Tym Wallace is one of the hottest celebrity hairstylists in the game. His #TossedbyTym effect has been seen on Yara Shahidi, Remy Ma, Tiffany Haddish, Mary J. Blige, and Taraji P. Henson, to name a few. Wallace’s amazing hair transformations are evidence of his commitment to reinventing looks and thinking outside the box. He chatted with us about being inspired by slavery, why he doesn’t like to use the word “nappy,” and the natural hair movement.

Tell us a little bit about how you got started in the hair industry.

Oh God – how did I get started? (Laughs) My last year of high school I realized school really wasn’t for me – my friend’s mom did hair – and I would watch her clients come in, and their whole demeanor changed after their service. That really intrigued me, but never to the point where I thought I would do hair. But eventually, my parents were like, “Why don’t you go to hair school?” I took a tour of the school, ended up enrolling. My first day, I fell in love.


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