Hair should be hair.
— James Williams

James Williams


And a keen attention to detail to the Canalé salon in Beverly Hills, CA. Requested by A-list stars and industry elite, Williams believes that “hair should be hair” and puts extra care into preserving his client’s natural beauty. By protecting the integrity of their hair, he ensures that his clients look good every day, not just when they’re in his chair. Having trained in the art of Japanese, European and French styles of cutting at the prestigious Rocco Altobelli Salon early on in his career, Williams quickly became one of the most sought-after stylists and beauty educators in the industry and traveled around the country.

A few years ago, Williams wanted to challenge himself further and joined the team at the Canalé salon, where he has had the privilege of working and traveling with his mentor, celebrity colorist Michael Canalé. Through his work at the Canalé salon, Williams has seen a long list of studio executives, fashion and beauty editors in his chair and has become known for his superior blowout technique. Though he regularly caters to Hollywood’s elite, Williams views all of his clients as VIPs and is regarded as much for his ability to transform their moods as he is for transforming their look.