With a passion for teaching and instilling confidence in others, Tab Salsman has deeply rooted his hairstyling career in education. As a national platform artist and educator, he has over a decade of experience educating and working behind the chair.
Tab’s goal is to ensure every hairdresser, regardless of their time behind the chair, will take away a fresh approach as well as the confidence to try new methods and develop their own creative styles. He draws inspiration from street fashion, youth culture, music and photography, incorporating these concepts into his classes.
It is his passion for education that drew him to Moroccanoil. “The brand truly understands the need for hairdresser education in the industry,” Tab explains. “Plus, I love that the backbone of this company stems from understanding the use of an essential oil and how the properties of it are quite endless.”
As a progressive hairdresser, Tab understands that cut and color work hand-in-hand to create a look and utilizes his abilities to create a timeless, yet modern aesthetic. He believes that cutting hair is only half of what it takes—showing it off in the finish is how a complete look is achieved. He feels it is not what you cut off, but what you leave that matters.
Whether he’s teaching or working behind the chair, Tab finds constant inspiration in the creativity and support of the beauty industry. “I love people,” he says, “and I love that over the years, we’ve grown into a community that helps each other be the best we can be.”
Tab is now based in Newport Beach, California and joins the Moroccanoil Academy Team. When he’s not traveling, he enjoys being behind the camera creating beautiful images of hair and people.