When it comes to inspiring others, no industry does it better than professional hairstylists. See an artist at the top of their game, and you're sure to also see them paying it forward – teaching classes, leading workshops, and doling out tips, tricks and formulas to their fellow stylists.
With that in mind, we reached out to some of Instagram's top influencers and asked them to share what inspires them, their favorite looks to create and their personal beliefs on beauty, plus practical tips for growing clientele, translating trends and more!
Flip through the slideshow below to see our must-read interviews!
Images courtesy of hairstylists/via Instagram
Interviews have been edited for length/clarity.