Kiyah Wright, Marcia Hamilton, Tippi Shorter: Sterfon Demings Award For Hairstyling Nominees

Marcia Hamilton, Kiyah Wright, Tippi Shorter - Hollywood Beauty Award 2016 nomineesToday, LATF's Hollywood Beauty Awards places the spotlight on the three nominees competing in the category of the Sterfon Demings Award For Hairstyling, which will be remitted on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Meet, Kiyah Wright, Marcia Hamilton and Tippi Shorter! (Listed in alphabetical order by first name)

Kiyah Wright is a two-time, Emmy Award-winning, celebrity hairstylist. A highly sought after beauty and style trendsetter, Kiyah draws much of her inspiration from her deep love of fashion when creating her signature hair designs and transforming the image of her clients. As a charismatic visionary, her life and career caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. “Love and The City” gives viewers an inside peek into Kiyah’s world. As a Clairol Professional Ambassador she continues to inspire with cutting edge developments. She has made guest appearances on Style Her Famous, Shear Genius, MTV’s Hired and can be found giving hair and beauty tips on AOL Daily Solutions webisodes. Clients include: Tyra Banks, Iman, Brandy, Gabrielle Union, Jennifer Hudson, Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Jill Scott and Ciara.

Marcia Hamilton was born in Georgetown, Guyana and raised in California’s Silicon Valley. Known for her ability to mesh old school beauty with up to minute trends and techniques, she discovered her passion for art and style at an early age. She began her hair care education under strict training from the Pivot Point Academy Program and later continued her advanced education at the Vidal Sassoon Academy, Redken International and Toni & Guy Academy. Marcia moved to Los Angeles,where she forged a name for herself creating unique styles for stars like Brandy, Eve, Kelly Roland and Serena Williams. Marcia has worked on numerous fashion shows for Oscar De La Renta, Tom Ford, Caroline Herrera, Derek Lam, Marc Jacobs and Dian Von Furstenburg. When Marcia is not coiffing in her private studio, at the Juan Juan Center in Beverly Hills she is creating hair looks for Pink, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cindy Crawford, Zoe Kravitz, Target, Pravana, Macadamia Oil, Disney, TNT and many more.

Tippi Shorter found her calling for hairstyling in her hometown of Long Beach, California. In 1995 she headed to New York City with the intent of getting people hooked on her signature big sexy healthy hair. Tippi began her professional career with Aveda in her first official stylist position at an Aveda Concept Salon in New York City. Tippi's hairstyles have topped the shoulders of beauty icons such as Beyonce, Iman, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson, and pop icons including Rihanna and Lady GaGa, among other actresses, musicians, and supermodels. Tippi has joined the Aveda Global Artistic Team, participating in Aveda events and photo shoots globally and is instrumental in development of curriculum and training for textured and curly hair.

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