We are firm believers that to be a truly incredible colorist you have to be a bit mad. The great ones—our favorites ones—always are. And Bumble and Bumble’s lead university educator and all-around color wiz, Zoe Wiepert qualifies. Her Marilyn Monroe-swiped mantra? “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” Since swapping out her original childhood dreams of making it big on Broadway for the high-paced worth of hair, the Buffalo, N.Y.-born colorist has mastered blondes, brunettes, and everything in between and has spent the last six years dreaming up ideas for Bumble as part of their Creative Collective.
Her work has been featured in a slew of magazines, backstage at shows like Thakoon and Phillip Lim—and she’s picked up plenty of fans who swear by her precise painting abilities in the process. Here, the sprightly blonde shares some of her own local beauty favorites.