61 Hairstylist Quotes That Will Surely Inspire You

A young hairstylist making her client hair's looks nicer

Published July 26, 2021

Hairstyling is one of the most satisfying jobs in the world. The joy of knowing that you’ve made someone beautiful and more confident in themselves is one of the most precious feelings in the world.

But this is also not an easy one – something that all hairstylists can agree on. You get almost no bathroom breaks, have to be on your feet all day long, and sometimes deal with rude customers. Not to mention that a  single mistake can cost you your job or even your entire career.

To help get you through the days when you feel like giving up, we’ve compiled these hairstylist quotes. May they brighten up your day and help you believe that, despite the odds, this is still a job worth doing.

  1. Hairdressers are a wonderful breed. You work one on one with another human being, and the object is to make them feel so much better and to look at themselves with a twinkle in their eye. – Vidal Sassoon
  2. Hairdressing is not a job, it’s a craft. – Anonymous
  3. It doesn’t matter if your life isn’t perfect as long as your hair is. – Stacy Snapp Killian
  4. As stylists, we’re ground shakers and day makers. Setting trends, while fostering that special connection between a person’s inner and outer self. – Rebecca Gregory
  5. Blessed are the hairstylists, for they bring out the beauty in others. – Anonymous
  6. Like a therapist, or the local barkeep, hairdressers are in a position of trust, We are transforming not just how a person looks but how they feel and, therefore, they want to tell us things. – Tabatha Coffey
  7. Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually, you find a hairstylist that understands you. – Anonymous
  8. A woman who changes her hair is about to change her life. – Coco Chanel
  9. You know you do hair when Tuesday is the first day of the week. – Brittany Bartages
  10. People are more apt to believe you and like you when you know you look fine. And when the world approves, self-respect is just a little easier. – Estee Lauder
  11. A woman who changes her hair is about to change her life. – Iris Apfel
  12. To be a good hairdresser, you have to understand what the vision is of the designer or the photographer and then sort of add your thing. – Guido Palau
  13. I think that the most important thing a woman can have – next to talent, of course – is her hairdresser. – Joan Crawford
  14. A hairdresser holds a trusted place in a woman’s life. – Linda Wells
  15. I never dreamed about success, I worked for it. – Estee Lauder
  16. A good stylist is cheaper than a good therapist. – Anonymous
  17. Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. – Stephen King
  18. You don’t have to be a movie star for me to do your hair, when you sit in my chair you’re my movie star. – Vincent Roppatte
  19. The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. – Vidal Sassoon
  20. I’m a stylist, I make hair contact before eye contact. – Anonymous
  21. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. – Maya Angelou
  22. The best hairdressers never stop learning. – SalonsDirect
  23. There really is no such thing as people with bad hair. Just people who haven’t found the right hairstylist. – Anonymous
  24. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle
  25. I do maintain that if your hair is wrong, your entire life is wrong. – Morrissey
  26. The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. – Vince Lombardi
  27. The best way to gain new clients is to focus on the ones you have. – Salons Direct
  28. A champion is not defined by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall. – Serena Williams
  29. Bangry is a type of anger experienced by stylists when clients cut their own bangs. – Behindthechair.com
  30. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs
  31. As a stylist, I have a new boss every 30 minutes and that is who I’m trying to please and my all is given to them. – Sherri Jones
  32. Remember, it’s not the box or the bottle that does the work, it is the hands and mind using the color that’s key. – Rick Wellman

I think that as good architecture enhances a city, a good cut enhances the definition and expression of a face. – Vidal Sassoon

Hairstylist grooming her client
  1. The hair is the richest ornament of women. – Martin Luther
  2. To sculpt a head of hair with scissors is an art form. It’s in pursuit of art. – Vidal Sassoon
  3. My mother was a hairstylist, and they listen to everyone’s problems like a beauty therapist! – Beyonce
  4. You have to have fun with hair. It’s a great accessory, play with it. – Serge Normant
  5. It doesn’t matter how many people do what you do. Nobody can do it like you do. – SalonsDirect
  6. Whoever said money can’t buy happiness hasn’t found the right beauty salon. – The Hair Company USA
  7. Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by someone who wanted their hair blonder… – SalonsDirect
  8. I encourage all my clients to talk behind my back… right after I hand them a fistful of my business cards. – Anonymous
  9. Clients be like…Got room for one more? – SalonsDirect
  10. Hairdressers are professional gossips; when only the hands are busy, the tongue is seldom still. – Stefan Zweig
  11. Success is when I see my client smile. – Anonymous
  12. When you already know a new client has color on their hair…and you’re waiting to see what they say. – SalonsDirect
  13. When I make my clients smile, that’s real success. – Anonymous
  14. When a woman walks into a room, her hairstylist walks with her. – Kevin Givens
  15. Do it with passion or not at all. – Rosa Nochette Carey
  16. You can never underestimate the relationship between a hairdresser and their clients. – Ted Gibson
  17. Hairstyle is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself. – Hubert de Givenchy
  18. Life is more beautiful when you meet the right hairdresser. – Peter Coppola
  19. Great hair doesn’t happen by chance, it happens by appointment. – Jamie Foster
  20. You can’t act like box dye and expect to be treated like balayage. – Anonymous
  21. Talking to your hairdresser is almost like talking to your therapist. – Andie McDowell
  22. Friends come and go, but a good hairstylist is forever! – Anonymous
  23. It’s an ill will that blows when you leave the hairdresser. – Phyllis Diller
  24. People will stare. Make it worth their while. – Harry Winston
  25. I’m a hairstylist and I could tell you stories that would curl your hair. – Anonymous
  26. Gorgeous hair is the best revenge. – Ivana Trump
  27. Hair that slays starts at the salon. – Redken

For me, the working of hair is architecture with a human element. – Vidal Sassoon

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About The Author

Judy Ponio is a firm believer in the benefits of sharing knowledge for the betterment of us all. She loves to read and write about beauty and fashion trends.