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Meet West Hollywood Hairstylist: David Harrington

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Harrington.

He’s worked in many of the world’s great cities, from London to New York to LA – he’s done it all, and it’s our great fortunate that he has settled in our beautiful city.  He’s talented, well trained, professional and a pleasure to work with.  We couldn’t be more thrilled to share excerpts of our interview with you below.

David, please share your story with us.  How did you get to where you are today?

My home state is Louisiana, I started my career back home in Baton Rouge and always wanting to more I ventured to many great companies such as Vidal Sassoon, Toni&Guy and so many others for education to refine my craft. I admired Vidal Sassoon what he did with the beauty industry by taking it from weekly visit to the salon to every 6 six weeks for a haircut and blow-dry, his changed the world of the beauty and fashion industry. I wanted to be the best I could be so I put myself into the best education that I could find in the world and it paid off. I’ve worked with some great people in all of my years and my journey has taken me to many great cities, London, New York, San Francisco and now Los Angeles. I still travel to New York, San Francisco to see private clients and work with great photographers. I worked with high end hair product lines doing education over the years and feel very strongly about the proper products you should use on your hair. Keeping your hair in the best condition possible. I love working with clients that love to have a natural but beautiful look. Blondes, natural to cool shades or copper blondes. I like to incorporate different shades to fit the needs and look of the individual. Highlighting to painting and base color. I love it all. For my brunettes, I love keeping them in a natural look also. I truly love to have a dark shade of brown with natural light of warm tones come thorugh; this will give a brunette a beautiful rich look. My work is my passion; my mission is to have people love the way they look and keeping them fashionable.

 Has it been a smooth road?

Is any career an easy road? Hairdressing is not the normal job. We are here to make people feel and look great. That is a challenge on a daily bases, my saying is” you’re only as good as your last haircut or color” There is a time when you have reached a level in your career at the end of the day you walk out of work and say, now that it was a great day. A milestone for me was when i hit a full circle in my industry. I had a co-worker ask for help on creating a look that we were doing in the 80’s and I told here want to do because I was there doing this look back them.

 What are your plans for the future?
I’m looking forward to a few educational classes that I will be attending this year. I feel that you can never get enough inspiration and education. I love to travel to attend educational events and checking out the local fashion scene. This inspires me a great deal.

Let’s dig a little deeper into your story.  What was the hardest time you’ve had?

I think my hardest time are when I move to a new city, having to start up a business in a new place. Every city is different, you have to figure out the area or your groove that you want to be and fit into. It takes time to get started in a new salon and establish a clientele, but it motives me to get out and network. I believe that your work is your best advertisement. When people see your work on the streets and love it they want what you’re doing.

Contact Info:

  • Tel: 213-271-0578
  • Email: davidharrington@mac.com
  • Instagram: @davidlharr
  • Website: www.davidharringtonla.com
  • David Harrington @ Lionel Renard Salon 8113 3rd St. Los Angeles, Ca. 90048

Check out his work below:

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2 Comments

  1. Wendy theall baldridge

    June 30, 2016 at 01:44

    So proud of you and your success. Keep up the great work

  2. Thomas Songin

    June 30, 2016 at 01:56

    Beautiful work David!
    Congratulations !
    You deserve it.

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