Ever so often I publish a 'Tag a Stylist' post on my instagram in an attempt to link people to the stylists of their dreams in their town. My last tag a stylist post was a little different than my previous, because this time I upped the stakes a bit. I asked everyone to tag a hair stylist that can do a killer short cut, whether that stylist be their own stylist, a friend, or themselves and promised to comb through them and find honorable mentions to write about in this blog post. The response was wonderful! We had almost 600 comments of people requesting and recommending stylists. Needless to say, finding 10 talented stylists was incredibly easily, limiting myself to just mentioning 10 was definitely the hard part!
But alas! You're here for the hair- so let's get to it!
(I will mention that these are all in random order)
1. @debirussellhair Orlando, FL
Clearly comfortable with different hair textures and shapes, all of her cuts look and feel like they are tailored to fit each individual's personality and quirks- a vital trait when looking for a stylist to cut your hair off!
2. @creationsbyroxanne Denver, CO
Whiskey in a tea cup. That's what Roxanne's work looks like to me. Incredibly feminine and pretty, but with more than a dash of bad ass. If you're looking for superhero hair- she's your woman.
3. @shapeshifter_hair Austin, TX
Clean fades, effortless shag or swoopy bangs- Kate has mastered them all. The before and after photos that she often posts is a reminder of just how magical hair stylists really are.
4. @brianhickman1 Nashville
If you want to get lost scrolling and drooling over short hair, I highly recommend a visit to Brian's page. And if you want some of the coolest hair around, I'd recommend a visit to his chair. Rockstar yet real and feminine yet fierce; you're guaranteed to feel 10x cooler walking out of his salon.
5. @naturally.lyric Oklahoma City, OK
Recognizable by the trademark hair-touch in her photos, it's obvious that she has a clear style that's all her own. From chic fades, to crisp undercuts and breezy French-girl hair- you can trust her to go full force into whichever look you want to achieve.
6. @kateshahanadams Roswell, GA
"You're so lucky your hair is just naturally perfect." I imagine Kate's clients hear that pretty often. Whether it be an elegant undercut or close crop, the looks that she creates all have this dazzlingly effortless appeal to them.
7. @queendanibee Denver, CO
Happy. That's what I see when I look at pictures of Dani's clients. They each have their own unique look and quiet confidence about them. To be honest, with hair that great I'd be pretty confident too.
8. @bobkathair San Diego, CA
If Miranda Priestly was real and lived in Cali, she'd be going to Kat to get her hair done. Her cuts have this air about them that is incredibly timeless yet current and chic, making them the ultimate accessory. After all, they do say your hair is your crown you never take off!
9. @foxroxyourlocks Portland, OR
Roxanne's got scissors- and she isn't afraid to use them. Her cropped cuts are some of the most gorgeous ones gracing your instagram feed. From plum pixies to silver faux hawks- she's also got some serious coloring skills she isn't afraid to put to use either.
10. @shanelthehairstylist Queens, NY
Speaking of skills, Shanel has them all. Platinum pixies, fresh fades and lavender waves - she is a stylist who has the ability to create noticeably fun hair and you can tell by the finished product that she has a damn good time doing it.
11. @thisgirlmichele Vero Beach, FL
I know I said I was picking 10 stylists, but here's the thing... Michele is my stylist and the original cut she gave me as well as the subsequent styles we've done together has changed both of our lives. She continues to slay every single idea I give her, and she's done some pretty stunning styles on her other clients too...
If you live in any of the areas where these stylists are, I encourage you to give them a visit and let them sprinkle a little bit of their magic over you. If you're on the hunt for your own stylist still, check out my post about how to find your own hair fairy Godmother here.