Celebrity Hairstylist Ursula Stephen Kicks Off Beauty and the Brand Brunch Series

The crowd at Ursula Stephen's Kick Off Beauty and the Brand Brunch Series

In this industry, if hairstylist to the stars, Motions Haircare spokesperson  and all out visionary Ursula Stephen  invites you to brunch at Cantine Parisienne at the Nolitan Hotel you don't ask questions,  you show up and you show out no matter how sacred your  Sundays are  to you. 
DJ Olivia Dope had an epic  twerk worthy setlist 

Ursula has been laying hair for close to twenty years  but, within the past decade, she has risen to the forefront of the beauty industry as an anchor member of Rihanna's glam squad. The sharp asymmetric bob seen in the Umbrella video, that's Ursula's work and if Riri's bob  was Helen of Troy  it definitely  launched a thousand ships. The talented Brooklynite opened a free standing salon in Fort Greene in 2013 yet,  still has time to work on the heads of the ladies who don't have multi-platinum albums or world tours but, they still want to look great. 
Media personality Bevy Smith and Ursula Stephen 

Outside of crafting trendy worthy hairstyles, Ursula is a  strategic businessperson and this brunch dubbed "Beauty and the Brand" was not just about gossip and  mimosas but truly  about  honoring and hobnobbing with your peers.  Ursula  was able to draw in a great crowd with the likes of television personality Bevy Smith, famed blogger Claire Summers of The Fashion Bomb, Fashion Editor Shiona Turini and a host of others. The fabulous DJ Olivia Dope played an epic set list of tunes that made many ladies turn up and turn out, including myself. All in all, Ursula Stephen's  "Beauty and the Brand" Brunch series was a beautiful  experience that I was joyous  to take part in.  

DJ Olivia Dope and Ursula Stephen 

All photos by Stephen Knight