Stylist Spotlight

2018 MODERN SALON 100 Ara Ko @araako

Anne Moratto | August 2, 2018 | 10:00 AM
Ara Ko @araako
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She specializes in taking naturally dark hair to the palest of pears, the prettiest of pastels, and keeps it looking healthy.  We always want to know what's happening with Ko and that made her a game changer.

Ara Ko


Pasadena, California

Specialty: Pastels and blondes

Followers: 15.1k

Most viral post: Photo of @paudictado. This was probably my most reposted photo because she is beautiful in the photo and her hair and makeup look amazing. Also because of how light her silver is and the contrast with her dark root looks great.

Favorite apps: Lightroom, to adjust lighting in photos, especially when I have to take them indoors. Facetune, to smooth out any imperfections on the skin and InShot, for editing videos and IG stories.

Favorite hashtags: #modernsalon #hairstyles #haircolor

I follow: @jeffreyrobert_ @staygold31 @instylebycrystalk

Pro tips: Outdoor lighting in a shaded area is always best. I use a Sony a6000 to capture my photos.

Hidden talent (beauty-related): I cut men’s hair as well.

Hidden talent: Karaoke!

How social media changed my life: It allowed me to showcase my work and gain enough new clients to move out to another state.

The first time I was featured on MODERN’s Insta: The photo of Pau was the first time I can remember being featured on Modern Salon. I was just really excited to have my work noticed!

See the full 2018 MODERN SALON 100 here!

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