Immediately following cosmetology school, the Ethiopian-American, La Palma, California native launched her career as the executive assistant to celebrity hairstylist Johnny Wright. Less than six months after her apprenticeship began, she packed her bags and moved to Washington, DC, to become one of the two personal hair stylist to the Obama Family.
Yene developed a skill for combining a “’Good’ Hair is Healthy Hair” philosophy with a modern and edgy style. Yene specializes in color and hair weaving techniques. And, her work has gained her a celebrity clientele such as actress Tracee Ellis Ross, Aja Naomi King, actor Hugh Jackman, supermodel Cynthia Bailey, songstress Kandi Burruss and WJLA anchor Jummy Olabanji.
Yene’s energetic attitude and go-getter work ethic has also garnered the attention of other beauty industry professionals. She has consulted a number of budding entrepreneurs on developing and executing improved operational procedures to achieve their organizational objectives.