Best Advice: Diana Schmidtke

Welcome to the first installment in our all new, weekly video series: American Salon’s Best Advice.

This week LA-based Celebrity Stylist and renowned men’s grooming expert Diana Schmidtke shares some very powerful advice for anyone looking to create a long and sustainable career. 


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Diana is one of the most successful celebrity stylists in the world (having worked with George Clooney, Robert Pattinson, Alexander Skarsgard, Orlando Bloom, Chris and Liam Hemsworth, Viggo Mortensen, and Matt Damon – to name but a few).

She is also the author of Shortcuts to a Successful Career as a Hairstylist or Make-Up Artist for the Fashion and Entertainment Industry, a book offering tips and advice for artists interested in breaking into the business.

We also recently spent time with Diana for an exclusive American Salon Artist Stories interview.  The popular video series gives insight into the lives and careers of a growing roster of iconic professionals. To view Diana's story, click here .

About: Gordon is Senior Director of Digital at American Salon where he works with the entire editorial team as well as with the considerable resources of parent company Questex to bring you stories, resources and more, 24/7.

Gordon can be found online at or as @gordnm on Instagram. In real-time, you can find Gordon at major beauty events where he often teaches classes on business and career development as well as best practices in digital and social media.  Email Gordon at [email protected].