From creating the most extra hair looks for red carpet events to installing wigs and doing braids for photoshoots and music videos, celebrity hairstylists have one of the most important jobs in the industry. Because of working with clients like Beyonce, Yara Shahidi, and Solange, these stylists have an influence on how people wear and care for their own hair.

Hair trends like colorful wigs, floor length braids, and locs have all been popularized because of hairstylists and their impact. Celebrity stylists have access to the move innovative products and are able to create the most extravagant hair looks for their clients.

With social media apps like Instagram, hairstylists are now able to share behind the scenes looks on how they create certain hair looks and which products they use. They are able to show the world their talent, sharing the incredible looks that they put together for their clients. Here are some celebrity hairstylists you should be following on Instagram.

Fesa Nu (@fesa_nu)


Fesa Nu is a celebrity hairstylist whose clientele includes Chika, Chloe x Halle, and Yara Shahidi. Fesa creates extravagant hair looks for photoshoots and red carpet events.

Nikki Nelms (@nickinelms)


Nikki Nelms, also known as the Hair MacGyver, works with celebrities like Laura Harrier, Saweetie, and Keke Palmer. His work includes editorial shoots, music videos, and brand campaigns.

Jennifer Lord (@naturalhollywood)


Natural hair educator and hairstylist Jennifer Lord is known for creating gorgeous natural hair looks, locs, and braids using accessories like beads and shells. Her work has been seen in publications such as InStyle and on the Afropunk website.

Ashley Noel (@hairbyashleynoel)


Ashley Noel is a natural hair specialist and celebrity stylist who works with actors such as Marsai Martin and Issa Rae. She works with celebrities for events like red carpet premieres and photoshoots, and also works in television, styling for FX’s Snowfall.

Rio Sreedharan (@rio_hair)


Yara Shahidi, FKA Twigs, and Aweng Chuol are among the few of many clientele that Rio Sreedharan has. Rio creates unique hair looks for red carpet events, magazine covers, award shows, and more.