Amber O'Hara is a balayage educator, and with just one glance at her page, anyone can tell why: she's a balayage master! From caramel bronzed brunettes to honeycomb blondes, O'Hara's work shows a delicious combination of colors that deserve to be recognized.. 

Amber O’Hara


Gold and Braid Salon, Mission Viejo, California

Specialty: Balayage and education

Followers: 18.6k

Most viral post: A tutorial video doing back to back fine slices on a full head of highlights.

Favorite apps: Facetune, UMUM, Videoshop

Favorite hashtags: #balayageclasses #goldandbraidsalon #ochairstylist

I follow: @cynlovesbalayage  @katietellorhair @passionsquared @AudreyInskeep

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Hidden talent (beauty-related): I’m the straightening queen! I do Yuko Japanese chemical straighteners all the time.

Hidden talent: Baking, love it so much!

How social media changed my life: I built the business of balayage into an incredibly successful and highly profitable brand before selling my shares and moving on to opening my first 20-station salon, which I filled using social media in less than 6 months. I’m eternally grateful!

The first time I was featured on MODERN’s Insta: We got asked to judge a balayage panel and I felt so privileged to work with a magazine I’ve had so much respect for in my 20 years in the industry!

See the full 2018 MODERN SALON 100 here!

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