Nadia Vassell began mastering her hair styling craft in Montego Bay, Jamaica where at the tender age of ten, her braiding and cornrow technique was legendary. Despite her prodigious talent Nadia’s career as a hairstylisttook a backseat to dreams of becoming a supermodel. Several years after graduating from high school, the budding cat walk vixen migrated to New York City to pursue her modeling aspirations. Much to her delight,Nadia attained early success appearing in many hair magazines and runway shows.
But as Nadia moved about in the modeling industry her hair wizardry became more apparent as she found herself styling the manes of fellow models during photo shoots. The techniques that she developed as a child re-surfaced and Nadia discovered that she was able tocreate styles with hair extensions that were undetectable. Nadia quickly became known as a weave specialist and began moving up the ranks of emerging hair stylists in New York City’s cutthroat beauty arena.
Nadia’s masterful weave methods and other unique styles have attracted the attention of many celebrities like Rihanna,rapper and America’s Best Dance Crew judgeLil’ Mama, Chrisette Michelle, actress Tika Sumpter and Ashanti. She’sbuilt an extensive portfolio of video and print work and has been featured inmajor publications including Essence, Black Sophisticate, XXL Eye Candy, Heart and Soul, Smooth, and Uptown Magazine.
Nowthe proprietor of The Nadia VassellSalon in one of the hippest neighborhoods in Manhattan, Nadia’s impeccable technique and attention to detail is ever present.
She works diligently toprovide the same excellent service to
her clients in The Salon that she doesfor celebrities at photo
shoots and premiere events.
Education is a key reason for Nadia’ssuccess; she thrives to continue learning and evolving as a hairstylist. As shegrows,
she also teaches her methods to aspiring hairstylists in the UnitedStates and the Caribbean.
Nadia Vassell is a business woman and beauty stylist to watch
— she is well on her wayto becoming a leader in hair care and