How 6 Celebrity Hairstylists Got Their Start

Lately it seems that celebrity hairstylists are becoming well-loved pubic figures in their own right. We follow them on Instagram, we faithfully abide by their tips and tricks, and we only hope to find a local stylist who can work our tresses like they can. But what intrigues us the most is how they've established themselves and developed the celebrity camp that's behind them. It's impressive, truly, and makes us want to pick their brains for their savvy business secrets. What we learned is that hard work takes you farther than you could ever imagine.

Keep scrolling to read the fascinating biographies of five celebrity hairstylists. 

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Opening Image: Mike Rosenthal for The New York Times