Paul Hanlon stands as a luminary in the world of hair, renowned for his inventive approach and an extensive reservoir of creative and technical acumen. As one of today's most sought-after hair stylists, he's a touchstone of innovation and expertise in the industry.
Born in Birmingham, England, Paul's deep-rooted fascination with hair began at a tender age . Captivated by the transformative power of hairstyling in film and the pages of magazines which he poured over obsessively, he turned his passion into a profession. By the age of 17, he was working in a local salon and soon after went to work at Toni & Guy marrying his foundational techniques of classic cutting and styling with the creative world Anthony Masculo's Toni & Guy opened his eyes to.
In 2002, Paul made a career-defining move to London, where he quickly garnered attention, working alongside some of the most eminent session hair stylists in the industry. His burgeoning talent didn't go unnoticed, and it wasn't long before he transitioned into an independent role as a session stylist.
In the years that followed, Paul's portfolio blossomed. He's collaborated with the world's leading photographers and lent his skills to luxury brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Calvin Klein, to name just a few. Notably, he was handpicked by Jeremy Scott of Moschino to bring his artistic visions to life. During Alessandro Michele's transformative era at Gucci, Paul became an integral part of Michele's creative team, contributing to the designer's imaginative and groundbreaking explorations of hair as a medium of art.
As both a seasoned stylist and a ceaseless innovator, Paul Hanlon remains a compelling force in shaping the direction of contemporary hairstyling.