On discovering his passion for hair and hair colour, Brian sought out an apprenticeship with the New York TIGI Academy. Progressing to become a member of the education team, Brian is a true testament to what can happen when combining TIGI Education with a strong work ethic.
As a native New Yorker and longtime Brooklyn resident, Brian has always been fueled by the city. The abundance of art, music, fashion, and culture – both from the high-end of the spectrum to what’s ‘up and coming’ from the street – are a constant source of creative inspiration for him.
I never thought about hairdressing. It’s actually not something I would have ever come up with on my own; it was suggested to me by a hairdresser friend of mine. Before I changed career, I worked in fashion as a dressmaker.
My favourite thing to do is escape into nature, ideally the mountains. There is so much inspiration out there, it’s almost overwhelming.
Easy! Snowboarding or hiking with my pup, Eva.
Man, I don’t know! Maybe The Beatles ‘Hey Jude’.
This is by far my favourite colour. I came up with it in the moment, which is my favourite way to create. It was in a demo for one of our Creative & Colour courses at the TIGI New York Academy.