Stylist Spotlight

2018 MODERN SALON 100: Our List of Artists You Must Follow

by MODERN Staff | August 2, 2018

Introducing 2018’s MODERN SALON 100, our who’s-who list of social media beauty influencers—see the work that made them Insta-famous, get their tips on getting noticed, see how Instagram changed their lives, and favorite apps, hashtags and pages to follow.


Ashlee Allen, @aaashleee 
Flavio Angel Alvarado, @AngelAlvarado
Justin Anderson, @justinanderson, @justinandersoncolor 


Amy Baugh, @hairbyamybee 
Kristina Beaty, @theglamtech 
Chita Beseau, @chitabeseau 
Christopher Betancourt, @criztofferson 
Joshua Boynton,
Kimberly Bruce, @themisfitblonde 
Heather Buchanan, @glamrock_hair 
Emily Buffi, @buffithehairslayer 


Vicki Casciola, @vickicasciola 
Derek Cash, @derekcashstyles 
Dennis Joseph Colpitts, @dennisjosephbabyliss 
David Connor, @davidconnorhair 
Matty Conrad, @mattyconrad 
Julius Cvesar, @juliuscaesar 


Katie DeLuca, @hairbykatied 
Alexis DiGiacomo, @ChiColorist19 


Jennifer Edgar, @hairbyjenne 
Carlos Estrella, @Los_Cut_It 


Elizabeth Faye, @heyelizabethfaye 
Jacqueline Figueroa, @hairplay_byjacquie 
Caitlin Ford, @caitlinfordhair
Philip Foresto, @hairbyPF


Haley Garber, @beautybyhaleygarber 
Frances Garcia, @makeupbyfrances 
Kelli Gasaway, @kelzbeauty 
Gerilyn Ghaisarzadeh, @GerilynGhaisarzadeh 
Diana Giannini, @lzhouseofhair 
Jordan Glindmyer, @PinupJordan 
Peka Grayson, @impekablenails 


Amanda Harsche, @mandaharsche 
Briza Garcia Hernandez, @_brizabot
Franco Hernandez, @hairbyfranco 
Ivan Hernandez, @justhairobsession 
Brian Hickman, @brianhickman1 
Stephanie Hodges, @stephhstyles 
Julie Holbrook, @headrushdesigns 


Alisha Jared, @alishajaredhairartistry 
Brandy Jefferson, @brandyannlee 
Mish Jolie, @meltedbymish 
Grace Joo, @colorwithgrace 
Carolynn Judd, @styled_by_carolynn 


Erica Keelen, @ericakeelen_hair_love 
Jacob Khan, @jacobhkhan 
Michael Klomsue, @ColorByMichael 
Ara Ko, @araako 


Marissa Larson, @hairbymarissasue 
Larisa Love, @LarisaDoll 


Neal Malek, @Nealmhair 
Shannel Mariano, @shannelmariano 
Alicia "Lish Mac" McLaughlin, @thehairstylish
Hannah Menor, @hannahdisconnected 
Daniel Mora, @danielmbeauty 
Megan Moran, @megahairmaniac 
Tim M Morrison, @timm.morrison 


Marie Negron, @glamhairbymarie 
Ashlee Norman, @ashleenormanhair 


Amber O'Hara, @amberoharahair 
Kasey O'Hara, @hairbykaseyoh 


Helena Palacios, @_heyhelena 
David Anders Palmira, @cutyourhair 
Nina Park, @ninanailedit 
Kristina Petrini, @coloredbykp 
Renee Marie Plante, @styles_by_reneemarie 
Tyler Plemmons, 
Galyna Poczciwinski, @ufirami 
Michele Pritchard, @michelepritchardhair 


Chelsea Rae, @honeyhousehair 
Johnny Ramirez, @johnnyramirez 
Shannon Rha, @shannonrha 
Kelly Ries, @boldsandblended 
Kelsey Ring, @kelsey_theyoungamerican 
Constance Robbins, @constancerobbins 
Shayla Robertson, @samirasjewelry 


Katy Samuels, @k.s.colors 
Jessica Scott Santo, @jessicascotthair 
Nichole Scharff, @niclynnhair 
Megan Schipani, @shmeggsandbaconn 
Aoife Seitz, @blendedblondes 
Stephanie Shellenberger, @stephanie_stylist 
Jenn Shin, @thejennshin
Christopher Smith, @christopheraaronstudio 
Frank Anthony Soto, @Frankdabarber 
Megan Stringham, @stylingwithmeg


Mackenzie Tereault, @Hairbykenzie.t 
Ruby Torrealba, @beautybymissruby 
Hai Tran, @hai.stylist 
Dani TyGr, @danitygr 


Sara Vanderstelt, @svglamour 
Karla Varley, @karlavarleyhairartist 
Eric Vaughn, @realericvaughn 
Svitlana Vechera, @Vecherahair 


Kristi Waldrop, @theartistkristi 
Lisa Walker, @lisalovesbalayage 
Jessica Warburton, @hairhunter 
Lindsay Wolf, @studio_wolf 
Philip Wolff, @philipwolffhair 


Rickey Zito, @hairgod_zito 

TRENDING: The French Bob


TRENDING: The French Bob

by Anne Moratto

Leave it to the French to inspire a haircut so chic, it’s truly timeless. It’s a look that never goes away and when you see it, you know it. And lately, we’ve been seeing it everywhere.

Valsamis used GL Tapes from Great Lengths to give this braid depth and thickness.


Add Extensions to Give Braids Dimension

by Mary Kaleta

When looking to add fullness and volume to her braided styles, artist Alison Valsamis (@braidedandblonde) uses extensions. In this video tutorial, Valsamis incorporated Great Lengths' GL Tapes to give this 3D pull-through braid extra depth.

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