A New York beauty industry veteran with over sixteen years of experience, Amoy has a passion – and natural talent – for the worlds of hair, beauty and fashion since the start of her career. Following her enrollment in beauty school immediately upon high school graduation, Amoy launched her impressive career as a sought-after hair stylist in the fashion industry, Amoy booked her career-first fashion show in Paris, styling the locks of the runway models for the Christian Dior couture collection in January 1998. There, recognizing her unparalleled skill level, Amoy was asked by the show’s production team to style the house’s legendary designer John Galliano’s own hair for his final bow. Soon after, Galliano himself began requesting Amoy as his personal hairstylist. Fashion maven Donatella Versace was next in line, after taking notice of Galliano’s newly styled locks.
From there, mentored by industry icon, Odile Gilbert – and later featured in the famed work Her Style – Amoy was in-demand worldwide, styling hair for editorials and fashion shows, and transforming the looks of supermodels, Hollywood starlets, iconic fashion designers, Grammy award-wining musicians and, of course, her everyday clients who occupied the chairs Amoy rented in various salons before opening a salon of her very own for the first time in New York City’s East Village. Now, Amoy is set to open the doors of her second beauty outpost, located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan— Amoy Couture Hair. Additionally, Amoy has produced an exclusive collection of Amoy Couture Hair products, featuring a range of hair goodies— from shampoos to conditioners, hydrating silicone serums to leave-in conditioners and curly balms.
Setting herself apart from others in the industry is Amoy’s hands-on method to developing her techniques— unlike many stylists, Amoy practices her styling techniques on herself before applying them on clients. Following such an approach allows Amoy to develop and discover new cuts, shapes and colors, ensuring that her style and vision are always evolving.
Amoy’s long list of celebrity clientele includes the likes of Naomi Campbell, Iman, Sheryl Crow, Joy Bryant, Maggie Rizer, Selita Ebanks, Rihanna, The Pussycat Dolls, Jessica White and Mary J. Blige, to name a few.