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Lena Ott: The Hair Colorist

The young beauty pro’s new digs are attracting an A-list clientele.


Doutzen Kroes, Juliana Schurig, Anja Rubik, Dree Hemingway, and Rachel Weisz have all visited Lena Ott’s new second-story SoHo salon, Suite Caroline. And it’s easy to see why: The gallery-worthy art, terrarium tables, ceiling-scraping bookshelves, and ultrasoft blankets at the washing sinks make it feel like a home away from home. Ott, 36, even installed a large table in the back to encourage her artist friends to work or hang out in the sun-drenched loft. “It’s a creative zone where people can brainstorm ideas,” says Ott, who built her following doing balayage and rainbow colors. “And come up with the next big trend.”

Next In Line

In the wake of a critically acclaimed survey at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, in 2011, and a solo exhibition at MoMA PS1 in New York, in 2012, Matt Connors has been garnering some serious attention.

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Photograph by Thomas Dozol.

“It’s a creative zone where people can brainstorm ideas.” – Lena Ott

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Photograph by Taea Thale.

Michele Abeles stole MoMA’s 2012 “New Photography” show with her seductive, sharply lit photomontages that incorporated wild prints, domestic objects, and nude male models.

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Photograph by Taea Thale.

Twelve years ago, the director Richard Linklater began filming Ellar Coltrane, who was then 7 years old, for his movie Boyhood, a year-by-year dramatization of how a child gradually ages into adulthood.

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Photograph courtesy of IFC Films.

“My work can be read as traditional painting, but it’s really these two mediums put together.” – Wyatt Kahn

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It doesn’t take much thinking to appreciate Never Too Much, the Swiss design duo’s [Sarah Kueng and Lovis Caputo] latest body of work, which was on view earlier this year at Salon 94 Freemans in New York.

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“Embracing discovery and accidents is what I really like about glass.” – Flavie Audi

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Photograph by Billal Taright.

Kathryn Andrews gets some of her best ideas driving around Los Angeles, where the visual contradictions she sees every day find their way into her art.

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Photograph by Columbine Goldsmith.

“I say, ‘I’m your sister, trust me!’ I don’t do that with the other girls. But with Léa, I can say, ‘You need to wear it.’ ” – Camille Seydoux

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The 23-year-old Swiss-born, Paris-based designer Julie Richoz makes elegant objects from glass and porcelain.

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Photograph by Estelle Hanania.

GEMS, the Washington, D.C., duo composed of Lindsay Pitts, 28, and Clifford John Usher, 29, has a romantic-pop sound with plenty of ebb and flow.

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Photograph by Holly Burnham.

Twigs, or FKA Twigs, grew up in the English countryside, and her hypnotic, bare electro-pop is powerful in the way that a whisper, delivered confidently, can be louder than a shout.

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Photograph by Jaime James Medina.

Austria-based producer and electronic solo artist Sohn, whose new album drops this month, is mournful and moody, stripping down his raw heartbreak to a post-dubstep beat.

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Photograph by Andreas Waldschuetz.

The 19-year-old London singer-songwriter Laurel Arnell-Cullen, who goes simply by Laurel, sets off her storytelling against a restrained backdrop of sharp drumming and hand-clapping.

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Courtesy of Pip

Born in Kentucky, Boyd Holbrook, 32, who got his start as a model, has all-American good looks and star quality that first became evident in Behind the Candelabra.

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Photograph by Katie Fischer.

“The Internet has been internalized by the art world.” -Lauren Cornell

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Photograph by Taea Thale.

“Jewelry lives in the way it’s passed on.” – Hollie Bonneville-Barden

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Photograph by Josh Shinner.

“I’m interested in collaboration and bringing in all these different voices.” – Simon Castets

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