Who Is Chris Appleton? All About the World-Renowned Color Wow Hair Stylist

From working with some of the largest and most iconic fashion houses for their seasonal shows, to developing products with Color Wow, Chris Appleton has certainly made his mark on the world of hairstyling. Find out more about his life, expertise and experience below.

Quick-fire facts about Chris

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  1. How old is Chris Appleton? 40
  2. Where is Chris Appleton from? Leicester, England
  3. Where does Chris Appleton live? Los Angeles, CA
  4. How tall is Chris Appleton? 6’3”
  5. When is Chris Appleton’s birthday? June 14th 1983

Chris Appleton’s expertise

From Los Angeles to New York, and London to Paris, Chris is known for his work as a world-renowned conceptual hair stylist, highly sought after by some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, fashion, and advertising.

He’s created some of the most viral hair moments of our time:  72-inch ponytails for the Grammys, an unforgettable dark brunette-to-platinum transformation for the Met Gala, and the biggest, bounciest curls on record for a SuperBowl half-time performer.

Chris Appleton’s experience

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Cited early in his career as a “Hair Star” by Vogue UK, Appleton's work has been showcased on covers and major features for the top-tier magazines across the globe, including Vogue, Elle, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Grazia, L’Officiel Paris and Singapore.

His talent has been enlisted by some of the largest and most iconic fashion houses for their seasonal shows, including Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, Fendi, Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Burberry.

Known for his trendsetting styles (like “glass hair”) and signature “expensive hair” looks, Chris is a frequent talk-show guest where he demos his inventive hair hacks.

Appleton’s “red carpet regulars” include Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, and Dua Lipa.

What are Chris Appleton’s favorite hair products? 

Chris’ favorite Color Wow hair products are Dream CoatMoney Masque and Money Mist. Dream Coat features an advanced anti-frizz formula that delivers super glossy, glassy, silky-smooth hair that lasts for days, yet feels like nothing on the hair. Now available in an Extra Strength formula!

Money Masque is Chris’ first-ever product collab with Color Wow. Made with ultra-nourishing marine actives, its deep hydrating formula is his secret to achieving super luxe, expensive-looking hair in just 5 minutes.

chris appleton holding money masque product


color wow money mistMoney Mist is a luxurious, lightweight leave-in conditioning treatment designed to treat, strengthen and give your hair a glossy, expensive-looking finish.

Money Mist deeply hydrates, renews elasticity for healthier-looking hair, and helps to mend and strengthen hair fibers to prevent breakage and help grow hair longer. The result is luminous locks with a shimmery suppleness, all while providing heat protection. Read more about the creation of Money Mist here.

Read more about why these are his favorite products

Can't get enough of our collabs with Chris? Check out the Chris Appleton Wash Day Faves bundle and Lit Kit for more of his "holy grail" products for glam, expensive-looking hair.



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