Archive for the ‘INSPIRATION’

Tyler Colton Celebrity Stylist Reel

April 09, 2013 By: admin Category: INSPIRATION, PASSION, STYLE

Tyler Colton Hair Stylist/ Beauty Expert/ Motivational Speaker/ Host from on Vimeo.

Tyler Colton AOL Hairapy Make-over

January 03, 2013 By: admin Category: INSPIRATION

Tyler Colton AOL Hairapy Make-over

January 03, 2013 By: admin Category: INSPIRATION

Schwarzkopf Professional

November 29, 2011 By: admin Category: INSPIRATION

tylerColton-BeautyBuzz in the know

Tyler Colton In Toronto for 2 Day Seminar

September 29, 2011 By: admin Category: INSPIRATION

Vintage/ Retro Style Up-do

January 12, 2011 By: admin Category: INSPIRATION

Vintage/Retro Style Up-do from on Vimeo.

Learn how to create a quick vintage style up-do from hairdresser Tyler Colton.

Lady Gaga inspired Hair Bow

December 15, 2010 By: admin Category: INSPIRATION, STYLE

Inspiration back stage on shoot

December 05, 2010 By: admin Category: INSPIRATION

Go Back Stage with Tyler Colton from on Vimeo.

Check out Tyler Colton working back stage with Schwarzkopf product line Osis. Cool hair ideas and inspiration!!!

Holiday Hair Quick Tip 2

November 30, 2010 By: admin Category: INSPIRATION

Holiday Hair Quick tips from on Vimeo.

Learn a new quick holiday look from celebrity hairdresser Tyler Colton.

Behind the Scenes of Freelancing

November 29, 2010 By: admin Category: INSPIRATION

Sarah Mclachlan

Let’s take a journey into the world of one of Hollywood’s top celebrity stylists: Tyler Colton. Not only is he a Guest Artist for Schwarzkopf Professional, but what he brings to the table is much more than just dynamic skills and a knack for hair. He has been in the business for 17 years and 12 of those years he has had experience working with some of the worlds most beautiful people. Tyler’s repertoire of clients includes: Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Hilary Swank, Charlize Theron, Eva Longoria, and Jennifer Garner. Not only does he work on set but he is also a sought-after editorial stylist. Tyler’s work has been represented on and inside the covers of top national and international publications including: Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Elle, GQ, Interview, In-Style, Entertainment Weekly, Teen People, Maxim, and Cosmo.

Let’s find out a little bit more about why Tyler Colton is such a success:

SKP: How did you get your start doing hair for celebrities?

TC: I started beauty school at age 23. While in school a friend asked me if I wanted to do a model test. Modeling agencies do tests for new faces and it’s a great way for new stylists to hone in their skills. The photographer that was working at the model test was the art director on R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” music video. She liked me so much that she told the director that I would be perfect for the job, even though I didn’t have a portfolio to show, she convinced him to hire me. After that video, I had been bitten by the “bug” and couldn’t wait to do more work. From that point I hired an agent to get me more work.

SKP: Who was your first celebrity client?

TC: R.E.M. was my first and then my agent got me a job on the set of the TV Show “Roseanne”. On day one my first celebrity was Sandra Bernhard and then I worked on the rest of the supporting cast thereafter. At the same time I was working there, I continued to build my editorial work, as well as, new celebrity clientele. Every single day was different.

SKP: What is your craziest work story?

TC: I have two stories that I can think of. The first one was when I was working in Brazil on the set for a Showtime movie. The set was based in the middle of a favela (means “slum” in Portuguese, that term is also used for shanty towns in Brazil) and when we left the set one night we were stopped by two “undercover cops”. They forced us out of the car with their guns while they rummaged through our things and took our stuff. I was literally crawling on the ground. They told us they thought we were smuggling drugs and when they took everything they wanted, they let us go. I later found out that these “undercover cops” were just corrupt cops taking what they wanted.

The second story is when I was asked to work on a photo shoot for INTERVIEW Magazine featuring Ryan Phillippe. When Ryan walked in, he had BLUE hair because he was finishing a role in a movie and I was told they wanted him to be back to blonde for this shoot. Thankfully, I was using Schwarzkopf Professional and was able to get Ryan back to a cool blonde with IGORA Vario Blond.

SKP: Are you ever nervous to work with celebrity clients? If so who?

TC: Actually I don’t get nervous at all. I am there to do a job and I keep it very business-like. The only people I was nervous to work with were people that I looked up to and admired growing up such as R.E.M., Bo Derek (right after Jon Derek died), and the Spice Girls.

SKP: Where do you live and work?

TC: I live in West Hollywood, California, but I work all over the world! I take 4 to 10 flights a month and will leave on the moments notice if called. I have traveled to many places in Europe including Paris, Italy, and Spain. I have been all over the U.S., Canada and Latin America. One time I was called to go to Peru and was told to be on the plane the next day. I travel a lot!

SKP: With all your traveling, are there any places you want to go that you haven’t yet visited?

TC: Egypt. I want to see the pyramids! Or I would love to do a shoot in Africa. I would like to do something beyond the standard exotic locations because I have done places like Hawaii, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

SKP: Well with all this traveling, what do you do in your spare time?

TC: I am really into Vinyasa Flow Yoga right now. I love learning more about spirituality and reading about the different cultures. I believe that meditating gives me creativity which comes to me and flows through me. The moment I walk into a shoot is when the creativity process begins. I only like to look at images that inspire and excite me. As a culture we are so judgmental and we need to change that.

SKP: What do you like about the hair industry?

TC: I love working with people and how personal it is. The job is so versatile. It is constantly changing and I can do it anywhere. Being a hairdresser has so many opportunities that other jobs don’t have. Also I believe in giving back and paying it forward. I like to go into beauty schools and mentor upcoming students. My assistants who have worked for me in the past are now working for Katie Perry and Lindsey Lohan. Every time I teach at the academy I find at least one hairdresser goes on to do a photo shoot or some editorial work.

SKP: So what are your favorite products that you work with when you are on set or at a shoot?

TC: I have been using Schwarzkopf Professional for over 10 years. I use OSiS on all my shoots. The products I use the most are OSiS Elastic and Grip because they are perfect for what I am doing. Elastic doesn’t freeze the hair into place and allows for easy movement. OSiS Grip gives the hair volume and hold to curls.

SKP: Your class at the Schwarzkopf Professional Academy: “Evolution of Style” teaches how the hairstyles of the past decades are making a come-back and how you can easily style your clients with the updated versions of the classics. What is your favorite decade?

TC: I love the 40’s. There is something about old Hollywood glamour and beauties such as Rita Hayworth and Marlene Dietrich that I love.

Attend one of Tyler Colton’s classes at the Schwarzkopf Professional Academy in NYC. He will be teaching November 14th and 15th 2010. Please visit to sign up for his class!

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