Both Solo Artists, mother/daughter duo, Tammy and Lauren Muniz, have developed an ideal working relationship. Though the family business model may not be ideal for everyone, Tammy and Lauren have garnered a lot of success with this strategy. Today, there are plenty of working stylists who are trying to navigate the landscape of developing their own business while staying involved with their families. Here are a few pointers.
We love following Danielle Hess' @brushedtoblonde Instagram page because she posts such stunning, glossy, healthy blonde hair. Bonus? She also includes processing photos! See why else she earned a spot on our 2017 MODERN SALON 100.
As a young hairdresser, Kevin Ryan would sometimes do over 20 men’s haircuts in a day.
Meet Daniel Mason-Jones, platform artist, educator, salon owner (and all around great guy), who courageously turned his life around.
At 21 years old, Taylor Lamb (@taylor_lamb_hair) has already built an army of 30.6k followers on Instagram who are double-tapping her post after post of beautifully braided blondes. MODERN SALON hasn't been immune to Lamb's striking styles; her work has made her a finalist for our 2017 Balayage & Boho competition.
It's easy to see why Aveda Artist Sarah Naslund (@mybighairday) is an updo educator. From braids to buns to twists and everything in between, her Instagram page is filled with ooh-and-ahh-worthy work.
We'd spotted Saretta Bowerman's (@hairbysaretta) color expertise on Instagram long before we found out she's also a master of braided styles and updos.The Florida-based stylist was voted by MODERN SALON editors, MODERN SALON Artist Collective judges and MODERN SALON readers as the winner of our 2017 Braids & Brides competition for her beautiful braided upstyle.
Pinterest-happy brides and stylists alike need to put Katie D'Souza (@bridalhaircouturebykatie) on their shortlist of special-occasion stylists to follow. The Canadian stylist has mastered a range of beautiful styles from tousled and half-up to classic chignons and intricate updos.
It will never not be exciting to see someone achieve massive, well-deserved success, especially when it's someone so genuine, creative, humble and kind. Ashley Crowe, better known as her online persona @astrowifey, has created crazy-cool claws for the likes of Lady Gaga, Zoe Kravitz, Lily Allen, along with her local Chicago-based clientele.
Jordan Heath Heidenwith is a color guru based in our own backyard of downtown Chicago. If you scroll through his feed, you'll see his keys for a successful photo are natural lighting, an urban-chic brick wall of a Chicago alley, and beautiful models. Really! Heidenwith consistently works with Ford Modeling Agency in Chicago for all model's hair services.
Michigan-based blonding expert Catherine Long is a balayage QUEEN. We've been long-time followers of her for her icy, beautiful color work and gorgeous photos of her work. See why else we named her a 2017 MODERN SALON 100.
We love repping the whole beauty community, but we feel a certain obligation to make sure our Midwestern neighbors get their well-deserved limelight. After a friend visited this MODERN SALON 100's honoree's salon in St. Louis, we found Kristina Cheeseman on Instagram and were blown away--literally. Cheeseman showcases many of her color creations in wind-blown stills, and we'll never stop obsessing over them.
Anthony Negron, better known as @kinganthonyyyy on Instagram, has been winning over the MODERN SALON editors' hearts for quite some time due to his beautiful cut, color and styling work. His page is full of inspo for both men and women and you can always count on him to share multiple angles to get the full effect of his #hairdressermagic. See why else he earned a spot on our 2017 MODERN SALON 100.
We have been following Dorthi Koscielniak on Instagram the moment she popped up into our feed. Her @hairbydorthi page is packed with beautiful bridal updos and special occasion styling—and to top it all off, she’s also incredibly kind and an all-around wonderful person. See why we’re loving this Chicago-based stylist and why she earned a spot on 2017’s MODERN SALON 100.
This MODERN SALON 100 honoree is as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside. Beyond being a celebrity hair and makeup artist, blonde specialist, extension expert and more, Olivia Smalley creates seriously addicting videos of herself at work for social media, and has taught us many tricks when it comes to navigating various platforms.