“I was faced with the reality that I was now in the company of the greatest hairdressers in the world, most of them having being my mentors and idols." - Candice about the victory of 2010 Davines WSC.
Selected among the best hairstylists in the world, they represent the core of Davines excellence, by defining the brand cutting edge style. Follow their new collections and shows, be inspired by their seminars and training courses across Europe!
CARLTON HAIR TEAM
FRANCESCO MARIA FERRI
TAYLOR TAYLOR LONDON
DANIEL MALTONI, Davines Artistic Team
GIANLUCA GRECHI, Davines Artistic Team
YVONNE FLICK BARBANTI, Davines Artistic Team
ANNA PACITTO: Multiple salon owner, coowner and artistic director in Montreal, she feeds her boundless creativity through art, culture, fashion and other such giants as Angelo Seminara. She is an international platform artist, now representing Davines at an International arena with events, shows, master-classes, look&learn seminars and so on. Besides, doing photo shoots for major Canadian magazines and Fashion week events. Anna has numerous top award wins such the two Master Stylist of the Year at North American Hairstylist Awards.
CARLTON HAIR TEAM: The team is specialised in hairdressing education from the basics to an advanced level with the purpose to educate and produce world-class hairdressers. Headed by 2013 Davines World Style Contest winner, Christilene Erasmus-Bush, the Carlton Hair Creative Team is handpicked from the most talented educators of the Carlton Hair Academies. The team includes World Style Contest 2016 winner, Ryan Bush, World Style Contest 2016 finalist, Kim Hickman, as well as top educators Cindy Gorman, Johan Pretorius, Alex Mayer, and Ronel van Vollenhoven.
JESUS OLIVER: Jesus has been cutting and styling his way across the globe for over 20 years. In 2011, he broke into the Italian market, working as Creative Director and creating Stylosophy his unique cutting method and approach to hair cutting, colouring and styling. An approach he calls Stylosophy. Stylosophy is the fusion of Style and Philosophy. Jesus believes the only way to achieve harmony on the outside; you must start with what’s in the inside.
CANDICE WYATT-MINTER: Candice Wyatt-Minter is a South African born hairstylist with a brilliant career ranging from hairdressing education to freelancing for magazines and the film industry. She is 2010 Davines World Style Contest victory, which gave her the opportunity to showcase her own collection at the World Wide Hair Tour in Miami in 2012, where her work received great feedback from the audience that described it as “very inspirational”.
BRIAN SUHR: Davines International Master Trainer Manager for almost twelve years. His extensive experience in both Train The Trainer (ЕЕЕ) sessions and regular hairdressing seminars all over the world, from Asia and Australia, and Europe to US and Latin America, makes him today one of the most popular trainers and stylists in our portfolio. His customisation concept inspired by the natural antithesis between fantasy and reality, the past and the present, ensures that each show and seminar is unique and specifically tailored to meet your needs and desires.
KIRSTEN DEMANT: With her 18 years of experience as an International Master trainer and part of the Davines artistic team, Kirsten has gained an exceptional product knowleadge, understanding of the Davines values/roots while she possesses an artistic perspective. Throughout these years Kirsten has traveled the world doing HOS shows, look & learn and TTT seminars. Together with Brian Suhr, Kirsten has also participated in the WWHT doing shows in Europe, Asia and North America during the last 10 years, in which she has inspired hairdressers around the world with new trends, beeing known for the fashion/ready to wear-style.
FRANCESCO MARIA FERRI: Francesco is a lead Facilitator for international Train and The Trainer and Davines Artistic Team. Motivating, creative, passionate, energetic and inspiring he is specialized in training techniques, communication skills, and other key elements of effective client-focused education. His progressive teaching approach enables stylists to absorb new techniques quickly and ready for practical use in the salon.
HUUB EYSINK: Huub has been a Artistic Master Trainer at Davines since 2001. In all the years working for Davines, he went to many countries giving workshops, look and learns and do shows at several Hair on Stage events. Huub has already been nominated 22 years at the Coiffure Awards for the title of “HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR” and has won the award 4 times. In 2015 he won the worldwide Haircolor Shot of the Year in New Orleans USA and in 2016 he was 4 times a finalist in this worldwide competition and a finalist for the AIPP Awards 2016.
JAMES ABU-ALBA: As the Artistic Director for the Utopia Group in Vancouver and founder of METHOD.EDUCATION, James Abu-Ulba has curated a career based on the sharing of knowledge. He believes that “education is the heartbeat of everyone’s success and creativity,” and his commitment to learning shines through each course he leads and each look he designs. James’s 20 years in the industry features highlights, such as: winning the prestigious Davines World Style Contest; presenting multiple times in the Davines World Wide Hair Tour; and earning a NAHA nomination for North American Hairstylist of the Year. He has written fundamental and advanced training programs for the Utopia Group, as well as fostered a community - through METHOD.EDUCATION – for fellow stylists to share ideas on a global landscape.
JYVONNE FLICK BARBANTI: State of the art international hair designer, she is Artistic Team International/National, co-operation with Artistic Director Angelo Seminara, international seminars (London, Paris, Kiev, Prague, Mexico, Los Angeles, Bologna), twice per year collection preparation in Parma, Italy. Her 28 years of experience in hair design brought her to be acknowledged worldwide as trainer, working with the best in her industry.
JOSEPH DIMAGGIO: Joseph realized that continuous education was key, and as a result, developed a love for teaching advanced cutting, styling, and education methods within salons, advanced academies, and events, domestically and internationally. Beyond industry education, Joseph has also become a growing presence and charismatic force in the fashion world as a published editorial and session hairstylist. He continues to work behind-thescenes at New York Fashion Week, working with top designers in the fashion industry, creating the seasonal trends for runway.
GIANLUCA GRECHI: Director of Pucci a hair salon brand, he’s part of Davines International Artistic Team and travels all over the world with shows, seminars and classes. He’s really focused on aiming to perfection, even if doesn’t exist. “Education and passion are the keys.” Gianluca really wishes to give everything to hairdressing industry and to the craft, trying to work with method and discipline, giving tools and skills to hairdressers around the world, to grow their businesses and make them become the best of what they can be.
ALLILON: It is a freelance style company, which specializes in producing educational hair shows and seminars exploring shapes and form in haircutting techniques. Allilon has primarily an education function that supports the development of the stylists for its sister company Ena. The team is committed to developing staff of photographers, clothes stylists, jewellery designers, make-up artists and graphic designers worthy of global recognition for their technical ability and passion for their craft.
ISAAK SALIDO: Isaac has developed his own haircut techniques inspired by Vidal Sassoon’s legacy, maintaining the firm conviction that less is more. He adapts the style to the needs of every type of hair, with no need to go back to the salon in a long time. Davines has been the mean and the end for Isaac Salido’s last creations. Not only in the hairstyle area but also in the values around it. Isaac wants to recover the meaning of beauty lost in a world distorted by passing fads. Immersing in the universe of Davines, he explores stories of women -real and fictional- full of colors, textures and symphonies, like a Fellini’s dream.
VINCENT MOUTAULT: The vision of hair by this international platform stylist is always turned in an artistic direction, close to editorial pictures.At the same time, he tries to bring this in his daily salon work, to feel this pleasure continuously and grow it. Inspiration, sensuality, creativity, soul ,sweat, spontanuality, beauty are his key words.
JANI BEEMSTER: Because of his years of experience as a technical master trainer for Davines The Netherlands, Jani is an expert in cuts and colour. He’s like a walking manual when it comes to the Davines products. Besides being a Master trainer for Davines he is the proud owner of Jani Hair and Beauty a sustainable full Davines hair Salon near Amsterdam. In October 2017 Jani was invited to the Davines Hair on Stage (HOS Amsterdam) in which he showed his latest collection Modern Dutch-ess.
SAL MISSERI: Misseri’s goal is to elevate the work and exceed all expectations. That’s why he founded Kaizen Education, a company focused on teaching up-and-coming stylists everything they haven't learning in school and help them reach the next level in their careers. His hand-picked team at Kaizen is made up of dedicated, passionate individuals as committed as he is to giving back and advancing the profession. He won a lot of awards among which: Lead Hair Design for Chicago Fashion Week 2014 and Latino Fashion Week Chicago 2013, New York Fashion Week styling, Top 30 colorists under 30 in the U.S. in 2014, Estetica's Choice Men’s Hairstylist of the Year (2013) and NAHA Newcomer of the Year (2012).
BLUE TIT: Being located in London’s most fashion the team is driven by the most current trends and styles and their training experience comes from seasoned involvement in fashion magazines, fashion labels and showcasing in hair shows and seminars, both in the UK and internationally. Their objective is to train future hairdressers to excel in the relevant, modern techniques and in forward thinking approach, inspiring creatively through their devotion and culture.
MICHAEL POLSINELLI: Michael Polsinelli has been pushing the creative boundaries in hair industry for over 20 years. His creative designs have influenced hairdressers all over the world and has set trends that have been followed by hairdressers today. He is constantly defying the definition of beauty and uses his unique approach to escape conformity. Polsinelli’s achievements include working in the TV industry, fashion week, salon owner, Global Art Director, producing close to a 100 cutting and creative collections globally, platform artist and he has enjoyed performing for thousands of hairdressers at Gala Trend Events around the world. In 2008, Michael embarked on a new adventure which relocated him to Florence, Italy, where he opened an Academy. He now resides just outside Los Angeles, CA where he represents Davines and serves as one of their Top Artists.
DANIEL MALTONI: In 2004 he won first place in an international photography contest, which allowed him to experiment with the fashion industry. He began to work freelance together with the major brands (Prada, Miu Miu, Giorgio Armani and Alessandro Dell’Acqua) and the most important national and international press (Gioia, Elle, Vogue Italia, Vogue Russia, Dazed and Confused). At 26, with other business associates, he opened Winter Hair Concept, which expanded to three salons in Milan. Daniel now manages Blow Hair Salon, an independent project that is based on a philosophy of hair care and wellness. Since June 2016 Daniel has been part of the DAT (Davines Artistic Team).
TAYLOR TAYLOR LONDON: From East London to the Indian Ocean, Taylor Taylor London is ranked alongside the best hair salons in the world. With over 10 years of international experience in fashion, beauty and music they are at the very forefront of salon styling. Since 2003 their stylists have been combining their regular salon appointments with editorial, commercial and catwalk assignments across the globe, bringing back all the latest techniques and trends. From catwalk to magazine shoots the team has the ability to translate their knowledge into a tailored cut, style or colour for the salon floor. They have created a clear course directive to share their insider knowledge and to be totally flexible to their training needs, helping hairdresser world to develop the latest techniques and inspire people to identify and translate the latest hair trends for the clients within worldwide salons.