Let Jen Atkin Upgrade Your Feed With Her 29 Must-Follow Instagram Accounts

Real talk: You've read every 'Top Hairstylists To Follow On Instagram' story there is, each one only slightly different than the next and all full of artists you've been double-tapping for years. But social media is a vast sea, and though it can feel like you've seen it all, there's a whole lot of uncharted inspiration out there. You just have to know where to look.
For an instant feed refresh, we tapped the pro that's leading the pack: Jen Atkin, top celeb hairstylist, the force behind Mane Addicts, and creator of cool-girl brand Ouai. Ahead, Atkin shares a list of 29 Instagram accounts that any hair nerd worth their weight in dry shampoo should be following. Spoiler: It's a killer mix of trendsetting colorists, celeb BTS shots, and styles you'll be screen-grabbing to show your stylist.
Here's to new, inspiring images to brighten your morning Insta skim.
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You can expect celeb- and- model-packed beauty editorials and inspiring close-up shots of colorful hair from UK-based editorial hairstylist Syd Hayes' feed.
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Hairstylist Leo Izquierdo is the founder of It brand IGK, so you're right to assume the looks he shares are edgy, current, and enviable AF.
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Florido is the man behind Justin Beiber and Cameron Dallas' evolving looks. You'll find an equal smattering of Bieb BTS shots and cool men's hair ideas, plus smooth, shiny styles that he creates on longtime client Hailey Baldwin.
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Derick Monroe is an Emmy-nominated hairstylist with a client list that just won't quit: Tyra Banks, Jourdan Dunn, Tessa Mae Thompson, and more make appearances.
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If you've seen Laura Polko's Cali-cool work before, you get why anyone would want to see it daily.
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Scott King is an L.A. up-and-comer who posts gorg shots of his celebrity clients' styles, from Rashida Jones to Noah Cyrus.
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Jhonatan Rendon shares an inspiring peek at his editorial work on his feed — and it's enough to make you want to break out of your latest hair rut.
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Ashley Rubell has the whole cool-girl hair thing down pat: Air-dried waves, natural texture, artsy braids, and soft bangs fill her page.
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Like seeing rad dude hair and pics that will give you a daily dose of travel wanderlust? Head right over to New York-based stylist Mark Hampton's page.
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Bennett Grey is a New York-based editorial hairstylist who can do it all, as his diverse feed proves.
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Celeb stylist Jonathan Colombini works with everyone from Kendall Jenner to Ariel Winter to Geena Davis — and posts all the messy hair inspiration he creates for his (almost) 100k followers.
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David Von Cannon is the man behind the hair in rad editorials featuring the likes of Bella Hadid, Ellie Goulding, and Selena Gomez. Plus, he often posts shots of his beard braided in new and artful ways, which we're really into.
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What do Zendaya, Jennifer Hudson, and Taraji P. Henson have in common? Some of their coolest looks come courtesy of Tymothe Wallace.
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Jennifer Loura posts images of the work she does on a variety of celebs, like Molly Shannon and Chrissy Teigen, but it's the inspiration boards that she shares that will really get your creative juices flowing.
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Into messy, choppy haircuts and waves that just won't quit? You best follow Cash Lawless.
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Vernon Francois is a man of many talents: He has a rad product line for curly and textured hair, creates inspired looks on tons of celebs, and shares it on all his page.
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Atkin isn't the only hairstylist watching after the Kardashian-Jenner clan. There's also Andrew Fitzsimons, who crafts looks on the sisters and posts candids after.
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Follow New York-based hairstylist Cecilia Romero for messy waves, textured updos, and enough natural texture to inspire you to air-dry all year long.
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L.A. hairstylist Sal Salcedo knows his way around a haircut — he created the cover image for this story, after all — but somehow each and every chop is more awesome than the last.
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Into hilarious hair memes and tons of personality? Follow Jae Manuel Cardenas, who is entertaining (think: dancing and smizing while showing you his blowdry technique) and crazy talented.
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The Colorists

Editorial hair colorist Mauricio Bermudez's page will keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest in fresh color trends — especially blond. Expect snaps of Victoria's Secret Angels (he colors many of them) plus vibrant crimson shades that will have you seeing red (in a good way).
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Hair colorist Bianca Hillier creates sun-kissed hair on every color and texture and lends a unique look into her process on her page.
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Colorist Andrew James floats between salons in L.A., New York, and Miami, and shares his vibrant rainbow looks and bright blond creations along the way.
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We'd describe Ryan Pearl's work as crazy glossy and wonderfully natural-looking — which is enough to follow him — but he'll also surprise you with pops of pink, too.
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Cherin Choi is one of the top colorists to watch in L.A. — her trendsetting looks cannot be missed.
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Colorist Chris Greene is one of L.A.'s top colorists, constantly turning out glossy highlights and sun-kissed balayage that will make you finally pull the trigger on that warm new color update.
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Colorist Jean Pierre Sosa's work will easily become your gold standard for beautiful blond highlights.
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Vancouver's Brush Salon has a knack for creating vibrant, on-trend colors and edgy, architectural cuts — and its photos are damn beautiful, too.
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Atkin's baby, Mane Addicts, is endlessly inspiring, thanks to rad updos, bouncy curls, cool colors, and just about everything in between.
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