30 Under 30 Hair Colorist: Asil Simsek

For the past seven years, we have celebrated the industry's brightest young talent—and 2019 is no different. More than 4,000 young colorists submitted to become a 30 Under 30 colorist, and we're thrilled to celebrate the winners with you! 

Asil SimsekAsil Simsek, @asil, 27 years old

Salon: Salon Lexington, New York 

Preferred color lines: Wella Professionals, Truss Professional 

I became a colorist because: I was 14 years old and didn’t want to go to school, so I found a job at a salon as an assistant to the makeup artist. One day she didn’t show up, so the owner asked me to help with hair.  

My proudest accomplishment: I moved to the United States from Turkey four years ago, so opening my own salon and education space with my partner, Mustafa Avci (@mustafaavci), is a big accomplishment.  

Best part of my job: In three hours, you can change someone’s mood, confidence—and life. 


Gold blonde or caramel brown? #asilhair #trussprofessional

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