insta files friday: sublime hair stylists

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    by · April 10, 2015

    Photo via @auracolorist on Instagram

    As self-proclaimed hair chameleons, we can only go for so long before we start itching for a new color, cut, or style. Unfortunately, constant bleaching and dying prevents us from switching up our look day to day. Our solution? We live vicariously through our favorite hair stylists’ Instagram accounts. Yes, this does result in a never-ending stream of hair envy, but it does the trick.

    We’ve rounded up 10 stylists who take hair to the next level through otherworldly coloring jobs, celebrity cuts, and runway creations. Click through the gallery to see the most impressive hair experts in the industry.

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    A colorist at Sally Hershberger Salon, Aura creates otherworldly hair colors that take your look to a new level. Her dreamy pastels have stolen our heart—but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t also whip up a jaw-dropping brunette dye.


    Mindy Kaling’s secret to bombshell blowouts? Claire Rubenstein. This stylist gives her celebrity clients the perfect tousled waves, silky strands, and lust-worthy locks.


    Adir Abergel makes sure that Kristen Stewart’s pixie always looks top-notch on the carpet and off. His styling skills have helped him amass a major cool-girl clientele that also includes Emilia Clarke, Reese Witherspoon, and Jennifer Lawrence.


    You can always count on natural hair stylist Felicia Leatherwood for some inspiration. With clients like Teyonah Parris and Ava DuVernay, Leatherwood creates elegant and ethereal hair styles.


    Bumble and bumble stylist Mischa G. has her own killer signature style, so it’s no surprise that her hair creations are so uniquely beautiful. Follow her for a glimpse at some of NYLON’s very own beauty outtakes.


    Hair colorist Roxie has mastered the art of creating magical hair in every hue of the rainbow. Be warned: You’re in for some serious color envy.


    You may have seen Ted Gibson as a hair guru on What Not to Wear, but you might not have known that this celebrity hair stylist is behind many of your favorite stars’ iconic beauty looks. Lupita Nyong’o’s short hair, Idina Menzel’s waves, and Hilary Duff’s new turquoise strands are all maintained by this guru.


    TJ Speck is the mastermind behind some of the hair looks you’ll find in our beauty issue. The Sally Hersberger stylist shares photos of his inspirations and breathtaking creations on his account.


    Creating flattering and edgy short styles is no easy task, but Wes Sharpton has proved himself to be a master. Before you grab the scissors, follow his account for plenty of inspo to show your stylist.


    A stylist at Original Mineral NYC, William Scott Blair mixes up mesmerizing hair colors for his clients and creates game-changing hairstyles for the runway. We’ll have a cut and color, please.
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