Upstyles and education
You’d be hard-pressed to find a stylist who hasn’t heard of Jenny Strebe and The Confessions of a Hairstylist. With 400,000 Instagram followers and styling classes around the country, Strebe has positioned herself as an expert in the community and certainly one qualified to judge our Haute Holiday competition. Plus—her daughter has her own heart-meltingly cute Instagram page showing off her budding hair talents, @theconfessionsofaminiharistylist.
Probably best known for his annual Halloween tutorials, which range from scary to funny but always impressive, Rivera’s work has graced the faces of notables like Jennifer Lopez, Eden Sassoon and more. And his 269,000 followers always look forward to his funny, informative, creative Instagram Stories!
Braids & bridal
At 21 years old, Taylor Lamb has already built an army of 34,300 followers on Instagram who are double-tapping her post after post of beautifully braided blondes (often in collaboration with Habit Salon owner Chrissy Rasmussen, @hairby_chrissy).
And MODERN SALON hasn't been immune to Lamb's striking styles; her work won her the grand prize in our 2017 Balayage & Boho competition, and she was named a MODERN SALON 100 artist this year. We can’t wait to see what this talented Arizona stylist does next!
Antonio Estrada, 26, of Etch Salon has wowed audiences near and far with his beautiful, detail-oriented upstyle expertise. He caught our attention as a finalist in the Balayage & Boho competition and was named a MODERN SALON 100 artist to watch—and with his rapidly growing Instagram following, we know many of you are!
Alexa Grace Chwarzynski
MODERN's been following Alexa Grace Chwarzynski on Instagram since she just launched her page (MODERN's editor @alisonalhamed met her in beauty school!). It's packed with beautiful bridal work and hair extension transformations that are so stunning she earned a spot on our MODERN SALON 100.