Olivier Schawalder for Commons & Sense

March 6, 2014

“Olivier Schawalder (b. Switzerland) is an accomplished hair stylist based in Paris, France.

At the tender age of 16, Olivier Schawalder fell in love with hair. His curiosity led to an internship, a turning point that launched what was to become his career.

Beyond mastering the skills of the coiffeur, he quickly understood that he possessed both the passion and imagination to take hair to an art form.

From there he entered the world of fashion, working with young designers and photographers. Ten years later, he took another transformative step moving to Tokyo, a city that will leave an indelible mark.

From Tokyo, Schawalder establishes a name for himself as an innovative stylist working with all the major magazines in Japan. During this period, Schawalder’s definitive signature style is born.

Always at the cusp of cutting-edge technique, Schawalder draws on Japanese aesthetics and sophistication to create his trademark looks. As a sculptor to marble, so is Olivier Schawalder to hair.”

Hair: Olivier Shawalder
Makeup: Min Kim
Photo: Naomi Yang
Model: Anouk de Heer
Publication: Commons & Sense








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