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Growing up in Jamaica, Nadia Vassell dreamed of moving to New York to pursue a career in modeling. Along with her success on the runway, the hairstyling skills she learned in Montego Bay shone through while working on other models during photo shoots, eventually leading to The Nadia Vassell Salon on the Lower East Side. Today, Vassell continues to provide celebrity-level weaves, extensions and blowouts, in addition to scalp treatments, coloring and hair repair. She also councils her clients on avoiding the most common do-it-yourself mistakes, though getting in to see her is by appointment only, and can take quite a while.