Stylist Spotlight

2018 MODERN SALON 100: Sara Vanderstelt @svglamour

Jamie Newman | August 1, 2018 | 3:41 PM
Love bridal hair? Updos? Simply gorgeous styling? Then Sara Vanderstelt (@Svglamour) is a must-follow.
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Love bridal hair? Updos? Simply gorgeous styling? Then Sara Vanderstelt (@svglamour) is a must-follow. 

Salon: Freelance, San Diego, California

Specialty: Braids/boho hairstyling

Followers: 9,938

Most viral post: A boho updo that was super tousled and loose. I added a small textured braid in there! I think it went viral because it was more of an effortless look

Favorite apps: Avairy to brighten the image; the editing tools within the Instagram app itself.

Favorite hashtags: #bohohair #texturedhair #braids

I follow: @hairandmakeupbysteph @toriebliss @alexandralee1016 @taylor_lamb_hair @alisiajaredhairartisty

Pro tips: Have a clean background so the focus is on the hair with no distractions! Also the clarity and color of the picture are important.

Hidden talent: Making my braids look huge and chunky in a short amount of time.

How social media changed my life: Instagram itself has made the biggest difference in my career. It’s a fun way to show your work. I love posting and seeing other posts from other stylists because it’s so inspiring and you can learn so much! I became more active on Instagram about two and a half years ago, after I graduated beauty school and I wanted to take my career to the next level so I kept posting and I have gained a crazy amount of followers since I started! I am so thankful for it.

The first time I was featured on MODERN’s Insta: I literally screamed! I was with my fiancé and I’m pretty sure I made a scene! It was a Sunday afternoon. He was getting his hair cut and I went to check my phone and all of a sudden I had so many followers! I looked in my notifications and you guys had shared my work! I am so thankful and grateful for you guys; you really have changed my life and my career and couldn’t be more thankful! Thank you!

See the full 2018 MODERN SALON 100 here!


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