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Annagjid “Kee Kee” Taylor

Mane maven Annagjid “Kee Kee” Taylor is a true expert in her field. This coif creator has worked with celebrity beauties like Tika Sumpter and KeKe Palmer—just to name a few. Not only does Taylor spend her time styling stunning looks for the red carpet, she’s also the owner of Deeper Than Hair in West Philadelphia, PA. We sat down with the stylist to get to know more about how she rose to the top.

GETTING STARTED: Taylor’s “tender-headedness” made getting her hair done as a child an absolute nightmare. “She [Taylor’s Grandmother] used to do my hair and I would cry every morning. So, I just started playing in the mirror and doing my own hair—and she was pretty impressed. The next thing you know, I started getting really good at it.”

THE SALON: To Taylor her career is, “deeper than doing hair or making money.” This was the inspiration behind her salon’s name. Deeper Than Hair focuses mostly on Natural tress care. “Most people who come into the salon are coming to get their Natural hair blown-out, presses and trimmed,” explains Taylor. Clients can also shop the hairdresser’s own hair care line, Shear Genius Collection.

SEEING STARS: Working with celebrities was always Taylor’s dream. “I remember being 17 years old and I was walking through the hall in high school and I had a Sophisticate’s Black Hair magazine in my hand,” she reminisces, “I was reading an article about Lil’ Mo and it was about her hairstylist…I was like, ‘I want to be just like her, I want to do hair for stars.’” Now she does!

↑ Taylor shows off her skills creating a sexy spiraled loon on Angela Simmons.

↑ Quick touch up! Taylor makes sure actress Tika Sumpter’s coif remains flawless.

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