Stylist Spotlight

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Annette Waligora @annette_updo_artist

Lauren Quick | August 2, 2017 | 7:43 AM
Annette Waligora (@annette_updo_artist)

Chicagoan Annette Waligora (@annette_updo_artist) has long been a favorite of MODERN SALON editors for her trend-forward, thoughtful upstyles and braids. As part of MODERN SALON's Artist Collective, you've probably seen her at the MODERN offices doing live tutorials and giving styling tips and tricks.


Name: Annette Waligora
Handle: @annette_updo_artist
Salon: Freelance hair artist in Chicagoland
Best known for: Bridal and event hair
Followers: 31k
Age: 35

One of Waligora's most viral posts on Instagram.
One of Waligora's most viral posts on Instagram.

Favorite apps: Instagram, Facetune, Videoshop

Favorite hashtags: #bridal #updo #upstyle #weddinghair #bridalhair #bohohair #artistssupportingartists #weddingwire #theknot

I follow: @jenatkin

Pro tip: Describe what you used in your style (products and tools), and make sure to tag those companies. Hashtag #modernsalon, of course! Also, short video tutorials are great!

Favorite products: All Kenra products, Aquage, Moraccanoil

How social media changed my life: Social media has completely changed my life and has brought me many amazing opportunities. I am so blessed to have met some incredible people on social that have amazing talent! I am inspired daily and have made great friends connecting with other influencers and companies.

The first time I was featured on MODERN SALON: I entered in a braid contest and won!


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