Janel A Sealy Smith

 Five Elements of a Hair Guru's Success

Meet award winning Janel Sealy Smith, celebrity hair sculptor, innovator, and educator.


What makes Janel A Sealy Smith a force to be reckoned with? Here are the top six traits of  Janel that are propelling her career in the hair industry forward.

Accomplished Hair Sculptor. For over 20 years, award- winning Janel Sealy Smith has taken the industry by storm, using hair and her cosmetology talents as a canvas for redefining beauty and transforming lives. Her exquisite styling has been featured in top magazines such as Essence, Ultimate Weaves & Extensions, Black Passion, Mazza, Brides, ESPN, Step by Step, and Brooks Brothers. She’s known for styling hair for major music videos such as Trey Songz “Say Ahh” and John Legend’s “Wake Up Everybody”. She’s also styled for television shows, films, and New York Fashion Week shows. Some of her famous clientele include Dawn Richards, Cheri Denis, Vivian Green, America’s Next Top Model’s Bree, and Regina Bell. One of her greatest feats to date was her casting as a feature stylist on BET’s hair styling series Tears, Shears, & Beauty.

Technique Innovator. Heard of puzzle cutting and  J-Factor weaving? Janel’s mastery of  the art of weaving and cutting , resulted in the creation of her innovative hair styling techniques that stylists around the world  are using and replicating on their clients. Her awards and accomplishments in the hair sphere include winning multiple Fantasy styling competitions including the Milky Way Battle of the Champions competition at Bronner Bros 2010.

Booming Entrepreneur.  Even with being so busy, Janel finds the time to run two successful hair businesses. Janel owns the Cocoa Mane Salon in Brooklyn, New York that provides customer with quality styling, weaving, and treatment services. She also created the brand JASS Product Line ( JASS products consist of shampoos, conditioners, treatment, serums, sprays, and styling tools that are enriched with natural oils such as Keratin, Vitamin E, Tea Tree Oil, and other vitamins that strengthen and nourish the hair. The brand was inspired by cancer survivor clients and friends who wanted all natural healthy products that were green-friend and could help them restore and maintain healthy hair.

Leader and Educator.  With her trusted expertise in editorial styling, hair and beauty companies call on Janel when looking to start or expand their product lines. She has worked with leading hair companies such as Janet Collections, Model Model, Sensual, and Sensational as a consultant and stylist. Her creative direction and visionary styling process has helped brands execute successful marketing campaigns. On the educational front, Hair & Beauty trade shows such as Bronner Bros, Premiere, and I.H.S have all sought Janel to lead panel discussions on emerging and existing hair trends. Janel also offers instructional hair styling DVDS to her fans worldwide so they can learn tricks of the trade on their own time.

Philanthropist. Every successful business woman should always find ways to give back, and Janel is no exception. Janel’s organization Healing Through Hair provides educational assistance to women enrolled in Cosmetology programs in Trinidad and Tobago correctional facilities. She helps provide products and tools needed to help these women become stylists following their release from prison. Janel believes that investing in these women’s cosmetology skills will help them increase their confidence, earn money for their families, and hopefully deter them from returning to a life of crime by being productive members of society.

Janel is a talented leader, accomplished hair professional, and motivated humanitarian.  She is a superb example of how successful stylists can make a positive impact on communities and the hair industry. Janel is on top of the hair game and is ready to continue riding the waves of her hair industry success.

Want to know more about Janel? Connect with her on social @janelasealysmith  for hair care inspiration and tips. For more information about or to inquire about bookings, speaking engagements, and consultations, contact 1(877) 876-6263