Hairstylist and makeup artist to the stars, Dariel Pulliam, passed away Tuesday morning.
The 26-year-old, just one month shy of 27, had been hospitalized for a few weeks. Details are still forthcoming, but it’s believed that Dariel died from complications involving fluid in his lungs.
The stylist was often seen with his most famous Atlanta-area clients, including Neffe Pugh, Keyshia Coles’ sister and star of BET’s “Frankie & Neffe” reality show.
“I’m hurting" Neffe said. "I’ve been with him from the beginning of his career all the way to the end."
S2S Publisher Jamie Foster Brown said she just spent time with Dariel in February at the Bronner Bros. hair show.
Although his career was just taking off, Dariel had already made a significant impact on fashion and society in Atlanta.
Kandi Burruss of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” tweeted, “That hurts my heart... I was just thinking about him yesterday! He will be missed by many."
Tionna Smalls of “What Chilli Wants” fame also shared her emotions via Twitter. “My life is distraught. My friend, make up artist, atl hairstylist (what chilli wants 2) Dariel Pulliam (@darielloves) has passed. May he RIP,” she wrote.
Hair News Network