As a well-established Hollywood hair stylist and image-maker, Nicole Cothrun Venables is sought after by both Hollywood megastars and the entertainment industry’s fresh, up-and-coming faces. Her scissors and specialty hair formulas have touched the tresses of Hollywood’s It List—including gorgeous Jessica Biel, sassy American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, Sylvester Stallone, Bob Dylan, Michael Keaton, Mel Gibson, Bradley Cooper, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Sharon Stone, Gina Gershon, Sandra Bullock, Kevin Smith, Rosario Dawson, Rachael Leigh Cook, Amanda Peet, Lucy Liu, Melanie Griffith, Mandy Moore, Zooey Deschanel, Carla Gugina, Topher Grace, Susie Castillo, Emma Roberts, and more.
She is in high demand on film sets and sound stages, having created the edgy, contestant look for seasons 7 and 8 of American Idol, the latest season of Superstars of Dance, and the last two seasons of Rockstar Inxs and Rockstar Supernova. Recent film credits include hair for The Expendables, Valentine’s Day, Rocky Balboa, Rambo, License to Wed, Rise, All About Steve, Clerks 2, and Spy Kids.
As a signature stylist and cutting-edge businessperson, Venables divides her time between running Ruby Begonia Hair Studio, co-launching her hair-extension line StarLox, and catering to a select list of celebrity clientele—many of whom are self-proclaimed vixens. As a specialist in her field, Venables is frequently interviewed by and profiled in leading women’s and style magazines, including In Style, Elle, Women’s World, Premiere, Esquire, Arena, Entertainment, People, More, Valley Magazine, and Los Angeles. Her special events work includes celebrity appearances, press junkets, television talk shows, and once-in-a-lifetime events, such as the Academy Awards.
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