Tab Salsman is a national platform hairstylist and educator for L’Oreal Professionnel with over a decade of experience behind the chair.

Drawing inspiration from street fashion, music and youth culture, Tab developed an obsession early on for cutting, styling, and photography. As a progressive hairdresser, Tab understands that cut and color work hand-in-hand to create a look and he utilizes his abilities to create a timeless, complementary yet modern look. Believing that cutting the hair is only half the battle, Tab would say that it’s not what he cuts, but what he leaves behind that truly matters.

Tab’s philosophy on cutting and styling is that the hair should reflect the personality of the individual in the chair, which is a message he brings to his educational platform. With a passion for teaching and instilling confidence in others, Tab has deeply rooted his career in education within L’Oreal Professionel’s SOHO Academy and SOHO West. He custom-tailors classes for his audience, and ensures that each hairdresser walks away with a fresh approach and a confidence to continue developing their own creative styles.

You can find Tab at Cristophe Salon Newport Beach or behind the camera, creating beautiful images of hair and people.

I owe this amazing life I have to a pair of scissors - and teaching and sharing with other hairdressers is my way of giving back to an industry that has given me so much.