RICHARD MARIN- WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A CELEBRITY STYLIST

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posted December 17, 2014


We sat down with celebrity stylist Richard Marin to get the inside scoop on some of the fabulous hairstyles he’s created for world-famous actresses. His remarkable work has graced the pages of some of the most elite fashion magazines, including Vogue, Allure and Vanity Fair. In this exclusive interview he shares his favorite part of the job, styling tips, and some of the hot trending hairstyles!

What is the best part about being a celebrity hairstylist?

The best part of my job is the access I have to the most creative people in their fields from fashion designers to wardrobe stylists who start the fashion trends. From here I see what my peers are doing and how we relate hair trends to salon clients to celebrities on the red carpet. It's fun to see what trends really catch on and become every day hairstyles that everyone wants to emulate.

What is the difference between styling hair for television and movies versus everyday wear?

"With TV or movies you're working with a variety of elements from lighting, what a scene calls for, or a director and actress wishes. Hair usually expands on screen so it's a balance of getting the hair right for the character and what is right for each particular scenario. In real life it's all about getting it right for YOU! In any case, I can't do my job correctly if I don't have the right products, a good haircut and most importantly the right tools. I've become very reliant on my Remington Silk products because they just make the hair look and feel shiny, soft and beautiful. That’s where I start and hopefully maintain that in working with a client at the salon or an actress in a movie or on the red carpet."  

In your mind, what has been the best red-carpet runway hairstyle?

"What works on the runway necessarily doesn't transfer to the red carpet so what I always look at is what is big on the runway and how will I translate the look on a celebrity for the red carpet to make them look the best they possibly can. I take into consideration who the person I'm working with is and what hairstyle will be best them, the event they are going to and the dress they are wearing for the red carpet." 

What is your favorite runway look and how do you create it?

"I'm really liking all of the new layered Bob's that are happening for the season, These looks all have great texture. Begin by adding a texturizing spray into your dry hair or a thermal active spray that will work with your T|Studio Silk Slim Conical wrap and go wand. I like the Remington 1/2 inch to 1 inch conical iron to achieve the best texture. Wrap your hair around the large portion of the conical iron, and the next section of hair use the smaller section of the conical iron. What this does is it creates a variation of texture throughout your hairstyle. Once you've completely wrapped all of your hair in various textures, shake, shake, shake your hair and you're ready to go! Have a lot of fun with this look. The messier and the more texture, the better!"

Whose hair style is trending the most in Hollywood?

"Whoever does the most dramatic change! Trending hair comes in all forms. Everyone has an opinion about hair, whether they love it or hate it, but this past year we really owe all the short hair resurgence to Miley Cyrus. It shot a whole new energy in cropping the hair short from the model Coco Rocha to the Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco. Also, last few seasons "BOB" trend will now be the "Shaggy Layered Lob (long bob)" for spring 2015."

*The iron Richard mentions isn't available any longer. Check out the Remington® Thermaluxe™ ¾”-1” Curling Wand instead!

Richard Marin

Hair Stylist | Los Angeles


RICHARD MARIN IS A WORLD-RENOWNED HAIRSTYLIST whose work has attracted A-list clients and longstanding celebrity relationships most artists only dream about. He was catapulted to fame as the trendsetting hairdresser during the peak years of the television show "Friends" and has continued to set the standard for editorial and red carpet hair styles since then.


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