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BellaSugar Interview: Byron Williams, Celebrity Hairstylist and Makeup Artist

If you haven't heard of makeup and hairstylist Byron Williams yet, don't worry, you will! Byron, who is originally from Korea, came to the Los Angeles to study fashion and design, but realized his passion lay more in hair and makeup. After attending the Vidal Sassoon Academy and working at Prive Salon (practically a Beverly Hills landmark), he decided to open his own salon on Robertson Boulevard called Byron Studio.

Four years later, he has mentions in every top-tier magazine and blog,not to mention a red-hot celebrity following that includes Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton, Nicole Richie, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Joy Bryant, Kirsten Dunst, Amanda Peet and Rachel Zoe. He also has a line of all-natural hair care products called BYRON Haircare and recently, he opened a second salon called Byron Williams, which is located in Beverly Hills.

Byron continues to climb the ranks as one of the world's most sought-after beauty technicians. You can now buy his collection of hair products which include shampoos, conditioners and styling products online and in specialty boutiques. I am just totally enamored of this man—he's living the American dream! To read our exclusive BellaSugar interview, and to see images of Byron and his famous clients, read more

BELLASUGAR: When you look at a face you are about to make up, where do you draw your inspiration for a look?
BYRON WILLIAMS: The first thing I look at is their cheekbones, then I assess their eyes and their hair color and hair style.

BELLA: How do you determine the color palette that you are going to use?
BW: You can tell by skin tone, eye color and hair color what colors will look best on them. It is also important to consider what they are wearing and where they're going.

BELLA: Do you have signature look that you like to create?
BW: Yes, I am really inspired by Brigitte Bardot.

BELLA: What are your favorite brands to work with?
BW: For hair, my favorite brand is—of course—my line of shampoos, conditioners and styling products. As for makeup, I really like Vincent Longo.

BELLA: What are your favorite products to work with on the job?
BW: Byron Spirulina Hairspray ($24) and Byron Illuminating Mist ($18). As for makeup, definitely mascara and color for the cheeks.

BELLA: What are the best and worst parts of your job?
BW: The best part of my job is being able to express creativity freely every single day. And so far, there are no "worst" parts!












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