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She’s the woman behind the “comeback” fashions for celebrities like Mariah Carey and Luther Vandross. She styles hip-hop and movie royalty on a regularly basis, as her client list includes Jay-Z and Will Smith. She even makes expectant celebrities look and feel their best during this special time in their lives—Alicia Keys can attest to that. June Ambrose is definitely a stylish force to be reckoned with.
This red-lipped turban-donning fashion guru takes a personal approach to everything styling assignment. She states in a Huffington Post article, “Celebrities are…constantly being photographed and judged…I have to strip them down and build them back up…I need them to see themselves, not the person they want to be, but the person they are.” This psychology is what gives her the insight to suggest a form-fitting dress for a self-proclaimed tomboy, or a polished blazer for a reforming party girl.
Ambrose, a native of Antigua, has been enamored by fashion for as long as she can remember. “I used to cut up my grandmother’s curtains to make designer dresses for my Barbie dolls,” she recalls. She also recalls putting together fashion shows in elementary school; the parents of her schoolmates would attend, which further encouraged the young Ambrose to pursue a career dedicated to helping people look their best.
June’s advice for the everyday fashionista is to “keep it simple.” In her interview with the Huffington Post, she asserts “…people…feel like they need to overaccessorize. You have to balance your bold. … Head-to-toe leopard isn’t necessary unless it’s a Halloween soiree you’re going to.”
Ambrose’s sense of impeccable style is also evident in the way she dresses herself. Tailored blazers with matching shorts, eye-catching handbags and high heels, and of course the turban—her signature fashion statement, are signs that any clients is in very capable hands. June Ambrose has also landed a reality series, Styled by June, which chronicles the challenges and triumphs she faces when styling celebrity clients like Jaleel White and Michelle Williams.
You can catch June Ambrose’s show on VH1 for more of her expert fashion ideas, and check out some of her best looks here: