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Glamorous Opportunities for Hair Stylists in Hollywood

09/14/2021
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Those of us who had our eyes on the red carpet at this year’s Oscars couldn’t help but be in awe of the ultra glamorous stars and their hairstyles. From Jennifer Lawrence’s golden cascading beach waves to Gal Gadot’s sleek French twist, the hairstyles of the red carpet were the envy of viewers everywhere.

But, while the stars are shining so brightly, we’re curious about the creators behind these hairstyle masterpieces. Who are the Hollywood hair stylists and what opportunities are available for new talent looking to break into the industry?

Hair Stylist to the Stars

One of the most coveted careers in the hairstyling industry is to become the personal stylist to some of today’s hottest celebrities. Admittedly, it’s an industry that’s difficult to break into, but plenty of opportunities exist for stylists with exceptional talent.

For inspiration, we can look at some of the top celebrity stylists, like Jen Atkin and Ted Gibson.

Jen Atkin has blessed the tresses of the Kardashians, Chrissy Teigen, Bella Hadid and more. Ted Gibson has an equally impressive portfolio and is one of the most sought-after stylist in the industry, catering to the likes of Debra Messing and Angelina Jolie, but his professional outreach goes much further. Ted Gibson has created an academy to propel experienced hair stylists further into their careers.

Hair Stylist for the TV and Movie Industry

Hair stylists who consider themselves hardworking, innovative and have a repertoire of specialized techniques up their sleeve are well suited for a career in the TV and movie industry in Hollywood. These are the stylists that created this year’s award winning looks for I, Tonya along with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Dancing with the Stars.

What does it take to land a career in this field? Talent, an ability to master specialized techniques, innovative thinking, a tendency to overachieve and perseverance.

Runway Hair Stylists

For his fall 2018 runway show, Marc Jacobs managed to convince his models to cut their hair so that they could all be styled in ways that were reminiscent of the short, edgy styles popular in the 1960s and 1980s.

As you can imagine, this was no easy feat, and one that wouldn’t have been possible without the skilled talent of runway hair stylists like Redken Global Creative Director, Guido Palau and Global Color Creative Director, colorist Josh Wood.

Runway hair stylists work with designers and models to convey the message and image of their fashions through hair design. Stylists who enjoy travel, fashion, working with industry professionals and a fast-paced work environment would enjoy this type of exciting career.

Glamorous Career Opportunities

For a talented hair stylist, the opportunities for careers in cosmetology are unlimited. This all starts with the absolute best in training and education. At State College of Beauty Culture, we’re excited to open all these doors for you. Whether you’re looking to open your own salon, become a hair stylist to the stars or anything in between, we’re here to help you achieve your goals.

Contact State College of Beauty Culture to learn more about our beauty courses and the potential for your future.  Get a jump start on a career in cosmetology by requesting your free starter kit today.