When we met celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen, we had to know: When did she have that moment? You know, that day when she realized she'd gone from an everyday stylist to the right-hand accessory of the super-famous? Her response: "I've always been cool." And with the likes of Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Kerry Washington, and Keyshia Cole as clients, we're inclined to believe it's true.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Stephen is a homegrown talent who gives back to her community through mentorship in between giving clients the glam treatment at her salon in Fort Greene. Now, Stephen's sharing her hairdo know-how and schooling us in four fresh styles for fall — are you ready?
Photographed by Erin Yamagata; Makeup by Kim Weber; Modeled by Debbie Jean Baptiste and Rachel Besser; Styled by Willow Lindley