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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Hunter Schafer Reminds Us of Her High-Fashion Roots on the September 2020 Cover of ‘Allure’

The model and actor stars in the magazine’s “Future of Beauty” issue.

Before she was one of stars of the critically-lauded HBO series “Euphoria,” Hunter Schafer was an in-demand model, walking the runway for Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu and Dior, starring in campaigns for Versus Versace, Converse and Public School and appearing in editorial shoots for CR Fashion Book, them and W (among many others). She’s since gone on to sit front row at many fashion showswalk many red carpets and, yes, cover many magazines. And this September, she fronts Allure‘s “Future of Beauty” issue.  

Photographed by Daniella Midenge, the 21-year-old appears in bold, dramatic makeup looks by Holly Silius (using Shiseido products, as Schafer is the brand’s newest global ambassador) that are matched by equally eye-grabbing fashion from Iris van Herpen, Rick Owens, Christopher John Rogers, Maison Margiela and Y/PROJECT, styled by Nicola Formichetti. 

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