Celebrities always look fabulous and iconic in the camera, but behind the scene, there are always magicians, who create some of the trendy and amazing hairstyles.
Hairstylists have become of the most important professionals in the glamour industry, where not only do they have to do amazing but also should have a strong portfolio.
They have to constantly create iconic looks, which will have millions of followers. They are constantly in the limelight, as they also have to travel and work with celebrities, to create their signature looks and hairstyles.
The article below contains some of the heavy hitters of the hairstyling industry, who are on par with the celebrities they work with, with fame and fortune.
1. Ted Gibson
One of the best celebrity hairstylists in the United States, Ted Gibson is one of the famous figures in New York.
Ted came from different background, He was growing up on army bases, until he was twelve, when they moved to Texas, USA.
During his childhood, he had a dream of playing football, but his love and passion for hair, pushed him towards becoming the hairstylist genius, he has become.
He always appreciated different cultures and traditions, which he applied in his hairstyles. In 2003, he opened his own salon in Manhattan, after completing barber school.
He wanted to more than just a ‘black hairdresser’ and in 2003 he rose to fame after becoming the hairstylist of Angelina Jolie.
He later worked for more celebrities and beauty companies like L’Oréal.
2. Jen Atkin
Jen Atkin is a hairstyling Godmother for many up-and-coming female hairstylists, is one of the best hairstylists in Hollywood.
With 3.2 million followers on Instagram, she can give competitions to her own clients like Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, and Jennifer Lopez.
At the age of just 19, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her passion and worked at a salon to learn the crafts and culture of hairstyling.
She worked with Madonna in 2006, later she was working with Kim Kardashian, where her work was often seen in the hit reality show ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’.
In 2014, Atkin launched a digital magazine to showcase her work on work and provide tutorials and advice. She has also been honored with the’ 38th Annual people’s choice award as the best hairstylist.
3. Brad Mondo
Mondo has over 7 million subscribers (as of May 2022) on his YouTube channel where he shares hairstyle fail reactions and hairstyling tutorials.
4. Kim Kimble
The owner of the famous online shop ‘shopkimkimble’ ranks 4th in our list of famous hairstylists. Kimberly Kimble, better known as Kim is a well-known American Hairstylist from Chicago.
She attended beauty school and started working in her mother’s salon, looks like it was clear from her childhood that she had a passion for hairstyling.
She started working in movies as a hairdresser and later was featured in International shows and magazine-like vanity fair and vouge.
In 2012, she again got behind the camera on a reality TV series ‘L.A. Hair’. She has also produced her own beauty line, after working with people like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian.
5. Scott Cunha
Another hairstylist, who has worked with the Kardashian clan, Scott Cunha has become a household name in Los Angeles.
Scott initially worked at Starbucks and later he got a chance to work as an assistant at a salon In LA for four years.
After hustle and tussle in harsh LA, he got his recognition after, he went on a world tour with Miley Cyrus.
He posts pictures with his famous friends on his Instagram, where he has a massive 438k followers.
In 2020, Scott’s net worth is considered to be a whopping $850,000, which not only comes from his work but also from being associated with famous magazines like Galore.
6. Justine Marjan
One of the well-known Global stylists, Justine was born in a small town outside of Santa Barbara, USA.
From an early age, she started to trim her friends’ hair and was passionate about styling hairs. Unlike her fellow hairstylists’ friends, she was not an overnight success.
She initially started working as a receptionist at a salon.
After many years of work, she made it big. She worked as an assistant for Jen Atkin on her projects and also has some famous clients of her own like Haley Baldwin and Ashley Tisdale.
From braiding hair for $20 to having almost 400,000 on her social platform, Justine has really fulfilled her potential and has become a role model for many people chasing their dreams.
7. Ursula Stephen
USA-born Ursula is one of the well-known hairstylists of Hollywood. She worked as a social media manager and editor, along the way to her success.
She worked under Jen Atkin on her projects, where she learned to accommodate celebrities, work, and camera, lighting, and filming.
At 42 years of age, Urshala is a millionaire, with a net worth of approximately 5 million. She had earned these amounts, while working with people like Rihanna, Zendaya, Rita ora, and many more.
A true specialist of her work, she has been trusted by many influences for their looks and social media appearance.
8. Tymothe Wallace
Chicago-born Tymothe Wallace has been in the hairstyling industry for more than 10 years. He has been trusted by many celebrities with their hair with the likes of Brandy Kelly, Rowland, Nene Leakes, and Zendaya.
He has not only managed to become a hairstyling wizard but also has shown his work on makeup artistry.
He is known for his fast styling and appeals to stars, who have to walk on ramps and red carpets.
He also has been an inspiration for the African-American community with his work and set an example for hard work and dedication.
9. Larry sims
Initially, starting as a dancer, Styling magician Larry sims used to appear on tv shows and music videos in his younger days.
It was through dance he managed to make connections with people in show business and approach his career as a hairstylist.
After completing his cosmetology studies, Larry started as a hairstylist.
He worked in salons and had many chances to work with famous individuals such as Vitoria Beckhams, which helped him grow as a hairstylist.
Currently, Larry sims are working with mega-brands like Armani and has a team of top photographers and stylists under him. He is also the face and spokesperson of many famous brands.
10. Tokyo Stylez
Mia Jackson, better known as Tokyo Stylez is a stylist guru in her field. She is an example for the LGBTQ community, as making her name in Hollywood. The 31 years old transgender star was born in Nebraska, USA.
She is also known for casual appearances on hit reality show ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians and ‘Life of Kylie’. She started her career by making wigs and extensions for celebrities.
She has worked with some A-lister of America like Cardi-B, Paris Hilton, and Niki Minaj, who has helped her to make up her impressive portfolio as a hairstylist.
11. Anh co Tran
You can say, you made it in LA when you have worked with pink, Ana Hatha way, and chole Grace Moretz. Oscar winners and rock stars have made her portfolio very impressive.
Before He was ‘Master of extensions’, He was an immigrant from Vietnam. He grew up in refugee camps before moving to Texas, with his family.
He learned the traits, working as a hairstylist in Beverly hills. He opened his own salon in 2013, he also teaches his techniques and style around North America.
Till now, He has been associated with some huge companies like Dior, Chanel, and Gucci. For someone who came from a humble beginning, He certainly has made a name for himself.