Known for his extraordinary skill and stylish vision, it’s no wonder that James Corbett has been touted by Allure Magazine as one of the country’s top colorists, or that he was voted New York City’s Best Hair Colorist – by New Yorkers themselves – in 2012. James has lightened the locks and tinged the tresses of Manhattan’s fashion elite, Hollywood’s hottest and the beauty industry’s most knowledgeable. Celebrities, such as Padma Laskhmi, Kendall Jenner, Daphne Oz, Colin Cowe and Suze Orman have patronized his namesake studio.As a sought-after hair expert by the country’s leading beauty magazines, James frequents the pages of Allure, Cosmopolitan, Self and Fitness. He has been published in international publications such as Harpers Bazaar Australia and How to Spend It. But it’s the colorist’s reputation with the beauty editors that set the magazine world abuzz. It’s common knowledge that when beauty insiders need a great quote or a colorist that cares they call upon James Corbett – recognized as “the secret weapon” of the beauty editor circle. Besides amassing an impressive list of celebrity and industry clients, James has trained with the best in the business. At Salon A.K.S. he trained with top colorists from Frederick Fekkai and Louis Licari, honed his skills with industry legend Jose Eber and worked at Warren-Tricomi. Through these experiences, Corbett shaped his own unique identity in the world of hair color. After a decade of perfecting his craft, it was time for James to break out on his own. Celebrating its 6th year, The James Corbett Studio is regarded as a luxurious, serene beauty oasis in the midst of bustling midtown Manhattan. Its forward-thinking Color Bar, James’ brainchild, has left clients in awe since it debuted in the studio’s new space in 2012. In addition to his work at his salon, Corbett teaches color classes and has shared his expertise, tips and tricks across media platforms having appeared on national and regional and Internet television segments, fielding calls from listeners on Cosmo Radio and addressing beauty editors at the MoMA as a spokesperson for Sally Beauty Supply. For James, beauty is synonymous with inspiration and tranquility. He embodies a true passion for his craft and believes that every client deserves a personalized experience in an uplifting space, allowing their inner and outer beauty to shine. His philosophy that a visit to his salon should not only beautify but also empower and uplift lead him to establish Hair2Help, a non-profit that provides complimentary beauty and wellness services to cancer patients and their caregivers. As Corbett’s studio and career continue to thrive, he remains that inspirational artist/best friend who masterfully brings out the beauty, and positive energy, of every client who sits down in his chair.