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About Arlette Pender

Arlette PenderArlette Pender is one of New York’s most innovative stylists specializing in natural hair care and weaving.  A graduate of the Robert Fiancé School of Beauty, Arlette has worked in the top salons throughout Brooklyn, New York. At a very young age, she discovered she had a passion for the care of hair that was not treated by chemicals.

Encouraged by her mother to be self-reliant, Arlette began braiding hair for the children in her Brooklyn neighborhood, developing her own method of adding hair to braids to make the hair longer. Using this method, Arlette soon began to create a variety of unique and versatile styles. “This became my passion,” says Arlette. With a growing clientele clamouring for natural haircare, Arlette developed other methods of styling natural hair.

After several years of honing her skills with natural hair, Arlette’s talent resulted in a loyal following which includes celebrity clients such as Kelis Jones, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, N’Bushe Wright and members of the WNBA and Pro Baseball . In addition, Arlette’s work has been featured in industry and lifestyles publications such as Essence, Vibe, Floss, Braids & Beyond, Beautiful Braids, Sophicates black hair magazine. Recently Arlette has been featured in an Infomercial as well as Product Ads, Videos and much more.
Arlette relocated to Arizona in June 2005 and once again found a need for the natural hair care stylist. After a few months of networking, Hairloks by Arlette, a natural haircare salon opened in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Recognizing the need for stylists to expand their services to include clients’ with natural hair, Arlette has developed a natural haircare training program. This unique training program offers classes for the individual stylists, salon owners or can be included as part of the core-curriculum for beauty schools. With a love for her craft, Arlette and HBA Stylist are committed to provide her clients with healthy beautiful natural hair.