Book 50 Hairstylists

Book 50 Hairstylists is a compilation of interviews with 50 of the country’s top hairstylists, including salon stylists, colorists, session and celebrity stylists and some international stylists, too. They talk about what made them successful in the beauty business. The book is directed at young people in beauty school or recently graduated from beauty school who want to know how to build their new career but is great for any stylist who wants more out of their career. The book has been featured in all the top professional beauty mags and won numerous awards. Makes a perfect gift for your stylist. Site is


Interview with the author of the book:

Rick Morton – Los Angeles


Interview: What made you want to write a book about hairstylists?

Rick: Well, I’ve been producing video education in the professional beauty industry for over 30 years and in that time I’ve gotten to know a lot of very successful stylists and salon owners. And I’ve seen a lot of young stylists who would like to succeed in their beauty career. But it’s not easy.

Interview: So you saw a need…

Rick: Yes. The stylists in our book have “been there… done that”. They’ve made the mistakes and learned what it takes to be successful. People like Beth Minardi, the NY hair color guru or Hollywood’s Kim Vo… Orlando Pita, Nick Arrojo, Tabitha Coffey. These are big-time success stories. I thought, These are stories that young stylists need to hear if they’re going to be successful. So I started making calls.

Interview: Did anyone turn you down?

Rick: Interestingly, no. No one did. Every single stylist, whether they knew me or not, was eager to share their success secrets. I was pretty amazed, actually. The information in the book is invaluable to a young stylist.

Interview: Thanks for joining us.