About David Harrington

David has been helping clients fall in love with their hair for more than 30 years. Based in Los Angeles, he divides his time between Southern California and San Francisco, where he cuts, colors and styles for a loyal clientele. An accomplished hairstylist trained by some of the industry’s biggest change-makers, David has styled for fashion editorials and celebrities and taught a number of advanced courses along the way, but giving his individual clients gorgeous, healthy hair and guiding them to the best natural products for their needs is what he loves the most. 

Born to French-speaking parents in the heart of Cajun country, David jump-started his career in London where he devoted himself to formal training in Vidal Sassoon’s iconic headquarters. From there David went on to London-based Toni & Guy before moving to New York City where he learned Ayurvedic wellness principles at Aveda under the leadership of the company’s legendary founder Horst Rechelbacher. 

As the beauty industry was awakening to a new era of wellness and environmentalism, David became a student of trichology, learning the science of the hair and scalp and related diseases, as well as the role that good and bad hair products can play. While an endless stream of new products flood the market every year, David prides himself on integrity and research. He has cultivated a “less is more” approach and sells only plant-based products that he uses in his own work and loves. 

When he is not coloring hair in Malibu or styling clients in Pacific Heights, David can be found at the pottery wheel or pouring his own soy candles in his backyard studio. A quintessential West Coast artist, David enjoys sharing natural beauty with the world, whether that’s handmade aromatherapy candles or glorious, healthy hair. 

If you have a hair or product question or would like to schedule an appointment, please connect at david@davidharringtonla.com

The following is a list of photographers and celebrities David has worked with.


Ron Beaver, Melissa Rodwell, Santiago Bisso, Irvin Rivera, Patrick Ryland, Brent Lee, Flashflood Photography, Brian Hillburn, Gil Cope, Dustin McClure, Adriana Lozoya, Saman Yaghmai-Aldeavoud, Djenba Aduayom, Racheal Jeraffi, John Farrell, August Bradley, Jon Kaar, Ariel Ciudadano, Ray Gutierrez, Fritz Carlile, Evelyn Hernandaz, Desi Baytan, Norm Lao, Samantha Wolov

About Hairstylist
Emma Dumont for A Book Of Magazine


Jennifer Coolidge, Scottie Thompson, Ed Neill, Linda Cardellini, Mackenzie Phillps, Ernie Hudson, George Ede, Mariette Hartly, Ben Mackenzie, Paula Abdul, Eric Palladino, Austin Butler, Robert Paul, Sydney Hunt, JT Alexander, Tendell Triples, Yara Martinez, Joe Lewis, Emma Dumont