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John Vial - Contributor's Biography

John’s session styling credentials include working across international catwalks of NY, London, Milan and Paris and shows including Roland Mouret, Philip Treacy, Julian McDonald, Sophia Kokosalaki, Narciso Rodriguez, Hugo Boss and Hermes. His technical and creative skills are legendary and he has pioneered initiatives such as the first ever sponsorship of London Fashion Week with Vidal Sassoon and working closely with young design students like Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney at Central St Martins.

Starting his career at Vidal Sassoon, his star quickly shone to become Creative Director in the key London salon where he stayed in residence for over 12 years. Here he learned that education and team building were paramount in creating a cult brand. John then progressed his career to London’s Real Salon and over the next 9 years John saw a transformation in his creativity as he forged relationships with some of the world’s art, architecture, and fashion opinion leaders. It is with great excitement that John is now the Creative Director for FUDGE.

John says, “My vision for the brand is to celebrate and build on the individuality and iconoclastic energy allowing professionals to experiment. At FUDGE, we are committed to delivering professional results while pushing the boundaries and creativity.

FUDGE is a brilliant brand – it is all about an attitude, a mood, a mindset, it has a youthful spirit, yet age is totally irrelevant and everyone can be part of it. In the last few years the hair industry has been playing it safe and although there is a serious side to hairdresser training, you need the right products and know how, and still need to have fun to move forward.

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