2017 game changers

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Taylor Lamb @taylor_lamb_hair

At 21 years old, Taylor Lamb (@taylor_lamb_hair) has already built an army of 30.6k followers on Instagram who are double-tapping her post after post of beautifully braided blondes. MODERN SALON hasn't been immune to Lamb's striking styles; her work has made her a finalist for our 2017 Balayage & Boho competition.

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2017 MODERN SALON 100: Sarah Naslund @mybighairday

It's easy to see why Aveda Artist Sarah Naslund (@mybighairday) is an updo educator. From braids to buns to twists and everything in between, her Instagram page is filled with ooh-and-ahh-worthy work.

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Saretta Bowerman @hairbysaretta

We'd spotted Saretta Bowerman's (@hairbysaretta) color expertise on Instagram long before we found out she's also a master of braided styles and updos. The Florida-based stylist was voted by MODERN SALON editors, MODERN SALON Artist Collective judges and MODERN SALON readers as the winner of our 2017 Braids & Brides competition for her beautiful braided upstyle.

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Katie D'Souza @bridalhaircouturebykatie

Pinterest-happy brides and stylists alike need to put Katie D'Souza (@bridalhaircouturebykatie) on their shortlist of special-occasion stylists to follow. The Canadian stylist has mastered a range of beautiful styles from tousled and half-up to classic chignons and intricate updos.

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Ashley Crowe @astrowifey

It will never not be exciting to see someone achieve massive, well-deserved success, especially when it's someone so genuine, creative, humble and kind. Ashley Crowe, better known as her online persona @astrowifey, has created crazy-cool claws for the likes of Lady Gaga, Zoe Kravitz, Lily Allen, along with her local Chicago-based clientele.

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Jordan Heidenwith @jordanheidenwith

Jordan Heath Heidenwith is a color guru based in our own backyard of downtown Chicago. If you scroll through his feed, you'll see his keys for a successful photo are natural lighting, an urban-chic brick wall of a Chicago alley, and beautiful models. Really! Heidenwith consistently works with Ford Modeling Agency in Chicago for all model's hair services.

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Catherine Long @catherinelovescolor

Michigan-based blonding expert Catherine Long is a balayage QUEEN. We've been long-time followers of her for her icy, beautiful color work and gorgeous photos of her work. See why else we named her a 2017 MODERN SALON 100.

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Kristina Cheeseman @kristinacheeseman

We love repping the whole beauty community, but we feel a certain obligation to make sure our Midwestern neighbors get their well-deserved limelight. After a friend visited this MODERN SALON 100's honoree's salon in St. Louis, we found Kristina Cheeseman on Instagram and were blown away--literally. Cheeseman showcases many of her color creations in wind-blown stills, and we'll never stop obsessing over them.

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Anthony Negron @kinganthonyyyy

Anthony Negron, better known as @kinganthonyyyy on Instagram, has been winning over the MODERN SALON editors' hearts for quite some time due to his beautiful cut, color and styling work. His page is full of inspo for both men and women and you can always count on him to share multiple angles to get the full effect of his #hairdressermagic. See why else he earned a spot on our 2017 MODERN SALON 100.

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Lindsey Joslyn-Rohner @lashbeat

Lindsey Joslyn-Rohner is one of the most big-hearted people we have had the pleasure of working with in the beauty world. Besides being an incredible woman, her lashing skills are out of this world. We love her page, @lashbeat , because it not only showcases her beautiful work, it also spotlights being a working #GirlBoss in the industry.

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