Homeless To Hollywood: How A Single Black Mother Did The Impossible

Hair By Ivy

They say a woman’s hair is her crown and glory and celebrity hair artist Daniella Emilien known more commonly as Ivy has created signature styles on some of today's hottest stars and has been turning heads and rapidly establishing herself as one of the most sought-after persons in entertainment. Known for her keen ability to prevent hair loss via protective styles, Ivy has a niche for creating customized wigs that compliment the personality of her clients, thus, Ivy’s talents are taking Hollywood by storm. A far cry from where her life was only two short years ago when Ivy would be welcoming a new child into the world and also dealing with the adversities of being homeless, with little to no income. Not one to just throw the towel in at the first sight of trouble, Ivy decided to use her passion for creating hair art as a means chart a new path. A passion that started during her years as a teen in middle school would be the catalyst needed to eventually turn her life around in ways that she never imagined. Ivy’s been privy to work with stars like Reginae Carter(daughter of hip-hop megastar Li Wayne) and RHOA alum Marlo Hampton and eventuality launched her very own hair suite and has plans to someday work with stars like Cardi B, Amber Rose, Nicki Minaj, and Keyshia Ka'oir. Ivy is amazing beyond words and her talent, along with a vibrant personality and her spirit of perfectionism, Ivy has created a lane all her own and has no plans of slowing down. Hair By Ivy is raising the bar and setting a new standard. 

“My favorite part of styling hair is seeing my clients smile and beaming with radiance because they’re totally satisfied and feeling great inside and out. I recently lost my grandfather who was my everything and my rock. He worked with me every day at my salon and his passing has been the absolute hardest part of this journey, but I know that he’s still with me in spirit. His resilience lives in me and with that being said, my goal is to be an inspiration for single mothers, show them possibilities, and teach them how to be-be successful entrepreneurs as I bring something new and very innovative to the hair industry”

Hair By Ivy

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