Vernon François

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Born (1985-11-07) November 7, 1985 (age 36)
Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
NationalityBritish
OccupationHairdresser
OrganizationVernon Francois Collection
Known forKnown for work in the natural hair movement
TitleFounder
Websitevernonfrancois.com

Vernon François is a hairdresser (born 7th November, 1985) from Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, UK.[1] He is known for his work in the natural hair movement,[2][3] particularly with curly hair[4] and afro textured hair.[5][6] He is the founder of the haircare line the Vernon Francois Collection, which was created in 2016.[7]

Early history

Francois was raised in Huddersfield, England in a Rastafarian household.[8] He learned to braid, loc and twist hair on a mop from the age of eight and taught himself how to blow dry hair using a fork.[9] By 14, he was employed in a salon on Oxford Street in London.[10] In 2016, he moved to Los Angeles.

Career

Named a top stylist in 2018[11] and 2019[12] by The Hollywood Reporter, François is known for styling the hair of Lupita Nyong’o,[13][14] Serena Williams,[15][16] Iman,[17] Solange Knowles,[18] Amandla Stenberg,[19] Denée Benton,[20] Willow Smith,[21] Danai Gurira[22] and Ava DuVernay.[23]

Since starting his career, he has been noted for his "creative, inclusive, and resourceful approach,"[24] and has had his work featured in Vogue,[25] InStyle,[26] Stylist,[27] The Hollywood Reporter[28] and Essence.[29] He has also appeared as a guest on The Wendy Williams Show,[30] Good Morning America[31][32] and BBC Radio 1Xtra.[33]

In 2017 he took part in the inaugural World Afro Day which included setting a world record for the world’s largest hair education lesson.[34]

In the media

        

References

  1. Simeon, Aimee. "How Vernon François Went From Braiding Mops To Styling Hollywood's Black Elite". Refinery 29. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. "10 Trailblazers who impacted the Natural Hair Care Movement | NaturallyCurly.com". www.naturallycurly.com. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  3. Weiner, Zoë. "Hairstylist Vernon François on the Importance of Embracing Natural Hair". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  4. Turner, Elle. "From wavy to coily: The definitive guide to identifying - and owning - your curl pattern". Glamour UK. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  5. Murray, Megan (2018-02-14). "Afro-textured hair tips". Stylist. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  6. Team, ELLE Beauty (2017-08-25). "12 Natural Hair Hacks From Lupita Nyong'o's Hair Stylist Vernon Francois". ELLE. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  7. "Lupita Nyong'o's Hairstylist Learned to Braid on a Mop". InStyle.com. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  8. "Lupita Nyong'o's Hairstylist Learned to Braid on a Mop". InStyle.com. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  9. simeon, aimee. "How Vernon François Went From Braiding Mops To Styling Hollywood's Black Elite". www.refinery29.com. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  10. "Lupita Nyong'o's Hairstylist Learned to Braid on a Mop". InStyle.com. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  11. "Hollywood's Top 15 Glam Squads: Meet the Pros Who Get Lady Gaga and Julia Roberts Red-Carpet Ready". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  12. "Hollywood's Top Glam Squads: Zendaya, Margot Robbie and the Red-Carpet Talents Launching Trends". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  13. Valenti, Lauren. "Lupita Nyong'o's Latest Beauty Statement Is a Tribute to Whitney Houston". Vogue.
  14. "Drama Queen with Lupita Nyong'o". NET-A-PORTER.
  15. Penrose, Nerisha. "Please Thank Serena Williams For Your New Summer Hair Color". Elle.
  16. Underwood, Khalea. "Serena Williams Just Served Up The Coolest Ponytail — & We Have All The Details". Refinery 29.
  17. Carpenter, Cassie. "Iman, 63, stuns in African tribal look alongside Ciara and Teyana Taylor for ESSENCE's July cover". Mail Online.
  18. Valenti, Lauren. "Solange Slams Her Own Magazine Cover—and Here's Why". Vogue.
  19. Valenti, Lauren. "Amandla Stenberg Steps Out With Next-Level Braids at the Oscars". Vogue.
  20. Valenti, Lauren. "Meet the Rising Star Who's Blowing Up the Red-Carpet Hair Game". Vogue.
  21. Okwodu, Janelle. "Willow Smith Found Her Latest Red Carpet Look on Instagram". Vogue.
  22. Mazzone, Dianna. "Lupita Nyong'o's Hairstylist Learned to Braid on a Mop". InStyle.
  23. Brown, Nikki. "Lupita Nyong'o's Latest Red Carpet Hairstyle Is A Work Of Art". Essence.
  24. "Lupita Nyong'o's Hairstylist Learned to Braid on a Mop". InStyle.com. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  25. Valenti, Lauren. "The Deeper Meaning Behind Lupita Nyong'o's Sculptural Updo—and Gilded Hair Picks". Vogue. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  26. "Lupita Nyong'o's Hairstylist Learned to Braid on a Mop". InStyle.com. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  27. Murray, Megan (2018-02-14). "Afro-textured hair tips". Stylist. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  28. "Blake Lively's Cinderella Meme - Hollywood's Top 25 Beauty Moments of 2016". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  29. "Lupita Claps Back, Says Audrey Hepburn Wasn't Inspiration For Met Gala Hair". Essence. Retrieved 2020-04-07.
  30. "Celebrity Hair Trends". The Wendy Williams Show.
  31. "Vernon Francois' kid-friendly hairstyles". Good Morning America.
  32. "How to style your hair: kinky, coily, curly and wavy". ABC News.
  33. "Nick Sits In for Yasmin". BBC.
  34. "Hair Guru Vernon Francois to do live demo at World Afro Day". World Afro Day.

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