17 Hair Care Tips & Insider Tricks From A Celebrity Stylist

Elizabeth Harper | April 8, 2021 | Style & Beauty Feature

Chicago celebrity hair stylist extraordinaire Anthony Cristiano sounds off on healthy hair, trending cuts and his favorite A-list clients.


With more than 30 years experience and a superstar client roster including Adriana Lima, Demi Moore, Gigi Hadid, Robert Downey Jr. and Uma Thurman, Anthony Cristiano is known for his classic training, expert eye and attention to detail. We put Cristiano in the hot seat for his 17 hair styling tips and industry insider secrets. 401 N. Wabash Ave., Ste. B

The art of hairstyling is all about... keen perception and insight.
My dream A-list client is... Lucy Boynton.
Hair care is self-care because... it’s an opportunity to do something nurturing for yourself.
Products worth the splurge... Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional ahampoo and mask by PHYTO
The style trending right now is... YOUR style—the one that makes you feel glamorous.
The worst cut and color mistake you could make is... doing it yourself.
Healthy hair means... a healthy mind and a healthy body.
My favorite up-do to style... always Brigitte Bardot
Celeb client who's the most fun... Adriana Lima


First celeb client... Eddie Van Halen
The secret to a simple, polished look is... not as simple as it seems. It takes skill.
Beautiful hair starts with... a great hairdresser
The hair style I wish would make a come back... a pixie cut
The style that needs to remain in the rearview... none—every style can be updated or refined.
The ultimate luxury in hair care is... jet-setting with your personal hairdresser.
My go-to feel-good treatment... Huile d’Alès intense hydrating oil treatment by PHYTO
A fresh style makes you feel... rejuvenated and restored.

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