Wura Kolawole

Wura Kolawole, better known as Miss Wu, is a New Jersey-licensed and freelance hairstylist, entrepreneur and educator. She is also an artist and brand ambassador for Mizani. With a skill in editorial styling and extensions, Miss Wu is on her way to making a name for herself in the hair industry.

Mentor — Cesar Ramirez



1. Describe the vision of your Trilogy of Beauty presentation.  My vision for the Trilogy of Beauty presentation is going to incorporate a lot of different textures. As a Mizani Artist, texture is what sets us apart in the industry and I want that concept to be portrayed in all of my looks. 

2. How has your mentor guided/inspired you? Seeing Cesar's work on big celebrities, the red carpet and in magazines, really inspires me. He's able to do soft looks and then completely push the limit with extreme textures while maintaining an elegance in his work. His work to me always looks so effortless. 

3. What has been the best advice your mentor has given you? To be able to lead, you have to be willing to receive help from those around you. A leader is only as good as his/her followers and we can't do everything on our own. 

4. What has been the most memorable moment in your career thus far?  Joining the Mizani Artist Team and attending the first training was the most memorable moment in my career.  For me, it was confirmation that my hard work was starting to pay off and people were taking notice. For the longest time I struggled with where I was going in my hair career. I knew I wanted to be a renowned artist but like any journey there are roadblocks that cause you to question your calling. But being with Mizani has reassured me that I am where I need to be and it'll only go up from here. 

5. What would be your best piece of advice for future professionals?  Put yourself out there as much as you can. Always take pictures of your work and document your progress. You never know who's watching or where it can take you.