October 14, 2008

Navajo hair artist

Hairstylist Braids Traditional, ModernWhether it's braids, weaves, cuts, or curls, Anderson Yazzie hopes to become a household name in Native hairdressing.

"I want to make people feel good and create in the art of hair," said Yazzie, a 26-year-old member of the Navajo Nation.

Interested in working with hair since he was a child, Yazzie, who lives in Whippoorwhill, Ariz., has already made a name for himself in Indian Country. He has worked with models for the Navajo-inspired Glacsy fashion line, as well as the Native fashion line Nizhoni Way Apparel, both based in Arizona.
And:Today, the Navajo hairstylist has enrolled in a cosmetology school and in honor of his traditional-meets-modern style, Yazzie plans to open a salon and name it after his great grandmother Zonnie Natione.

"My work has been described as 'traditional meets modern,'" Yazzie said. "I think that's what Native people are really looking for in fashion right now. A piece of where they came from meets a piece of who they are."


Anonymous said...

WOW!!! I had the intreview with Rez NET NEWS.. It Me Anderson Yazzie

Rob said...

I'm glad to help get the word out about you.

Anonymous said...

Nizhoni Way Apparel has stopped working with Anderson because he's back on drugs and alcohol...and also stole some clothing from Nizhoni Way Apparel. Why would anyone want to work with a lier and theif!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, he's gotten really bad since moving to Gallup. He's been getting himself in a lot of trouble.v Someone needs to get him help.