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Celebrity Stylist


Kiyah Wright

At the young age of 14, celebrity mane maven Kiyah Wright knew she wanted to be a hairstylist. As a Clairol Professional Celebrity Colorist and stylist to your favorite stars, she’s definitely made her way to the top.

STARTING EARLY: “I don’t know if I knew it was my ‘calling,’ but I had an early passion for doing hair,” says the two time Emmy award-winning hairstylist. “I would sneak people in my house to do their hair after school and my mom took that as a sign to enroll me in hair school at Edison Career Center in Maryland.”

BECOMING A STAR STYLIST: “I met Puffy (P. Diddy) and he asked me to work on his artists,” Kiyah says. There’s where I worked with Mary J. Blige, Lil’ Kim Faith Evans and Total.” Soon after, she become increasing popular and her clientele expanded to Tyra Banks, Iman, Brandy, Gabrielle Union and many more.

ADVICE TO ASPIRING HAIRSTYLISTS: “Find your niche, be passionate about it and perfect your craft,” shares Kiyah. “To get where I am today wasn’t easy, it took great sacrifice and focus, but I made sure I kept my eye on the long term goal. That long-term goal is to become a brand leader in the industry of beauty. I aspire to be the Paul Mitchell of textured hair care.”


Kiyah poses next to the fabulous Tyra Banks.


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