To say that I was inspired by Michelle Obama’s speech last night would be an understatement and though we typically do not talk politics on this blog we have to admit when something inspires a nation it is hard to stay quiet.
Michelle Obama delivered her words with her usual swag and many of us like to take her all in, her words, her poise, what she wore and of course her gorgeous hair.
Today I discovered something pretty neat, I have always known that celebrity stylist Johnny Wright is the man behind Michelle’s gorgeous hair, but did you know she has a colorist too?
The woman behind Michelle’s gorgeous color is Yene Damtew, who is an Ethiopian-American woman and stylist to stars such as Cynthia Baily and Kandi Burruss. She is also responsible for the Obama girls’ hair and we all know how they slay.
I hit up Yene’s website and this is what was in her bio:
Immediately following cosmetology school, the Ethiopian-American, La Palma, California native launched her career as the executive assistant to celebrity hairstylist Johnny Wright. Less than six months after her apprenticeship began, she packed her bags and moved to Washington, DC, to become the personal hair stylist to the Obama Family.
Yene developed a skill for combining a “’Good’ Hair is Healthy Hair” philosophy with a modern and edgy style. Yene specializes in color and hair weaving techniques. And, her work has gained her a celebrity clientele such as actress Tracee Ellis Ross, actor Hugh Jackman, supermodel Cynthia Bailey, songstress Kandi Burruss and WJLA anchor Jummy Olabanji.
Yene’s energetic attitude and go-getter work ethic have also garnered the attention of other beauty industry professionals. She has consulted a number of budding entrepreneurs on developing and executing improved operational procedures to achieve their organizational objectives.
Last night Yene gave her followers the run down on Michelle’s entire look from head to toe:Hair:@johnnywright220 MUA: @carlraymua Wardrobe:@itsmeredithkoop Haircolor: @yenedamtew – She gave her team a ton of props and as a “woman inspired” I thank her team too because our First Lady was flawless honey(affiliate link)! Find Yene here.