Best Hairstylists in the Country–Our Top 12 Picks

Are you having a bad hair day?  No worries, meet our not-so- secret society of Hair Pros that some of the top celebrities go to frequently. In no particular order we have compiled a list of our Top 12.

12. TED GIBSON

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“I believe that I have been put on this planet to do just what I am doing: making women feel beautiful, developing products, and running successful salons. I am having the time of my life. I am very proud of what I’m doing. I love it! “

-Ted Gibson

Ted Gibson is one of the most sought-after editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylists in the business. His work has appeared in publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, People StyleWatch, W, and Allure and backstage at runway shows such as Chanel, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana. He is also a huge influence and presence at both Fall and Spring New York Fashion Week, styling some of the top American fashion designer labels including Pamella Roland, Carmen Marc Valvo and Lela Rose. Ted is perhaps most known for toiling over the tresses of top celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Debra Messing, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Greene, Lupita Nyong’o, Gabrielle Union and many more.

11. HIRO HARAGUCHI

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“Most clients do not have enough time on their own to learn about the developments in the hair field. They must rely on qualified hair professionals and trust in them. Your goal is our goal, to make you look your absolute best, inside and out. That is my life.”

-Hiro

Hiro Haraguchi is a hair designer based in New York City. He is the owner of a salon called the Hiro Haraguchi Hair Salon and it is located at the Suite 400 of 41 East 57th Street in New York City. A haircut in this salon can cost up to $300. Among the famous celebrities that frequent the shop is the noted designer Vera Wang, as well as actress Lisa Kudrow of the television series Friends.

10. HARRY JOSH

 

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Harry is one of the most sought-after editorial stylists in the world. His work has graced the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Numero, British Vogue, GQ, Allure, Teen Vogue and V Magazine among many other fashion publications, and he has lent his styling prowess to brands like Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren and Maybelline for their advertising campaigns. He has been quoted and featured as an expert in leading publications like InStyle, Glamour, Allure, Elle and People. What’s more, he has touched the heads of a wide range of A-list celebrities and supermodels, including Gisele Bundchen, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Garner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Amanda Seyfried, Tina Fey, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Christy Turlington, Helena Christensen, Ellen Pompeo and Miranda Kerr.

9. TRACEY CUNNINGHAM

 

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Tracey Cunningham is a hair stylist based in Beverly Hills, California. If you are looking to become a client be prepared to shell out as much as $325 for Cunningham to handle your hair. Her salon is called Méche Salon and is located at: 8820 Burton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Some of the more famous clients of the shop include Jennifer Lopez  of  American Idol, Cameron Diaz of There’s Something About Mary, Drew Barrymore of Charlie’s Angels, Emma Stone of Crazy, Stupid, Love, and Amy Adams of The Fighter.

8. ORIBE

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Oribe’s colossal talent is unquestioned as his thousands of celebrity clients can attest: Penélope Cruz, Lady Gaga, Naomi Campbell, Miley Cyrus, Kate Moss, Gloria Estefan, Scarlett Johansson, Sophia Loren, Cher and on and on. But what Oribe may be best known for was his near decade-long gig as on-call hair maestro. At the height of J.Lo’s career Oribe created every jaw-dropping coiffure masterpiece the superstar rocked day in, day out.

7. TIPPI SHORTER

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“Health is Key to making any style—long, short, curly, straight—look good on and off camera.”

-Tippi Shorter

Tippi’s hairstyles have topped the shoulders of many icons: Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Hudson among other actresses, musicians, and supermodels. Her beauty transformations have graced the covers and editorial pages of trendsetting magazines: Elle, Essence, InStyle, and Vanity Fair. Her beauty tips are often quoted in national magazines such as Allure, Redbook, O, and Seventeen. She has worked with renowned photographers like Patrick Demarchelier, Gil Bensimon and Christian Lantry. And her effortless looks have illuminated ads for Cover Girl, Rimmel, Pantene, and Gap. In 2013, Tippi joined worldwide prestige hair care company, Aveda as their Global Artistic Director for Textured Hair.

6. EUGENE SOULEIMAN

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One of the most inventive stylists in the world of hair, London-born Eugene Souleiman has been called upon season after season to create crowing looks for a long roster of designers, including Haider Ackermann, Ann Demeulemeester, Calvin Klein, Missoni, Prada, and Jil Sander. He also did the trim bob that Lady Gaga wears in the video for her song “Alejandro.”

5. JENNY CHO

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Born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Los Angeles where she resides today, Jenny spent the early part of her career in New York, honing a distinct set of styling and cutting skills at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. As she continued to excel in her craft, Jenny moved on to the Bumble and bumble salon. Her work became increasingly high profile, grabbing the attention of iconic photographers such as Ellen von Unwerth, Rankin, Robert Erdman, Matthias Vriens, Matt Jones, Donna Trope, and James White. Her impressive list of celebrity clientele has grown to include Jennifer Garner, Rose Byrne, Claire Danes, Amanda Seyfried, Carey Mulligan, Dianna Agron, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Emilia Clarke, Anna Faris, Jessica Chastain, and Vera Farmiga.

4. ANDY LECOMPTE

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Andy is one of the most sought-after editorial and celebrity hairstylists in the industry today. His work has appeared in internationally renowned publications including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, GQ and W. His reputation has earned him the opportunities to work with famed photographers and directors like Steven Klein, Martin Scorsese, Mario Testino and Annie Leibovitz. Working with A-list celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz, Selma Hayek, Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan and Madonna, Andy continues to travel the world working on everything from editorial, video, commercial, advertising and fashion, setting the trends in hair today.

3. ORLANDO PITA

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His $800 haircuts at Orlo Salon in Manhattan attract a bevy of celebrities—leading ladies Gwyneth Paltrow and Julianne Moore are among his regulars, and Georgina Chapman, the Marchesa designer—and inspiring throngs of celebrity-imitators around the globe. His creative coifs are regularly featured in the pages of Vogue, and each runway season he jets to major shows in France.

2. GUIDO PALAU

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Guido is described by British Vogue as “The World’s most in-demand hair stylist.” He regularly collaborates with fashion photographer Steven Meisel and continues to work closely with David Sims. His work is featured regularly in Italian, French, British and American Vogue, Love, V, and W Magazine. Each season, he creates the hair look for more than 30 fashion shows. And according to an Allure article, he has become one of the busiest runway stylists in the business–and the driving force behind many of the major trends. His styles are seen on the runways of fashion houses, including Prada, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren and Alexander McQueen.

1. ODILE GILBERT

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“Like all things in life, hairstyling is a living thing. That’s the beauty of it. It is the imperfections that make it interesting.” 

-Odile

No matter where in the world you are, there is every chance that you have seen Odile’s work as a hairstylist, in magazines, on advertising billboards, television, the Internet and, of course, in fashion shows around the world from California to China via Europe. Odile has also worked on dozens of male and female icons, the latter including Gena Rowlands, Jeanne Moreau, Faye Dunaway and Catherine Deneuve, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julianne Moore, Maggie Cheung, Penelope Cruz, Michelle Yeoh, Marion Cotillard, Keira Knightley and Kristen Stewart, to name a few actresses from various generations. She has also worked on music videos and films, including Sofia Coppola’s Marie-Antoinette, for which she created a range of hairstyles for Kirsten Dunst in the title role.

 

Sonia Castleberry

Sonia Castleberry is the Senior Beauty Editor for World Bride Magazine. She’s a licensed third generation hairstylist that’s well recognized throughout the television, film, and fashion industries. Her passion for hair and all things beauty began at an early age growing up in her family’s hair salon. Her work has appeared in several publications both nationally and internationally. Her industry knowledge and work ethic has garnered her opportunities to contribute to major broadcasting networks, brands as well as feature films. She is the owner of Brides by Sonia Castleberry, a luxury on location bridal agency that brings the salon to you on your wedding day. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her husband and son. Sonia currently resides in New York City.

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