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 Simsek, @asil, 27 years old
Salon: Salon Lexington, New York
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.