Whether you need some help laying your wig, guidance with an all-out color transformation, or pointers on how to freshen up your braids, Here are 11 of our favorite salons and hairstylists that are offering free content on social media to help you through it all. (Oh, and don't forget to show your local spot love by buying a gift card for that post-social distancing transformation or reaching out to find out how you can best support your favorite stylist.)
Looking to upgrade your skills with wigs and extensions? Kahh Spence has got you. The genius behind Cardi B, Normani, Ella Mai, and Doja Cat’s crowns shares his expertise in fun tutorials for all to enjoy. Standout how-tos include a full glueless wig install for beginners, lace wig installs, and advice on how to handle U-Parts and clip-ins. He's even got a few videos about color on tap, too.
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For toning, coloring, and cutting classes, hairstylist and blonde specialist Elle Bangs offers up her pro tips. Whether you're looking to trim your own bangs or color your roots at home, Bangs has detailed tutorials to help you do it well. There’s also a how-to on fixing brassy tones as well as treatment recommendations for healing your hair during lockdown. And, as a bonus, she shares a men’s haircut tutorial — handy if your guy (or really, anyone who likes the cut) is in need of a trim and willing to let you at it.
Hairstylist, salon owner, and bonafide hair icon Ursula Stephen brings her A-game to the ‘gram with her own take on tutorials. Inviting us to sit in #Ursieschair, the stylist hits your timeline with all kind of hairstyling tips, like how to properly do your own relaxer, installing braids with extensions, how to add a drawstring ponytail, and more. Stephen’s tutorials really help broaden the way you can play with your hair during lockdown, and you'll likely come out on the other side with a few new skills to boot.
Noted British hair salon and brand Hershesons is posting daily tutorials and techniques from some of their top salon specialists. There's info about executing root touch-ups, toning your hair, even applying a root tint to your hairline. If you're looking for some styling direction, peruse through how-tos on techniques like flat waves — there's even a series on air-drying different hair types. If there's a topic you don't see covered, no worries — owner Luke Hersheson and his fellow experts do a weekly series called "In Conversation With," where you can ask them all your burning hair questions.
Josh Wood Color
Maintaining and freshening up our dye jobs at home has major challenges, but thankfully hair maestro Josh Wood has an answer for every color conundrum. With the help of his salon experts, Josh shares a bunch of super-useful how-tos and tips, ranging from how to cover roots, shade matching, and maintaining blonde hues. Plus, Wood regularly blesses the timeline with regular Q&A sessions. There’s also a series he calls #dotrythisathome, featuring simple, pro-approved styles like the messy topknot and an easy beach wave.
Kiyah Wright offers up major hair moods with her high-energy videos. In her IGTV series, the hairstylist lends her expert advice on wig laying, installing and styling, kinky-curly clip-ins, executing celeb-inspired styles, and more. She also shares easy cover-up tips for tackling those grays that may have popped up over the past two months.
Now, check out these at-home hair tips:
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