While Los Angeles might always be the heart of the film industry, Atlanta has quickly started making a name for itself as the Hollywood of the South. With an ever-increasing resume of films, TV, and high-profile events taking place in the Peach State comes an influx of A-list talent in the beauty biz.
From awesome female barbers to Parisian-trained pros, these five top-notch stylists are breathing new life into the nickname “Hotlanta.”
Affectionately known as the Beyoncé of Bundles, Alonzo has created looks for Cardi B, Remy Ma, Kehlani, Karrueche, and Solange Knowles, to name a few. Not only has his professional hairstyling services earned him the status of a wizard with a wig, but he also extends his expertise in special one-on-one classes for the individuals or professionals who want to learn how to lay an effortless wig in his Learn 2 Lace classes. In case his artistic talents weren’t enough, his comedic prowess shines through social media as well – his Tiktok has amassed nearly half a million followers thanks to his hilarious takes on current events, and his fabulous hair, of course.
In a realm of the industry largely dominated by men, Tiff B holds nothing back when it comes to climbing the ladder of barbering success. In addition to her sharp barbering skills, she’s a scalp micropigmentation specialist and educator. When she has her hands on the clippers, she’s providing personal grooming services to her VIPs and serving looks for several film and television sets. She splits her talents between Detroit and Atlanta, but in ATL you can find her at J Spot Studios, the brainchild of celebrity stylist and Real Housewives cast member Derek Jae.
Shadae is the poster child for brains and beauty. Having been in the salon environment since age fifteen, she knew she wanted to be one of the best cosmetologists in the industry and went on to study business marketing at Howard University, later attending the esteemed AVEDA Institute. After joining the prestigious Van Michael salon in Atlanta post-graduation, she was soon hand-selected as a member of the Ted Gibson Artistic Team as an educator of healthy and flawless hair. Since then, Shadae has lived up to her motto of “Let the hair do the talking” and has added various accolades to her portfolio including the likes of New York Fashion Week.
Most notably recognized for working with "Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown, Jacob Khan is an Atlanta-based educator, stylist, and entrepreneur. For the past decade, he has cultivated a brand that is educational, entertaining, and unforgettable. In addition to styling services, his salon now offers Professional Education including open-to-the-public group classes, private salon classes, and one on ones. You can tune in to his musings on life when he’s not cutting hair in his podcast This Is a Bad Idea.
A man of many nations, Pascal’s international upbringing started in Casablanca, Morocco, before he landed in the state of Georgia. He spent most of his early years in Israel, before moving to Paris where he became fascinated by the elegance and sophistication of the Parisian woman. “Their beauty and fashion sense intrigued me, and I knew I wanted to be educated in hairdressing and runway shows,” he says in his bio. Over the years, Pascal has trimmed tresses in noteworthy salons from Paris to Park Avenue with his work appearing on the covers of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and more. Now settled in his new hair salon adjacent to the lobby of The St. Regis Atlanta, he offers a full range of coiffure services for both men and women.
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