ABOUT APRIL BARTON April’s been cutting hair for over twenty-five years and she still loves it. “It’s an inside job,” is one of her philosophies on life, “And that’s how I cut, from the inside out.” Using a distinct style she created known as “interior shaping,” her cuts last for months and grow in beautifully. She’s worked with Bono, Matthew Modine, Jake Gyllenhal, Adrien Brody, and Willie Nelson. Although most famous for her men’s grooming, she is equally adept at styling fabulous women such as Bonnie Raitt, Mary J. Blige and Avril Lavigne. Artists, musicians, actors and TV personalities regularly visit her salon. From the corporate giant to the super’s daughter, she discovers her clients’ comfort zones and creates something for them that is uniquely their own. Never one to settle for the norm, in 1995 she opened up her own salon, Suite 303, in the Chelsea Hotel, previously home to such legends as Jimi Hendrix, Sid Vicious and Janis Joplin. “I want my clients to feel the incredible creative spirit that lives within the walls of The Chelsea Hotel. It’s part of the whole experience.” April works in film, TV, commercials, and music videos. She was featured in the documentary Women on Top. In 2007 she was Chief Hairstylist on TLC’s 10 Years Younger, and appeared on Bravo’s reality series Shear Genius in 2010. Her work has been in top magazines such as Rolling Stone and GQ, working mostly with photographer Mark Seliger. Features about her have been published in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire and The New York Times.