- Age: 48
- Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, USA
- Significant Other: Unknown
- Years of Experience: 30
Sally Hershberger is one of the most sought after stylists on either the East or West coast and has been for some time. Hershberger is known for many industry innovations: she was first to charge $600 for a haircut in New York City and she created the eponymous shag-cut for Meg Ryan in the mid-nineties. Born in Kansas in 1961, Hershberger began experimenting with her own hair during her adolescence. She later went on to serve under Arthur Johns. During that time, she met fashion photographer Herb Ritts who hired Hershberger to style for his editorial shoots.
She has since worked with photographers Annie Leibowitz and Helmut Newton and gathered a high profile clientele base with celebrities such as Michelle Pfeiffer, Gretchen Mol, Tom Cruise, Roger Federer, John Mayer and many others. After many years of styling, Hershberger worked with John Frieda to develop his Sheer Blonde and Beach Blonde product lines, which instantly became best sellers in the late nineties when they were released. Not long thereafter, Hershberger opened her first salon in March 2000, Sally Hershberger at John Frieda, on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. 3 years later, she followed with a New York outlet in the Meatpacking District. Though she was the first to charge $600, Hershberger now charges upwards of $800 for a cut and $3000 for hair extensions.
Hershberger has also developed her own line of hair care products, Sally Hershberger Professional, which are sold in her salon and certain products from the line are available at Walgreens stores. Further, Hershberger has helped develop a line of anti-aging skin care products for L.A.-based spa, The Face Place. However, to the general public who may not partake in Sally’s expensive products and haircuts, the stylist is likely most recognizable for her run as a no-nonsense judge during the first season of Bravo’s Shear Genius.
Sally’s now a regular contributor to the People Magazine StyleWatch beauty column “Who got it right?”. Check it out here!