5 Professional Haircutting Gurus That Need More Recognition - A Cut Above

A great haircut from top hair stylists can leave you feeling like newer better version of yourself. Who hasn’t walked into their favorite salons feeling less admirable but walked out feeling like they should be on those shampoo commercials or the cover of their favorite magazines?


Although any great hair stylist can give you such a transformation, the life changing haircuts can only happen at the hand of the top stylists, the same ones who make supermodels and celebrities look fabulous on the red carpet and the rich look fantastic at the Beverly Hills and Park Avenue cocktail parties.

To come up with the top hairstylist bucket list that every woman should try out in their lifetime, we have spent a fair amount of time daydreaming and researching. What’s the criteria? Well, most of them are quite famous, as their clients are, and visiting their salons will give you an unforgettable experience. Each one of them has a big personality, and an intriguing story, perhaps with a lot to do with their success.

As you probably know, a $500 haircut is not feasible with most people, and so that you can feel better, these stylists have solid clients like Jessica Biel and Jennifer Lopez. If you can’t snag an appointment with any of these top hair stylists, you can still check out their product lines, or even make an appointment with their junior stylists at their salons, or even ask your preferred stylist to give you a  haircut similar to those of the popular icons .

Obviously, the list is not exhaustive, and there are many other stylists that many clients would like to hop into their chairs. Plus, there’s a new generation of rising stars in the industry, and have a high chance of becoming the next posse of superstar hairstylists. However, for now, let’s look at the top hair stylists you would want to cut your hair in your lifetime.

1. Oscar Blandi

This hairstylist owns a palatial, pristine hair salon in New York. Originating from Italy, Oscar started out by helping out at his dad’s salon at the age of 14, primarily to meet girls. Today, he works with the upper-class ladies of the Upper East Side and celebrities like Kelly Ripa. He is notoriously chatty, dripping with an Italian charm. Admittedly, his haircuts aren’t precisely dramatic, but they essentially make you look and feel beautiful at all times.

2. Edward Tricomi

When writing the movie Edward Scissorhands. Edward Tricomi was inspired by the haircut he got from Tim Burton. If you have seen the flick, you might be familiar with the haircuts you should expect from Edward; it’s ideally a one-of-a-kind experience with hair flying and lightening fast blades everywhere. He claims that he likes to cut hair when it’s dry, and think of it as sketching a haircut depending on the client. The results are equally amazing!

3. Sally Hershberger

She famously gave Meg Ryan the Sally Shag in 1996, which propelled her to become the first celebrity hairstylist to offer $600 haircuts to the public. Of course, her fees have gone up since then. Sally generally cuts hair when it’s dry, and uses a razor while shaping the layers. Although her signature cut has evolved over the years, this is the woman you should see If you want a shag.

4. Garren

This is one of the most famous one-name hairstylists in the industry. He is known for his daring, and rule-breaking haircuts. In 2008, he gave the headline grabbing haircut pixie to Victoria Beckham, and in the 70s, he straightened Farah Fawcett’s hair to an iconic style with the Charlieís Angels hair. Getting a haircut with Garren is less about technique, and more about creating a trademark look.

5. Jose Eber

Jose Eber is based in Beverly Hills and is widely known for his long hair, which is often topped with a cowboy hat. He has worked with Elizabeth Taylor, and has produced amazing haircuts over the years. Since he opened his salon is 1980, and writing two beauty books, he has become a popular and trusted hair expert. He opened a new hair salon in 2011, which is an experience in it’s own right. His services include blowouts, Botox, and even med-spa treatments within the salon.

If money wasn’t an object, these are the top hair stylists that you would want to cut your hair. From their innovative techniques to their ultra-luxurious salon, each stylist has qualities that makes them stand out.