Wil Strayhorn is certainly a jack of all trades. An Award Winning Celebrity Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist, Life Coach, Journalist, and Media Personality, his skills and talents have allowed him to reach higher heights and receive accolades on both the local and national level.

Wil Strayhorn is an award-winning, highly rated media personality in TV,  Radio and Live Event Hosting.  He is a  sought after speaker on Fashion, Image, Empowerment & Personal Development topics. Wil Strayhorn is an effortless host and a deeply talented communicator who inspires people to live their best and most authentic life, fully empowered!  Contact Wil for your next conference, fashion show or special event.


About Wil

Talented Hair and Makeup Artist, Educator, Certified Image Coach, Media Personality and Journalist, Wil Strayhorn has been an industry leader for over 20 years. His mastery of hair and makeup designing has rewarded him exposure on a national level.  As an Certified Style Coach, he has assisted both men and women from all walks of life in discovering their own unique individual style and personal image by presenting on self-image topics such as “Look The Part!” while also conducting informative live makeovers for workshops and seminars.

Mr. Strayhorn has had the opportunity to display his talent on the world stage at New York Fashion Week where he was Lead Make-Up Artist , additionally, he has also won numerous awards including the Virginia Fashion Award: “Make-Up Artist of The Year” ,  “Best Hair Colorist” and 3 NAACP Image Awards for “Best Makeup Artist” (three time winner) and “Media Mogul” (two time winner), “Best Internet Talk Show” Old Dominion University WODU Awards for “Best Talk Show” and “Show of The Year” amongst the latest of accolades. These accomplishments have solidified his position as one of the premier beauty, image and media professionals on the east coast.

Mr. Strayhorn later added to his professional portfolio, the title of ” National Educator” when he aligned himself with L’oreal Professional and joined the talented team at “Mizani Hair Products” and performed as one of L’oreal’s premier National Educators for 6 years. He is the co-owner of Let’s Face It Makeup & Hair Studio and founder of L.F.I Enterprises which is parent company for L.F.I Makeup Services, L.F.I Makeup Academy, L.F.I Pageantry Services, L.F.I Bridal Services and  L.F.I Image Makers.   He is the President and Host of the multi-award winning, internet talk radio show Let’s Face It with Wil Strayhorn & Friends (www.LetsFaceItRadio.com).  As a Media Personality, he has appeared on TV as an on-air Makeup Expert in a Reality Show Competition, Co-Hosted a TV Late-Night Talk Show and hosted red carpet and live events. He has shared his knowledge and experience as a special guest on numerous radio programs.   Wil is a staff writer and the Fashion & Beauty Editor for ACHI Magazine as well as a contributing writer for magazines and blogs such as “Supernaturally Fabulous Magazine” and “The Media Brew” entertainment blog to name a few. 

Wil holds an Associates degree in Social Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication (Media/Broadcasting).   In 2018, following earning a Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling (Life Coaching), he launched LFI Coaching & Development, continuing his mission of empowering and inspiring people to live their best lives by adding Certified Empowerment & Image Coaching to his  professional repertoire. Wil continues his media exposure with LIVE w/ Wil Strayhorn & Friends (www.LiveWithWil.com), a digital TV Show dealing with real life issues and topics. 

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The Birth of True Authenticity

Maya Angelou was quoted saying “When you know better, you do better!” Unworthy, low self-esteem, ungratefulness, unforgiveness, envious, broken-spirited and broken-hearted, sad, depressed, controlling, hopeless, ashamed, condemed, unhappy and a victim. For most of my life, I’ve donned mask after mask.  I’ve created and worn beautiful, ornate and oftentimes, very convincing masks.  I many times …

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