Bio

Dionne Smith is an internationally sought-after celebrity and award-winning hairstylist specialising in afro and curly textures. She works across brands, editorial, research and events, red carpets and press junkets.

After 20+ years in the industry, Dionne has gained a wide range of clientele from working mothers to celebrities and well-known personalities including but not limited to Regina King, Kiki Layne, Venus Williams, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Genevieve Nnaji.

Unlike your average stylist, Dionne works her magic on natural hair, weaves and precise cuts and whilst her speciality is afro hair, she can work with all types as shown in her portfolio. She has worked with reputable hair brands, doing research, developing products, campaign photoshoots as well as education workshops.

Dionne worked with Dyson on the research and development of the Wide Tooth Comb, known in the afro community as an “Afro Pick”, which has been a huge success.

Some other brands she has collaborated with include Aveda, Noble Sleek Hair, Hair Flair, Design Essentials, Cantu Beauty, Revlon, Sta Sof Fro and ORS.

Dionne also specialises in Bridal Hair and is able to perfectly craft hair to perfection, this is evident in her bridal gallery, were you can view pictures of photoshoots she has created and real brides.

Dionne has a creative mind and is incredibly passionate about hair and thus can artistically manage and direct photo shoots and campaigns to enhance brands.

Her work has been featured in Elle, Radio Times, OK! Magazine, Ellements, Wonderland Mag, 7Hues, Blackhair Magazine, Black Beauty Magazine, Pride, Afro Stylez plus many more. Previously she had her own double-page spread in Britain leading black hair magazine, Blackhair, called “Dionne Smith’s Style Desire” where she demonstrated ways to re-create different celebrity hairstyles.

Dionne is known as a creative director, educator and influencer working with brands in a variety of ways and working to teach and educate hairstylists all over the world on the knowledge and use of products.

She is the CEO of Coiffeur Group an online hub for hair & beauty creatives which she foundered in 2019, and is also the founder of THABIA – The Hair & Beauty Industry Awards set to be the first of its kind catering to the while industry on a whole and was founded in 2020.

Dionne Smith works locally & internationally and has a full team of creatives if needed.

 

Dionne is currently represented by Carol Hayes Management

Celebrities & Personalities

Mel B – Scary Spice

Amber Gill – Love Island

Talia Grant – Hollyoaks

Regina King – Actress

Ruth Carter – Costume Design

Kiki Layne – Actress

Venus Williams – Tennis

Shaylia Sphere – Artist Musician

Leonie Elliot – Actress (Call The Midwife)

Vanessa Kingori – Vogue/ Publishing Director

Chimamanda  Adichie – Writer

Michaela Coel – Chewing Gum

Jamelia Niela Davis – British Recording Artist

Jhene Aiko – Singer/ Artist

Marcy Dalopo Oni – TV Personality

Tamera Foster – X Factor

Samata Angel – Fashion Author/ Oscars USA

Tatyana Ali – Fresh Prince of Bel Air – Artist/Actress

CCH Pounder – Actress

Genevieve Nnaji – Nollywood Actress

Yvonne Okoro – Nollywood Actress

Joselyn Demus – Ghanian Actress

Sandra Ankobiah – Ghanian TV Presenter/Journalist

Cher LLoyd – Singer/Artist

Teedra Moses – Singer/Artist

DJ Sarah Jane Crawford – BBC 1 Extra

Charlene White – ITV NEWS,

Jocelyn Jee Esian – (aka Little Miss Jocelyn),

Egypt – Singer/Artist

Lisa Maffia – Singer/Artist

Katheryn Drysdale – (One pint of lager and a packet of crisps),

Zaraah Abrahams – (Waterloo road & Holby City),

Angellica Bell – The One Show (Presenter)

Naomi Campbell – LFW

Anne V, Caroline Trentini, Lara stone – H&M Campaign – Sonia Rykiel,

Chanel Iman, Sigail Currie – LFW

Annaliese Dayes – Britain and Americans Next Top Model

Ufuoma Itoje – BNTM

Alisha White – Britain and Americans Next Top Model

Anuva Hood – Movie (Cast)

Sket the Movie – (Cast)

Weavers TV

and many more……

Publications

Radio Times

Daily Mail

Elle

HJ – Hairdressers Journal

Spell Magazine

Telegraph

Genevieve Magazine

Vogue.it

Ellements Magazine

7 Hues

Afro Style Magazine

Fashion & Hair Magazine .Com

Two Magazine .Com

Fault Magazine

Slink Magazine

BlackHair Magazine

Glam Africa

Black Beauty & Hair Magazine

Blanck

fROOTS

Flavour Magazine

Spot Light Magazine

Braids and Naturals Magazine

Ok Magazine

Hair Magazine

Factice Magazine

Verge Magazine UK

Pride Magazine

New African Woman Magazine

Hairflair Magazine

Sandra Gittens – Afro Hairdressing Guide Book

Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine

Paks Magazine

Tropics Magazine

Fashion Affair Magazine

Urban CoCo Magazine

London Fashion Weeks

Beyonce Knowles – House of Dereon,

Peter Jenson,

Kinder,

Matthew Williamson,

Berardi,

Amanda Wakeley,

Aquascutum,

Issa.

Campaigns

Kate Spade (Kiki Layne)

Silke London

Niwel Beauty (Paris)

Silk Lengths

Revlon Realistic

Sta Sof Fro

Color Rebel London

Design Essentials

Hair by Sleek

Curlformers by Hair Flair

Dark & Lovely

Organics Root Stimulator (ORS)

BassBuds

Virgin Manes

Whitney Marie Hair

Ultimate Hair Boutique

Eden Virgin Hair

Love Hair

Awards and finals

Afro Stylist of the Year – Hair Awards Finalist – 2013

Braid Stylist of the Year – Wahl Awards- 2009

Weave Wizard – Best cornrow based weave – Sleek – 2007

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