Norah began her career as a hair stylist 30 years ago at the Robert Lewis Studio of Hair Concepts cosmetology school in Silver Spring, MD. Norah is also a professional make-up artist, which is a perfect complement to her hair styling expertise.
She has received multiple certifications from some of the hair industry’s leading resources for higher education, such as the Redken Exchange 5th Avenue (New York,NY), Bumble and Bumble (New York, NY), Goldwell Color (Wichita, KS; Washington, DC), Hair Dreams, amongst others. Her certifications allowed her to advance her techniques and specializations in hair design and hair color, including color correction, and strand to strand extensions.
Experience and Expertise
Over the years she has worked in several high-end salons in Miami, FL and the Washington Metropolitan area, where she developed her singular style and ability to work with multiple hair types of many ethnicities. Her work has been published in hair styling magazines.
As a hair stylist Norah is very experienced in:
§ Scissor and razor hair cutting
§ Blow-dry styling and flat-iron styling
§ Updo styles
§ Color correction
§ Managing natural, relaxed and textured relaxed hair
§ Fuse Strand to strand extensions for thickening and lengthening services, which is a very exclusive service.
§ Brazilian Keratin Treatments (conditioning, smoothing & straightening); another exclusive service.
§ Wedding Parties/Special Events; including make-up artistry. The services are performed on site for the client’s convenience and it usually involves providing services to multiple individuals.
Norah has an extensive following who come to her on a regular basis for her unique services. In addition, she has utilized creative marketing techniques that have allowed her to expand her client base. Over the years, she has continued developing her network of contacts within the hotel and wedding industry, amongst others. As a result she has been called on to style hair for many events that include five Presidential Inaugurations, other special events at the White House, concerts and events at the Kennedy Center, as well as for special holidays.
Several of the hotels that continue to provide referrals to Norah are elite hotels such as the Hay Adams, The Willard, St. Regis, The Four Seasons, The Mayflower, Capitol Hilton, The Grand Hyatt, Capital Hyatt, The Watergate Hotel, The AKA White House.
Many TV personalities on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, Public Broadcasting Stations, and CNBC, have benefited from Norah’s expertise, as well as several movie stars. She has also prepped models for photo shoots and other events. Her many cliental referrals have resulted in her providing services to heads of states, ambassadors, and politicians.
Norah’s unique ability to identify the hair needs of each individual is what sets her apart in the industry. What a lot of her clients appreciate about her work is that she does not only focus on the style of the hair, but the health of the hair as well. Her clients continuously provide glowing reviews and recommend her to family and friends. The reviews have also resulted in clients scheduling appointments in Washington, DC with Norah from places as far as Japan, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, France, England, and Ireland. Her cliental is global.
To give back to the community Norah has enjoyed working with multiple organizations by donating her time and services. She has groomed underprivileged women who have turned their lives around and are preparing for job interviews and taking their next steps in life. Norah also works in conjunction with Children’s Hospital and several facilities that perform plastic surgery.