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 recognizable. 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 career in 1984 at a renowned London hair academy and spent 18 years travelling the globe working on shows, seminars and advertising. Lesley then joined the fabulous Real salon, where she tends to a high-profile clientele that includes Gwyneth Paltrow and Elle Macpherson. Her radical vision and flair for color took her from Vidal Sassoon apprenticeship to global recognition and has made her the ‘go to’ name on every celebrity’s lips for unsurpassed color genius. Lesley, who is very well-dressed herself, has also worked on fashion shows for the likes of John Richmond, Raf Simons and Alexander McQueen.
One of the world’s leading hair colorists; 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 color 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 color range.
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 Color 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.
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.