54+ Best Hairdresser Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational hairdresser quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Hairdresser Quotes

My career path is the weirdest thing. I was a hairdresser, I worked at Marvel for a few months, and then I was signed to a DC exclusive for eight years. — Gail Simone

When I first cut my hair short, I was trying for a mix of Mia Farrow and Jean Seberg. The photo I took to my hairdresser was Jean Seberg in Breathless. I said, ‘Make me look like this.’ — Morena Baccarin

Being a hairdresser is really fun, especially if you don’t work at a stupid rich-lady place. You basically just get paid to hang out and talk with a bunch of cool, weird ladies and help them with their looks. — Hunx

I love a lot of things, and I’m pretty much obsessive about most things I do, whether it be gardening, or architecture, or music. I’d be an obsessive hairdresser. — Gates McFadden

Whenever I go to L.A., the make-up artist or hairdresser will end up having a conversation about how fat they think they are, and I really just can’t take it seriously at all. — Kate Winslet

It’s a huge change from when I started in the 1960s, but what is really impressive is that the number of ladies on set, the women working on set is a huge percentage. There used to be no women. It was just the leading lady’s mother, perhaps the hairdresser and the makeup person. — Amitabh Bachchan

Even though I’m a hairdresser and I love doing hair, I feel like I don’t look like a groomer. When I think of how a groomer would look in relation to the first version of ‘Queer Eye,’ I feel like I don’t fit in that box. — Jonathan Van Ness

People are obsessed with my haircut; everyone wants to do something with my hair before the ceremony. Very senior figures tell me their hairstylist wants to do my hair for free. It’s surprising. People from television are interested almost exclusively in aspects of my hair and my hairdresser. — Ada Yonath

I hated singing, I hated being on stage; I hated being in the Cranberries. I was constantly crying. I was going insane. I wanted to be a shopkeeper, a hairdresser, anything. I was so desperate to have a reality, friends, a regular, boring life. I missed that. — Dolores O’Riordan

When people ask how have I kept on top, I have to say with the help of every photographer, make-up artist and hairdresser I’ve ever worked with. — Linda Evangelista

When I first started on ‘Medium,’ they didn’t like me growing my hair too long. But I was freaked out when the hairdresser cut off even an inch. — Sofia Vassilieva

I used to be a hairdresser. — Dee Dee Ramone

Most of the time, I do my own hair. I have good hair, so I don’t need much. I don’t need a hairdresser to come unless I want something very specific. — Sara Sampaio

I have never had so much fun as in Montreal. I taught the kids French, I baby-sat, I went to school, I was a receptionist at a hairdresser’s, I danced and drank all night. I found that the more you do, the more you have time to do… it’s weird, non? — Emmanuelle Beart

Somebody once described my music as ‘Hairdresser Pop.’ I don’t know what that sounds like. — Hunx

‘Hairdresser Blues’ was written when I was deep in a ten-year depression that I escaped shortly after recording that album. I don’t like that album. — Hunx

I just wanted a change. My hair started hurting my back, so I went to my hairdresser and said ‘Take it off.’ And I’m delighted with the results. — Sarah Brightman

Having a mom as a hairdresser was really awesome: I was always her test dummy. I’ve had every style, every color you could imagine. — Alessia Cara

I went to a Turkish hairdresser, and they burned the hair off my ears with a lit taper. They just put the burning candle near your ears and you hear the hair being burned away. And the smell – urggh! — Neil Morrissey

I’m still a tomboy at heart. In high school, I was the girl in the baggy jeans and Timberlands, but I was also at the hairdresser’s every week. — Eve

Take my gay-hairdresser routine. You’ll let your hairdresser say things to you that you wouldn’t let your parents say. My hairdresser will say the funniest things, so I asked him if I could put him in my routine – you know, make fun of him in a good way. He said, ‘Oh, mention my name, mention my name!’ — Sinbad

I’ve had the honor of working with so many trans people as a hairdresser over my career in some way. — Jonathan Van Ness

After leaving school, I travelled around Europe for about six months. In Denmark, I thought that was my chance to get an amazing haircut, so I went to what I thought was a great hairdresser. It turned out to be the car wash of hairdressers, and I walked out sporting yet another pudding bowl, but this time with a stripe bleached down the centre. — Becki Newton

My mum is totally crazy for fashion still. Her job was as a laundress, but I loved it when she would dress up in her red suit with a mini jacket and flared trousers and get her wig fixed at the hairdresser’s – it was the time of wigs – and we would go shopping. — Stefano Gabbana

The first Van Halen album makes Johnny Rotten out to be what he really was and still is: a hairdresser. — Henry Rollins

Creativity runs across many categories in life, from the arts-and-crafts project a mum or dad does with their kids, to the bestselling author’s manuscript, to the designs of the hairdresser, to the creations of the computer programming genius. — Tabatha Coffey

I had really long hair, and we had this hairdresser, Laverne, that was in Athens. And she did my hair up really big. And she said, ‘Honey, when you hang your head over the bed and make love, that hair is not going to move.’ — Kate Pierson

Times were very hard if you were a poor, politically correct Jewish girl living in the east end of London during the Blitz and you were trying to eke out a living as a hairdresser. — Linda Grant

My hairdresser loves me because he gets the liberty to get creative with my hair. — Vikrant Massey

When I see Kate Moss out and about, I think she looks more beautiful than when her hairdresser and make-up artist try and make her look like something else. And I remember when Madonna first asked Versace to book me to shoot a campaign with her, she came to see me wearing hardly any make-up, and she looked incredible. — Mario Testino

When I was younger, I had a perm, and it was really big. My mom was a hairdresser, so even my dad had a perm! I looked like a poodle, but it was cool at the time. — Heidi Klum

My family was really big on college, and it was hard for them to stomach that I was going to be a hairdresser. — Jonathan Van Ness

On my first movie, there were three women: the body-makeup girl, the hairdresser, and the secretary of the producer. — Ann-Margret

Where I grew up, there was one supermarket, one school, one hairdresser, and that was it. It was a very small community. — Sylvia Hoeks

I was a hairdresser’s assistant. I used to get 20p tips for washing an old woman’s hair. I used to get there at 8 A.M., leave at 6 P.M. and get £10. — Russell Tovey

I always wanted to be a hairdresser. — David Beckham

Taking up magic was a distraction from my sexuality. There is that 1970s cliche of the gay man as hairdresser, interior decorator, fashionista… and all of those things are about arranging surfaces in a very dazzling way – and magic is all about how you arrange surfaces. I got very good at deflecting people from things I didn’t want them to see. — Derren Brown

That Shaw is the most egotistical thing! He hogged the camera and spent more time with the hairdresser and the makeup man than any actor on the lot! — Lana Turner

I went to school to learn to be a hairdresser. I worked at a wholesale florist, where I delivered to florists all over New Jersey. I’d come home and go out to work down at the Shore. The early jobs, I remember, were $5, $6 a night. And I lived in the projects right until the time I became successful. — Frankie Valli

My hairdresser in the U.K., Adam Reed, has his own line, Percy and Reed, and it’s really good. And I use Moroccan Oil and Kerastase as well. — Ellie Goulding

My father was an interpreter for all the Latin American pilots at the naval base. He was very well educated. My mother was a hairdresser who sang every day. — Pepe Serna

The fact is that movie stars are as insecure as the rest of us – if not more so. Many live in a luxurious bubble in which their best friends are their trainer, their hairdresser, their publicist, and their Kabbalah instructor. — Graydon Carter

My mom was a hairdresser. My aunt was a hairdresser. My brother was a hairdresser. My sisters are hairdressers. — Mark Ruffalo

When my hair is long enough to be cut, I go to my wife’s hairdresser, and she generally pays for it. — Richie Benaud

I think that the most important thing a woman can have – next to talent, of course – is her hairdresser. — Joan Crawford

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a hairdresser. — Tina Smith

My hairdresser and I found ourselves shopping at Bloomingdale’s with nothing to do for days. — Chita Rivera

I just let my hair go – if there’s no hairdresser around I really can’t be bothered! — Khloe Kardashian

My momma’s my hairdresser. — Takeoff

I have to always go back to Tim Horton’s, it’s my favorite spot. I remember growing up as a kid – my mom, every Saturday morning she’d go the hairdresser and she’d give me two dollars to go buy donuts. — Tristan Thompson

My mum said I told her I wanted to be a hairdresser during the week and a star on the weekend and that was when I was really young. — Natalie Imbruglia

I like cake, I swear a lot, and I hardly ever go to the hairdresser. I don’t think I’m a movie star. — Rachael Stirling

When I was born, my dad was a scaffolder, and my mum worked in a chip shop. Then my mum taught herself how to be a hairdresser and ended up with her own salon; my dad became a postman and then a counter clerk. Our first house didn’t have a bathroom. — Timothy Spall

All a woman needs is a good bath, clean clothes, and for her hair to be combed. These things she can do herself. I very seldom go to the hairdresser, but when I do, I just marvel. — Hedy Lamarr