Call her a fashionable phenom, style icon, and trendsetter, and you won’t be too far off the mark. June Marie, better known as June Ambrose is a self-taught stylist, creative director, costume designer, author, businesswoman, #Rockmom, and social media influencer of repute – is also Antiguan by the way!
With her infectious energy and impeccable style, the celebrity stylist has built a brand that has become synonymous with a level of class and success that few in the fashion industry can compete with. And with close to 1.5 million followers across her multiple social media platforms, June’s influential momentum isn’t stopping soon.
Born in 1972 in Antigua, June quit her job at an investment company where she worked for a few years before she decided to chase her passion. In 1990, she landed an internship at Uptown/MCA Records, where she began her career in styling.
And now, with a career that spans over two decades, June has left an indelible mark as a style architect who has been able to revolutionize hip-hop music, lifestyle, design, publishing, and social media. According to The Coveteur, June is the “heart and soul of the fashion styling world.”
She has styled more than 200 music videos and multiple world tours, and among her seemingly inexhaustible list of clients include famous artists, divas and Hollywood A-listers such as Jay-Z, Will Smith, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Missy Elliot, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Zoe Saldana, Kerry Washington, Garcelle Beauvais, Gabrielle Union, and Ciara.
June was motivated to share her wealth of knowledge as a celebrity stylist in a book which she released in 2006. The book “Effortless Style” is a go-to style guide for everyone who wants to look good regardless of body type or budget.
In 2013, following her collaboration with Selima Optique on two lines of sunglasses, June delved into the footwear industry by launching her signature shoe collection for Home Shopping Network. She has also featured on shows including “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Today Show,” MTV, “The View,” and “Extreme Makeover.”
As an influencer and inspirational figure, June uses her social media platforms, notably Instagram, to motivate her social media community (aka her #Juniverse) – majorly composed of women, to look good while chasing their passion. Her influence doesn’t just end in fashion and style. She also has interests in the food and fitness sectors. With her coined hashtags #RockMomChronicles and #WellnessWeekend, June shows her followers how she juggles her everyday tasks as a businesswoman, wife, and mother of two while keeping fit with regular visits to the gym. She also shares posts of food recipes and videos of her whipping up delicious meals on her IGTV.
In her posts, she shares some of the beauty products she uses on her face and skin to keep it healthy. Some of them include her body wash (Pacha Soap with clarifying charcoal), anti-aging body balm by Osea, Glycelene, and scented moisturizing coconut oil by 365. Another product she uses in her skin regimen includes her face wash/body polish by Intelligent Nutrients. Apart from using external beauty treatments, she also recommends other health tips like taking your vitamins regularly, and drinking lots of water.
According to June, some of the makeup products she can’t do without include Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl (because it also doubles as a lipstick), Anastasia of Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Caramel (because eyebrows create the perfect frame for your face), and Lancome Hypnose Waterproof Mascara (for luscious lashes that last all night long). Other products she swears by are Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #9 and #10 (for the most luxuriously natural skin), Nars Orgasm Blush (for high cheekbones that shine) and Tom Ford Foundation Stick in Chestnut (for the most natural contour).
And when it comes to cooking on the #juniverse, she’s proudly vegan, and most of the meal recipes she shares online are always vegan-friendly. Whether it’s vegan fried rice or vegetable coconut curry stew, they are all simple meals with high nutritional value. Her step-by-step video demonstration of her preparing mouth-watering dishes is a sight to behold, and she gets her many followers drooling every time there’s a food post.
The 47-year old mom also shares some videos of her being goofy with her kids, Chance (17) and Summer (14). She’s particularly fond of her daughter, Summer, and the pair make an adorable sight when they are at their many fun interactions, either dancing or singing or doing both.
June is a perfect example of someone who has against all the odds succeeded at what she loves doing. Her passion, charisma, grace, and positive outlook have made her stand out among the rest as a style icon to reckon with. Over the years, she has remained faithful to her passion and her dogma of making her next moment even grander than the last.