Be Inspired: The Most Successful Hairstylists Today

HairstylistExperts expect employment opportunities in barbershops and hairstyling salons to grow by 23% from 2010 to 2020. The beauty industry is unmistakably vibrant, even creating 75,000 much-needed jobs during the recent recession.

Once you get through the training by a first-rate hair school in Utah such as Collectiv Academy, there are limitless possibilities for entrepreneurship as well. In fact, surveys report one out of three salon professionals to be self-employed.

This is all very encouraging news for young creatives aspiring to be a hair guru. To rev up your engines even more, featured here are some of Hollywood’s most sought-after hairstylists.

Marie Robinson

For hair color that looks so convincing it is as if you were born with that shade, Marie Robinson is your go-to girl. She is great at any color but particularly so when it comes to different shades of blonde. Her renowned salon is in New York City and commands a price of $200 to $300 per job.

Once an apprentice for Pierre Michel Salon, she started her career at the age of 19. Her flair for color did not go unnoticed and moved from one top hairstylist to the next assisting and mastering the tricks of the trade. While working for Christophe Robin, she nailed the art of Balayage.

By 2003, she was Sally Hershberger's head colorist. Today, some of her A-list clients include Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams.

Mark Townsend

Ever wondered who is to thank for the Olsen sisters' messy hair chic look? That would be top hair guru, Mark Townsend, who is also responsible for Dakota Johnson's soft natural looking waves. After a 7-year hiatus, he is back in town to transform women’s hair – those who can afford his artistic touch, that is.

Mark works at the Sally Hershberger Salon in New York City. Prepare to shell out a bit more than $300 for his time in the chair. Townsend made his mark by creating the tousled look that is touchable, accessible, wearable and modern. In this interview with People Magazine, he shares his secret.

Creative, competitive, and potentially well-paying career in hair care is truly an exciting field to be a part of, with the right education.

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