Whether or not you’ve ever even heard the name Chris McMillan, chances are your life has been touched by his work.
Chris has been cutting hair for over three decades. He is the creator of The Rachel—the cut from the TV show Friends that defined the 1990s. He’s also the mastermind behind the sexy, beachy wavy look that is currently ubiquitous on every red carpet. When Kim Kardashian got engaged, it was Chris she wanted to do her hair for the big day. When a certain rock star wanted a whole new image to shake the foundation, she called Chris—and Miley Cyrus’ new look was born.
Chris is pure California—he was born in Huntington Beach and never truly left Southern California. In 2002, The Chris McMillan Salon opened in Beverly Hills. And those signature styles, those sexy, laidback looks that he picked up from a lifetime on the beach—have made him the most celebrated hairstylist in the country and the favorite of celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Cindy Crawford, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Hilary Swank, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Olivia Wilde, Sarah-Jessica Parker, Diane Lane, Jennifer Garner, Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts… the list goes on.
Chris has been a columnist for Allure magazine for more than a decade, His work has appeared on the covers of Vogue, Elle, W, InStyle and most every fashion and beauty magazine published today. But at the end of the day, it’s the clients at the salon—and his three Jack Russell terriers—that have always been his true passion.