Stylist Spotlight

2019 MODERN SALON 100: Dre Barranon (@Drehair)

by Alison Alhamed | August 1, 2019


Dre Barranon is best known for his Lookbook event held each year in California, but one quick look at his Instagram page and it’s clear why his talents go beyond hosting AMAZING educational events—he’s a master stylist! He initially started his presence on social in the wave of tattoo hair designs, and he now is known for his craft-approach to hair through his cosmetology/barber hybrid talents in addition to showcasing the behind-the-scenes in his Instagram Stories. He’s all about connecting.


Dre Barranon


Kraft, West Hollywood, California

Specialty: Throwing the most innovative hair event the industry has ever seen: Lookbook! Also I started in the wave of “tattoo hair designs.”

Top-performing post: My posts about our Lookbook event: We had over 500 artists and people attend.

Favorite apps: HUJI is an app I use for old disposable camera photos.

I follow: @tailopez, @Garyvee, @pasqualerotella, @philipwolffhair, @hairgod_zito

Pro tip: If you want the best reaction, post something unique. Something that’s different gets more attention. If it deeply touches you, it should do the trick to the people who follow and believe in you!

Hidden talent: Even though I’m a cosmo/barber hybrid, I can still blow out a mean wave with just round brushes.

Fun fact: I can get into any nightclub in the world.

My audience follows me because: I am entertaining.

How social media changed my life: The ability to connect and staying connected with others is incredible. It also helps me promote my life as a whole.

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