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Ashley Rubell is a New York based hair stylist and contributing writer to Mane Addicts. Originally from Los Angeles, Ashley was trained at some of the best salons in Beverly Hills before making the move to NYC. She has assisted some of the leading names in our industry including Giannandrea, James Pecis, Eugene Souleiman, Guido Paulo and MA founder Jen Atkin. Her clients include Nike, Marie Claire, and Refinery 29. As a freelance hairstylist with a professional background in fashion PR and Marketing, Ashley loves the opportunity to learn about new products and brands, and share the unique stories of her peers, mentors, and clients that inspire her every day.When off set, she spends her time camping, traveling, and writing for mane addicts around the world.
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Olivia Culpo Tossled Waves by Justine Marjan Curly Hair

  With a brand that’s named after Good Hair Days, it’s no surprise ghd chose Olivia Culpo as their first celebrity brand ambassador. The former Miss Universe known for her savvy fashion and gorgeous beauty looks, has a large following who looks to her for trends and inspiration.   “[My looks are] truly a collaboration,” she tells us. “I’ll think […]


Salon Ruggeri is one of those special places I never knew existed. I’m always hearing about the bigger name salons here in New York, like Sally Hershberger, Marie Robinson, Frederick Fekkai, Serge Normant, or Oscar Blandi. While Ruggeri may not be a standout name, this salon gives you an experience that will surely stand above […]

Edward Lampley

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Edward Lampley a handful of times now, for clients like Teen Vogue, Interview and, my favorite, Gemma Ward in preparation of last year’s Met Gala. We first met when I interviewed him for my friends’ site Lost Hairdressers, after which I went on a tangent of inspiration, asking him questions like,  “What do you want […]

Just when we were running low on ponytail inspo, Maria Sharapova shook things up with a gleaming, gold-accented ‘do we already plan on wearing this weekend. Adir Abergel, the mane maven behind Maria’s three-tiered look tells us, “The inspiration for Maria’s hair really went back to the simplicity of the dress. I loved the architecture of it and how it highlighted her […]

You know what they say? The bigger the hair, the closer to the glam gods. Jenda Alcorn of Ramirez Tran Salon knows the saying all too well, as she transformed Dakota Fanning’s younger sis, Elle’s shoulder-length locks into a sexy-sporty sky-high ponytail for the Met. Our favorite part about it—the blunt cut—gave the ‘do a sugar and spice and […]

preview wear hair accessories

What happens when you put a jeweler, an interior designer, an architect, and a hair colorist in the same room? Preview Wear, a new line of supercool hair jewelry we have the inside scoop on.  Collaboratively curated by Victoria Bott, Cara Craig, Ben Duarte and Veronica Duarte, Preview Wear caters to the modern-day girl who’s only high-maintenance about her low-maintenance […]


If there’s anyone who’s leading trends in the beauty scene, it’s Glossier’s founder Emily Weiss. Last Thursday, Emily sat on a panel (Top Shelf Live for Into the Gloss) with OUAI Haircare and Mane Addicts’ very own founder Jen Atkin. The conversation moved beyond beauty as the two discussed their journeys to becoming the SHE-E-Os they are […]


04 . 05 . 16

The most memorable people I meet – from fellow artists, celebrity clients, to the folks behind a cash wrap – are the ones who are the most grounded. They greet you with a friendly smile, uphold a positive energy, remain open-minded and willing to love and explore the unknown person or idea they’re faced with, […]

Conrad Dornan

Editorial Mane Master Conrad Dornan has had a unique path into the realm of hairdressing and maintains a unique approach to doing hair. Beginning with an education in Political Science, and a career in the music industry before entering the world of Aveda and Bumble and now being the owner of his own SeeRad salon […]

Redken Hairspray

As a professional stylist, I am constantly on the go. If I’m not lugging my huge suitcase up and down the subway stairs in NYC, I’m checking a bag full of my most precious hair care belongings before boarding a flight. The more I travel around, the smarter I get with my kit. Last week, […]

Nell Diamond Braided Mowhaek Braid

Vogue’s latest It Girl Nell Diamond recently celebrated the launch of her luxury lifestyle brand Hill House Home. Her celebratory dinner at The Standard High Line in NYC included the company of Prabal Gurung, Mia Moretti, Derek Blasberg, and Bee Shaffer. Nell embodies flawless taste and sophistication, which can be seen in the Hill House bedding collection, but […]

Aside from practicing your blow dry technique and finding a rhythm to get into, it’s important to accept some help—and that’s where amazing product comes in. Prepping your hair with the right ones can protect, plump, or smooth your strands and preserve your hard work for a longer-lasting blowout. Keep scrolling to see five products that deliver the perfect blow dry […]

Effortless Hair Texture Lob

We all dream of achieving the perfect hair texture. As a professional stylist, I see so many clients with their hair wet in its natural state only to learn they already have the perfect texture, they’re just not using it. It’s not as if we want what we don’t have; a lot of us want what we […]

Are you considering your hair game when making that new years resolutions list? We’ve compiled a few things for you to consider adding to your list of resolutions in order to amp up your hair game in 2016. These classic techniques, tools, and tips will equip you to take your basic DIY styles to the next level. […]

Kardashian Sisters

The new year is a time of new beginnings. As we enter into 2016, we’re taking a look back in order to get a glimpse of the year ahead, and our whole team can’t help but wonder who’s most likely to step up their hair game in 2016? Here are some of our predictions for […]


The holidays. It’s a time of love, it’s a time of cheer, and it’s a time to catch up on all those books you tried reading this year but couldn’t finish! Whether you’re traveling to be with family or simply enjoying the vacation days away from the grind, the point is there’s extra downtime to […]

90s hair dos and donts

Our guide to navigating ’90s dos in style.

Shaved Side

The partially shaved mane is one of the boldest hairstyles to trend this year. Natalie Dormer, Rosario Dawson, and other noteworthy celebs have made the leap… Will you? Before you answer that question, we outlined a few tips for you to consider:  STYLE AND FUNCTION: First thing’s first – when you make a change to your […]

Sabrina Carpenter suit

We’re not sure when tomboy style really started, but we know leading ladies Diane Keaton, Lauren Hutton and Jane Birkin made it super chic by wearing menswear with an effortless and confident attitude (who could forget Guido Palau‘s masculine-inspired manes for Alexander Wang at NYFW last month?!). It’s no longer unusual to compliment a woman on […]

Garrett Markenson

When you hear the word innovation, what comes to mind? For most, it’s something novel – a new idea, a new product, a new way of thinking. It’s a breakthrough. When it comes to taking an innovative approach to our manes, Garrett Markenson is the guy. Garrett is the owner of Coiffure Salon in Santa Clarita, […]

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