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Clara Amaguru was born and raised in Uganda, East Africa. Clara’s interest in braiding started at the tender age of six. African hair sculpture is an art form that has been passed down from generation to generation. It requires manual dexterity and patience as many styles are intricate and time consuming. Clara has readily embraced this and for her, hair has become a medium for self-expression.

Clara is a licensed cosmetologist, educator, artist and business owner. She started her training at Gail Bishop’s salon in Victoria then worked at Abantu Salon in Vancouver before proceeding to business ownership.

She has also been taught by some of best in the natural hair care in the United States. Clara’s unique style of braiding and artistic flare have made her a much sought after stylist in Vancouver, Canada. Her creative self expression is the main factor for the following achievements and recognition:

  1. First Canadian to win the title of the “World’s Best Braider”in first place. She won this title after competing with stylists from United States and England in Atlanta, Georgia in May, 2000. She won a second medal in 2004 coming in third place.

  2. Technical educator for McBride Research Laboratories. Educating salons and cosmetology schools on Design Essentials salon systems.

  3. Working with the film industry and sports arena in Vancouver. Some of Clara’s clients include Keith Cobb from “Andromeda” and “Young and the Restless”, Vivica Fox from “Two can play that game”, Lynn Whitfield from “A thin line between love and hate”, Grant Long from former Vancouver Grizzles basketball team, John Adams from “Dead Zone”, Little Romeo from “Romeo” show and Jason Mamoa from “Stargate Atlantis”.

  4. Feature stories in the Vancouver Sun, the Canadian Hairdresser, Burnaby Now, Afro News, the Source, VTV breakfast news and MTV appearances.

  5. Instructor for the Cosmetology Industry Association of B.C. Teaching professional development workshops on hair extensions, dreadlocks and hair relaxing.

  6. Sole proprietor of Amaguru African hair Gallery located at 5107 Kingsway, Burnaby since 2003.

  7. Professional development workshop Instructor since 1998. Developed and teaches workshops on hair extensions, braiding, cornrows, interlocking extensions and dreadlocks across Canada.

Workshops

Clara has developed workshops to cater to stylists interested in expanding their scope of professional techniques. 

These workshops are geared at providing stylists with the skills needed to diversify their services. These unique techniques are guaranteed to increase their clientele and revenue.

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Clara Amaguru

Clara Amaguru

African hair sculpture is an art form that has been passed down from generation to generation. It requires artistry, manual dexterity and patience as many styles are intricate and time consuming. 

Clara has been gifted with the art of braiding from the age of six. For her, hair has become a medium for creative  self-expression.

Clara’s artistic creations are not only limited to hair; her fine art work speaks for itself. Click here for more details!

 

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