Joey George - Hair Stylist

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    New York hairstylist Joey George shares his visual diary of hair

    The session stylist fills scrapbooks with doodles, paintings and collages – all dedicated to hair

    Posted in People | 23 March 2018
    Interview Emma de Clercq

    Joey George first arrived to New York City from Pennsylvania to pursue a career as a ballet dancer, but soon found his head turned by the artistic possibilities of a life in hair. He began working as a session stylist, and his varied hair creations were soon appearing on the pages of Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar.

    In 2014, George created a series of bespoke wigs for Lady Gaga, destined for her ARTPOP world tour. Now based between New York and London, his current focus is on renovating his New York studio office, with plans to open up the space as a gallery to showcase his latest projects.

    Throughout his career, George has kept personal scrapbooks in which to develop his own sculptural hair creations. Documenting his ideas through photographs, sketches, paintings and collages, George explains that keeping a visual diary allows him to indulge his more ‘out there’ ideas, as well as nurturing both his love of hair and art in one place. “I found that once I started, the pages began filling up quite quickly,” he explains, “I find the process very therapeutic”.

    “I’ve been documenting hairstyles and creating visuals as supporting references to show to various photographers and designers for years”
    Joey George

    Do you remember the first moment you realised that hair was the thing for you? When I was about eight years old my grandmother taught me to braid. She would get her hair washed and set into place once, maybe twice a week in the local parlour. She would bring me along; I would sit under the dryer and pretend to have my hair dried. When I was 10 or 11, I cut my nanny’s hair with crayola scissors during a bedtime story… I don’t think she was very happy with that snip!

    Tell us about your scrapbooks, what do you use them for? I’ve been documenting hairstyles and creating visuals as supporting references to show to various photographers and designers for years. It was all part of my creative process of developing hair content for a project. When I share references I want it to come from my own perspective, of what I think would be best for the model. I’m a very intuitive person, so visualising a subject in its final form is very easy for me. Then to translate my perspective to another artist, I would draw, paint or collage in my book.

    Which artists inspire you? I’m a huge fan of Jean Cocteau. He experimented with several artistic platforms: writing, film, painting, drawing, acting, designing… He’s a huge inspiration to me.

    What was it like working with Lady Gaga for her ARTPOP tour? LG is such an incredible artist. She’s a chameleon with her beauty and is constantly evolving, so you have to exercise your creativity by experimenting. Developing hairstyles and wigs for her while travelling around Europe was one of the most memorable experiences of my career. She performed 80 shows!

    You live between London and New York – which city has better hair? Haha, that’s a hard one! Both cities are saturated in diverse cultures. While New York has been my home for the majority of my adult life, London is where I connect with emerging designers and artists, whom I feel are experimenting with fashion and art in new ways.

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    Vogue Australia February 2019

    Making Moves

    Photographer: Jason Kibbler
    Stylist: Natasha Royt
    Hair: Joey George
    Makeup: Francelle
    Manicure: Dawn Sterling
    Set Design: Julier Jernigan
    Cast: Dipti Sharma

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    Vogue Germany April 2019

    Naturgeschichten


    Photographer: Stas Komarovski
    Stylist: Maximilian Aufschnaiter
    Hair: Joey George
    Makeup: Cyndle Komarovski
    Manicure: Lorandy
    Cast: Laura Roth

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    UK Vogue April 2019

    Modern Way


    Photographer: Stas Komarovski
    Stylist: Naomi Smart, Donna Wallace
    Hair: Joey George
    Makeup: Cyndle Komarovski
    Manicure: Lauren Michelle Pires
    Cast: Katja Andre, Juliane Gruner, Melody Lulu Briggs, Africa Peñalver, Zoe Thaets

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    Vogue Russia March 2019

    Photographer: Stas Komarovski
    Stylist: Svetlana Vashenyak
    Hair: Joey George
    Makeup: Cyndle K
    Manicure: Eri Handa
    Cast: Blesnya Minher

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    Vogue Russia March 2019

    Photographer: Ben Hassett
    Stylist: Stella Greenspan
    Hair: Joey George
    Makeup: Violette
    Cast: Manami Kinoshita, Sasha Knysh, Mads Mullins

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    Vogue Latin America February 2019

    Punto De Vista: Lineisy Montero


    Photographer: Stas Komarovski
    Stylist: Maya Zepinic
    Hair: Joey George
    Makeup: Cyndle K
    Manicure: Eri Handa
    Set Design: Danielle Selig
    Cast: Lineisy Montero

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    V Magazine #116 Winter 2018

    Cruise in Place


    Photographer: Tim Richardson
    Stylist: Michelle Cameron
    Hair: Andrea Martinelli/Joey George
    Makeup: Miki Matsunaga/Yuki Hayashi
    Manicure: Jenny Longworth
    Cast: Felice Kolibius, Mariana Zaragoza, Julee Huang, Demi De Vries, Ling Liu, Mona Matsuoka, Nisaa Pouncey, Kennah Lau

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    Vogue Germany February 2019

    In Topform


    Photographer: Ben Hassett
    Stylist: Nicola Knels
    Hair: Joey George
    Makeup: Francelle
    Manicure: Naomi Yusada
    Cast: Ling Liu, Riane Herzik, Rose Valentine, Veronika Vilim

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    Vogue Paris April 2019

    Le Futur De La Peau


    Photographer: Ben Hassett
    Stylist: Celia Azoulay
    Hair: Joey George
    Makeup: Benjamin Puckey
    Manicure: Maki Sakamoto
    Cast: Grace Elizabeth

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