Wella Professionals has just announced that Dereq Clark (aka. @dereqc on Instagram), a trendy haircutter and dimensional colour specialist, has been named a new North America ambassador and will be joining their brand ambassador team.
Clark brings a ton of experience as an educator—with Sassoon and Wella Studio training, along with a love for teaching and helping other stylists.
“Dereq’s accomplishments behind the chair and beyond are exceptional,” says Carole Protat, senior director of brand education for Wella Professionals. “His diverse educational background, mastery of all hair textures, and passion for transforming his clients’ confidence through each hair appointment perfectly exemplifies the future of our industry and makes him the perfect addition to the Wella Professionals family.”
In his new position, Clark says he hopes he can bring more inclusion and representation to the beauty industry.
“My new role as a Wella Professionals North America ambassador is important to me because it gives me an opportunity to showcase a versatile side of hairstyling and colouring on all hair types, but particularly textured hair,” he says. “Representation matters, and to set a new standard for under-represented hairstylists of colour means a great deal to me.”