These Beauty Cliques Dominated Hollywood in 2015
In case you didn't notice, one of the biggest beauty trends in 2015 involved the Hollywood glam-squad roster as they competed with their celebrity clientele. These top beautifiers have become stars in their own right. Jen Atkin, the Kardashian-Jenner crew's hairstylist of choice, has hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers. Riawna Capri is not only Nina Dobrev's go-to hair expert but also one of her BFFs — they go on vacation together!
More than proving that hair and makeup artists are actually friends with their clients, these Instagram accounts show that the talent is finally getting the recognition they deserve from the general public. Trust us: this new wave of talented people are so fun, chic, and trendy that you would sacrifice decent eyebrows for a chance to hang out. Behind the scenes, off-duty, you name it — read on to get an insider's look at the coolest beautifiers in the business. Good luck scoring an appointment!
Who: Nick Barose
What: Makeup artist
Social Stats: Instagram user @dilokritbarose, 11.6K followers
Famous Clients: Lupita Nyong'o, Lena Dunham, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Uzo Aduba, Sophia Bush
Fun Fact: In between images of his work, new products, and vintage inspiration, he peppers his account with acerbic (and often funny) commentary. Likening Kim Kardashian's blond hair to the feathers of a bird and comparing Giuliana Rancic to a lizard are just a few of his spicy snaps.
Who: Jen Atkin
Social Stats: Instagram user @jenatkinhair, 531K followers
Famous Clients: Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez
Fun Fact: Her personal account, @jenatkinlikethediet, offers an inside look at her jet-set lifestyle (and friendships with star clients). She frequently travels to Dubai for appointments, where celebrity stylists can earn more than $10,000 in one day alone. And yes, she was abroad for the epic Kardashian-West wedding weekend.
Who: Jenna Hipp
Social Stats: Instagram user @jennahipp, 43K followers
Famous Clients: Lea Michele, Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Lawrence, Sienna Miller, Christina Applegate
Fun Fact: You may have noticed that the natural beauty queens of California are Jenna's top clientele! Jenna bills herself as a green nail stylist, using her own eco-friendly nail formulas that she created after a negative experience with toxic polish fumes. If you're a nail-art junkie, you'll love scrolling through her custom creations.
Who: Rob Scheppy
What: Makeup artist and hairstylist
Social Stats: Instagram user @robscheppy, 346K followers
Famous Clients: Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Cara Delevingne, Paris Hilton
Fun Fact: His most frequent selfie buddy is Kylie Jenner, who he's worked with since she was 8 years old. Inspirational quotes, poetry, and hilarious memes are frequent finds on his feed, as well as teases of his upcoming eponymous makeup line.
Who: Aura Friedman
Social Stats: Instagram user @auracolorist, 20.9K Instagram followers
Famous Clients: Lady Gaga, Santigold, M.I.A., Sky Ferreira, Felicity Jones
Fun Fact: If you're flipping through a magazine and stop on a gorgeous spread featuring pastel-haired beauties, Aura is likely responsible. Visit her feed — we swear that the way she transforms dark strands to soft, unicorn-like manes will leave you in awe. Her edgy, pretty looks make her a favorite of stars and bloggers alike.
Who: Ted Gibson
Social Stats: Instagram user @tedgibsonbeauty, 100K followers
Famous Clients: Idina Menzel, Lupita Nyong'o, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Fun Fact: When he and his colorist husband, Jason Backe, got married, Ted invited all of his social media followers to attend the day of. They held the reception for their flash-mob-style nuptials in their NYC salon.
Who: Joyce Bonelli
What: Makeup artist
Social Stats: Instagram user @joycebonelli, 946K followers
Famous Clients: Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Nicki Minaj
Fun Fact: Joyce's look was what inspired Kim Kardashian to dye her hair blond. Follow her for inside looks at the Kardashian-Jenner's personal life and adorable videos of her son, Zeplin.
Who: Mary Phillips
What: Makeup artist
Social Stats: Instagram user @1maryphillips, 152K followers
Famous Clients: Khloé Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Chrissy Teigen, Christina Aguilera, Minka Kelly
Fun Fact: Mary grew up telling everyone she knew that she would become a makeup artist and even took cosmetology classes during her lunch period in high school. You can find her traveling around the world for her work, often working with fellow Kardashian friend Jen Atkin in Dubai.
Who: Tom Bachik
Social Stats: Instagram user @tombachik, 76.2K followers
Famous Clients: POPSUGAR's own Kirbie Johnson, Jennifer Lopez, Bella Thorne, Karlie Kloss, Jennifer Aniston, Heidi Klum
Fun Fact: Tom was a guest judge on the nail art competition show Nail'd It.
Who: Kristin Ess
Social Stats: Instagram user @kristin_ess, 232K followers
Famous Clients: Lauren Conrad, Lucy Hale, Nikki Reed, Jamie Chung, Krysten Ritter
Fun Fact: Kristin and Lauren are practically inseparable! Not only are they friends, they work together — Kristin is the cofounder of The Beauty Department, where Lauren frequently appears. And, if you're into gorgeous Instagram feeds, Kristin's will make your jaw drop.
Who: Sarah Potempa
Social Stats: Instagram user @sarahpotempa, 27.3K followers
Famous Clients: Molly Sims, Ashley Benson, Kristen Stewart, Emily Blunt, Odeya Rush
Fun Fact: Sarah constantly puts her skills to the test with challenges; last year, she tested 100 hairstyles in 100 days. For 2015, she challenged herself to create a new braid for every single day (that's 365 braids!).
Who: Riawna Capri
Social Stats: Instagram user @riawnacapri, 155K followers
Famous Clients: Selena Gomez, Lea Michele, Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Nikki Reed
Fun Fact: Riawna is the coowner of West Hollywood salon Nine Zero One. There, Riawna and her team send women home with surfer-girl strands and blobs (Riawna is responsible for the edgy blond lobs seen on Julianne Hough and Emma Roberts).