Jul 27, 2009

Legendary Hairdressers Vol 2

Continuing from the Legendary Hairdressers Vol 1, this next group featured of Masters all revolutionized hair in the era of Punk, New Age, coining in the phrase “Avant Grade” and inspiring millions of us to be more daring, “cool” and cut/color as they created the trends, the very so cool 80’s.

Trevor Sorbie A pioneer revered by his peers as one of the greatest hairdressers in the world, since the early 1970s, as Artistic Director at Vidal Sassoon and then expanding into his own brand creating original techniques and cuts (like The Wedge, The Chop, The Scrunch), he defined the avant-garde "look" in hair around the globe over three decades of creating and educating. Trevor Sorbie is a hero amongst the hairdressing industry and his classic styles with edgier twists will remain synonymous for many decades to come.

Christiaan was the first truly radical thinker in hairdressing; respected for his spontaneity and as a risk-taking session artist , he created Debbie Harry (Blondie) blonde/black tresses and Grace Jones dramatic flat-top. He was one of the first to receive acclaim as a session hairdresser and into c career of editorial stardom. Christiaan still works today with the likes of Vogue, Allure and many others and continues to making statements through hair.

Irvine Rusk is best known from the husband and wife team of Irvine and Rita Rusk, renowned for the dramatic creations edgy cuts and colors in the 1980’s to early 90’s, cutting off entire fringes and sculpting out pieces of hair creating shapes and taking the undercut to another levelwith extraordinary textures. Irvine designed the very first texturizing shears called the alpha and beta blades which are still used today to create these intense textures. His images were seen worldwide on magazine covers and inside editorials and as an educator, his shows were regularly sold out. Mr Rusk remains respected for contributing decades to the hair industry and sharing his artistic, radical ideas and still inspiring many young hairstylist worldwide.


  1. Love him!
    Such a nice guy!

  2. AnonymousJuly 29, 2009

    can't wait to see who else you feel is legendary ,, i once had a rusk cut totally edgy and I loved it.