“Love and Hip Hop New York” is back for its third season! This means more of the show’s veterans like Yandy Smith and Olivia, but it also means new faces including model and mogul Tahiry Jose, and red-headed shoe stylist to the stars and entrepreneur Rashida Ali. But perhaps more importantly for us, tons of swoon-worthy hair and makeup we’ll all want to recreate at home.
To get us all in gear for the upcoming season, which premieres TONIGHT on VH1 at 8 P.M. EST, we went straight to the source, Tekoa Hash. Tekoa is the Glam Coordinator of the Love & Hip Hop franchise and Co-Founder & President of The Teknique Agency, a creative artist and event management firm based here in NYC.
If you remember StyleBlazer had an opportunity to chat with the glam squad Tekoa headed up for Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, but this time around we wanted to know a little more about the woman who puts together some of reality TV’s best hair and makeup artists so we got a chance to chat with the busy business woman.
On how she got her start…
I started at MAC Cosmetics in Detroit as a makeup artist, then moved to New York as a product specialist. It really honed my craft to work around other amazing artists and helped me to develop cutting edge techniques for all face types.
What she looks for when hiring an artist to work for The Teknique Agency…
I look for a combination of three things: skill set, professionalism and personality.
A typical day on set…
There is no such thing as a typical day! It’s reality, so you never know what is going to happen once the cameras start rolling.
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