Over the course of his career, he has worked with celebrity clients including Brad Pitt, Lenny Kravitz and Diana Ross, and his work has been featured in publications including Vogue, Tatler and Harpers. Two-time winner of Afro Hairdresser of the Year, in 2008 he was awarded an MBE for education and services to the hairdressing industry.
We caught up with him to talk about his inspirations, influences and the most challenging aspects of his profession.
What inspires you? I recently saw some carvings at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art which were incredible, the fibres and shapes, and that really inspired me. I love to create from one starting point, one reference. One idea often leads to twenty.
Favourite hair era? Definitely the 60s. You had iconic figureheads like Mary Quant, Vidal Sassoon, cool lines, symmetry… everything just flowed. I think the 60s will forever be imprinted on our minds.