The Beyoncé Cosmetology Center at the Phoenix House Career Academy welcomed celebrity hairstylist Neal Farinah for a visit, speaking to our students about his career experiences and life in the world of entertainment and fashion. Neal is one of the industry’s most sought after hairstylists, styling Beyoncé, Michelle Williams, Solange, Mya, Kelly Rowland, and Keri Hilson. His creations are also featured in numerous music videos, an American Express commercial, and on the pages of Marie Claire and ELLE magazines. Neal owns and operates the Neal Farinah Salon in Brooklyn, and is currently developing a line of hair products.
Even with his fast-paced schedule, Neal always keeps up on new techniques and trends, attends beauty and trade shows, and he strongly encouraged our students to explore and learn all branches of hairstyling in order to be truly successful and well rounded in the marketplace. “Learn it all – set a strong foundation of skills and build on it.” Wise words from a true pro! Our students had a wonderful session and learned a lot hearing from Neal firsthand. We are very grateful to have friends like Neal to help us guide our students in recovery to take advantage of every opportunity to learn and develop their skills at our vocational programs.