The 9 Best Hairstylists To Follow On Instagram

From gorgeous haircut inspo to tutorials and behind-the-scenes videos, these stylists are the best.

Are you keeping up… with the best hair crew on Instagram? 

From tutorials to product recommendations to behind the scenes with your favorite celebrities, hairstylist head honchos make the best Instagram content. Hairstylists are a wealth of tips, tricks and recommendations for how to achieve the best braids and updos, but also for how to help address damage and keep straight hair, curls and waves looking gorgeous.

Amp up your go-to list with the following recommendations to ensure you’ll have the best holiday hair for the season and into the new year. 

Here are our must-follows for all things hair. 

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1. Ted Gibson


Ted Gibson is a celebrity hairstylist with a new reality show called Blowing LA and has his own Los Angeles-based salon called Starring. With a haircut that costs $2,400, he’s high end but for good reason. He was also the hair stylist in residence for the US version of What Not To Wear.

In addition to hairstyles, tips and tricks, he shares a bit about his life with Blowing LA costar, colorist and his spouse, Jason Backe. There are also cameos of the duo’s adorable dog, Spencer. 

2. Kim Kimble

Kim Kimble’s celebrity clientele is staggering. From Beyoncé to Kelly Rowland to Oprah to Zendaya to Rihanna, this hairstylist has quite the roster.

There are the iconic styles (Beyoncé’s looks in the Lemonade videos, for instance) but also behind-the-scenes shots from Euphoria in her feed. Kimble is the HBO show’s hair department lead. She also has her own hair care line you’ll want to try. 

3. Chris McMillan

Responsible for a little cut called “The Rachel,” McMillan took the beauty world by storm in the early 1990s. In creating that look for Jennifer Aniston during her Friends era, he spawned many of us to follow her lead and don a choppy lob.

With clients like Miley Cyrus, Anne Hathaway, Courteney Cox, Nicole Kidman, Michelle Williams, Elle Fanning, Taylor Swift, Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sandra Bullock, he posts photos of hairstyles you’ll want to take directly to your hairstylist for cut inspiration. 

4. Harry Josh

Celebrity hairstylist Harry Josh is responsible for, oh, you know, just the coveted wavy locks look Gisele has been sporting since the dawn of time—that have withstood decades of styles. Josh is also a Goldwell and KMS ambassador.

He works with lots of beautiful models and actresses so there are many opportunities to see good hair on your feed. From Helena Christensen to Lily Aldridge, you won’t want to miss out on this page. 

5. Jen Atkin

The Ouai and Mane Addicts founder Jen Atkin is a celebrity stylist who rose to fame when she started working with the Kardashian family many years ago. Now, the Hawaii native boasts her own product line and shares her signature “undone” looks on her popular Instagram account.

At nearly 5 million followers, this account offers tons of celebrity looks. Jen’s clientele includes Chrissy Tiegen, Hailey Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, and Jessica Alba.  

6. David Lopez

Looking to de-genderize the beauty space, Lopez creates stunning hair looks, many times on his own flowing locks. Part of the Ulta Beauty pro team, he works with stars like Chrissy Teigen and Ashley Graham and offers easy-to-follow breakdowns you can DIY at home.

Lopez also does makeup, so look out for gorgeous makeup and hair moments in his feed. 

7. Anh Co Tran

Anh Co Tran is an LA-based hairstylist, salon owner, and Global Creative Director for Milbon. He’s known for “lived-in hair,” which is that beachy, tousled texture we’re all trying to achieve.

Check out his feed, which offers lots of inspiration for your next haircut, in addition to fabulous before and after pics. You’ll see celebrity clients like Anne Hathaway and Coco Rocha make appearances on his feed, as well.

8. Chris Appleton

Another stylist who tends to the famed manes of the Kardashians, Chris Appleton is also Color Wow Hair’s Global Creative Director. More than 3 million people follow his stunning Instagram feed, and for good reason. In addition to his own model good looks gracing his page, he also posts hair how-tos and before and afters.

Appleton also works regularly with songbirds Jennifer Lopez and Dua Lipa. Plus, he’s got a great British accent that adds a little something to every tutorial. He will single-handedly make you want to add Color Wow Dream Coat Spray to your hair care arsenal immediately. 

9. Vernon Francois

Francois has worked with celebrities such as Lupita Nyong’o, Solange Knowles, Iman, Willow Smith, Danai Gurira, Ava DuVernay, Mindy Kaling, Amandla Stenberg, Serena Williams, Janaya Khan, Cleo Wade, Melina Matsoukas, and Chika, to name a few.

He also does tons of editorial work for your favorite magazines. His Instagram page is a mix of beautiful hair looks, inspirational quotes, red-carpet glam, and more. 

Amber Katz
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