Driven by an unwavering passion for the art of hair design, Naeemah LaFond is one of the industry’s most sought-after editorial stylists and educators. Growing up with New York City as her playground, and with constant exposure to the city’s vibrant art scene, Naeemah had been introduced early on to the concept of self-expression—ultimately using a comb to sculpt her creations. Naeemah's focus is in creating works of art through High fashion Editorial, Special Occasion, and Avant Garde hair styling. Having been a lead educator for the first blow dry bar in the country she is also known for her luxurious and glamorous blowouts, which have been known to turn heads around the world.
She is a regular face behind the scenes at NYFW working her magic on the strands of today's top models. Naeemah has traveled the Globe (France, Germany, Britain, Norway, Sweden, Guatemala, Denmark, Honduras, El Salvador, and Iceland to name a few) as a Platform Artist and trainer, sharing her techniques and training up-and-coming Session Stylists. Her work has been featured on the pages of Cosmopolitan, Elle, Allure, InStyle, Glamour, and Teen Vogue, among many other international fashion publications, and has recently been named one of the industry’s movers and shakers by lead trade publication, Beauty Launch Pad.
Today, as Global Artistic Director for amika, Naeemah has fused her love for the art of hairstyling with her passion for education. She has created and implemented the brand’s educational curriculum, performs as a Master Platform artist at trade shows around the world, and creates the looks behind the brand’s campaigns that are released every season. In all that she does, it is evident that Naeemah lives and leads by her favorite quote: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”