Game Changers 2016: Bianca Hillier
Bianca Hillier’s Instagram feed acts as her portfolio. It’s laden with professional photos of models, bloggers, actresses and more, all whose hair she colored. She works with newMARK models, NEXT, No Ties LA faces and Osbrink agency. When your client roster is made up of those whose job it is to be in front of the camera, editing apps or iPhone pictures are not required.
Although her Instagram poses as a page of dreamy inspiration from models and influencers, Hillier’s Snapchat offers a behind-the-scenes look at her artistry at work. She regularly mans her clientele with her own phone, giving her audience a front-row seat into her day-to-day, non-stop schedule to watch her skills and techniques in action.
Best known for her hair-painting skills and customized beachy balayage, LA-based (at Andy Lecompte Salon) Hillier is an international educator for Olaplex and dedicates weeks of the year working at Belle Femme in Dubai, UAE, LA and Beautopia Beauty Lounge in Bahrain.
“I feel that traveling helps you grow as a person and as an artist,” she says. “Being able to travel the world and see different cultures changes your view on life; I think that’s real beauty.”
A dedicated client to Hillier, model Rocky Barnes rocks her enviable balayage.
Beauty school: Pasadena City College
Follow: Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope: @biancacolour
Instagram: 35k followers
Best known for: Balayage, bleach and tones
Tip to get the best results on a post: “Check your feed to see when your followers are most active.”
Favorite hashtags: “#olaplex; I like to see what other artists are doing with Olaplex to possibly gain some new tricks.”
How social media changed your life: “I am blessed to be in an industry with such high social-media infl uence. I get new clients from social-media recognition daily.”
Favorite products: “My work could never be the same without the aid of Olaplex, allowing you to be able to lift hair without compromising.”
Shout out to those who helped you along the way: “I am extremely thankful for Slim, Desirae and Jen Atkin. These ladies are so powerful and talented. I must give thanks to all the models and infl uencers who promote me on social media as well.”