David Babaii Biography – David Babaii Wiki
David Babaii was a celebrity hairdresser and stylist. After receiving training from the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Los Angeles and London, David Babaii moved to Europe where his imaginative hair creations quickly gained him notoriety. His work has appeared the covers of leading fashion publications such as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. He worked in Hollywood, where celebrities would request his hair styling talents for award shows, movie premieres, music videos, magazine covers, commercials, ad campaigns, weddings, movies and television appearances.
The celebrity hairstylist worked with a whole host of celebrities including Kate Hudson, Meghan Markle, Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Katherine Heigl, and Gwyneth Paltrow, to name a few.
Hudson collaborated with Babaii on their eco-friendly haircare line David Babaii for WildAid in 2008. “We have a blast together,” the Golden Globe winner told PEOPLE of shooting the line’s campaign in Africa with Babaii and the late legendary fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh. “I’m just lucky to have him as my companion while I travel and work.”
Babaii paid tribute to Hudson in 2019, when he came out of retirement, writing “pretty much the only person that can get me to do hair again.” He posted a candid photo of Hudson, recounting how they first met.
“Funny story about Kate and I, 20 years ago I met Kate 2 weeks out of beauty school (Vidal Sassoon Academy) and my life changed,” he wrote. “She is the reason of my career and pretty much my successful life. Without Kate I would’ve just been working at a salon……. which was my plan and no one would’ve ever known who I was but she made me who I am today and personally she’s made me the man I am today and someone that every day is working on bettering himself #lotofwork. I love you for life, no one can ever replace you in my heart. You are my muse my inspiration my dear friend. We are family.”
Hairstylist David Babaii and actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who married Brad Falchuk in 2018, partnered with trainer Tracy Anderson on the 2013 launch of David Babaii Blow Dry Bar, before they teamed up with Blo Bar in 2014. “I am just so excited and so is Gwyneth,” Babaii told PEOPLE Magazine at the time. “I get to work with someone that’s been my dear friend and inspiration for so many years. How much better can it get? Gwyneth is so smart and cool and we work so well together. We’ve been friends for 12 years, and she’s been such a support to me with everything.”
“It’s so great collaborating with Kate,” Babaii added. “I adore her. She’s my muse and inspiration. We get in trouble all the time.”
An ambassador for Amnesty International, Babaii frequently advocated for human rights, animal rights, and children’s pediatric cancer research, according to his Instagram bio. He also served as Editor-at-Large for L’Officiel Magazine, one of Europe’s leading fashion magazines.
David Babaii Age
David Babaii was born in London, England, and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He died on September 1, 2020. He was 46 years old.
David Babaii Wife
Was David Babaii married? It is unclear.
David Babaii Family
Little is known about hairstylist David Babaii’s family.
David Babaii Death
David Babaii reportedly passed away on September 1, 2020, at the age of 46. Actress Kate Hudson posted a tribute to hairstylist David Babaii, along with throwback photos of Babaii styling her and her kids’ hair. She wrote on Instagram: “21 years of shenanigans and laughter. My dear boo, I love you,” she wrote in the Instagram caption. “Processing this loss is really sad and challenging, I will miss you terribly. Forever and always.”
David Babaii Cause of Death
David Babaii’s cause of death was not revealed.
David Babaii Net Worth
David Babaii’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million.
David Babaii Height
He was 5 feet 5 inches tall. At one point in 2012, he had grown to 285 pounds. The celebrity hairstylist credited actress Gwyneth Paltrow with helping him lose 135 pounds. Also under the direction of trainer Will Castillo, Babaii dropped the weight in four months.
In December 2014, Babaii posted a before-and-after split of his weight-loss transformation in hopes of inspiring a friend. “I would never want anyone to see my before but I have a friend that has been fighting so hard to lose weight and I hope this can show him that if I can do it then really anyone can,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “I did not love myself and food was my best friend till one day I looked at myself I mean really looked at myself and thought I need help and I want to love myself again so my dear friend @gwynethpaltrow helped me get myself to understand that I’m worth it and I am loved and that I should love myself.”
David Babaii Instagram
David Babaii’s Instagram handle is @davidbabaii.