Season 1 Episode 03 | Vernon François | #TLApproved Texpert Stylist


I taught myself how to braid by twisting and knotting the fringing of a rug; then upgraded to the mop head in the kitchen...
— Vernon François

Getting cozy with me in the lounge this episode is celebrity texture hair stylist VERNON FRANÇOIS! The time I spent with him recording this podcast was pure unadulterated fun.
Vernon and I once worked together briefly back in my MIZANI UK days; where I brought him on to join the panel in judging our Afro Look Awards (circa 2012) and look at him now. He. Is. Everywhere.

Vernon-Biography-small-headshot.jpg

#TLAPPROVED
VERNON FRANÇOIS

FROM HUDDERSFIELD, UK TO THE HOLLYWOOD RANKS

INTRODUCING THE HAIR-WORLD'S BRIGHTEST FIREWORK, LIGHTING UP TODAY'S TEXTURE INDUSTRY AND CURLY COMMUNITIES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC.

VERNON FRANÇOIS: creative director & founder of OWN NAME HAIRCARE & STYLING COLLECTION

His insanely talented fingers regularly court the textured tresses of all my women-crush-wednesdays (Lupita Nyong'o, Solange, Serena Williams, Elaine Welteroth, Susan Kelechi Watson and Ava Duvernay). He is fast becoming the go-to hair genius to single-handedly reinvent the looks our most-loved idols; drawing up a storm of attention towards his recently launch own-name collection along the way.

Reconnecting with him and sharing his story simply had to happen. Period.

In this episode, Vernon talks Dyslexia, being Lupita's BFF, and obviously his obsession with textured hair. Interviewing this dude was like hanging out with an old friend. His vibrant spirit is sure to keep you thoroughly entertained throughout. 
After I hit the 'stop record' button on my digital recorder, I left feeling a little more enthusiastic about our industry. Me on MIZANI and Vernon with his own product line, we both truly believe there is enough space for our brands to live side-by-side. Coming together to inspire, elevate and educate is the end goal and if we can do that collectively, that's no bad thing.

Vernon François is officially #TLApproved.
Press play and if you like it, go ahead - comment and share with other like-minded individuals.

Stay close to Vernon's work through Instagram, where he will bamboozle you with tons of exhilarating content that will make you wish you were curly (if you aren't already: @vernonfrancois