“Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed”

What country are you from and where do you live?

I am French and live in the south of France, St Remy de Provence.  I have lived almost twenty years in Paris. Being a studio hairdresser for over thirty years, I travel a lot and work all over the world for shoots and teach hairdressing professionals.

Title of what you do and what company you work with?

I am the Artistic Global Creative Director of DKHairdesigner.  I am an Ambassador for Schwarzkopf Professional and Dyson Supersonic.

Education background (Hair school, art school, no school)?

I went to private hairdressing school then many internships and collaborations in London and Paris, Milan, Barcelona, ​​Berlin with Vidal Sassoon, Trevor Sorbie, Robert Lobetta and Tim Hartley.

What is your signature style/artistic expression to your work?

It is very difficult to define yourself by a style because the role of a studio hairdresser is defined as a chameleon in order to adapt to all the styles that they are asked to achieve for fashion magazines or advertising campaigns.

I would say that I am above all curious about everything (art, painting, sculpture, architecture, fashion, cinema, etc) which is my source of inspiration in my visuals and collections.  

Do you have a career turning point or big break that has helped your career?

Yes, without a doubt one of my first shoots when I was very young I had the chance to do Cyndi Lauper’s hair.  It was a great moment.

What was your scariest and proudest moment of your career?

The fashion world can be ruthless.  For years, I’ve been doing fashion shows for many designers for various fashion weeks.  When prepping for a show in Paris, I gathered my team of hairdressers and makeup artists with the designer’s team.  The designer himself was not present for the meeting. The makeup and hairstyle looks were agreed on by the designer’s team for the next day’s show.  At this point everything was fine.

On the day of the show, the designer (whose name I would withhold as a courtesy) arrived an hour before the start of the show and told me  “these are not the hairstyles that I want for my clothes .. !!!” We had to undo and redo everything in less than an hour for sixty models! 

One of my most beautiful moments was undoubtedly at the beginning of the 2000’s at a show I was doing in Shanghai, China.  At this time I was an Ambassador for L’oréal doing lots of shows in France and abroad. This show was one of my biggest. I was alone on stage for two hours in front of more than 10,000 hairdressers.  At this moment a strange feeling of anxiety extreme and excitement takes hold of you!

What is the next step for your career goals?

I have developed an education concept for hairdressing professionals called DKHairdesigner.  The goal is to share my methods to studio hairdressers around the world. I want to further develop my concept of education with hairdressers internationally because of my desire to share and exchange in my work. 

What advice would you give to someone starting out in your business? 

Be curious about everything around you.  Observing the world allows us to evolve constantly.  Your creative potential is unique. Make it visible!

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Photographer Philippe Aufort van Strien
Makeup artist Samantha Adamo
Model Agency Alexia Vic
Hair Director David Katchadourian / Dkhairdesigner

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