Claflin University Alumnus Featured As Lead Stylist in ESSENCE Magazine

Oct 30, 2015

Claflin Alumni Adrin WashingtonThe career of Claflin University alumnus Adrin “Seven” Washington has taken an impressive leap to the White House.  Washington and his team of hair stylists are featured in the November 2015 issue of ESSENCE magazine.   Washington led his team as they styled the 29 women photographed throughout the November 2015 Issue as the “29 Powerful Black Women Calling the Shots in The Obama Administration.”

Washington graduated from Claflin in 2000 with a degree in Mass Communications. He is the CEO of Seven and Company Hair Salon in Bethesda, Md.

 “Working with the photo shoot was exciting. These women work extremely hard and I enjoyed being able to pamper them.” Washington stated.

His impeccable style and styling techniques has allowed him the opportunity to style Patti LaBelle, Amy Poehler, Chaka Khan, Countess Vaughn, Gabrielle Union, Shirley Caesar, Nicki Minaj, Shaun Robinson, Rashia Jones, Jennifer Hudson and many more.

“My team is trained to execute a range of styles. We enhance the client’s natural beauty and makes sure the client looks and feels their best. I treat every client like a celebrity,” concluded, Washington.

Washington has won numerous awards and his work has also appeared on the pages of Vogue, InStyle, Heart & Soul, Jet, Upscale and Ebony magazines.

He credits his success to his alma mater and Claflin President Henry N. Tisdale.

“The Claflin Confidence taught me how to stand out in the crowd and feel like I am the best,” said Washington. “Claflin is a lot like me, small in stature but big in presence. I am so grateful and proud of my alma mater.”

ESSENCE is the preeminent lifestyle magazine for African American women. With an estimated readership of eight million, the magazine delivers cutting edge information on health and fitness, relationships, personal finance, careers, arts and entertainment, world news, food, fashion, beauty and the personal challenges and achievements of Black women.

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