From Lady Gaga to Yohji Yamamoto – meet 2018’s Hair Icon

Fashion Week hairstylist Eugene Souleiman’s three decades in the industry continue to prove that he’s unlike anyone else. He is, simply, iconic!

 

Talk about inauspicious beginnings. Eugene Souleiman’s enduring, award-winning career began with a chance assignment by a job centre as an art school drop-out. Now, as global creative director of care & styling for Wella Professionals, it’s hard to imagine there’s ever been a time when Eugene wasn’t creating boundary-pushing styles. As the winner of this year’s Most Wanted Hair Icon award – presented to the most influential hairdresser in the industry today by our sister magazine Creative HEAD – Eugene’s work is only getting better with age.

When you’re working with the likes of celebrities including Lady Gaga (her Alejandro-era white bob was his creation), the world’s finest photographers and regular top-level collaborators such as make-up supremo Pat McGrath, you know you’re working with a true artist.

You’ll have seen his creations in Dazed, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, L’Uomo, Vogue… we could continue, but we won’t. Innovative designers like Yohji Yamamoto and John Galliano regularly rely on him to create show-stopping hair for their shows. His influence and unique eye now means he’s involved in creating the very products used in salons across the UK (maybe even in your bathroom!). He really has done a bit of everything, and continually challenges what can be expected of hair.

Eugene may be known for pushing the boundaries of expectation and his avant-garde styling but it’s his sense of humour and down-to-earth approach which sets him apart. “People should have fun with hair,” he insists, and we couldn’t agree more.

Check out some of Eugene’s trail-blazing work below

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Hair by Euguene Souleiman and Wella Professionals, make-up by Pat McGrath

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Hair by Eugene Souleiman and Wella Professionals, make-up by Pat McGrath
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Hair by Euguene Souleiman and Wella Professionals, make-up by Pat McGrath
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