Kien Hoang

Kien Hoang

From a young age, Kien Hoang was always interested in hair. After graduation from beauty school, Kien started working at JoJo Hair Studio in San Jose, California, where he would work with his first hair mentor, Sassoon-trained stylist JoJo. In 2000, Kien opened his own salon, Umbrella, with an extensive focus on training and education, inspiring clients and growing talented artists. With more than 20 years of styling experience under his belt, Kien has had the opportunity to assist legendary hairdressers such as Guido Palau and Oribe. Kien has a cult following when it comes to A-list clientele and has worked as an in-demand lead stylist at Fashion Week for several years, creating trendsetting looks for Veronica Beard, The Blonds, J. Lindeberg, David Hart and ParkChoonMoo. Kien added film to his portfolio last year as the lead stylist for James Franco’s drama Yosemite. Today, Kien is known as much for his artistry and technical skill as he is for his passion, warmth and generosity. His creative approach to hairstyling inspires stylists to go above and beyond their day-to-day salon work.

Oribe Hair Care was founded in 2009 by renowned hairstylist Oribe Canales and industry veterans Daniel Kaner and Tevya Finger. Oribe Hair Care crafts exclusive artisanal blends of the finest hair formulations for the glamorous and hair-obsessed. Built upon a rich heritage of hairstyling, fashion and artistry, this truly unique collection was created for taste-driven individuals who know that personal style, perfectly expressed and paired with excellence, is the ultimate luxury. To learn more visit

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Q&A with Oribe's Kien Hoang

Kien Hoang has worked as an in-demand key stylist at New York Fashion Week for years, and for this Spring/Summer 2016 season he created trendsetting looks for Veronica Beard and...