Behind every great red-carpet moment is a team of makeup, hair and fashion stylists that have come together to make it happen. While celebrity stylists have traditionally remained behind the scenes, now more than ever, they are finding themselves under the spotlight. From social media influencers eager to tap into future trends to designers hoping to find an “in” to dressing their celebrity muses, the celebrity stylist holds more power in 2019 than ever before. To keep you in the know, we’re pulling back the curtain on the 10 celebrity stylists you should know — and follow — in 2019.
Hailey Bieber (formerly Baldwin) in Alexander Wang at the 2019 Met Gala
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Celebrity stylist Maeve Reilly
Why you should follow her: Maeve’s Instagram feed is updated daily, and features her most celebrity clients’ rocking styled looks, as well as the occasional glimpse into her own rocking personal style and some cool candid snaps of her on the job with A-lister clients you’re sure to recognize.
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Celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart
Why you should follow her: Follow along on Elizabeth Stewart’s Instagram as she shares a collection of candid and unfiltered images of her celebrity clients.
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Celebrity stylist Kate Young
Why you should follow her: A former assistant to none other than Vogue’s Anna Wintour, stylist Kate Young has some serious credentials in the fashion industry. Young’s Instagram is over 450,000 followers strong and delivers on candid portraits of clients like Margot Robbie and Selena Gomez, as well as high-fashion snaps of her handiwork in action, making for a cool and curated aesthetic that will keep you scrolling.
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Celebrity stylist Erin Walsh
Why you should follow her: Erin Walsh’s Instagram is a medley of high-fashion glam moments, candid celebrity client snaps and sweet images from Walsh’s personal life at home with her family.
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Celebrity stylist Law Roach
Why you should follow him: One of the least camera-shy stylists on the scene, Law Roach is about as fun to watch as the celebrities he styles. Eccentric and always ahead of the trend, Law Roach’s Instagram treats followers to insider snaps of his famous clients, with no shortage of personal selfies that display his own incredible fashion sense.
Sandra Oh in Stella McCartney at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards
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Celebrity stylist Elizabeth Saltzman
Why you should follow her: Less about perfect, filtered glam shots, Elizabeth Saltman’s Instagram feed is more akin to a glimpse into her creative mind, and the (often blurry) moments of her life in the industry. With celebrity candids and authentic moments from her personal life, this is one Instagram account that gives real insight into the very genuine relationships that Saltzman has built with both her clients and fellow industry insiders.
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Celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger
Why you should follow her: Micaela Erlanger’s Instagram is all about sharing the fun and glamorous moments of her life as a stylist; from celebrity client snaps to event photos and lots of great tips on accessorizing — did we mention Erlanger is also the best-selling author of How to Accessorize?
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Celebrity stylist Karla Welch
Why you should follow her: Karla Welch’s Instagram is indefinable in the best way. Intended as a reflection of her life as a whole, Welch’s feed is a medley of political opinion, personal shares and, naturally, fashion. We’re digging the authenticity and raw aesthetic, so check it out.
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Celebrity stylist Brad Goreski
Why you should follow him: Long gone are the days of being referred to as “Rachel Zoe’s shadow”, Brad Goreski has cemented a name for himself in the industry and is one of the most seasoned, respected and well-known celebrity stylists on our list. Something of a celebrity in his own right, Goreski’s Instagram is fashion, fun and travel, and will definitely leave you inspired to live a little more stylishly.
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Celebrity stylists Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson
Why you should follow them: Always looking to broaden their scope, the pair dabbled in costume design for the first time with Michelle Williams in her role in Venom, Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson are establishing themselves as celebrity stylists who can master any challenge. The pair’s Instagram, another joint venture, is cool clash of candid moments, glamorous fashion and all the other odds and ends of their day to day.