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Star   stylists  in  the  USA

|  Nuri Yurt   |   Frédéric Fekkai   |   John Frieda   |   Samy   |   Serge Normant   |  Sally Hershberger  |
|   Ken Pavés   |  Nick Chavez   |   Kevin Woon   |   Harry Josh   |   Anastasia Soare   |   Ric Pipino   |

Nuri Yurt  -  Washington

At the end of the eighties the Turkish Stylist emigrated to America and owns the Toka Salon in Washington (Georgetown). Toka is Turkish for hairpin. Since 2005 he has been styling the wife of the American President George W. Bush and he is responsable for her short layered haircut. Every two weeks he is visiting the First Lady in The White House.

Jennifer Aniston also visits the Toka Salon: Responsable for her highlights is the Toka stylist Michael Canalé (source: vay bee.de). Other famous visitors are Hillary Clinton, Bill CLinton and Monica Lewinksy.

Link: Toka Salon Webpage |

Frédéric Fekkai - New York - Beverly Hills

It all began in Paris where Frédéric worked together with starcoiffeur Jacques Dessange. Nowadays Fekkai is famous for being the most expensive hairdresser worldwide - name of his salóns: Beauté de Provence. Even his employees look like stars: For example the long haired boys Fabrice and Cedric.

He wrote a book called "Year of Style" in which he covers the basics of creating a personal style that is modern, natural and easy to maintain. Opening the book is like sitting for a personal session with the master (photo cover photo at the right).

He resides on the top level of the Chanel Building (15 East 57th Street) - the largest building in New York. Other Fekkai salons are found in Short Hills and in New Jersey.

Just like the topfloor position, his prices are top exclusive as well - you pay up to USD 600 for washing, cutting and blow drying. Amongst his clients are the Top Famous 100 of the city - movie stars (e.g. Robin Williams), millionairs, directors of well-known companies and all kinds of other celebrities. He also styles de chin-length bob of Hillary Clinton and also super model Heidi Klum frequently visits him whenever she is in the "Big Apple." At his salon in Beverly Hills Britney Spears regularly comes in for a haircut... more

Pictures taken at the salon

The New Zealander actress Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider).

Actress Rosario Dawson.

(Men in Black 2, Sin City)

John Frieda - New York, London, Paris

The successful star stylist (foto right) owns salons in New York, Los Angeles and recently also opened one in London. His product line also has become very successful - and not only Americans love his innovative products for curly hair or to refresh blonde or coloured hair, like for example Sheer Blonde.

Also available in John Frieda's new product line: Frizz Ease - an innovative product to straighten hair and "the Frizz-Ease rain hat;" that protects the hair for moistness when it rains. John Frieda Brilliant Brunette products are designed to help give multi-dimensional shine to brown hair, which has a tendency to look dull and drab since it is difficult for the dark color to reflect light.

His strengths

Innovative colour methods, exact haircuts and development of specific product lines, that for example refreshe dull blonde hair. This product line also includes innovative products, that gives blonde, bleached hair back its natural gleam and makes it possible to style natural, bold coupes like Meg Ryan's more effectively (e.g. Sheer Blonde).

Hollywood's actresses like Nicole Kidman, Sharon Stone, Kate Hudson, Renee Zellweger, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jodie Foster, Courtney Love or Oscar-Winnar Halle Berry are completely fascinated. Male customers are amongst others Sean Connery, Brad Pitt and other famous members of American society.

High prices can become a problem for the 'ordinary' people: A styling appointment will cost you at least between USD 245 and USD 575.


John Frieda products | John Frieda´s Homepage | John Frieda's commercials |

SAMY - Miami

Samy is the celebrated face behind the very successful Samy hair care brands. The Cuban hair stylist and television personality SAMY Suarez (photo right) has shops all over the world.

Online-ShopHe is selling his professional women hair-care products nationally.


Serge Normant - New York

Serge Normant is without a doubt one of the leading well-known international hairstylists. Harper's Bazaar, W, Allure, and Vogue regularly book Normant for stying their cover models and beauty stories. He has worked with some of the most respected photographers in the industry, including Richard Avedon, Michael Thompson, Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts, Craig McDean, Irving Penn, James Moore, Gilles Benismon, Annie Lebovitz, Matthew Rolston, and Satoshi Saikusa.

Sex  and the city: Season 5Serge began his successful career in Paris at the Bruno Pittini salon. Afterwards he moved to New York to work freelance. He has worked with a wide range of advertising clients, including Chanel, Estee Lauder, Clairol, L'Oreal, Revlon, Neutrogena, Lancome, Pantene, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Celine and Yves Saint Laurent. He manages hairstyling teams for fashion shows for designers such as Ralph Lauren, Valentino, Christian Lacroix, Joop!, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Donna Karan.

Other famous clients, such as Julia Roberts, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hilary Swank, Isabella Rossellini, Kate Hudson, Heather Locklear and Elizabeth Hurley, frequently visit him.

He became internationally famous as he cut off Sharon Stone's hair. Afterwards many hairdressers tried to copy his haircut.

Serge, who is currently working for John Frieda in New York's 797 Madison Avenue (2nd floor) stated in an interview: "Styling mistakes can also work out positive, I need space for my creativity. I am lucky to style women, who actually do not need my help at all."

Normant recently published a spectacular book called "Metamorphosis" with exceptional photos of prominent stars like Cameron Diaz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Beyoncé Knowles, Kate Moss, Jennifer Aniston, Liv Tyler, Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts.

Normant draws on each woman's individual essence and then uses hairstyling, makeup, and clothing to turn her everyday appearance into something extraordinary. With a foreword by Julia Roberts and an introduction by Isabella Rossellini, this book will serve as an inspiration for all women seeking to enhance their beauty through fashion... more

Related links: Metamorphosis | Stars at their hairstylists - gallery |

Sally  Hershberger  -  New York

In New York Sally Hershberger's Meatpacking-district Hair Salon is hard to find and has no sign (photo right). Her USD 600 haircut is just not enough - the famous Hair Stylist also designed her own Jeans collection "Shagg" and sells them exclusively in prominent designer boutiques for USD 1000.

The magazine "Glamour" called her the most wanted worldwide female Hair Stylist. She is also the consulting Sexecutive Style Director for the John Frieda Professional Haircare Division of Kao Brands company for which she co-founded a products line "Sheer blonde."

Her list of celebrity clientele includes: Michelle Pfeiffer, Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Steven Spielberg, Natasha Richardson, Liam Neeson, Sandra Bullock, Winona Ryder, Hillary Clinton, Neve Campbell, Courtney Love, Mia Farrow, Gina Gershon, Heather Graham, Faith Hill, Renée Zellweger, Julia Roberts, Cindy Crawford, Jane Fonda, David Kelly, Jon Bon Jovi, David Duchovny and Kate Moss. She also styles her famous clients' looks in their films.

Ken Pavés - the celebrity specialist

After his education at the Vidal Sassoon Academy (Toni & Guy Institute) Ken has been working all over the world, amongst other things to style the models of well-known fashion shows like Versace and Valentino.

Ken was born in Clinton Township (Michigan) and is responsable for the hairstyles of top film people like Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Céline Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Cattrall and Christina Applegate.

His series "Flawless by Pavés Professional" is a luxurious hair care line that contains high-quality ingredients. In his spare time he devotes himself to charity "operation smile", which helps to look after children with severe facial deformities.

Related link: Stars at their hairdresser |


Nick Chavez - Los Angeles

The American with Mexican roots obviously located his salons in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, nearby the rich and famous Americans.

Besides Hollywood stars also the famous Kennedy's niece and wife of "Terminator's" Arnold Schwarzenegger (recently Senator of California) Maria Shriver are frequent customers.

Moreover: The multimillionaire and goddess Ivana Trump and her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan (foto left).

Chavez became really popular by distributing his "Perfect Plus" hair care line through QVC-America. His products make up to USD 1.000.000 per hour!

Kevin Woon- New York

At the age of 17 Kevin left his hometown Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) for New York. He started out as a hairstyle assistant in several salons in China Town. In salon "Oribe" (5th Avenue) he became the number one hairdresser. In 1989 he started to assist Oribe at fashion shows in Milan, Paris and New York for Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti, Versace, John Paul Gaultier, Valentino and Prada.

Thanks to his technical skills and his innovative ideas (e.g. the "StarWars" look) he cooperated with famous photographers and soon his extravagant stylings appeared on covers of Vogue, Flaunt, Dutch, British Marie Claire, Surface, Spanish Vogue and Detour.

He also styles lots of models for fashion shows: Bruce, Kitty Boots, Susan Ciancielo, Nanette Lepore, and Cake by Sara Kozlowski. Of course stars also make their appointments at Woon's: Claire Danes, Diana Ross, Marc Anthony, Julianna Marguiles and Lisa Marie are just a few examples of his long customer list.

Photo on top: Kevin styles actress Angie Harmon (more info: Stars at their hairdresser).

Harry Josh - New York

For more than ten years the Canadian Harry Josh had been a hairstylist and Casting Director for Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuittone at the same time. The starstylist commuted between Beverly Hills (salon of Chris McMilian) and New York City (salon of Serge Normant, see above-mentioned article).

Josh assisted in making advertising campaigns for several fashion designers such as Maybeline, Liz Claiborne and Bulgari. Obviously he also styles the hair of the superstars.

His female customers: Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston, Rachel Weiss, Hillary Swank, Faith Hill, Reese Witherspoon, Renee Zellweger, Marley Shelton, Ali Larter, Bencio del Toro, Rachel Hunter and Gisele Bündchen (Gisele at her hairdresser).

His male customers: Leonardo Dicaprio , Al Pacino and Josh Hartnett.

Anastasia  Soare  -  the L.A. "Eyebrow Queen"

Anastasia emigrated from Rumania and founded the world most famous American Cosmetic Studio in the part of town where only the rich and famous live: Beverly Hills.

"Elite eyebrow shaping" and Makeup are her specialities. She is the definite eyebrow expert and has achieved "icon" status among Hollywood's elite. Of cours it is also possible to have your hair styled after your cosmetical treatment. She recently introduced her new cosmetic line called "Anastasia Beverly Hills."

Her appointment book is full with famous American celebrities:

Jennifer Lopez, Lucy Liu, Madonna, Renee Zellweger, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Kim Cattrall, Penelope Cruz, Faith Hill, Melissa Etheridge, Brandy, Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum, Claudia Schiffer, Brooke Shields, Elle MacPherson, Julianna Margulies, Kate Capshaw, Rita Wilson, Sissy Spacek, Lisa Marie Presley, Helen Hunt, Jamie Lee Curtis , Kirstie Alley, Jennifer Garner and Charlize Theron.

Ric  Pipino  -  New York, Miami 
Heidi  Klum's  (Ex-)  Coiffeur

Another Star in America is Ric Pipino who is the owner of some successful Salons in New York and Miami. In his Salon he met his ex-wife Top Model Heidi Klum. They were married for four years and divorced in 2002.

He is styling his personal girlfriend Barbara Becker, ex-wife of tennis legende Boris Becker who is living in Miami.