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Mane Expert And Celebrity Stylist Dayvid Wilson

Sophisticate’s Black Hair chatted with hair pro Dayvid Wilson to discuss how this guru landed high profile clients like Kat Graham, Kenya Moore and Mona Scott Young. The celebrity hairstylist, who went from a forklift driver in Greensboro, NC, to a hot hairdresser, tells us all about his self-made success.

GETTING STARTED: “Originally I started doing hair because I grew up with three younger sisters and my mom taught me the basics of how to do hair to help out around the house,” celebrity hairstylist Dayvid Wilson reminisces. The North Carolina native started out as what he calls a “Kitchen Stylist” because, in the beginning, hairdressing wasn’t his main job. “[I was] driving fork-lifts in a warehouse [and] I was doing hair around the neighborhood…it was always a thing I did on the side, everybody in the community just knew that ‘Dayvid did hair’ so they would come to me.”

BIG BREAK: “I worked with the show [The Game] for three seasons doing background [actors] and by word of mouth I just moved up the ladder,” he describes about working with the stars. “I had to be at the right place at the right time. Sometimes, in the beginning, I would fill in [for stylists who weren’t available]. After that, some of the actresses began to fancy me, they began to like the work I was doing, so I moved up pretty quickly.”

PRO ADVICE: “My advice is to practice on your craft. Don’t look for the fame, don’t look for the money, just enjoy what you do and they will come to you.”

↑ Wilson poses with star client singer/actress Kat Graham.

↑ “Kenya Moore, she likes a whole lot of body, she likes a lot of movement,” admits Wilson about the star’s mane preference.

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