Known as a “master pioneer” of textured hair, for over three decades, Diane C. Bailey has succeeded as a salon entrepreneur, celebrity stylist, beauty educator, author, innovator and a standard bearer in the natural hair care industry. As a celebrity stylist, Ms. Bailey has worked with Beyoncé, Lauryn Hill, Toni Morrison and Iyanla Vanzant, among others. For over 25 years she acted as president and head stylist of the renowned Tendrils Salon in Brooklyn, NY, one of the first salons in New York to offer chemical-free services for textured hair.
Ms. Bailey is currently a beauty ambassador for the award-winning hair and skin care brand SheaMoisture, where she contributes her talents to the brand’s marketing, training and research and development departments, as well as appears at promotional events and provides consumer and stylist education.
Her fourth book, Milady Standard Natural Hair Care and Braid, was published in 2013. This fully colored reference guide offers the community of natural hair enthusiasts and professional stylists extensive information about textured hair, protective styling, braiding and loc grooming. Her books are sold worldwide, and have become standard instructional texts for professional trade schools and reference guides for consumers.
Ms. Bailey has been featured in a variety of magazines, websites and books, including Susan Taylor’s Essence Total Makeover and Self Seduction by former Essence Beauty Director, Mikki Taylor. She has been featured in Allure, Lucky, Essence, Hype Hair, Heart & Soul, Source, Modern Salon, Salon News, The New York Times, Newsday, The Daily News, and the Amsterdam News, among others.
During the numerous tour stops on Quintessential Naturals Ms. Bailey will be conducting workshops discussion topics such as Transitioning, Protective Styling and much more. There will be games and giveaways as well and attendees will be informed and impressed at all that Shea Moisture has to offer!