Rare Essence Studio opened its doors May 2006, in Glendale; with a vision to empower people to wear their hair proudly, in its natural state. Today, the studio has upheld that vision and turned it into a reality. Through word of mouth the studio business increase so significantly to where Rare Essence had to relocate. In April 2009 Rare Essence moved into a larger studio to better accommodate its clientele.

Since the resettlement, Rare Essence gained such an irrefutable reputation, that the studio has catered many known artist and athletes and the community at large. In addition, our talents have been recognized world-wide; in 2011, Rare Essence Studio took 1st place at the World Natural Hair Show in Atlanta, GA as well as being featured in Essence. Tresse magazine, and Sophisticates Black Hair.
Today Rare Essence Studio has again needed to expand due to a larger clientele. With a new location in Tempe, we are better able to service our current clients and welcome new ones.

So if you are someone who has been seeking the art and talent only found in an experienced natural hair stylist have come to the right place. With our variety of styles to choose from, possibilities are endless. If braids, locs, twists or any other natural style is what you desire, you can stop looking and book an appointment with Rare Essence Studio!


Rare Essence Studio is always looking for more talent and someone who can fit right in an already well-established team. If you have a passion for natural hair, are self motivated, a team member player basic experience in braiding, locing, and twist (?), and a willingness spirit to learn more, Rare Essence is looking for you! If you believe you have what it takes to be Rare Essence stylist, submit your resume