Dionne Smith

 This month sees the launch of Dionne Smith Academy, an eponymously titled new teaching institute offering quality courses in hair and beauty. If you are a hair enthusiast, chances are you would’ve come across the name Dionne Smith in recent years. As one of the most innovative, dynamic, talented and prolific Afro hair specialists in the UK, Dionne has amassed a huge following of supporters who are in awe of her ability to create stunning, wearable hairstyles to suit all textures of hair.

An award-winning hairdresser, Dionne has tended to the tresses of Naomi Campbell, Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji and Charlene White to name a few. The London based star stylist has a steady presence in leading hair titles, and currently produces a double page spread in Blackhair magazine called ‘Style Desire’ where every issue she demonstrates a new style trend, in addition to a monthly page in OK! Nigeria. Her work has also appeared in Black Beauty & Hair,  HAIR magazine, Hairstyles Only and Hair Now. Dionne is also an in-demand session stylist and has represented top hair brands such as Sleek, Design Essentials and Elite UK Team during exhibitions, and was recently appointed an ambassador for Curlformers.

After 17 years of hairstyling Dionne is now ready to impart her knowledge to the next generation of stylists with Dionne Smith Academy. Courses include an Introduction to Hairdressing, Bridal Hair and Updos, Cutting Course, and Introduction to Make Up. Dionne says, “I eat, drink and breathe hair. I’m so passionate about our industry, and I am a real advocate for education, so  I can’t wait to get started with my academy and pass on all I have learned over the last 17 years.”After successful completion of the course students will receive a CPD (continued professional development) certificate that will provide a solid foundation for them to kickstart their career, or furthermore, enhance the skills they already have. Courses are mainly practical and will be conducted in a group format, but can be taught on a bespoke one-to-one basis too.


Email courses@dionnesmith.com to book, make further enquiries or request an interview.

To find out more information about Dionne Smith Academy visit courses.dionnesmith.com For regular updates and information about promotions follow @dionnesmithhair on Twitter and Dionne Smith Hairstylist on Facebook. 



  1. Your hair is very pretty. I am glad to see more of my sisters embracing their natural beauty 🙂