Have you ever looked at your favorite celebrity’s red carpet images and thought, “Damn. How did they make their hair do that?” Erica Sauer, celebrity men’s groomer, is likely the woman behind it. Her client list runs the gamut: Donald Glover, John Legend, Jamie Dornan, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, John Krasinski, Will Smith, Josh Hutcherson, Adam Sandler, Russell Crowe and Milo Ventimiglia, to name a few.
Hailing from Ventura County, about an hour north of LA, Sauer has spent ten years in the hair business. She originally set out on an entertainment law path, working first at United Talent, one of LA’s premier talent agencies. “Working behind a desk wasn’t for me, and I used the connections from UTA to launch a hair and makeup career,” Sauer says. Her very first client was Justin Long. The job? Those now-iconic Apple commercials. “I got an agent pretty quickly doing men’s makeup, but realized hair would follow, so I went to barber school.”
One of her star clients, Donald Glover, along with crushing the charts this year with his infectious track "This is America," has inspired serious hair envy along the way. Here are the eight steps to get true, Donald Glover hair, direct from the hairstylist's mouth.