Behind the brushes with a celebrity makeup artist. Meet Darya Latham, the makeup artist behind the amazing Outre looks, as well as the looks of endless celebrities from R&B singer K. Michelle, to actress Naturi Naughton. We sat down with her to learn more about her and her career.
Read on to see what she has to say about the industry, as well as her tips & tricks for applying gorgeous makeup looks.
With crochet braids all the rage, we partnered with one of the best natural hairstylists in NYC, Simone Grant (@simsimstyles), to film a tutorial on how to create gorgeous styles with our X-Pression Cuevana Twist hair for crochet braiding. As soon as we posted our video, we were overwhelmed by the positive response. Many of our viewers had questions for Simone on her unique techniques, and we reached out to her to get the answers firsthand.
Read on to learn more about this talented stylist, and see what answers she has to your questions.
Find out what it’s really like being a braider from professional braid stylist, Chestina Mobley. Chestina is a stylist based in Jacksonville, FL, who specializes in braids. After just a few years of working, she partnered up with a friend from cosmetology school, and now has her own well-known and thriving shop. As a friend of Outre, we had a chance to learn all about her experiences and her advice for aspiring braiders.
Born with a passion for hair and beauty, Tarika Caldwell was already styling hair around her local neighborhoods from a very early age. Now, licensed for more than 14 years, she found that breaking into a bigger city allowed her to mature her natural abilities and skills. After attending New Direction Hair Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, she continued to expand on her knowledge to become an expert in weaving, locking, coloring, cutting, waxing, and natural hair care. Today, her specialities include a variety of weaving techniques, locking, and proper natural hair care. With her knowledge and expertise, she continues to study new techniques and stays on top of the latest style trends & products to provide the most superior service to her clientele.
“My ultimate goal is to listen, understand your needs, respect your hair, and give [you] exactly what [you] want…and then some. I am a versatile hair stylist, which means no task is too big for me. I can do anyone’s hair from any walk of life, and I feel very comfortable in doing so (natural, relaxed, silky, or kinky). I am very thankful with the path That God paved for me!”
Read on to learn more about Tarika and her life as a hairstylist…
Meet Emalia (aka “Braided”), the creator of the Knot Free Crochet Weave technique. Based in Northern Maryland, this stylist has 26 years of experience braiding hair and innovating various braiding techniques. As a self-taught braider, Emalia began by doing her own hair, and quickly realized her gift for braiding. With more and more practice, she began to utilize her skills in different ways and discovered new techniques to create a more natural, seamless look. Now, she works to educate others about her Knot Free Crochet Weave technique, and has her own blog where she shares tips on maintaining and caring for crochet braids.
Read on for more of her story: