Instagram is a place where magic happens. Where you’re able to keep up on the latest trends, discover new and exciting content from brands you love, and let’s not forget – satisfy all your hair inspo cravings!
Yes, the people behind your favorite manes are the hair gods of the world. Their prowess is unrivaled; must-follows, in my opinion. This is why I’ve decided to compile a list of some of the most uber-famous hairstylists on Instagram for you to view, get to know, and start following stat (thank me later).
Serious question: is there anything Jen Atkin can’t do? The woman is a serial entrepreneur. From founding Ouai and Mane Addicts to maintaining her celebrity clientele to becoming a published author, she is truly one to admire. Despite her booming career success, Jen still manages to keep things 100% real on IG, always speaking her truth and raising her voice on subjects that require our undivided attention like the Black Lives Matter movement (can you tell we’re big fans yet?). Be sure to catch her hair tutorials (our faves include: the 90’s blowout and how to achieve glass hair) for quick and easy everyday looks.
Irinel de León
Curly-haired girls listen up! Irinel de León is your go-to for all the latest tips on how to manage your curls. Not everyone understands how sensitive curls can be – they get frizzy and dry so quickly! But Irinel (being curly-haired herself) walks us through step-by-step tutorials, sharing how to properly treat curls with care, including what products, tools, and techniques to use. You won’t find these kinds of hacks anywhere else.
Known for creating some of the most iconic looks in fashion and entertainment, Chris Appleton is a true artist. Remember J.Lo’s epic Super Bowl Half-Time Show? He was the architect behind her glorious mane. And, the year Kim Kardashian created a just out of water “wet look” for the Met Gala? Yep, that was Chris as well. Check out his IG feed for the latest hair revelations from his A-list clients, and while you’re at it, take notes to recreate the same glam looks for yourself at home.
Owner of one of the most sought-after hair salons in LA, Riawna Capri is beloved by the likes of Selena Gomez and Hilary Duff, to name a few. If you’re looking to master those effortless beachy waves or add a bright pop of color to your hair, Riawna is your source.
Look no further than Chad Wood’s feed for an endless supply of looks to serve for any, and I mean any occasion. Blowouts, ponytails, bobs- it’s all there. And, there’s no denying it: his creative work is stunning. We especially love Chad’s approach – using up close and personal headshots of his star-studded clientele- to provide us with a detailed view of his artistry in all its glory.
Just one glance at her IG feed, and you can instantly tell Justine Marjan is the queen of braids. Her looks are ever-evolving, from half-up fishtail braids, to pull through braids to chic boho updos – she embodies sheer ingenuity. Plus, the styles are so versatile, making it a breeze to go from casual to date night in no time.
And finally, we round up our list with the mega-talented Jared Henderson. Best known for his ability to design protective styles, like wigs and extensions, his expertise has caught the eyes of many female music artists, including Normani and Saweetie. Jared’s IG content is flooded with a bevy of fierce looks to select from –long wavy hair, snatched ponytails, tight coils – are all ready for you to peruse.