Wednesday, June 22, 2022
This pioneer of the DC Barber community is the Founder and CEO of the illustrious Lady Clipper Barber Shop, whose mission is to create an inclusive space for clients.

Washington, DC Each Quarter of the year, the District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) highlights the achievements of a District of Columbia resident who exemplifies excellence in the area of creativity, education, creative entrepreneurship, economic revitalization of creative businesses, social justice or racial equity. OCTFME is delighted to recognize LESLEY BRYANT, aka The Lady Clipper as the recipient of this distinction.

In May 2017, Lesley proudly opened the doors to The Lady Clipper Barber Shop, in the Historic U Street Corridor of Washington, DC, with a team of lady barbers, after 12 years in corporate America. Lesley decided to embark on a journey that would augment the blueprint of barbershop culture with her unique touch.

"Thank you for this honor, OCTFME family. A DC Star! Wow! Thank you for considering the barbers and me at the Lady Clipper Barbershop. Serving the District over the past five years has been a gratifying experience. This year marks a 5-year milestone. We are extremely privileged to continue to produce, serve the community, and offer chances to artists in the Greater Washington, DC area," said Lesley Bryant.

The Lady Clipper Barber Shop is a woman of color powerhouse that provides an alternative to the traditionally male-dominant industry and a place where you can expect exceptional service in a lively environment that truly embodies the music and art scene of DC.

Over the last five years, she has dedicated her love for being a Barber-Stylist to clientele throughout the Washington, DC community. She understands her clients and creates looks that embody clean construction and elegant lines. Her mission is to reveal the best of your style with a look that speaks for itself.

Lesley and her team of lady barbers take pride in understanding clients. Her mission is to create an inclusive space for both clients and barbers while revealing the best of clients' style.

Lesley gives back to her community by allowing The Lady Clipper Barber Shop to be a canvas for DC Metropolitan artists. She displays the works of local artists in the shop, and the walls are graced with art that inspires creativity.

Lesley also hosts events inviting the community to connect in a safe, inclusive space.

Lesley "Lady Clipper" Bryant has a true passion for precision, artistry, and people. She blends this triad into a career dedicated to creative ingenuity. The diversity of her clients is as wide-ranging as the transformative styles she creates. For more information on The Lady Clipper, go to www.ladyclipper.com.

Congratulations, Lesley Bryant, Second Quarter, 2022, DC STAR!

Social Media:
Facebook: @ladyclipperbarber
Instagram: @ladyclipper



OCTFME launched the "Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment DC STAR" as a Creative Industry Contributor Spotlight Feature. It highlights and recognizes the achievements of one (1) District resident per quarter who has demonstrated a significant and notable accomplishment in the area of creativity, education, creative entrepreneurship, economic revitalization of the creative businesses, social justice, or racial equity in the District of Columbia.



The Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME) produces and broadcasts programming for the District of Columbia’s public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable television channels and digital radio station; regulates the District of Columbia’s cable television service providers; provides customer service for cable subscribers; and supports a sustainable film, music, and entertainment creative economy and labor market in the District of Columbia.

OCTFME operates and manages the District's government television access channels: the District Council Channel (DCC), the District of Columbia Network (DCN), and the District Knowledge Network (DKN). OCTFME's award-winning content provides resourceful information on government activity, education, current events, history, music, arts and entertainment. OCTFME manages and programs DC Radio 96.3 HD4 digital radio station, the District of Columbia's first government radio station in partnership with Howard University's WHUR. It is one of only two full-power, city-managed and programmed radio stations in the country.

OCTFME provides production support services that advance film, television, video, entertainment, interactive, multimedia, and digital media content creators. These services include permitting, location scouting; production support; job placement assistance; workforce development; and the DC Film, Television, and Entertainment Rebate Fund.

OCTFME supports the creative economy through Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents: 202Creates initiative, administering programs supporting the growth and sustainability of the creative industries in all 8 Wards of the District.

For more information, contact the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment at (202) 671-0066, visit us online at: entertainment.dc.gov, and follow us on Facebook.com/entertaindc, Instagram.com/entertain_dc, and Twitter.com/entertain_dc.