Redken 5th Avenue NYC announced that hair industry icon Josh Wood is their new Global Color Creative Director. In his new role, Wood will serve as a spokesperson for Redken Haircolor, participate in Redken’s award-winning education initiatives and events, provide artistic direction on photo shoots, and offer his product development vision. He’ll also create inspiring haircolor looks for Redken’s models and muses, which will be showcased on our social media channels.
Considered the most influential and respected haircolorist in the world, Wood has been at the forefront of the hair and beauty industries for more than 30 years. The go-to colorist for today’s most influential celebrities, he’s credited with creating game-changing color techniques that set haircolor trends globally, including “hyper natural”, “making gray ok” and “surf kissed”. His work has been featured in high-profile editorial outlets including British, US and Japanese Vogue, W Magazine, Elle and Grazia, and he collaborates with top fashion houses including Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace, and Marc Jacobs to create color looks for Fashion Month. His Ateliers in the UK (including Notting Hill and Barber & Parlour) serve as creative hubs where Wood brings his signature services to his clientele.
Wood joins Redken’s collective of renowned experts and trend creators, including Global Creative Director Guido Palau, the fashion world’s most visionary hairstylist who creates looks for 100+ fashion shows every year. As two fashion-world leaders known for their statement-making runway hair, Wood and Palau will continue to create the season’s top style and color trends, then bring those trends directly to salon professionals and consumers, alongside the international community of Redken Artists and Educators.
“I'm honored to be working with Redken and be the brand's Global Color Creative Director,” Wood said. “Color is my passion and I've always wanted to push the boundaries on the way we think about color. I'm excited to bring a new vision to Redken and I can't wait to be part of the Redken Tribe.”
Josh Wood is a groundbreaking colorist with an immense body of work and a unique point of view,” Shane Wolf, Worldwide General Manager, Redken, said. “With tremendous expertise in haircolor and creating innovative techniques, he is a perfect fit as Redken’s Global Color Creative Director. With our uniquely professional way of coloring hair called the “Redken Color Mantra” and through fashion-inspired technique trends, Redken has maintained its #1 haircolor position in the US and we are looking forward to working with Josh to help us achieve the same market leading position worldwide.”
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