We caught up with the colour wielding wonder, Guy Tang, to find out more about him and bring you the formulae he used to create these metallic masterpieces.
“Because when you know who you are, you have the courage to do anything you dream of. Growing up, I struggled every day with my identity. I didn’t know who I was, what I wanted to do in life, or what my purpose was. It wasn’t until hair – that I found my purpose, my direction – and it truly saved my life. I found my identity. It was to make a difference, change the world doing hair but more than that, it was to be a friend, a #hairbestie and inspire other stylists just like me to find their identity because I had such a hard time finding mine.”
BORN AND RAISED: Tulsa, Oklahoma. I started my hairstylist career in the Mid-West. I moved to Los Angeles 7 years ago.
MY MENTOR: I was inspired by Vidal Sassoon for his precision cuts that was way advance during his time.
I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE OVER: Ariana Grande, she needs a new look.
FAVORITE OUTFIT OR ITEM IN MY WARDROBE: My gauntlets I wear on my wrist. I feel like a super hero like X-men when I wear them during hair shows
FAVORITE FASHION DESIGNER: Alexander McQueen
IF I HADN’T BECOME A SALON PROFESSIONAL, I WOULD HAVE BECOME A:Photographer
MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED THAT I: love to sing and dance.
I AM INSPIRED BY: Pop Culture.
MY GUILTY PLEASURE: I love Peanut M&Ms.
THE BEST PART OF MY JOB IS: Create beauty out of madness.
THE TOUGHEST PART OF MY JOB IS: Managing expectations.
FOR INSPIRATION I: turn to Mariah Carey’s songs. She has a song for every emotion that I feel.
FAVORITE ERA OF HAIR AND BEAUTY: I love the 80’s! That era is bold, trendy, edgy and extreme. It has the most definitive look to date.
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Success is measured on how happy you are.
MY BEST VACATION WAS: When I went to Asia with my fiancé. I love going to different Asian countries because they are so different from one another.
FAVORITE MUSIC OR SINGER RIGHT NOW: Duh?! MARIAH CAREY. She is everything!!!
EVERY BEAUTY PROFESSIONAL SHOULD: Be open to different methods and application of color and styling techniques.
YOU MUST WATCH (TV SHOW): Walking Dead, Go Glenn!
MY SECRET WEAPON: I don’t have any, I share my hair secrets.
MY CAUSES: To break stereotypes and misperceptions.
I RELAX BY: having a massage and being pampered.
THE COOLEST LOOK I EVER CREATED: Rose Gold Balayage Ombre
I BECAME A HAIRDRESSER BECAUSE: I have always been obsessed with hair growing up watching She-Ra and Jem and the Holograms.