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Here’s How Rihanna’s Hairstylist Gathers Inspiration Before an Event

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Ursula Stephen opened her Brooklyn salon in 2013, but she spends a lot of time taking her talents on the road. Whether she’s styling Rihanna at a private location, Serena Williams before the Met Gala, or Laverne Cox before the premiere of Orange Is the New Black, Stephen has to juggle the quick deadlines of the industry and the spotlight of her big-name clients. At times she’ll only have less than 24 hours to prep with a client before a major red carpet event, so it’s up to her to find fresh inspiration while she’s on the move.

Take a drive with Stephen to see how she’s preparing for her next big event: the BET Awards. Below, take a look through some of Stephen’s work.

#naomieharris today for the #oscars nominee luncheon! @kennethsohmakeup #ursieonhair #theacademy

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Flashin' back to last year's #METGala with @zendaya! #UrsieOnHair #FBF

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The crowd awaits...#UrsieOnHair #Cannes

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Straight to the point with @serenawilliams for #MetGala! #UrsieOnHair #Versace #CommedesGarcons

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