Born in Georgetown, Guyana and raised in California’s Silicon Valley, hairstylist Marcia Hamilton is known for her ability to mesh old school beauty with up to minute trends and techniques. She discovered her passion for art and style at an early age, but against her mother’s predictions, Marcia had ambitions of becoming an auto mechanic. After a series life changing events, destiny lead Marcia onto the inevitable path of her career in hair. She began her hair care education under strict training and later continued her advanced education at Vidal Sassoon, Redken International and Toni & Guy.
From there, Marcia moved to Los Angeles and began assisting various celebrity hairstylists. She forged a name for herself while collaborating with stylists by applying her knowledge and skill in hair color to create unique styles for stars like Brandy, Eve, Kelly Roland and Serena Williams. With fierce determination and a curiosity for the unknown, Marcia ventured to New York where she was mentored by hair industry giants Orlando Pita, Guido Palau, and Danilo. Since then Marcia has crafted looks on numerous runway shows for designers Oscar De La Renta, Tom Ford, Caroline Herrera, Derek Lam, Marc Jacobs and Dian Von Furstenberg.
Marcia has created iconic looks for celebrities, art directors and tastemakers such as Kerry Washington, Pink, Willow Smith, Carine Roitfeld, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Pat McGrath, Karl Templer, Alicia Keys, and Tracee Ellis Ross. Her work frequently appears in publications like Vogue, Interview, Glamour, CR Fashion Book, Elle, Essence, and W magazine. She has collaborated with renowned photographers including Steven Klein, Bruce Weber, Phillip Dixon, and Karl Lagerfeld. Marcia continues to contribute her skill and expertise to major fashion and beauty brands Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Target, Pravana, Stance, Disney, Nike and the list continues to grow.
Marcia is based in LA, but frequently travels to NYC for work.