Madelin Tomelty

His styling skills have been backstage at Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Prada and Gucci, just to get the ball rolling. As for fashion editorial shoots, his work has featured heavily in Oyster, Harpers Bazaar, Yen, and Marie Claire and his celebrity clientele extends to Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Danni Minogue.

His name is Jon Pulitano: co-owner and Creative Director at Headcase Hair, Paddington, Redken Hair Director and acclaimed international hair stylist. Considered one of Australia’s most esteemed and innovative hair experts, his intimidating credentials read like the stuff of hairdressers’ dreams. Needless to say, he has come a long way since his days as a young boy experimenting with his hairstyle and relentlessly questioning his local hairdresser.

In what has turned out to be a decade-long and growing relationship with hair, Jon counts working on Alexander McQueen’s last show when he was living as one of his most surreal career moments. Recently, Jon added another notch in his career belt by beginning an artistic ongoing collaboration with Dion Lee in his position at Redken- the official hair partner to the Australian design gun. At the helm of creating the label’s runway hair at this year’s Australian and New York Fashion Week shows, Jon’s new appointment marks the beginning of a partnership between two globally distinguished brands, revered for their ability to set trends and innovate in their respective industries.

Jon’s enthusiasm for Dion Lee means the duo is a match made in heaven: “Working with a fashion label that I adore and totally identify with means that I can create the kind of hair that I love, and that makes all the difference,” he says.

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