Hairdressers You Should Be Following
The world of hairdressing is a constantly evolving environment, with new styles, techniques and rising stars regularly changing up the game. It’s fair to say that there’s no lack of hair inspo online, but in this article, we’ve broken down the best and most innovative creatives in the hairdressing domain…
We’re kicking off this list with the one and only Angelo Seminara. Angelo was born in Italy, then relocated to London in 1995 where he soon became the protégé of Trevor Sorbie. Following his success as the International Creative Director for Trevor Sorbie PLC, Angelo was awarded British Hairdresser of the Year award four times and is a three-time winner of the Grand Trophy AIPP award. Angelo’s work began to gain a large following, with his services requested at fashion weeks in Paris, London, Milan and New York, for a range of high-end labels including Chanel and Valentino. In 2011, Angelo was named Davines’ International Creative Director where he has helped to create a number of products for the Italian, family-owned brand. This includes the innovate ‘Imprinter’ and ‘Flamboyage’ tools and the ‘Your Hair Assistant’ product range. Angelo is also the creative brains behind many Davines’ collection shoots, including Wild, View and Reflection. You can check these collections out here or on his Instagram.
Frank is undoubtedly someone you need on your following list right now. The Melbourne-based hairdresser is the Creative Director for Australia’s Biba Salon Group and has been named Australian Hairdresser of the Year five times! Frank says he loves “exploring deep, dark themes, experimenting with new textures” in his shoots. Frank also collaborated with the Servilles Creative Team to produce Servilles’ SS 16/17 campaign ‘Raw’. Follow him at @frankapostolopoulos
Damien Rinaldo, known as BorisBorisWho on Instagram is an Adelaide hairdresser and owner of Boris The Cuttery salon. Like many on this list, Damien is also a recipient of Hair Expo’s Australian Hairdresser of the Year. He is known for his eccentric monochromatic photoshoots and use of textures and lengths in his work.
Okay so Andrew isn’t actually a hairdresser, although he’s absolutely someone you should be following! Andrew O’Toole is an internationally acclaimed hairdressing photographer – so his ‘gram is full of inspiring and creative photoshoots, done by a number of world-class stylists. Andrew has worked with Davines’ Angelo Seminara, 2018 Australian Hairdresser of the Year Joey Scandizzo and Frank Apostolopoulos to name a few. Andrew was also the photographer for Servilles’ 2017 campaign ‘Beautiful Punk’. In addition to his photographing pursuits, Andrew and Joey Scandizzo are also co-founders of the hair product brand Eleven Australia. Check out Andrew’s Instagram here.
Oliver Schawalder is a Swiss hairdresser, based in Paris. It was at the age of 16 when Oliver found a passion for hair, which was the beginning of his successful career as a stylist. Once mastering the skills of the trade, he found himself working in the fashion world, collaborating with young designers and photographers. This led him to Toyko, where he worked for a range of magazines in Japan. Like many on this list, Oliver’s clientele and string of collaborations are impressive…
In addition to our list, here’s just a handful of other hair-focussed Instagram accounts that are worth a follow if you’re on the hunt for some inspiration!
@HairExpo – Congratulations to all the winners from the recent Hair Expo Awards, including @DannyPatoHair who took out ‘NZ Hairdresser of the Year’ for the fourth time running! There was some incredible work put on display from the weekend, so make sure to check out the stylists who were recognised at the event or simply search #HairExpo!