Yene Damtew
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Remember ladies your hair is also a big part of your wedding day and Yene Damtew is known for curating the perfect wedding hair style! Yene (which means mine in Amharic) is an Ethiopian American who launched her career as the executive assistant to celebrity hairstylist Johnny Wright. Less than six months after her apprenticeship began, she packed her bags and moved to Washington, DC, to become one of the two personal hair stylist to the Obama Family. Yene developed a skill for combining a “’Good’ Hair is Healthy Hair” philosophy with a modern and edgy style. With over ten years of experience she specializes in color and hair weaving techniques.  

With over 15 Habesha Weddings under her belt Yene understands the needs of a Habesha Bride and the iterations of hairstyling for the Wedding Day.  For Yene each bride has a unique story and their own personality. Regardless of your culture, as a habesha woman herself, she understands what it feels like to try to be the perfect Bride with both cultures mixed into one. Her wedding advice to current Habesha Brides is to “Plan wisely. Hair is just as important as any other vendor you chooses, so plan ahead and do a trial to ensure you are completely satisfied on your special day. You want to make sure every detail is perfect and that includes the way you look as well.” 


To learn more about Yene and contact her for inquires visit her site


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