Jamaican hair stylist Lacy Redway is one of the most sought-after in Hollywood, and the public has seen her work displayed in numerous high-fashion magazines as well as on the red carpet, where she has worked with high-profile stars like Lupita Nyong’o.
The range of Redway’s abilities has catapulted the 32-year-old Redway to fame in the extremely competitive hair-styling industry. Based in New Jersey but working bi-coastal, Redway wields considerable power in the traditional “boy’s club” of big names.
Redway noted that it is still difficult for women to receive the same opportunities as men, which is an issue she takes seriously. It has prompted her activism within the industry to correct this situation.
While things are changing gradually, Redway acknowledges that progress can happen only when respected individuals start pushing back against the status quo. She believes it is time for women to “get uncomfortable” and have real discussions about why…