Earlier last month, Justin Bieber stunned fans with an Instagram story where he appeared sporting a buzzcut after months of near-shoulder-length, Joe Dirt hair. Although fans were mostly impressed, this fresh look seemed like an impulsive move that came months after the newly wedded singer boldly declared on Instagram that he would be growing his hair “down to my toes … long hair don’t care and my stache is gorgeous.”
Bieber is no stranger to experimentation. Unbeknownst to most, however, is the man behind his evolving style and beauty choices. From his frail mustache to his dyed blonde hair, LA-based Florido Basallo is the high-powered hair stylist and makeup artist carefully crafting Bieber’s iconic looks. The star groomer is also responsible for a number of celebrities including Hailey Baldwin, Zac Efron and Liv Tyler.
After training at some of the top salons in Beverly Hills and Hollywood, Basallo went on to work on a number of fashion shows and photo shoots as well as music videos, print campaigns and commercials. Over the years, the superstar stylist has picked up some valuable tricks of the trade.
Here he talks his favorite products, styling dos and don'ts and what goes behind Bieber’s ever-changing hair.