We got to catch up with the stylist who filled us in everything from who’s she styling to her return to television!
You may know Taylor Jacobson best from her role as Rachel Zoe‘s former right hand — but even though she isn’t in the spotlight doesn’t mean the super stylist isn’t keeping busy! From styling campaigns (she just worked on Michael Stars) and star clients (like Kate Beckinsale, Ashley Benson, and Mena Suvari, to name a few) Taylor is definitely in demand — and she’s finally returning to television! The stylist will act as a judge for the second season of Hair Battle Spectacular — and she said it was unlike anything she’s ever done before.
“I’ve never judged anything before, I mean I judge everyday in my real life and what I do for a living,” she said. “I don’t know, I never knew what the whole hair world consisted of so I was really thrown off during the first challenge. I was like, ‘this is gonna be horrible everything looks like sh*t coming out,’ just being honest! But then there was a major silver lining. Some of them really floored me with how talented they were — it was also really nerve wracking, I didn’t want to be mean. To be honest and I didn’t wanna make anyone cry.”
I’m sure you can all recall the public split and how everything played out when Taylor decided to part ways with Rachel — but the young stylist has no regrets. When asked how her life is post-Zoe, she said, “Better with a capital B, 100%.” While you may think they have crossed paths since Taylor went out on her own, she said she hasn’t seen her. “No, never thank G-d. When I’m not working I really keep a low profile, I like to stay home. I work so much that at the end of the day the last thing I want to do is go to an event.”
Taylor and Rachel may not be tight, she’s still close to her former co-worker Brad Goreski. When asked if they keep in touch she said, “Yes, there’s no bad blood between us. I wish him all the best and I’m very happy with his success and everything he has going on.” Does that mean we might catch a glimpse of Taylor on Brad’s new show? “You never know!”
While Taylor doesn’t rule out having her own show one day, “You never know, I don’t know what my afternoon is gonna look like, let alone my week. I don’t rule it out,” she said. “I don’t rule anything out,” her goal is to move from styling stars to working in costume design. “I really would love to segway into costume design, like period pieces that are very 60s 50s 40s, the Renaissance, stuff like that. If would wear a costume everyday if I could! I’m a huge fan of Tim Burton and all of his movies have a recognizable aesthetic. That’s what i would love love love to do. No more gowns and cocktail dresses and, ‘Oh that earring is SO amazing,’ I wouldn’t mind if there was no more of that. But I’m of course very appreciative and happy I get to do it now.”
Taylor may wear a lot of black and has a more edgy sense of style, but she appreciates Kate Middleton‘s look and the fact that she doesn’t seem to put much thought into her outfits. “I think she’s really chic and I think her whole look is so effortless. To be honest, I don’t think she puts that much emphasis on it, and I think she just rolls with it. That’s why she doesn’t care about repeating a dress, if she likes how something fits she just goes with it,” she said. “I mean she could out-buy anyone and can have 75 million different dresses per hour, but who cares? That’s not her thing. She’s obviously very chic and sophisticated.”
Taylor returns to television this Monday, on Aug. 15 — and she told us we’ll probably catch a few of her signature eye rolls! “I used my hands a lot,” she said when asked how she reacted to the contestants. So, did she have favorites? “Definitely. I’m consistent, once I like you I stick with you. A few I really like and a few I hated. I hated their attitudes! I cannot deal with people that have egos and are unnecessarily mean or have diva moments and treat people like crap.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited for Taylor to return to television — and we couldn’t be happier that the talented young stylist is busier than ever!