Faatemah is an award-winning hair stylist living her dream while bringing others dreams to life. She loves hair that commands attention. Whether she’s behind the scenes at a runway show or styling behind the bright lights of an editorial photo shoot, her passion for fashion dazzles with styles that range from the outrageous and over-the-top to simple classic beauty cuts combined with flawless color.
The dream began in Minneapolis at the Aveda Institute. There, hair pioneer and founder of Aveda, Horst M. Rechelbacher, spotted her talent and plucked her out of the nest to travel the country with his team. The formidable experience of learning and being surrounded by the best influenced her abilities and set the stage for her talents to soar. She graduated at the top of her class in both Cosmetology and Aesthetics. Later, she began working with Graham Webb, specializing in runway and editorial styling. Her strong background from these two working relationships has led to a plethora of opportunities today styling hair for national print magazines, television, branding campaigns and runway shows.
Faatemah has 16 years of well-rounded experience putting her fabulous touch on cuts, color, extensions and styling celebrities. In 2009, her career went from great to wow! In July, she was recognized internationally as a North American Hairstyling Award (NAHA) nominee in two categories. Of course, she took home the award for Fashion Forward. Soon after, she was named host and emcee for the 2010 International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE), the largest beauty event on the west coast. Finally in December, Bravo announced the cast for the third season of Shear Genius, which includes Faatemah among the best stylists from around the world. Faatemah continues to travel the globe speaking at events, education seminars and motivating and meeting students that are just beginning their dream.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS – FAATEMAH AMPEY
2001 – Platform stylist for Graham Webb
2002 – Nicole Miller Runway Show Minneapolis
2004 – Ebony Magazine and Working Mother
2005 – Present ?Stylist for Robyne Robinson local FOX news anchor
2005 – Runway Feva Hurricane Katrina fundraiser
2006 – Styling for Claudia Jordan (Deal or No Deal & Celebrity Apprentice) – Gathering Live charity event
2006 – Styling for Target Urban Spring Campaign
2006 – DIVA MN – HIV/AIDS Fundraiser
2007 – Jennifer Nicholson Fashion Week LA
2007 – Essence Magazine – Styling for Target Fall Insert
2007 – 2008 – 2009 – Metro Magazine Fight Night Event
2008 – Styling for Holly Robinson-Pete – Target event
2008 – Present ?Stylist for Angela Davis local CBS news anchor
2008 – 2009 – Twin Cities Luxury and Fashion Magazine – Styling for fashion features
2009 – Arizona Bride & Wisconsin Bride Magazines – Styling for fashion features
2009 – North American Hairstyling Awards Finalist – Fashion Forward and Texture
2009 – North American Hairstyling Awards Winner – Fashion Forward
2010 – One of 12 stylists chosen to compete on Bravo’s Shear Genius Season 3
2010 – Emcee for the International Salon & Spa Expo
2010 – Nominated for International Stylist of the Year at the Canadian Hairdresser Mirror Awards