Our Favorite Hair Stylist and Makeup Influencers Our Favorite Hair Stylist and Makeup Influencers
The Best Beauty Social Media to Follow for Inspiration
Log into social media at any given moment, and you’re sure to see professional cosmetologists paving their way as content creators on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and more.
And while they may not have learned their skills at Eric Fisher Academy, our students still love looking to them for ideas they can properly execute for their clients in our student salon during their hands-on training.
Here are our favorite hair stylist influencers and why we think they’re great.
Influencers Who Showcase Advanced Cosmetology Techniques
We love Kayley Melissa because of her advanced braiding techniques that you can practice on your friends and family at home. Braiding is often taught as an advanced hairstyling technique, which means we don’t spend a ton of time on it in classes. But when you look at and learn from KayleyMelissa’s content on YouTube and Instagram, braiding skills feel within reach, and you can find inspiration and ideas for techniques you want to try out.
Follow her: @KayleyMelissa
Bridal updos and other special occasion styles are staples in Signature Shelley’s Instagram content. For clients seeking fancy updos, then this account is an ideal place to start looking for ideas. Best of all, Shelley shows off certain looks that are quickly and easily created with the right products and tools, but are still timeless and elegant. She’s also an extension specialist and has rave reviews from brides on TheKnot.com!
Follow her: @SignatureShelley
Hair Coloring Influencers
West Hollywood’s Guy Tang is known for his vibrant candy-meets-mermaid-meets-unicorn-meets-magical-rainbow-wonderland hair colors. Find color combinations you’ve never dreamed of applied in really unique ways. You also can learn something from his tips on keeping colored hair looking bright for longer – which your clients will love you for. Find his hair advice on YouTube, with more content on Instagram.
Follow him: @Guy_Tang
The polar opposite of Guy Tang is Tauni Dawson! She’s known for natural-looking highlights – but she also works in West Hollywood! Get tips and tricks on her page and find coloring inspiration for your clients who like the au naturel hair look. After COVID-19 lockdowns, that might be a lot of your clients!
Follow her: @TauniDawson
Celebrity Hair Experts
Jen Atkin works with the Kardashians, and her Instagram is basically a portfolio of Kim, Khloe, and Kendall’s hair. If you’ve ever lusted after their locks, then Jen Atkin is the one to follow. She also provides accessible beauty tips for everyone – not just those fashionable sisters.
Follow her: @JenAtkinHair
Garren specializes in voluminous “woke-up-like-this hair,” and the bigger, the better. Catch styling inspiration from the likes of Blake Lively and Eva Mendez, live from New York.
Follow him: @GarrenNewYork
Looking for catwalk hair? Harry Josh will show you how to get it on his Instagram. His looks transition easily from parties and clubs to meetings and work, which explains why celebrities like Karlie Kloss seek him out.
Follow him: @HarryJoshHair
One of the top names that comes to mind for makeup influencers on Instagram is Huda Kattan. Founder of Wishful Skin and owner of her own makeup line, Huda Beauty, her profile is full of makeup look ideas you can replicate with products you already own. And we love the diverse models she showcases in her work!
Follow her: @HudaBeauty
Katie Jane Hughes is a professional editorial makeup artist whose revolutionary #NormaliseSkinTexture campaign aims to erase the expectation of pore perfection. Her glowy makeup looks are natural and fresh, and we’re here for it!
Follow her: @KatieJaneHughes
Learn Hair Styling and Coloring Skills at Eric Fisher Academy
Like what you see on these famous Instagram pages? You, too, can learn the same skills as these fabulous cosmetologists when you attend beauty school at Eric Fisher Academy in Wichita, Kansas. Founded and led by world-renowned cosmetologist Eric Fisher, our school provides top-of-the-line beauty education in a modern setting with opportunities for hands-on practice and celebrity guest instructors.
Your Eric Fisher Academy education also includes a special curriculum about growing your business and marketing your services on social media, where you, too, could one day become a beauty influencer that we’ll include on a list like this.
Learn from the best, so you can become the best when you attend cosmetology school at Eric Fisher Academy. Our next session is enrolling now, so don’t miss your chance to start a fresh new career making people look and feel their best.