Sarah Rappolt - Incredible mix of Hair Styling & Humanitarian Work

Sarah spent over 15 years as an esteemed NYC stylist and educator as well as an avid social entrepreneur. Outside of being one of NYC’s best stylists, Sarah has taught in Africa, Cambodia and NYC as she offers vocational beauty opportunities to young women who do not have the financial means or access to a proper education.


Before graduating from a cosmetology school in 2002, Sarah worked at a women’s homeless shelter in Washington DC.

In 2008 she developed a community outreach program initiating partnerships with local not for-profit organizations to bring skills and services to those in need. She worked closely with the First Step Program, a subsidiary of the Coalition for the Homeless, providing makeovers for previously homeless women completing a job training program.

In 2013 Sarah founded Trade Up!NYC, a not-for-profit after school Cosmetology program servicing at-risk junior and senior high school students in Brooklyn, providing students the necessary technical training in Cosmetology, as well as life and professional skills, to succeed in the beauty industry.

Sarah also works with the Beauty + Network: she wrote and shared a beauty curriculum for young girls in Siem Reap (Cambodia) who had been victims to the sex trade industry as well as distressed situations of extreme poverty. Beauty + Network works to teach them a trade in hopes that they can become financially stable on their own accord.

Besides that, Sarah is an amazing hairstylist at the Ion Studio in Soho. You can have a look at her work on Instagram.

Websites :Trade Up!NYC   -   Beauty + Network   -   Ion Studio

Follow Sarah on Instagram: here