Jawara Wauchope is an editorial hairstylist who is sometimes referred to as “fashions best kept secret” due to his knowledge and manipulation of extensions for all hair textures.

Born in New York and raised in Jamaica WI, Jawara was influenced from a very young age by the islands exotic beauty and the extravagant beauty regimens of its people. After high school Jawara attained a B.S. from the Fashion Institute of Technology while simultaneously studying cosmetology at the Aveda Institute in New York. It wasn’t long after graduating that Jawara met the iconic hairstylist Sam McKnight who became his mentor. Sam adopted Jawara into his core team for many years.

He now collaborates on shoots with top photographers including Terry Richardson, Norman Jean Roy, Maciek Kobielski, Lacey, Vivian Sasson, Oliver Hadlee Pearch and Paul Maffi. His work is currently featured in top fashion publications including Vogue, W, V, Hero, Heroine, i-D, Dazed and Another Magazine. Jawara divides his time for work between New York and London.