Who would have one of their longtime clients officiate their own wedding? Luis Miller (@lulustylesnyc) did, and that longtime client of his was Nicole Polizzi, better known as Snooki from Jersey Shore! Miller is known for his gorgeous extension work, which he showcases on his feed in lovely cascading waves. Forget GTL, it’s all about the hair with this artist!
Fabio Scalia Salon SoHo, New York
Specialty: Extensions, cutting, styling
Top-performing post: Videos of Great Lengths extension applications and transformations and anything having to do with Snooki. A lot went viral after we revealed she’d be marrying us back in 2015.
Favorite apps: Facetune to blur, Unfold for my stories, VSCO for selfies
I follow: @chrisdylanhair, @domdomhair, @chrisappleton1, @boomkackmua, @andrewfitzsimons
Pro tip: I always use a ring light when taking my photos with the brightness turned up all the way. I get pretty close with the light when taking a photo. Geotagging helps a lot too. Putting the location at certain businesses around your area—hotels, gyms, restaurants—will grab the attention of potential clients.
Hidden talent: I beachwave like no other, so I’m told.
My audience follows me because: Because I do Snooki, extension makeovers and because hopefully they think I’m talented!
How social media changed my life: I can communicate and inspire the world of beauty with a single post. I’ve gained clients for my art of extensions and other work plus I have connected with other beauty inspirers, been invited to social events and most importantly, been inspired by others via social media.
My first @modernsalon feature: I remember being featured for a blonde foil makeover I did. It took hours, so I was super excited and grateful that @modernsalon took the time to share the hard work I put in on their page. It made me feel appreciated and worth the time I took to create the look.