Celebrity Hairstylist Jawara Opens Up About His Influences, Jamaica Roots, and a Future Product Line

A captive audience, camera phones out, surrounds hairstylist Jawara at the Area fall 2020 show. He’s using a lip-gloss-length needle to secure an eight-pound Preciosa crystal wig on a model’s head for an Irving Penn–meets–KiraKira+ moment that will make it onto every Fashion Week recap (and also inspire the cover of ELLE’s September 2020 issue featuring Cardi B). While Jawara isn’t yet as recognised as runway mainstays like Guido Palau, the beauty shock waves he’s been delivering are sure to change that soon.

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Brooklyn-born and Jamaica-raised, Jawara has become one of the most coveted hair artists among models, musicians, and the fashion elite. Solange Knowles, who’s been a fan since 2017, helped bring his name onto the

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Kimora Lee Simmons, daughters launch new Baby Phat Beauty line

Baby Phat follows Rihanna and Kylie Jenner with a new skincare/makeup line

Kimora Lee Simmons started her career as a model before she became a wife, mother of four, reality TV star, and fashion designer. Now, she and daughters Ming Simmons and Aoki Simmons, who she shares with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, have developed their own beauty line under the Baby Phat brand.

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An outgrowth of Russell’s Phat Farm clothing line, Baby Phat first launched in 1999. At that time, the line was full of hood-chic and sexy clothing that gave the streetwear trends a feminine appeal. After several dormant years once she sold it, Kimora repurchased it and brought the brand back last year.

Kimora Lee Simmons attends the one-year anniversary of Kimora Lee Simmons’ Beverly Hills boutique on May 26, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Kimora Lee Simmons)
Kimora Lee Simmons attends the one-year anniversary of Kimora Lee Simmons’ Beverly Hills boutique on May 26, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California.
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