Currently, working in the entertainment industry as a freelance hair/ makeup artist, Daria collaborates and rubs shoulder with some of the industry’s top hairstylists, makeup artists, fashion photographers as well as celebrities and TV personalities.
[quote][dropcap]M[/dropcap]ostly everyone has a trademark that is unique to them, something outstanding that distinguishes them from others. For me, it seems that people have always been amazed with my hair. To this day, my hair draws attention, from what I’ll call the “too-good-to-be-true effect”.
Some folks just can’t believe that I’m telling the truth about my hair so they just have to reach out and touch it or tug it for themselves. Some have boldly gone as far as a sneak attack search where they grope my scalp to feel for “weave tracks” with hopes of exposing my ‘secret’. Yes, people have actually done this to me! Others just automatically assume that my hair is a weave or a wig . On several occasions women have asked me where they could ‘purchase’ the hair I was wearing!
It may be rude, offensive and highly inappropriate behavior that I’ve endured at times but people are curious by nature. I admit I have to laugh at the lengths people have gone to in order to satisfy their curiosity about my hair.
Having this head full of thick, coarse Afro-curly kinky hair has been a mixed blessing. I still remember some very unpleasant experiences getting my hair done while growing up. Read My “Hairstory”
From my early childhood, I perceived very negative messages and beliefs about hair in the African-American community that surrounded me as I grew up. That may have led me to the path of becoming a hairstylist. I guess as a young girl I wanted to make a positive change when it came to hair styling for black women. The optimist in me then believed there had to be a better way and I still do today.
Since no longer working in a typical hair salon and now having the internet as a platform to communicate with a huge audience, I decided to become a “virtual hairstylist” for black women. Many African-American women have hair concerns that aren’t specifically addressed by a knowledgeable professional. They could really benefit from expert hair advice on hair care or would like to know things like, how to find the right salon or hairstylist in their area. Thus the idea for HairdoDaily.com was born. [/quote]
[pullquote_right]Hairdo Daily is meant to be a forum where African-American women, black women, biracial women, mixed chicks, etc can come and learn from Daria’s expertise in all things hair related. [/pullquote_right]
Daria now has over 20 years experience as a licensed cosmetologist/ hairstylist. Her career path has truly been unique. Very early in her career she successfully owned and managed her own beauty salon for 7 years in Montclair, New Jersey.
With entrepreneurship at the foundation of her career as a hairstylist, it prepared her for many different opportunities to expand her knowledge and build her career. Her passion for hair styling, hair products as well as her training in working with all hair types even led to working alongside renowned cosmetic chemists in Research & Development of hair care products in test salons.
Daria is based in the New York City metro area and is also available for job bookings and travel worldwide. See Daria’s official website and portfolio at www.DariaWright.com