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You may not know who Sally Hershberger is but it is easy to recognize her signature cut: the shorter, layered shaggy, the most famous being Meg Ryan’s, in the 1990s. The ‘Sally Shag’ changed the career of this Kansas born, raised in California hairstylist who manages three salons (two in NYC, one in LA), a line of cosmetics, editorials, shows and was the inspiration behind Shane McCutcheon, from TV’s ‘The L Word’.
Sally was the first woman to achieve celebrity status in an industry dominated by male stars and was also one of the first to raise significantly the price of her cut – currently beyond 4 digits. Ironically, chance pushed her to the job, as she started as an assistant to stylist Arthur John and was in charge of Olivia Newton John’s hair during a tour. Shortly after, she met Herb Ritts and Annie Leibovitz and was doing Vogue and Vanity Fair covers.
The hair brand, Sally Hershberger 24K, is expanding bit a bit and can be found online and in stockists like Sephora and Nordstrom. You can also learn more about how to use them and get tips from Sally’s team at her YouTube channel. Check it out!