GERMANY – HAMBURG
Born in London, Simon Ellis soon left university to study media and advertising. One day, when he was trying to decide what to do next, he made a list of his career choices. Blindfolded, he pointed to this list with a pin on the line: hairdressing. A career that began in the 70s with Vidal Sassoon, one of the best hairdressing schools in the world.
He began his career with Vidal Sassoon, whose namesake was a British soccer fan who became more than a hairdresser. In fact, it was by creating a small hair revolution overnight that he founded an empire thanks to his Bauhaus inspiration.
At this school, Simon Ellis developed his skills and creativity in the service of hair. An education that trained him to take part in London and New York fashion weeks, and to devise seminars and show concepts.
In 2000, he left the company to join Schwarzkopf Professional to rebuild the aging image of the German brand. And it was as head of image that he came up with the famous slogan: “Together. A passion for hair,” evoking the idea of a partnership aiming for excellence while evoking positive emotion.
Today, Simon Ellis, now Creative Director, lives and works in Hamburg. His passion intact, he continues to share a love that blends artisanal and creative skills closely linked to fashion.
“In an increasingly disconnected and digitised world, the role of the hairdresser will have value, because his skills cannot be taken over by machines.”
An art that this creative spirit never ceases to reinvent over the seasons, constantly provoking surprise and amazement.