Yene styling First Lady Obama for a press event.

Yene styling First Lady Obama for a press event.


A salon owner and traveling stylist, Yene has made a name for herself with unsurpassable standards of forward-thinking hairdressing.

She prides herself on her standard of excellence in both high fashion and classical styling. Her unfaltering belief in continual education and development is what drives her forward and keeps her ahead of the game.

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 hairstylists 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, Skai Jackson, Zendaya, actor Hugh Jackman, supermodel Cynthia Bailey, songstress Kandi Burruss, WNBC anchor Jummy Olabanji, 6ABC anchor Jeannette Reyes, and Fox5 anchor Tisha Lewis.

Yene’s energetic attitude and go-getter work ethic has also garnered the attention of other beauty industry professionals. In 2017, she opened up her first boutique space, Aesthetics Salon in Arlington Virginia. She has consulted a number of budding entrepreneurs on developing and executing improved operational procedures to achieve their organizational objectives.