Cheers West Edition


Wave Staff Report

Emmy-winning hairstylist Robert Stevenson will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild at their annual awards ceremony Feb. 16 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The Ladera Heights resident’s career spans 40 years. Though, he retired in 2009, Stevenson continues to work as a consultant and wig designer.

He won the Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Award for “The Butler” and has been Samuel L. Jackson’s personal hairstylist for more than 14 years, working with the actor on 30-plus movies.

Nason Buchanan

Los Angeles resident Nason Buchanan was honored Dec. 8 at the 2018 DangerMan Hero Awards for his dedication to servicing families in the Los Angeles community.

The award ceremony, held at the California African American Museum, celebrates and honors “ordinary everyday” men, women and children, who make extraordinary contributions to local communities in the State of California.

Buchanan, who recently started a new position as program manager at Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, Office of Reentry, spent the last several years working with at-risk youth as the senior regional program coordinator in the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety.

Leslie Hale

Compton native Leslie Hale became the first African-American woman to be named CEO of a publicly traded real estate investment trust in the United States last month when she was named the CEO of RLJ Lodging Trust, a Bethesda, Maryland-based hotel company with 153 properties and nearly 30,000 rooms.

A product of Los Angeles public schools, Hale attended Howard University and Harvard Business School. She serves on the Howard University Board of Trustees.

Compiled by Angela Parker.

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