We have seen and wished we were famous for all that fame, flashes, and glam. From designer clothes to insane hairstyles, we wished we had it all. But it would also be impossible how we have tried to copy those hairstyles only to mess them up in the end. Turns out hair styling is a complex skill. Well, celebrity Chris Appleton loves simplifying it for us. But did you know that along with being a hairstylist, he is also a beauty specialist?? So, what else do you know about him? Let’s find out.
Early Life and Childhood:
Chris was born on June 14, 1983 ( this makes him a Gemini) in Leicester, England. Initially, in Leicester, Chris then grew up in London with his mother and sister. Chris does occasionally posts about his mother on Instagram; nonetheless, more details about his parents or sibling aren’t known. He completed his education in London itself. The British hairstylist grew fond of hairstyling and was motivated by his mother to pursue his dreams, which definitely seems like the right decision.
After getting the support of his mother, Chris got his first job at Leicester Salon at the age of 13. He has been working in the hair industry for a while now. He slowly grew his techniques and clientele, which got him the recognition he deserved. He began helping out backstage at fashion show events while completing his hair color degree. Later, Appleton won the BBC competition young hairdresser of the year before traveling to London to work on the famous singing reality show ‘X-Factor’ with Rita Ora.
Slowly, many celebrities started having him work for them, along with clothing brands like Channel, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Fendi, and Moschino. As a result, his hairdo mostly resembles sleek, crisp, straight, and sophisticated ones. To top it off, he has worked in places like LA, New York, London, and Paris.
The talented hair stylist has worked with A-list celebrities like Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, Angelina Jolie, and Katy Perry, along with his regular customer, Kim Kardashian. He is now the Global Creative Director of Color Wow.
Achievements and Awards
Skills aren’t always equivalent to age in some cases. The young and talented hairstylist fits the criteria. He has been named ‘Hair Star’ by Vogue UK. Furthermore, in 2010, he was named the ‘Young Talent of the year’ in the show ‘Hairdresser of the Year.’
Along with this, he has also been awarded ‘Eastern Hairdresser of the Year’ and ‘Most Wanted IT Boy.’ His hairstyle has also been featured in magazines like ‘Vanity Fair,’ ‘Harper’s Bazaar,’ ‘Marie Clarie’, and ‘Grazia’ to name a few.
It has been estimated that Chris has a net worth of about $6 million. So it shouldn’t be surprising knowing that his clients include celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, Rita Ora, Dua Lipa, and Katy Perry, amongst others. According to our research, we have found out the average salary for a Salon Manager is $40,000 a year in United States and £32,500 in U.K however Chris plays in his league of own dealing with high-value customers and celebrities. Chris has a house worth $3.9 million in Los Angeles, California, USA which is also his current residence. The home is a five-bedroom classic 1920s Spanish Revival Villa located on the Sunset Strip.
Chris once was in a long-term relationship and had children with his lady partner. The person in the picture is hairstylist, Katie Katon. The two were childhood sweethearts and started dating when they were pretty young. They spent multiple years in each other’s company before separating paths. Chris emotionally no longer seemed interested not only in Katie but in general, in girls. Eventually, Chris came out as gay at the age of 26 in 2009. The pair had a tough year, individually. They couldn’t work through their relationship and ended up parting ways that year.
During their time together, the pair gave birth to two children. Their first child, the baby boy Billy Appleton born on Dec 2, 2003. Their second, baby girl, Kitty-Blu Appleton was born on Nov 4, 2005. Unlike bitter exes, Chris and his ex-partner have a good relationship and together manage the parenting of both kids.
Relationship after coming out:
After coming out, he moved on to date the celebrity fashion designer Scott Studenburg. Unfortunately, they broke up shortly after. Chris is currently dating the young actor Derek Chadwick since 2018. Derek has acted in movies such as ‘Blue Bloods’ and ‘Experimenter.’ The cute couple is still going strong.
The hairstylist stands tall at 6 feet and 1 inch (approx) with a very athletic body type. He also has hazel green eyes and silver-white hair. He loves working out, and it shows in his body.
Social Media Presence
Chris is huge on social media. He has a huge number of followers on Instagram, YouTube, as well as TikTok. He has about 3.1 million followers on Instagram. Similarly, his TikTok and YouTube with followers and subscribers of 2.1 million and 230 K, respectively. So it wouldn’t be wrong to say that he is also a social media personality and influencer.
We can see him showing his hairstyling skills on all three of the platforms. In addition, he has been seen showing his followers quick hairstyle tricks and other hair-related tips.