Instagram is where we go to find the ultimate inspiration. From new hair cuts, colours and styles to makeup trends and how-to videos, it’s a playground for any beauty junkie worth their weight in products. Not just a great source of inspo, it’s also where we see breaking news and beauty trends for the first time — especially when you’re following the most influential people in the game: the experts.
Read on to take a look at the best of Australia’s beauty experts — hairdressers, colourists, stylists, makeup artists and estheticians — then click to follow, and be prepared for some sensationally fresh and fun things to look at every time you scroll.
Why: Anthony creates some of the glossiest, prettiest hair looks you’ll ever see. He spends a lot of time in NYC and this gives his looks a really chic and polished edge.
Why: Jaye owns two salons (one in Melbourne and one in Sydney) and they’re a first choice for the Aussie style set — he’s the man behind Lara Worthington’s incredible crop and a slew of our biggest bloggers’ looks. Follow for stunning cuts and colours — there’s lots of gorgeous balayage — created by his expert team for some of the most beautiful people in the country.
Why: Creator of some of the most beautiful makeup looks in the country, Victoria is the official makeup artist for Chanel in Australia. Expect gorgeous colour creations and beautifully bold trends.
Why: This makeup legend can count Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar covers among her incredible high fashion portfolio.
Why: Known for her stunning makeup looks, Liz Kelsh has worked with some, if not all, of our most famous Australian celebrities. A regular choice for Jennifer Hawkins and Nicole Kidman.
Why: Known as the model skin whisperer, Mel looks after famous faces like Shanina Shaik, Lara Worthington, Nicole Trunfio and Jess Gomes. Follow her for skin tips, and a look at some of the most beautiful models in the land . . . sans makeup!
Why: Renya is one of the most well-known hairdressers in the country. She’s the creative director for Wella Professionals Australia and NZ, and she’s also Cate Blanchett and Toni Collette’s stylist of choice.
Why: Philip is a formidable force at Fashion Week and he creates some absolutely breathtaking hair. Follow for his fresh styles, and to keep an eye on up-and-coming trends.
Why: When Nicole (or Pinkie as she’s known to her friends) picks up a makeup brush, magical things happen. A senior artist at MAC her skill for creating stunning skin is next-to-none.
Why: A regular at Fashion Week, and on glossy magazine editorial shoots, Jenny creates some of the most beautifully touchable and tactile hairstyles out there.
Why: Based in Melbourne (and one of the founders of Eleven Australia), Joey and his team share pictures of their amazing colours and the famous faces that visit — Mimi Elashiry, Elyse Knowles and Rozalia Russian to name a few.
Why: A senior artist for Bobbi Brown, Alphie’s feed is full of gorgeous natural makeup looks for editorial shoots and brides.
Why: Known as Mr Maybelline, this Aussie is now based in New York, where he explores his love of colour and his love for our other Aussie export, Ruby Rose.
Why: Hair genius Alan is often seen backstage at big fashion launches wielding impressing hair tools. He also heads up an impressive hair and a luxe beauty e-tailer and blog.
Why: The winner of 2015’s Hairdresser of the Year at the Australian Hair Fashion Awards, Damien shares photos of his fashion-forward and trend-setting styles.
Why: With salons based in Sydney, Melbourne, the Gold Coast and Brisbane, they all share a collection of some of their best work and famous clientele on this feed.
Why: With a celeb clientele, and known for her amazing false lash range, Helen is a bonafide hair and makeup pro. You might know her from her work on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette too!
Why: This hairdresser is edgy and cool and always has something really different for you to look at.
Why: One of the coolest salons in Sydney (there are two, and both produce really awesome looks) Stevie and his team post pics of their clients and their hella-cool cut and colour creations.
by Justine Dunton-Rose for popsugar.com.au