Stylist Spotlight

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Hannah Nell Holsomback (@bighairedhannah)

Maggie Mulhern | August 2, 2017 | 3:29 PM

Hannah Nell Holsomback (@bighairedhannah) is quickly becoming one of our favorite artists of all time. The 24 year old Birmingham, Alabama based freelance artist has more than 18.5K followers checking out her 3,600 plus photos of big braids and updos.


Best known for: Braids, updos, bridal hair

Most viral post: It’s a tie! 1 -The winning photo for Kenra’s Keep It Undone contest and 2 - with or a look I did almost a year ago on a styled shoot

Favorite apps: Confessions of a Hairstylist (I LOVE Jenny Strebe!!) and Instagram

Favorite hashtags: I enjoy switching up my hashtags. Some staples are #bridalhair, #updo #braidtribe

Who I'm following: @confessionsofahairstylist @hairandmakeupbysteph @heatherchapmanhair @davidlopezhair and @modernsalon...duh!

Tips to get the best results on a post: I have recently started hashtagging the cities of where my clients live to gain interest in new markets. It has really helped me book more gigs out of my area, and I love it!

Favorite professional beauty products: Anything Kenra, Powder Play from Big Sexy is also a favorite!

How social media changed my life: I remember the first time I booked a wedding a girl reached out to me on Instagram after seeing a picture of hair I posted. I was still in cosmetology school so I was so shocked! I love being able to reach so many different people by just posting a photo.

The first time I was featured on Modern Salon was when I won the Kenra contest! And I'm so thankful for that.


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