Sometimes, the only way to learn is by doing. Other times, though, you need a little help.

That’s why we took to the internet to find the best barbering and hair channels on YouTube in 2020. Use these tutorials to learn new styling techniques, get inspiration, or just see what the rest of your industry is doing. You’re going to go down a YouTube rabbit hole at some point anyway — why not learn something along the way? 

Best Hair Stylists, Barbers, and Hair Tutorials on YouTube 

Matt Beck – Free Salon Education 

This recommendation comes from one of our Instagram followers who swears by the easy-to-follow nature of Matt Beck’s YouTube hairstyling tutorials. We love how organized the channel is — there are one-minute hairstyle quick hits as well as detailed how-to videos that cover the step-by-step process of various styles. Topics include side bangs, how to cut a cowlick, and even a whole playlist dedicated to men’s hairstyles. 

Start here: How to Cut 6 Different Types of Bangs 

Sam Villa Hair Tutorials

Another recommendation from our Instagram audience, Sam Villa’s how-to hair videos are prolific for good reason. You’ll find some of the best hair Youtube tutorials from various stylists with a diverse background of experience and plenty of expertise. As of this writing, they’re currently running an UpDo Foundations series that’s definitely worth a watch (wedding season is coming much sooner than you think…). 

Start here: How to Point Cut Like a Pro with Andrew Carruthers 


One of the best places to find amazing barber YouTube tutorial recommendations? Reddit. And Beardbrand comes up in every thread again and again and again. While there are great professional tutorials on this channel, we also like that there are DIY tip videos, too, for any men out there who want to maintain their hair between barber appointments. 

Start here: The 7 Best Full Beard Styles 

Luxy Hair

For all things braids, Luxy Hair is the YouTube channel for you. While a lot of these videos fall more on the “how to do your own hair” side of the tutorial world, we love the idea of sending some of these to clients who struggle with styling between cuts. They’re also just really fun to watch.

Start here: I Tried Different Hair Styles on Dating Apps…Here’s What Happened 

Sofie StayGold

Sofie is new to the YouTube tutorial scene but has already amassed a nearly 10k following. Her videos are raw and detail-oriented — and you’re guaranteed to learn some great techniques. We can’t wait to see how the channel grows and evolves (and what hairstyle videos are coming next). 

Start here: How to Taper on Blonde Hair 

Claire Ashley

Another great YouTube channel for DIY hair videos, here’s why we recommend it to stylists: Claire Ashley specializes in figuring out how to recreate looks from famous celebrities including Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian. Use her YouTube hair tutorials for inspiration before consulting with clients who want a chic style for their next big event. Because we all deserve a red carpet moment! 

Start here: Celebrity French Braid Bun

Uppercut Deluxe

This is another YouTube channel rec we snagged from a Reddit thread on the best barbering tutorials and we can’t. stop. watching. Each of the videos is easy to follow, super polished, and aesthetically cool. (We’re suckers for branding, but then again, aren’t you?) 

Start here: How to Style a Modern Pompadour with a Hard Part

Do you have any favorite hair YouTube channels that you use to guide your business? Shoot us your thoughts on Instagram. We’ll include them in a future round-up!