John Vial

Learn how to dress hair for fashion shoots and catwalks with John Vial, Creative Director of FUDGE exclusive to MHD.
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John Vial

John Vial was previously Creative Director of FUDGE following a successful career working his way up through the echelons of hairdressing before beginning his latest role as Revlon Global Influencer. 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. John's latest venture is Salon Sloane, a collaboration of world-leading stylists and colourists located in London's prestigious Sloane Square, the heart of Chelsea. Visit his website

training videos by John Vial


Chelsea Blowdry

Chelsea Blowdry Step By Step

20 minutesCategory: Style And Finish Hair Tutorial Videos

John Vial’s hair styling tutorial is an editorial romantic look reflective of Anouk Aimee, muse to Helmet Newton.


Half Head Rick Rack Hairstyle

How To Do A Half Head Rick Rack Hairstyle

23 minutesCategory: Avant Garde Hair Tutorial Videos

John Vial’s avant-garde dressing tutorial is a multi-textured shape using a half head rick rack technique featuring an expanse of hair through the sides against carefully balanced extended tendrils for a full-on, dramatic, editorial bonanza.


Classic Tong Set - Hairdressing Training Video

Classic Tong Set and Sectioning Pattern Tutorial

23 minutesCategory: Style And Finish Hair Tutorial Videos

John Vial’s hair styling tutorial guides you through a classic tong set, plus a bonus second look.


Rick Rack Technique On A Wig

How To Do A Rick Rack Technique On A Wig

32 minutesCategory: Avant Garde Hair Tutorial Videos

John Vial's avant-garde hairdressing tutorial demonstrates an avant-garde fashion hairstyle using a rick rack technique on a wig.

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