If you know beauty, you know one thing to be true: Instagram is the ultimate location for hair inspiration. Whether we’re debating a trim or eyeing the dramatic platinum blonde transformation of our dreams (one day!), the feed is the first place we go to find stylists who are absolute experts in their craft.
To celebrate National Hairstylist Appreciation Day, take a look at our list of the best stylists to follow on Instagram now. Dark brown hair or ash blonde, you’re going to find an artist who’s doing something that’s perfect for your lifestyle.
If you love wild hair colors:
Philip Wolff (@philipwolffhair)
Creating wild hair colors is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Wolff’s talents behind the chair. If you’re looking to pair your vibrant hue with a drastic cut, the Matrix global educator is just the man you want to see.
Rickey Zito (@hairgod_zito)
Known as the hair god of vivid, bright colors, Zito is just the man to see if you’re looking to switch things up from plain old neutrals. Don’t believe us? Check out Zito’s Instagram feed for rainbow hair galore!
If you’re obsessed with dramatic color transformations:
Eric Vaughn (@realericvaughn)
If you love dramatic before-and-after photos, Vaughn’s color transformations are the content your Instagram feed is missing. Want to see how the Matrix artistic ambassador takes his clients from dark brown hair to honey balayage? It might be time to give him a follow!
Alfredo Lewis (@alfredo_lewis)
After 25 years in the industry, Lewis has made a name for himself as a go-to source for everything color related. If you’re inspired by drastic color changes, just one of Lewis’s many color transformation videos will have you itching to switch things up.
If you can’t stop thinking about blonde hair:
Emily Alders (@emily.alders)
If you’re a natural blonde or looking to join the “blondes have more fun” party, narrowing down which golden hue is best can be tricky. That’s why you need a stylist like Emily Alders on your side. From dimensional balayage to sunkissed highlights, Alders’ feed features all of the blonde-spiration you’ll ever need.
Jamie Wiley (@jamiewileyhair)
It’s not just Wiley’s blonde coloring skills we’re obsessed with. Between the endless photos of blonde hair and intricate braided hairstyles, Wiley’s IG game is next-level. Talk about #hairgoals!
If you love your texture more than any crush you’ve ever had:
Daryce Brown-Willis (@styledbyreece)
Daryce Brown-Willis is a regular on Hair.com because she’s relatable, charismatic, and gives really good advice about styling coily and curly hair. Follow her for a daily dash of positivity and plenty of practical daily hair tips.
Tippi Shorter (@tippishorter)
Curly girls love to share their know-how with others—and newly-minted Mizani global artistic director Tippi Shorter is no different. Her editorial eye and #TextureTuesday posts make her a must-have on your timeline.
If you live and breathe balayage:
Min Kim (@minkimcolorist)
If a stunning balayage is what you’re after, a quick scroll through Kim’s Instagram will prove that no one does the hand-painted technique like the L'Oréal Professionnel colorist. At Hair.com, Kim fills us in on all things color from how to get the perfect summer balayage to the difference between balayage, highlights, and ombre.
Daniel Mason Jones (@danielmasonjones)
Can’t get enough of seeing balayage on your feed? Jones' page is a hub for all of the natural and effortless colors you can imagine.
If you need a killer cut:
Jennifer Gillis (@jgillistyle)
Whether you’re looking for an effortlessly cool cut or a short shaggy chop, Gillis’s feed is a one-stop shop for all of the haircut inspo you’ll ever need. She's even shared her top haircuts and styles for thick hair with the Hair.com team.
Teresa Mockler (@teresamockler)
Looking to trade in your long layers for something a bit riskier? Mockler’s Instagram is basically a curated mood board of edgy hairstyles. Between mushroom hairstyles and modern mullets, you’ll be sure to find the daring haircut inspo you’re searching for.
Janine Whitman (@janinewhitman)
Kérastase lead national educator Janine Whitman is a teacher at her core, so look to her Instagram posts for insight into techniques and skills that make all the difference. Don’t be surprised if you start swapping industry terms with your stylist like a real pro!
If braids make you weak at the knees:
Savanah King (@savvyking)
Savanah King, a Shu Uemura Art of Hair national artist, is basically a ray of sunshine on your feed. Whether she's showing off a newly-installed set of extensions or working on brightening balayage, there's never a break in her creativity.
If you love natural colors:
Mattison Perron (@mattison.hair)
Beach babes, get ready to fall in love. Mattison Perron’s made her name by making Cali girl hair better than ever and her blondes are truly to die for. Get ready to show these photos to your stylist at your next appointment!
If you’re obsessed with androgyny:
Mikey Henger (@mikeyyyyyyy_)
Rock and roll isn’t dead—at least, not while Mikey Henger is around. The self-described “antihero” of hair creates cool guy pompadours and edgy mullets that’ll have you questioning your own sense of what’s cool. Follow him when you’re ready to push your personal style out of the box.
Jamie DiGrazia (@jamiedigrazia)
Jamie DiGrazia is a 2018 NAHA winner and 2019 NAHA nominee—basically the biggest award in the hair world. The Redken artist’s cuts are out-of-the-box and editorial. If there’s ever going to be a person who finally convinces you to try the shag on your wavy or curly hair, DiGrazia is it!
If your boyfriend needs hair inspo, too:
Mikey Denton (@mikeydenton)
If there were professors of barbering, Baxter of California educator Mikey Denton would almost certainly have tenure. His black-and-white cut diagrams are a fascinating look at the artistry behind the most popular men’s cuts.
Josh Velazquez (@snipertoe)
Got a thing for the whole men’s lifestyle package—tattoos, whiskey, antique leather, and the like? Josh Velazquez is your new favorite follow. The Baxter of California global educator and barber’s feed is a masterclass in aesthetics.
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