sought after by fashion/beauty media outlets, Ebony was featured in Hold Your Ear  - an Instagram  series about Black hair styling.  Her hairstyles are frequently found in popular fashion/beauty magazines including Essence, InStyle, Ebony and others.

Facebook: Ms.EbonyRiley

IG: @ebondyrootshair

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Lauren Seabrooks


Lauren A. Seabrooks is a young alumna of Stanford University, at which she studied the politics, aesthetics, and social science of race and ethnicity. After graduating with honors and distinction, she moved to New York City to research criminal justice reform at an esteemed legal think tank, where she was a vocal advocate for strategic racial justice agendas and equitable inclusion in the workplace. She's since been moving between Detroit and her native California, taking time to care for and learn from the elders of her family, and hone unapologetic confidence in her Black girl magic as she applies for graduate school.

Lauren Stockmon Brown


Lauren Stockmon Brown is a passionate storyteller and writer who focuses on race, gender, mental health and politics. She is a Fulbright Scholar and founder of the“My ColorfulNana”Project, a collected group of “Generous Thinkers” and a podcast series that celebrates individuality, “beauty,” and Black hair as an educational and creative platform that encourages listeners to define identity on their own terms. Learn more about her work and journey on “My Colorful Nana” on Instagram & Twitter.

My Colorful Nana

IG: @mycolorfulnana

Twitter: @mycolorfulnana


Tiffany Mack

Tiffany Mack is the newly coveted and sought after hairstylist in the industry. This is a headline that Tiffany, a native of New Jersey, has been working hard to achieve since she was a thirteen year old girl doing hair for neighborhood friends and family. Some in the industry come across the hair styling profession as a necessity or hobby; forTiffany it was always founded in purpose.After years of experience Tiffany has honed into a signature stylet hat she brings to her clients and brands. The signature style is beyond basic talent but includes humility as well. This approach has allowed Tiffany to work with a growing list of celebrity clientele and book opportunities from New York to Los Angeleswithclients, brands and photographers such as Marc Baptiste and James Anthony. The professionalism and skill that she exudes has allowed her to work with celebrity clients such asRegina King, Naturi Naughton, Iman, Tiffany Haddish, ESPN’sJosina Anderson, ESPN's/ WNBA player Chiney Ogwumike, JasonDeRulo, Xscape's Latocha Scott, Elle Varner andb rands/influencers such as True Facet Jewelry, Bozoma SaintJohn, Tahiry Jose and Talia Coles

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