15 Shocking Stories From Real Celeb Hairstylists

ILLUSTRATED BY MALLORY HEYER.
Backstage at Fashion Week and awards shows, at their local salon, and on the sets of movies and music videos, hairstylists have seen and heard it all. Naturally, we want the dirt. So we asked top pros — Kim Kimble, Riawna Capri, Matt Fugate, and more — about their clients’ wildest behaviors and weirdest requests. Plus, we had to know about the hairstyling mistakes they’ve narrowly avoided. (Or, oops, didn’t.)

Ready? Listen up to their tell-alls about a hipster with a flair for beard beads; a flirty fiancé; a pain-in-the-butt B-lister; a sweet, generous, and particular client; and a big-haired millionaire who was straight-up dragged away by the police.

Disclaimer: These incredible stories are going to make you tip your own stylist extra well during your next visit.