Michael Klomsue (@colorbymichael), the Newport Beach, California based artist (Cristophe Salon), is known for his beachy blondes, balayage, color corrections and transformations. His more than 3100 posts all feature impressive makeovers and finishes, all enhanced with his signature waves.
Cristophe Salon, Newport Beach, California
Specialty: Balayage, foliage, blonding, brunette to blonde transformations
Most viral post: Before and after photos. I think people love seeing the transformation from a flat dull color to a beautiful bright blonde.
Favorite apps: Facetune to blur out the background, Font Candy to make my own memes and text involved photos.
Favorite hashtags: #Schwarzkopf, #Brazilianbondbuilder, #ModernSalon
Pro tips: Lighting – try to take your photo in natural light with the light coming from behind you. If you have to use a ring light, make sure you’re taking close up photos.
Hidden talent (Beauty): I’m known to be a colorist in my salon, but I love styling hair.
Hidden talent (Non-Beauty): I’m actually an amazing cook. It’s one of my hidden passions.
How social media changed my life: It’s grown my business so much and has allowed me to meet new people, companies and go into education.
The first time I was featured on MODERN’s Insta: I was in shock! It was when I first started developing my page and it was a before and after shot of a brunette that I transformed to a light ash blonde. I remember texting all my co-workers to let them know I was featured.
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