The Man Behind The Feather

By Lauren Salapatek | 05/23/2011 3:00:00 AM


MODERN’S Beauty and Fashion Director Maggie Mulhern caught up with legendary platform artist and industry icon Robert Cromeans (also Paul Mitchell Systems Global Artistic Director,) to get the scoop on his eclectic style. According to Cromeans whether he is visiting any of his five salons, he’s always fashionably dressed.


Known for his trademark Scottish garb and hat feather, Cromeans says he has a “fetish” for pieces (especially hats) by Philip Treacy (who also designed for the late Alexander McQueen) and Japanese design. Whether it’s earrings, jackets, vests…etc. Cromeans’ likes to pick up different one-of-a-kind pieces during his travels. According to Cromeans he sometimes visits Lorenzos in L.A, he shops “a lot” in London, and “not so much” in New York (because it’s “too conservative”).

“Nobody has ever shown up looking like me at a party, that’s for sure,” chuckles Cromeans in the episode. He also mentioned that he never turns “on” or “off” his style—he’s pretty much the same guy all the time. “It’s not stage persona,” he says. “I come to work looking like this, and I think the clients get a treat.” Cromeans also thinks that hair stylists should indulge in dressing up, getting their hair done and feeling like they are on stage everyday.


For more information on Robert Cromeans and his five salons, visit






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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