Training at Bruno Pittini in
Paris prepped him to be the consummate freelancer. His styles can be
seen in ads for Chanel, EstÃ©e Lauder, L'OrÃ©al and Ralph Lauren, and
he's worked with the world's top fashion photographers, including
Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, Irving Penn and Annie Leibovitz. He's also
led hair styling teams for the fashion shows of Ralph Lauren,
Valentino, Christian Lacroix, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and
Why He's Influential: Start with regular bookings for Harper's Bazaar, W, Allure, and Vogue. Stir in celebrity styling for Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Isabella Rossellini, Heather Locklear, Faith Hill and Elizabeth Hurley. Shake it up with Metamorphosis, a book in which he transforms well-known actresses and models from contemporary-looking to extraordinary. Top it off with a bar-raising $600 cut at Serge Normant in NYC's meatpacking district.
Who Influences Him: "My influences came mostly from growing up in the â60s and admiring the Carita sisters and Alexandre de Paris, for their sense of style, chicness, and sense of drama, and always keeping in mind to make women beautiful."