"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.
"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."