MEET OUR GLOBAL AMBASSADORS
Introducing a diverse and truly global collective of industry leaders to guide and inspire us. These are the creative innovators and driving force in defining our future hair trends.
Combining technique and adventurous creativity, Tyler Johnston’s work is immediately recognisable. He has been featured in some of the world’s most fêted international glossy magazines. His much talked about haircuts for private clients include the likes of David and Victoria Beckham, Cate Blanchett and Lily Allen. Beginning as a stylist at Vidal Sassoon in the creative hotbed of 80’s Manchester, Tyler progressed rapidly up the ladder, culminating in a move to London where he became Art Director at Sasoon’s prestigious Knightsbridge salon. After six years in this high-profile position, working on seasonal collections and TV commercials, Tyler left to pursue a freelance path, which has established him as one of the industry’s most sought-after session stylists.
Lesley began her hairdressing career at the prestigious London Academy. Over 18 years Lesley fulfilled many ambitions including becoming the first Head of Colour Department and being the first woman to join the International Art Team. After several years honing her skills as a Colour Session Stylist Lesley joined Schwarzkopf Professional as a Global Colour Ambassador, helping create our Essential Looks collections and supporting hairdressers to maximise their creativity. With her unsurpassed colour genius Lesley has earned a high-profile list of clients from the media, fashion, and literary worlds including Gwyneth Paltrow and Elle Macpherson. Plus working her radical vision into fashion shows for Raf Simons, Alexander McQueen and John Richmond.
GLOBAL COLOUR AMBASSADOR
One of the world’s leading hair colourists; combining the creativity of an artist with the technical prowess of a master craftsman. Born in Milan and now based in London, Edoardo’s dynamic colour work has been published in Vogue, won numerous awards, and has even been included in fashion exhibitions. He’s also one of the creative powerhouses responsible for the development of Schwarzkopf Professional’s Chroma ID colour range.
GLOBAL COLOUR AMBASSADOR
Award-winning hairdresser and successful owner of Avanti Kappers salon in the Netherlands. Arjan began his career at 15 with an internship and has since amassed 25 years of experience, developing his signature style of edge, sophistication and boundless creativity. Arjan’s role as Global Colour Ambassador brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our ASK Education platform, plus a creative innovator behind developing the next trends featured in our Essential Looks collections.
GLOBAL CARE AMBASSADOR
Austen Thomson, acclaimed owner of the salon Austen Thomson Hair and an original member of the #SKPCollective – the first of its kind in hairdressing with the fundamental goal to support the stylist and their salon in effectively promoting their skills, business offering and the Schwarzkopf Professional brand via social media – proudly joins us as Global Hair Care Ambassador. Austen’s motto “Inspire & Evolve” and his passion for digital education make him the perfect partner to further inspire and educate the stylists of the future on all things scalp & hair.
GLOBAL STYLING AMBASSADOR
Nick Irwin began his career in the 80s in the north of England, eventually moving to London to work with Toni & Guy. His understanding of the aesthetic of editorial and high fashion hair quickly brought him to the attention of hairdressing icon Anthony Mascolo, who became his mentor. In 2014 he started his solo career and fully immersed himself in the session world. Nick’s work can be seen in global fashion magazines to international advertising campaigns. He has a star-studded clientele and works with the biggest photographers in the industry. His relationship with the iconic photographer Rankin and the team at Hunger Magazine is imperative in his creative thought process and this has led to his appointment as hair editor.
GLOBAL HAIR EXPERT
Gary Taylor – owner of Edward & Co Hairdressers in Brighouse, UK, and Schwarzkopf Professional’s UK Education Ambassador – joins us as Global Hair Expert. Gary is a two-time British Hairdressing Award winner in the category of North Western Hairdresser of the Year. With a professional focus on retail education and hairdressing, Gary has over 30 years of Schwarzkopf Professional experience. Gary’s passion for hair and haircare makes him the ultimate craftsman to help further inspire and educate stylists on all things hair-related.