Being a hairstylist for Beyoncé‘s world tour means being part of fashion trends and high-level creativity. Behind the scenes, it’s important to spotlight the individuals responsible for ensuring the artist looks impeccable—and Letisia Ravelo shines in this role.

Hailing from the vibrant Bronx, New York, this young Dominican star is passionate about hairstyling. She is crafting iconic looks for Blue Ivy Carter and the diva’s dancers. She explained this job transcends mere employment—an unparalleled experience.

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In an exclusive interview with FIERCE, the hairstylist affectionately known as “Letty” divulges some secrets of her incredible success. Furthermore, she shares how her family played a pivotal role in making this dream a reality.

“I always knew I was reaching a high level in my career because, coming from a Latino household, there is no half-passing. It is like, ‘You better be doing big things’ because if you are not, they are coming for you,” said, joking and serious.

To Ravelo, mastering time management is vital to achieving perfection during the Renaissance Tour

Talent, coupled with a distinctive swagger, can indeed be hereditary, and Blue Ivy serves as a living testament to how she’s growing both as an artist and a force in the fashion world. At just 11 years old, she’s becoming a fashion icon, with Ravelo as one of the key contributors to this remarkable achievement.

“I am beyond grateful and honored to do what I love and get to do it every night. For her [Beyoncé] to trust me with her dancers and her daughter is a blessing,” she said.

Ravelo underscores the significance of time management by discussing the challenges inherent in her work and drawing from years of valuable experience.

She believes things can quickly spiral downhill without a firm grasp of this skill—especially when navigating the intricate production of a grand tour like the Renaissance Tour.

“There are so many moving parts that you have to bring it and have a schedule and make sure you know what you are going to do before you step foot in that stadium,” she said.

As an Afro-Latina, one of the most significant achievements is showcasing her cultural roots through her art

For her, family serves as both inspiration and a guiding force in setting achievable goals: “My mom always pushed me to set goals, reach them, and strive to surpass what I had already set for myself. Being part of this major production is significant not just for me but for my family as well.”

Being on this incredible tour and making history alongside various professionals in different fields remains surreal. One of the most gratifying aspects is the opportunity to represent her Afro-Latino heritage creatively.

Since landing the gig in Los Angeles, she sends powerful messages worldwide through her art—evoking sensuality, power, boldness, and, of course, beauty.

While it’s difficult to pick a favorite hairstyle, Ravelo holds the ponytail with a braid in high regard. In her words, “She owned that look.”