Celebrity HairDresser Articles & Interviews

Celebrity HairDresser Articles & Interviews

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Ever since Vidal Sassoon created his still famous "Five Point" cut on Grace Coddington in 1964, certain hairdressers were much bigger than the hair that they created.  It became status to have a Vidal Sassoon haircut that was actually cut by Vidal himself.

Kenneth Battelle was famous for creating bouffants on the likes of Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn.  Kenneth still cuts hair an average of four days a week and his price is much less than the $600. 

Halston said about celebrity hairdressers "you're famouse because of your clients, not because of you".

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Barbara Lhotan - "Whispers" of the latest hair fashion trends for Fall

Best selling hair author, educator and HairBoutique.com consultant, Barbara Lhotan, checks in with "whispers" of the latest hair fashion trends for Fall.  


Adam Broderick

In his early days as a hair color assistant he worked at a salon on 57th Street in New York City where all the major players in the nightclub culture of Studio 54 hung out.   Adam had the chance to work with some of the celebrities that came into the salon including Bianca Jagger and Grace Jones.  As his career in color progressed Adam eventually become a widely respected color expert and is currently an industry consultant to Clairol Professional and owner, Adam Broderick Salon in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Adam told FirstChair.com about his early days as a up and coming celebrity colorist  "After hours some of us would go out on the street and look for women who would agree to let us do their hair and, especially, practice our color. We didn’t get paid for that! I wouldn’t get home until 11 p.m., and then I’d get up the next day and start all over again. It was hard work, but it was very exciting and I loved it." 

Adam has won many awards for his color work including 10 Top Colorist by Clairol and Colorist of The Year which he won multiple years.

Adir Abergel

Celeb clients:  Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Camilla Belle, Rosario Dawson, Rose McGowan, Kristen Bell, Kristen Davis, Nicole Richie, Karolina Kurkova, Anne Hathaway, Duchess of York, Maggie Q

Adir has worked around the globe on everything from music videos to some of the biggest fashion shows around including Ralph Lauren, Vivienne Westwood and Carolina Herrera.  He has tamed the tresses of celebrity clientele, including Madonna, Rachel McAdams and Christina Ricci.

Adir did Gretchen Mol's hair for her interview with TORO Magazine.

In WWD Beauty Magazine Adir described his style as "West Coast Moroccan Jew with chutzpah".

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Oscar Blandi

He has also become a mainstay on the red carpet working with actresses like Jennifer Garner, Salma Hayek, Renee Zellweger, and Katie Holmes.  Oscar has become a highly regarded source on hair expertise, and is often quoted in magazines and sought for fashion shows.

Allen Edwards

Allen Edwards has over 30 years of experience in the hair trade working with major celebrities.

Celeb clients: Farrah Fawcett, Julianne Moore, Rene Zellweger, Lara Flynn Boyle, Leah Remini, Donna Mills, Raquel Welch

To read more about Allen Edwards:
Allen Edwards: Wavy Hair Is In Season

Studio City Spa
12050 Ventura Blvd #c101
Studio City, CA.  91640

Brentwood Spa & Salon
216 26th Street
Santa Monica, California 90402
Salon/Spa 310-394-2878

To visit Allen Edwards go to: http://www.allenedwards.com/

Erin Anderson

NYC celeb hairstylist who styles the tresses of Mischa Barton and Rachel Weisz.  Erin was quoted in InStyle Makeover Magazine as saying she "counts on round brushes when blow-drying".  She likes how "they lift roots and give a slight curve to ends".

Other celeb clients have included Angie Harmon, Chloë Sevigny and Lauren Ambrose.

Erin - a nationally recognized stylist whose credits range from various celebrity clients to editorial work featured in Vogue, Elle, GQ and many others - assembled a highly talented, creative and professional collective of cut and color stylists whose training and experience spans the industry spectrum of Bumble and Bumble, Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon and Sally Hershberger.  Erin is currently the celeb stylist spokesperson for VO5.

Erin Anderson - Woodley & Bunny Salon
490 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 218-6588
Website: http://www.woodleyandbunny.com/

Andrew Barton

Andrew Barton is the 2006 British Hairdresser of the Year and is International Creative Director for Saks, one of the UK’s leading franchise salon groups with 120 salons nationwide, and a presence in Belgium. His outstanding talent is well recognized within the industry – having been nominated five times for the coveted title of British Hairdresser of the Year in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Many will recognize Andrew as the hair expert on the hit Channel 4 makeover show Ten Years Younger and, he also regularly appears on other UK shows including GMTV and LK Today.  He also works on consumer magazine shoots, and is respected by the consumer and trade press as a voice of authority on all things hair.

As head of the renowned Saks Art Team, Andrew is responsible for creating images, seasonal collections and the company’s signature hairdressing techniques. He also travels the world extensively, passing on Saks’ philosophies and sharing his experience with students. Andrew also visits colleges and salons throughout the UK to pass on his expertise. Training has been in his blood since the early days of his career - whether it’s to an audience of 3,000 or 6, he’s never happier than when he’s teaching.

On the catwalk he has worked on fashion shows for Versace, Prada, Calvin Klein and Central St Martins

Read more about Andrew by visiting his website.

David Babaii

Celebrity Hairstylist David Babaii - Honoring the two things that matter most to him as a human, his love of animals and hair, David Babaii, in partnership with Kate Hudson, has created a new hair care line that truly gives back to the planet.

His hairstyles have been featured on over a hundred major fashion covers, including InStyle Magazine, Vogue, Elle, Flaunt, L’Officiel, Allure, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Bazaar.

To date, David's extensive celebrity list includes Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Scarlet Johanson, Jessica Alba, Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Rachel Weiss, Meg Ryan, Joan Allen, Goldie Hawn, and Kate Winslet, to name just a few.

He has worked in the presence of royalty with Queen Rania of Jordan among his elite list of clients.

What does David have to say about his ever growing list of celebrity clients?  "You've got to realize, my whole goal is to make my client look beautiful. That's it."

Read more about David at:

John Barrett

The hairdresser who came to New York from Limerick, Ireland is a tall and friendly man.

Trivia:  It’s rumored that author Plum Sykes used John Barrett and his shop at Berfdorf's as inspiration for her book Berfdorf Blondes

Celebrity hair clients have included Princess Diana, Sophie Dahl, Serena Bass

Antoinette Beenders

Acclaimed for her originality, creativity and vision, renowned hair stylist as well as the 2004 British Hairdresser of the Year, Antoinette is the Global Creative Director of Aveda.  As Global Creative Director this very talented hairdresser provides the direction, vision and training for Aveda’s hair cutting and styling programs, establishing trends, developing products and leading the company’s education initiatives.

Celebrity hair clients have included Elle MacPherson, Liv Tyler, Sarah Brightman, Veronica Webb, Kate Winslett, Sophie Dahl, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sadie Frost and members of the British Royal Family.

Antoinette created the hair for Burn the Floor, an international dance show designed by Mamma Mia producer Anthony Van Laast. Her magazine editorial work includes credits for Vogue and Glamour among many others, and she was named one of London’s 13 top hair gurus by The Evening Standard (London).   In the world of fashion she has created spectacular hair for fashion shows for Hussein Chalayan, Clements Ribeiro, Prada, Miu Miu and Dolce & Gabbana.

Tracey Cunningham

Celebrity Haircolorist To Molly Sims

"So many people want her hair color!" exclaims colourist Tracey Cunningham, the woman behind the foil. So, how does she do it? "I lift her base very slightly and I highlight and lowlight her at the same time afterward, adding some light-brown caramel-y pieces through her hair and a tiny bit of red and blond." Sims, who emphatically claims Cunningham does the "best color in the world," is in the salon chair every six weeks to maintain the covetable hue. But good luck trying to match it. "I have people come in for her hair color, but either they don't have the right base color or they don't have the right type of hair," says Cunningham.

Her best hair advice: Quite simply, less is more. "Molly's not switching her hair every five minutes. That's why she has hair on her head. If you do too much, you lose hair."

In her kit: Redken Blonde Glam Color-Activating Treatment, 200 mL, $21, is especially great for Sims' highlights. "It's a protein conditioner you put on the hair right afterward. It's not a leave-in, but it really keeps hair very healthy."

Flare Magazine

Celebrity hair clients have included Molly Sims, Jennifer Lopez, Renee Zellwegner, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Amanda Peet and Lindsay Lohan

To read an interview with Tracey:

Nelson Chan

More than 15 years of experience working with Celebrities in Beverly Hills, Chan understands first hand the importance of being an expert. “My customers expect me to bring out the beauty from within” says Chan. Nelson Chan’s high standards of service and professionalism have earned him the respect of his peers, and he is now a highly respected and recognized authority within the industry.

Celebrity hair clients have included:  Sarah Michelle Gellar, Farah Fath, Kirsten Storm, Leah Remini, Alicia Silverstone,  Laurem Koslo, Rick Hearst, Heather Graham, Bonnie Summerville, Jacquline Obradors, Leslie Mann, Maggie Q, Devon Aoki, Andy Dick, Christina Applegate, Paula Abdul, Michelle Trachtenberg, Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk and John Robinson.

Visit Nelson on the Web at:  http://www.nelsonchanonline.com/home/index.html

Andrew Collinge

In 1993 Andrew Collinge Salon Solutions hair care products were launched. The brand has gone from strength to strength with sub ranges such as 'perfect endings', 'simply no frizz', 'blonde' and 'weightless volume', making it one of the fastest growing designer lines in the UK for 2005. The products are also available in Australia and New Zealand where they enjoy a large distribution.

2001 saw the launch of the Andrew Collinge electrical haircare range. There is now a large selection of first class styling products which are available are Argos, Boots, Superdrug and other retail outlets. Like the haircare products the brand is showing strong growth and recently launched two new products, Masterclass 'Total Shine' and 'Total Curls'.

Rodney Cutler

Born and raised in Australia Rodney Cutler now owns two salons in New York City and has his own product line.  From Australia he came to New York City where he started at Bumble and Bumble.  From there he joined forces with Nick Arrojo.  Today he travels, does major fashions shows, works media appearances and serves as a Redken stylist. 

The Cutler Salon, New York City is located at 115 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022.  212-308-3838.

Celebrity hair clients have included:  David Bowie, Matt Damon, Cameron Diaz, Laurence Fishburne, Scarlett Johansson, JoJo, Norah Johes, Rachel Ray, Keri Russell, Molly Sims, Mena Suvari, Hilary Swank

Sharon Dorram-Krause - Celebrity Colorist

Famous for her color weaving techniques, she is also famous for her fabulous blondes.

Celebrity hair clients:  Renée Zellweger, Kate Hudson, Uma Thurman, Linda Evangelista

Laurent Dufourg

Laurent D - Hollywood Hair Sultan - From Paris to New York to Los Angeles and around the globe, the beauty industry’s most celebrated artist, Laurent Dufourg has placed his signature mark on some of the fashion world’s highest profile runways. Creativity, warmth, unpretentiousness—all hallmark qualities of Laurent Dufourg, a master of an art that sometimes favors ego over artistry.

With an unerring sense of how to unlock an individual’s most beautiful and confident self, Laurent’s true talent is expressed in his innate ability to cut and style hair in a manner that is personally suited to the individual look, personality and lifestyle of each client. Laurent D is regarded as a trailblazer within his industry.

Celebrity hair clients have included Teri Hatcher, Nicolette Sheridan, Sharon Stone, Uma Thurman, Tea Leoni, Jewel, Johnny Depp, Sophia Lauren, Audrey Tatou, Gwyneth Paltrow, Denise Richards, David Duchovny, Nathan Lane, and Adrian Brody to name just a few.

Read more about Laurent D at:
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Errol Douglas

Errol Douglas is respected for his classic styling, beautiful cuts and the ultimate in blow-drying and polished finishing in London. Amongst his awards and accolades, Errol has been nominated for British Hairdresser of the Year an incredible eleven times.

Errol’s salon is well known for its expertise in both Afro and European hairstyling, his priority is to make every woman look their best and as a result his client list includes some of the most glamorous women in the world. 

Celebrity hair clients include - Iman, Christina Ricci, Gillian Taylforth and Emilia Fox.

Errol Douglas’ photographic work is seen regularly in the fashion and beauty press and his session work is featured internationally. Errol frequently participates in shows and seminars in Britain, Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the USA presenting his hairdressing skills and creative techniques to a wide audience. Errol’s hairdressing talents, professional approach and enormous personality make him the obvious choice for television.

Appearances have included GMTV, This Morning, Good Morning, Model Behaviour, UK Living, G-Girls, Queer Eye for a Straight Guy, Ready Steady Cook and The Weakest Link in addition to many more consumer programs.

Jose Eber

Jose Eber's clientele spans the world of international jet setters, glamorous Hollywood personalities, legendary stars and people like you and me. Jose is very proud of the fact that he has helped people from the bottom to the top.  

This incredibly talented master stylist believes that every person has star potential if they will recognize their own unique characteristics and traits that make them special and different.  And who better to help people find their star potential than Jose Eber, a master stylist who is as beautiful on the inside as he makes other people feel?

Celebrity hair clients include - Cher, Elizabeth Taylor, Victoria Principal, Farrah Fawcett, Lisa Hartman and Clint Black.

Eber has been quoted as saying "I've done every major actor in this town. What keeps me going in this town is that I really don't talk too much about my clients. Being in this town, obviously trust is very important. You were asking what makes a great hairstylist, besides talent and personality, the trust factor is very important".

To read more about Jose Eber visit:

Frédéric Fekkai

Renowned as one of the most celebrated names in hairstyling and beauty, Frédéric Fekkai was born in Aix-en-Provence in the South of France.  The celebrated man who has spent over 20 years working with the world's most beautiful women initially considered becoming a sculptor.  Luckily for the hair industry he turned his talent towards hair.  At age 25 he landed in New York where he established a reputation for his clean, modern cuts and brilliant approach to hair styling.

Celebrity hair clients include - Ashley Judd, Debra Messing, Jessica Biel, Sandra Bullock and Barbara Streisand. 

To read more about Frédéric Fekkai visit his website at:

Sam Fine - Celebrity Makeup Expert

Considered to be one of the world's top makeup artists.  His expertise is with women of color.  He has worked his makeup magic on supermodels Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks and Imaan.  He has also worked with Beyonce, Venessa Williams, Mo'Mique, Mary J. Blige and other big names.  His makeup work has appeared on the covers and in the pages of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Essence and Marie Claire Magazine.  He is the top selling author of Fine Beauty:  Beauty Basics and Beyond for African-American Women.

Shear Genius


Garren began his spectacular hair career at the tender age of 13 (doing his mother's hair), Garren's name is now synonymous with modern hair styling.

A staple in the fashion world, he is called upon frequently to lend his talents to designers like Prada, Anna Sui, and Marc Jacobs.

His eponymous salon, where Garren works ten days out of the month, opened in December 2006 at Manhattan's Sherry Netherland, and gives the star treatment to both the high profile and the everyday girl. In addition to his own product line, Garren also works for L'Oréal Paris, as their resident hair expert

Garren has over 1,000 magazine covers to his name and has worked with a long list of celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman,  Eva Longoria, Sandra Bullock, Selma Blair, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Jessica Parker, Drew Barrymore, Jessica Biel, America Ferrara, Madonna, Gwen Stefanie, Keira Knightley, Oprah Winfrey, the late Audrey Hepburn and supermodel Gisele.

Garren caused a major stir when he chopped off Victoria Beckham's hair in the Fall of 2008 while the celebrity was in New York at Fashion Week.  Although it was a major departure from her previous hairstyles, Victoria's new Pob took the world by storm and was soon copied by other celebrities.

As reported in the media, Victoria had not worked with Garren before and had decided "on a whim" to visit the famous celebrity hairdresser and have him create the brand new haircut for her.

Garren’s name is synonymous with the highest level of style, sensibility and sophistication. His work is featured regularly in leading fashion publications including American and Italian Vogue and in a monthly “Ask the Expert” column for Allure.

Garren’s ability to transform his clients’ looks has earned him the reputation as an iconic stylist.

Daniel Gavin

Daniel Galvin is considered to be one of the World's leading Hair Colorists.  He is often referred to as the "King of Colour".  He established his hair color business in the 1970s.  He has been credited with major innovations in hair color and their application.

Celebrity hair clients include - Madonna, Anthony Andrews, Stephanie Beecham, Tom Cruise, Darren Day, Trevor Eve, Richard Gere, Susan Hampshire, Nicole Kidman, Simon McCorkindale, Patsy Palmer, Joely Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave, Phillip Shofield, Jenny Seargrove, Twiggy, Catherine Zeta-Jone, Ewan McGregor, Barbara Bach, Cher, Faye Dunaway, Anna Friel, Susan George, Mel Gibson, Olivia Harrison, Sophie Lawrence, Sharon Maughan, Stephanie Powers, Natasha Richardson, Lynn Redgrave, Jane Seymour, Pamela Stephenson, Rita Wilson (Mrs Tom Hanks), Paul Young.

Daniel also did hair for the following films:  Val Kilmer for The Saint, Mel Bigson for Braveheart, Richard Gere for First Knight, Nicole Kidman while filming A Portrait of a Lady, Batman2, Kevin Kline for Cry Freedom, Al Pacina for Revolution, Miriam D'Abo for Living Daylights, William Hurt for Destiny, Jane Horrocks for Rock, Robert Downey Jr for Chaplin, Nicole Kidman for Eyes Wide Shut, Drew Barrymore for Ever After, Natasha Richardson for Parent Trap.

Ted Gibson

Ted Gibson is one of the most sought-after runway, and celebrity hair stylists in the business. 

Born in Texas and raised in a military family, Ted Gibson moved from one exotic location to another -- living in Germany, Hawaii, and Japan. He says this experience opened up a whole new world for Ted, as he learned at an early age to appreciate the beauty of different cultures. Upon returning to the Lone Star State, Ted followed his passion and pursued his dream career as a hair stylist.

Ted understands the needs of women and has almost a magical way of manipulating hair.  According to Ted "every woman wants to feel desired, sexy and special".  Ted has created fabulous hair creations for the covers and pages of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Allure.

Celebrity hair clients include - Angelina Jolie, Amanda Bynes, Hilary Duff, Elettra Rossellini, Petra Nemcova, Gabrielle Union, Anne Hathaway, Joy Bryant, Claire Danes, Keira Knightley, Jessica Alba, Diane Sawyer, Renee Zellweger, Amerie

The Ted Gibson Salon is located at 184 5th Avenue in New York. 

For more information on Ted Gibson visit:  The Ted Gibson Salon


Rita Hazan

Rita Hazan is one of the most sought after colorists in the world.  She has created signature looks for Jessica Simpson, Britney (the comeback bob), Jaime Pressly, Debra Messing, Michelle Williams, Ellen Pompeo, Rachel Weiz, Keyshia Cole and recently Renee Zellweger.

Trivia:  Rita is a native New Yorker.  Rita's first salon was called Adir Salon.  She has been working with Jennifer Lopez for many years creating gorgeous hues on the famous celebrity.

Celebrity hair clients include - Jessica Simpson, Ashlee Simpson, Ellen Pompeo, Jennifer Esposito, Joss Stone, Jaime Pressley, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Lachey, Amanda Bynes, Kim Cattrall, Bette Midler, Jonathan Davis, Vicki Lewis, Jennifer Connelly, Elizabeth Berkley, Paulina Rubio,  Eve Thalia, Elizabeth Rohn, Leah Remini, Timothy Hutton, Timothy Hutton, Shakira, Celine Dion, Ryan Cabrera, Avril Lavigne, Lee Ann Womack, Carmen Electra, Brooke Shields, Brittany Spears, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Pamela Anderson, Denise Richards, Mariah Carey, Lara Flynn Boyle, Brigitte Wilson, Michael Michelle, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weiz, Debra Messing, Keyshia Cole, Renee Zellweger

To read more about Rita Hazan visit the following links:

Sally Hershberger

Sally Hershberger is most famous as the celebrity hairdresser who gave Meg Ryan her signature shaggy short cut.  When Sally opened her own salon in New York City, she charged $600 for a haircut.  Sally's then-shocking price for a cut signaled the new reality that celebrity hairdresser have become the new rock stars.

Trivia:  It’s rumored that the character of Shane McCutcheon, the heartbreaker hairstylist on The L Word, is modeled after Sally.

Celebrity hair clients include - Meg Ryan, Sandra Bernhard 

To read more about Sally visit the following links:

Brad Johns

As Color Director for the Red Door Spa at 5th Avenue, Brad Johns creates head-turning styles at the sixth floor salon of the famed NY flagship on Fifth Avenue.  Defining hair color style around the world, Brad began his illustrious career in the beauty industry at Cinandre. 

Subsequently, Brad worked as a color director for Jean Louis David in Henri Bendel’s, Clive Summers, Bruno Dessange, Oribe at Elizabeth Arden and as Artistic Director for Avon Salon & Spa.

His individual approach to hair color has made him a favorite among the film, modeling and music industries. Christy Turlington, Natasha Richardson, Johnny Depp, Jamie King, Cindy Sherman, and Vanessa Redgrave are just a few who have trusted their tresses to Brad. His work can be seen gracing the pages of every major fashion and beauty magazine such as Vogue, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan and W.

Brad was said to have parted ways with the famous Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy whose buttery blonde base with 24 karat chunky highlights were conceived and created by Brad when he blabbed too much about her to the media.

What really happened? No one will probably ever know the real story but insiders claimed Carolyn got tired of the Master Colorist boosting his fame through her highlights. At this point we will never really know since Carolyn is no longer around to confirm or deny what happened.

Oscar James Salon & Spa

Celebrity hair clients include - Jada Pinkett Smith

Oscar James Salon & Spa
150 W Evans St.
Florence SC 29541
(843) 662-2116

Kim Kimble

Extremely talented, Kim Kimble wants to do it all when it comes to designing and creating hair.  Her past and future successes includes films, Red Carpet, photo shoot, videos magazine covers and high fashion work.

Trivia:  Kim is a third generation hairdresser who started "unofficially" doing shampoo duty in her mother's salon around the age of 6.

Celebrity hair clients include - Beyonce Knowles, Mary J. Blige, Kerry Washington, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, Vanessa Williams

Visit Kim at:

Epiphany Hair Studio
1106 N. La Cienega
West Hollywood, CA  90069

Read an interview with Kim:
Celebrity Hairstylist Kim Kimble

Campbell McAuley 

In a quest to capture the secret of inner and outer beauty, leading Hollywood hairstylist Campbell McAuley (whose clients include Kate Winslet and Katherine Heigl) unveils C Tonics, healing hair elixirs that nourish the hair and scalp, are sulfate-free and do not contain petrochemicals or artificial colors. Just like taking a multi-vitamin, the C Tonics’ 100% live organic ingredients introduce a whole new product category that genuinely treats hair and scalp, while at the same time nurtures the mind, body and soul. 

Transforming the hair care manufacturing industry, C Tonics is the first-ever hair care company that is emphasizing the use and benefits of live organic ingredients. After spending years of thoroughly researching natural elements all over the world, C Tonics applies the most potent live organic properties ever used in hair care. The strongest ingredient base used in the line is the clay, which offers not only therapeutic healing to arthritic patients, but naturally lifts up dirt from the scalp . . . an ideal and organic alternative to detergent based hair care products.

Trivia:  Campbell was Ellen Degerenes' hairstylist on the Ellen Show where she made history by coming "out" on Television.  He created a revolutionary new hair care like that is 99% live with on 1% natural perservatives.

Celebrity hair clients include - Katherine Heigl and Kate Winslet.  He has also worked with Alexis Bledel, Alicia Silverstone, Amanda Peet, Amy Adams, Angelina Jolie, Anne Heche, Black Lively, Bridget Fonda, Calista Flockhart, Cameron Diaz, Carrie Underwood, Charlize Theron, Christine Baranski, Cindy Crawford, Claire Danes, Claire Forlani, Connie Nielsen, Deborah Messing, Denise Richards, Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Degeners, Elsa Pataky, Emile de Ravin, Erika Christensen, Eva Mendes, Evangeline Lilly, Felicity Huffman, Goldie Hawn, Gwyneth Paltrow, Helena Bonhan Carter, Hilary Duff, Idina Menzel, James King, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Jennifer Garner, Johnny Depp, Juli Louise-Dreyfus, Julia Stiles, Julianna Margulies, Kate Bosworth, Kate Hudson, Kate Winslet, Katie Holmes, Katterine Heigl, Katherine McPhee, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Preston, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Laura Dern, Lauren Conrad, Lauren Graham, Leelee Sobieski, Lena Olin, Leonardo DiCaprio< Lesley-Ann Warren, Lindsay Lohan, Liv Tyler, Madeleine Stowe, Marla Sokaloff, Michael Michelle, Michelle Rodriquez, Miranda Barton, Patricia Arquette, Penelope Cruz, Rachel Bilson, Rachel Weisz, Rebecca Romijn, Renee Zellweger, Rita Wilson, Ruby Stewart, Saffron Burrows, Salma Hayek, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Stockard Channing, Thandie Newton, Tori Spelling, Vanessa Paradis.

Davy Newkirk

Los Angeles celebrity hairdresser. 

Trivia:  Davy went with Rebecca Romijn to a Self Magazine cover and lifestyle photo shoot in 2006 at the gorgeous One & Only Palmilla Resort on the Sea of Cortez.  the media reported Rebecca was there "with a mystery man" because she did not bring her then finance, Jerry O'Connell.

Celebrity hair clients include - Rebecca Romijn, Molly Sims

"People have good hair and people have bad hair, and she's got a good head of hair," says hairstylist Davy Newkirk, who met Sims on the set of House of Style, the MTV series that launched the Kentuckian toward fame and fortune. Newkirk can't say enough about Sims' gorgeous locks. "She has really good texture and a lot of it, and it has a little bit of a wave, so it can go curly or it can go straight pretty easily." He describes Sims' look as "fresh and young," so to maintain her breezy appearance he always keeps things simple.

His black-tie hair philosophy: "I think it's more fashionable to not be super done-looking. A body curl that's down and loose, kind of like a wave, is nice on her (Molly Sims)."

His casual-hair rules: "Molly always looks good with her hair in a ponytail. She has such a great face, so with her hair slicked back, even in a bun, she always looks really good. It's a good classic look, too."

In his kit: Phyto Phytovolume Actif, 100 mL, $28, to lift roots, and, to keep it all together, Newkirk uses L'Oréal Elnett hairspray. (You'll have to cross the ocean to fetch this pro fave.)

Anu Prestonia
Khamit Kinks

Founder of Khamit Kinks natural hair-care salon, has been in the business since 1977, helping to popularize African-inspired hair styling in the United States and abroad.  Styled the hair of Stevie Wonder and Oprah Winfrey and is featured in Essence, on "The View", Spike Lee's Crooklyn, network news shows, TV Japan and was on the front page of The New York Times.

Ken Paves

Ken Paves was born in a suburb outside of Detroit as the youngest son of a family of three boys.  He was very close to his mother growing up and eventually started to work with his mother on her various hairstyles.  Very early on he gave his mom a Perm and he developed a love for transforming hair.

After high school Ken went off to college to get a degree in Special Education to fulfill his love for helping kids with special needs.  Along the way he realized that he was neglecting his true love of hairdressing and dropped out of college to pursue his dream of working with hair.  After he graduated from cosmetology school in Michigan he spent some time in Detroit working for local salons until his dreams of bigger and better opportunities took him to Miami, Florida where he started out as a hard working, severely underpaid assistant for the world famous Oribe.

From those humble beginnings he worked his way up the ladder of success ultimately meeting his dream celeb client - Jessica Simpson - during a hair cut emergency.  Flying all night from California to New York the hairdresser spent his trip hand sewing hair extension wefts for a celebrity he never met before.  Once they met Ken and Jessica immediately became best friends and to this day, years later, continue to work together.

Orlando Pita


Paul Podlucky

Paul Podlucky’s clients like him for the total privacy he offers.  Paul works out of his small one-bedroom apartment on East 67th Street  (Madison and 67th) where he lives and works. Paul has been running a slightly upscale two-chair salon out of his small studio apartment for over eight years. 

As of 2007 Paul charged $350 for a cut (more for house calls). 

Paul is known to do approximately 14 heads per day.  He starts at 7 am and there's a 6-8 week wait for new clients.  He also does color and makeup.  Podlucky is famous for simple, classic and polished cuts. 

Celebrity hair clients include - Aerin Lauder (Estee Lauder), Victoria and Vanessa Traina (Danielle Steele's daughters), Socialite Helen Lee Schifter, Gigi Mortimer, Tory Burch and Miss Bergdorf Blondes author, Plum Sykes.

Janet Zeitoun


In an interview on AOL Music Janet Jackson confessed that her hairstylist Janet Zeitoun had been with her since Jackson "was 17 years old"

Janet Jackson said "my favorite style...well...I think 'Scream' because I love short hair and my hair now because it's very easy. "

Celebrity hair clients include - Janet Jackson, Pauletta Washington (Denzel's wife), Cookie Johnson, Wayne "What Not To Wear".

Umberto Salon
416 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA  90210
Janet Zeitoun

Vidal Sassoon

Vidal Sassoon
Shear Genius

World renowned hairdresser Vidal Sassoon is considered by many to have indirectly created the concept of a Celebrity Hairdresser.

The brilliant Vidal has certainly left his mark on the world of hair and beauty. Not only did he revolutionize the way all women - celebs and non-celebs - styled their hair, this father of modernist style worked with some of the biggest and brightest stars in the world.

Vidal became rich and famous for ending the days of time consuming roller sets and hours in the salon by creating edgy haircuts which were styled naturally with a blow dryer.

As a hairdresser the always charming Vidal has also been a key force in the commercial direction of hair styling, ultimately turning its craft in to a multi-million dollar industry.

The master hairstylist created the at-the-time shocking boy cut on Mia Farrow for Rosemary's Baby. Known by a combination of names, the Mia's cut was called the Sassoon, the Urchin and The Pixie.

It was sometimes called a short crop or cap. Mia Farrow became one of Sassoon's "signature hair cuts" although throughout his lifetime career he worked on a never ending array of A List celebrities.

Celebrity hair clients include - Mia Farrow.


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Original Publication Date: 09/08/2005 - Revised Date: 02/04/12

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