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Jennifer Lord

Natural Hollywood
Owner
New York, New York
Jennifer Lord is an award-winning hair stylist and former salon owner creating hair masterpieces across the globe. Over the last few years, she has been working behind the curtain of some of the country’s most exclusive runway shows during New York Fashion Week and media outlets like ESSENCE.com, Buzzfeed, and Curlfest, one of the world’s largest festivals dedicated to natural hair. Recently, Jennifer entered the theatre industry as a swing for Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Hadestown, Little Shop of Horrors, leading to her position as Hair Supervisor for The Visitor at The Public Theatre. Jennifer’s dedication and creativity for hair have been a hot topic across the states from coast to coast. Her voice is strong in natural hair and social justice as seen in her publications in Huffington Post.

Jennifer was born in Brooklyn, New York to Grenadian parents.  She has vivid memories as a two-year-old, at her daycare sitting amongst a group of girls trying to copy their mommy’s braid, twist or cornrow. By the time she was 4, she could cornrow with ease. “I was born with genuine love, skill, and passion for hair. My father is a barber, it’s in my genes.” She enrolled at Morgan State University (MSU) and became everyone’s favorite campus beautician, creating hair styles that turned her college dorm to a campus salon. She graduated from MSU, taught high school for a few years, and soon after trained at Cosmetology School. Within a few years Jennifer took the hair styling industry by storm as a participant in the Milky Way Hair Show & Competition, the world-famous Bronner Brother’s International Hair Show in Atlanta, Georgia, Toronto Natural Hair and Beauty Show, The Baltimore Natural Hair Show and The Natural Hair Academy in Paris, France.

Jennifer Lord, founder and Editor-In-Chief of Natural Hollywood, has produced several hair exhibits, photoshoots, and fashion shows at various venues, locally, nationally, and internationally. The success of “Adversity Quotient”, the highly acclaimed, sold-out gallery event in May 2011 and “A Night of Grandeur” in 2013 lead her to produce “The Natural Aristocratic Tea” a natural hair art exhibit appealing to artists, art lovers and all those who embrace or are intrigued by self-expression. As an expert, she has presented natural hair awareness and at Morgan State University, University of Maryland, Towson University, Paul’s Place, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum, and The Center for Law and Justice at Medgar Evars College in Brooklyn, NY. As an educator, Jennifer has taught natural hair classes to the hair team for Mean Girls on Broadway and television series, The Blacklist. As a creative, Jennifer Lord and her brand, Natural Hollywood are featured in Texture Media, Mane Moves Media, The Examiner, and several blogs including 4CHairChicks. Her features can be found in the ESSENCE Magazine October 2016 issue for The Natural Aristocratic Tea, ALLURE 2017, Yahoo 2018, Nylon Magazine 2018, ID Magazine 2018, Hype Hair Magazine 2019 and Sophisticates Black Hair Magazine 2019. She can also be found in ESSENCE.com where her styles from Paris, France showcased are highlighted. Jennifer’s latest project, the “Natural Hollywood Vol. I” coffee table book is set to be released in the Fall of 2020.
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