Best Advice: Guy Tang, Hair Activist


As part of our ongoing video series offering insight into creating success, Guy Tang answers the question, "What is your Best Advice to up-and-coming haircolorists?" 

For the few who are not following him on Instagram, Facebook or YouTube (where he has over one million followers collectively), self-proclaimed "hair activist" Guy Tang" is arguably the most recognized name (and face) in the professional beauty industry today—and he's gotten there without sponsorship from a major brand.  Serving as a role model and spokesperson for legions of professionals, he's a possible game changer for many in the industry. And he's doing it all on his own terms.  


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Note: We also recently interviewed Guy as part of our Artist Stories video series. Click to view Part 1 and/or Part 2 of this inspiring conversation with Guy Tang. 

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].

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