The Hair Chemist : The Beauty Chemist
You might not know her by name, but chances are you've seen her work Cassandra Celestin better known as The Hair Chemist/ The Beuaty Chemist is one of the top hair and make-up artist in the hip, competitive beauty industry. Her work has graced the magazine pages of Ultimate Weaves & Extensions, Sophisticate's Black Hair, Hype Hair, Black Celebrity Styles 101, Hair & Braids, BE, Adventura, BlackMen, Miami Fashion, 944, and Florida International to name few. Well known in the hair, beauty and fashion circle, Cassandra’s long list of celebrities encompasses talents such as Lisa-Raye, Lil’ Kim, Busta Rhymes, Big Lez, Stephon Marbury, Foxy Brown, Allen Iverson, Swizz Beatz, Pherell, Egypt, Toccara, Ginuwine, Jahiem, Brandy, Lucia Mendez, Lisa Morales, Yendi Phillips, Denyce Graves, Gloria Velez, Ava Cowan, Padma and more. Her credentials also include the theatre arts, being the trend setting hair stylist for the highly rated Opera and Broadway show’s AIDA, Carmen, Manon Lescaut, La Sonnambula, Samson and Dalilah, My Fair Lady and Madame Butterfly. As a chemist, she has formulated hair care and skincare products for some of the most elite product companies, including Clairol, Carson Dark and Lovely, L’Oreal, Vidal Sassoon, Unilever, Iso, Joico, TIGI, Sexy Hair, Serai Belle Inc and DS Labs.
However, Cassandra's rise as one of the “hottest” and most “in demand” hair stylist was not something she had clearly mapped out early on in life, but was always determine to be more than average. After receiving her B.S., in chemistry from Howard University and her M.A., in cosmetic chemistry from Farleigh Dickinson University, Cassandra spent several years working in the cosmetic formulation industry. Even thought she enjoyed formulating, like most creative people she found the “9 to 5” life stifling and unrewarding. She took the advice from a very close friend to continue pursuing something more creative, her first love, hair styling.
Cassandra had previously obtain her cosmetology license and decided to combine her talents in cosmetic chemistry and the beauty industry. She long sought for another challenge and decided to set her sights in the fabulous and hot Miami Beach. Cassandra worked with premiere designers for ad campaigns, commercials and many collections for the runway of Miami Fashion week. As a hairstylist and make-up artist she is always in high demand!
Cassandra’s portfolio is full of high-end fashion ads which are, the fruits of her many labor. Her "Breath Taking Portfolio Book" has landed her plenty of work in New York, Miami and Los Angeles, with limitless work throughout the world.
As a master stylist, Cassandra is absolute brilliant artist in this multi fascist world of hairstyling. She constantly develops new methods and techniques for hair styling and extensions. She is an advocate for healthy beautiful hair, never compromising the health of the hair for “the look”. She is a precision hair cutter and loves the challenge of color correction. Because she is passionate about her work, she finds several days a month out of her busy schedule to accept salon appointments. Cassandra's witty air, keen sense of humor, and complete grasp of what it is to be one of the “Hottest” sort after hair technicians makes her ideal for interviews, quotes and photo opportunities. Audiences will find Cassandra Celestin, The Hair Chemist to be informative with an amusing personality.
Cassandra serves as a mentor for young professionals, as a beauty educator while teaching across the country. In addition, she is an advocate for women's welfare, working with nonprofit organizations.