Instagram is all about visuals, a place where we can follow people for inspiration whether we're on the lookout for a bridal beauty or Saturday-night look. It's little surprise, then, that the extremely creative and talented glam squads responsible for beautifying Hollywood's famous faces follow a host of accounts for inspiration. From fellow makeup artists and hairstylists to photographers and magazines, we've snooped through the follow lists of some of the world's biggest beauty names to see who's inspiring who. Keep scrolling for seven inspiring Instagram accounts that are well worth a follow…
Instagram handle: @makeupbymario
A-list clients: Kim Kardashian, Priyanka Chopkra, Eva Longoria
Follows: Alex Box, a Brit-based makeup artist who is renowned in the beauty world for treating faces more like blank canvases onto which she can create her oft-surreal masterpieces.
Instagram handle: @patrickta
A-list clients: Gigi Hadid, Chrissy Tegan and Kourtney Kardashian
Follows: Christian Wood, who is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's hairstylist of choice when she is stateside. Follow Christian for hair inspiration and a sneak peek into the life of an A-list hairstylist.
Instagram handle: @hairbyadir
A-list clients: Kristen Stewart, Kat Von D and Jessica Biel
Follows: CR Fashion Book, a magazine by ex-Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld
Instagram handle: @jilliandempsey
A-list clients: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Sofia Boutella and Kristen Stewart
Follows: Mane Addicts, an inspirational and informative hair website founded by Khloé Kardashian's hairstylist Jen Atkin
Instagram handle: @ctilburymakeup
A-list clients: Kate Moss, Emily Ratakjowski and Cara Delevingne
Follows: Life, a feed showing archive images from the American weekly Life magazine that ran from 1883 to 1972
Instagram handle: @sirjohnofficial
A-list clients: Beyoncé, Margot Robbie and Karlie Kloss
Follows: Ida Ekman, a makeup artist from Finland who creates incredible painterly makeup looks
Who inspires you on Instagram? Share your favourite handles in the comment box below.
Opening images: @peterphilipsmakeup, @ida_elina