Bio

Faatemah is an award-winning hair trendsetter with 16+ years of attention-commanding experience of putting her fabulous touch on cuts, color, extensions and styling for the runway, editorial photo shoots and everyday life.
Faatemah Ampey Photo Courtesy of Taylor TupyHer childhood dream began in her kitchen, where she braided, locked and styled hair for family and friends. It came to life at the Aveda Institute where hair pioneer and Aveda founder, Horst M. Rechelbacher, recognized her talent and handpicked her to travel the country with his team. During this time, she gained invaluable experience and expertise that set the stage for her talents to soar.

After graduating at the top of her class in both Cosmetology and Esthiology, she worked with Graham Webb, specializing in runway and editorial styling. Her strong background from these two working relationships has led to a plethora of opportunities styling hair for national print magazines, television, branding campaigns and runway shows.

Faatemah and her work have been featured in such print publications as Allure, Beauty Launchpad, Ebony and Modern Salon and on national television, including FOX, ABC, NBC and WCCO. Her clientele list includes such celebrities as Chrisette Michele, Yigal Azrouel, Henry Duarte, Holly Robinson Peete, Nicole Miller, Claudia Jordan.

Now considered to be one the best stylists from around the world, Faatemah has earned international recognition as a North American Hairstyling Award (NAHA) three-time nominee and award winner for the 2009 Fashion Forward category. She has also hosted and/or emceed International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE), the largest beauty event on the west coast, for four consecutive years and was a former contestant on Bravo’s Shear Genius.

Faatemah currently serves as a founding member of the elite Intercoiffure America/Canada’s Artistic Council and partner at Edina-based Bella Salon & Spa. Her passion for fashion dazzles with styles that range from the outrageous and over-the-top to simple classic beauty cuts combined with beautiful color.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

PUBLICATIONS:
Allure Magazine
Arizona Bride
Beauty Launchpad
Disconnect Magazine
Ebony
Essence Magazine
First Chair
METRO Magazine
MPLS/St. Paul Magazine
Modern Salon Magazine
MOD Magazine
Savvy.MN
Star Tribune
Wisconsin Bride
Working Mother
4Seen Magazine

COMMERCIAL:
Target
Monique’s Hair & Wigs (Billboards)
North American Hair Styling Awards (NAHA)

TELEVISION:
BRAVO – SHEAR GENIUS (season 3)
WCCO
ABC
FOX (MN & CA)
KARE 11 – NBC affiliate

CELEBRITY CLIENTELE:
Suzanne Somers
Chrisette Michele
Yigal Azrouel
Henry Duarte
Holly Robinson Peete
Nicole Miller
Claudia Jordan
and more…