Celebrity hairstylist Johnny Wright has always understood the beauty of black hair.
Wright, who grew up in Chicago, Illinois, worked at Frédéric Fekkai and L’Oréal, and was former First Lady Michelle Obama’s personal hairstylist for eight years, sees the possibilities that others have been taught to see problems. have honed their techniques.
“It’s my job to talk about natural hair in a very positive light,” Wright said.
In this book, Wright explores the stigma surrounding natural hair and explores how readers can embrace their own hair by understanding its biology, porosity, and texture, and how they can use that information to create their desired hairstyle. It explains in detail how to create
“When I was in hair school, there was no natural hair care part in our curriculum.
By the age of 11, Wright secured his first client, his mother, and became a regular at the beauty supply store.
“I worked in my first salon when I was 14. Of course, it was an all-black salon, so everyone appreciated everything there,” Wright said. “It wasn’t until I started working in a more multicultural salon that I realized I lacked the education to understand all hair textures.”
Wright wrote the book with the goal of educating hairstylists as well as consumers on how to address the needs of curly and natural hair.
“If you want everyone to be able to sit in their own chair, you have to seek that education,” he said.
Wright’s book has sections devoted to learning hair tools, applying heat, choosing the right products, protective styles, cutting curly hair, and styling ideas and products for kids.
“In my research when writing the book, the words next to ‘natural hair’ were ‘difficult’ and ‘difficult’ — readers wouldn’t want to make the transition. [to their natural hair]said Wright, who sought to change that story in his book.
According to Wright, who has styled the hair of Queen Latifah, Kerry Washington, Samira Wiley, and more, education not only promotes self-acceptance, but curly hair can be unmanageable, unexpressive, or just something. It is also a gateway to challenge false associations. A black hair stylist should be equipped to handle.
“Curly natural hair is a beautiful thing. It’s not a chore, it’s a process that needs to be learned,” he said. “Yes, it may be difficult, but we are up for the challenge and practice brings improvement.”