Celebrity Stylist and Entrepreneur Janel Sealy Smith has spent more than 25 years studying and developing her craft. As a gifted Cosmetologist, Master Weaver and Educator, she has mastered the art of a multitude of unique and creative weaving techniques including her world famous Puzzle-Cutting Weaving Technique. As the owner of Cocoa Mane Salon in Brooklyn New York her phenomenal styling has been featured in a plethora of magazines, including Essence, Black Hair Sophisticates, Hype Hair & Black Passion to name a few; gracing the covers of many. Janel is a sought after educator for Hair & Beauty Trade Shows across the country from Bronner Bros and I.H.S., to the world famous Premiere Shows in Orlando Florida & Birmingham, AL. She
is recognized worldwide for her step-by-step educational dvds, and she has won countless styling competitions. Her genius when it comes to Editorial Styling puts her at the top of the list to call for major Hair & Beauty companies growing their brands, and portfolio of styles.
With her busy schedule, Janel still found the time to test, mold and create her own brand of hair care and styling products. JASS Products has quickly become a hit in the beauty industry as one of the best on the market. Janel’s Celebrity roster includes the likes of actress & model Vivica Fox, LisaRaye McCoy, Reality Stars Tanisha Thomas (“Bad Girl’s Club” and CW’s “Crazy Talk”) & Toya Bush-Harris (Bravo TV's "Married to Medicine”) and she is currently a stylist for the G-Units' and the “Maxwell" camps. She has styled for many Music Videos & singers (like Trey Songz’ s “Say Ah” & “Invented Sex”, John Legend’s “Wake Up Everybody,” & Dawn Richards of Diddy-Dirty Money, Cheri Denis formally of Bad boy Entertainment). Many of her styles were featured on the Tyra Banks’ Show and she is currently the stylist for Bree from “ America’s Next Top Model.” Janel also gained notoriety as a feature stylist on the BET J hit hairstyling series “Tears, Shears & Beauty.”
As humble and grateful as she is for the talents God has given her, Janel Sealy Smith is a force to be reckoned with and a talent not to be missed. Her mantra for living is, ”You can do all things through Christ!"
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