Colorist Negin Zand was born in Iran and spent much of her life living in both Sydney and Los Angeles. She began her career in Australia, where she first realized her interest for color development. In 1991, she relocated to Los Angeles to fortify her talent for capturing the natural effect of sunlight upon hair. Negin was accepted into famed hairdresser Christophe’s salon in Beverly Hills.
Indicative of her natural approach to beauty, Negin utilizes the technique of Balayage, an ancient French hair coloring method that emphasizes sweeping motions and a free-form style of highlighting the hair. Her unique approach and speed (highlights can take 15 minutes or less) has made her a favorite among such A-list celebrities as Madonna, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson, Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, Scarlett Johansson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Bosworth, Jennifer Aniston, Meg Ryan, Miley Cyrus, Rachel McAdams, Faith Hill, Sheryl Crow, Megan Fox, and Jessica Chastain. Her work has been featured in illustrious fashion and beauty magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, W, and Allure, while advertising clients such as Pantene, Revlon and L’Oréal rely on her for their top campaigns.
Negin now works at the Benjamin with Negin Zand in West Hollywood, where she currently resides.