Jelani, Inc. is a full service hair salon providing
grooming to a multicultural
and multiracial clientele throughout the New York
Tri-state area. Jelani, Inc. also services clients
throughout the United States as well as clients from
other countries. Jelani was established in 1998.
Debra Ottley is the President and CEO of Jelani, Inc. Mrs.
Ottley has over 15 years of industry experience. Debra
graduated from Long Island Beauty School (L.I.B.S.) where she
received a license in cosmetology. Debra, one of New York's
hottest hairstylists, specializes in creating fabulous,
versatile, undetectable hairstyles for agencies, production
companies, and professional women in the corporate and
entertainment industries. People from all walks of life
are always welcomed to come in and discover their natural
Debra's hairstyles have been featured on some of the world-leading
top fashion magazines such as Bazaar, Inside Salon, L Magazine,
Panache, Sophisticate's Black Hair and Heart & Soul Magazine. She has had
numerous articles written about her naturalist hairstyling approach.
Debra's client roster includes the hip-hop diva Lauryn Hill,
World Heavyweight Championship boxer Lenox Lewis and Cassandra
Walden from the Big Brother show.
Jelani's expansion plans include the development of a natural hair care product line.