Wella’s esteemed creative family is growing, with more renowned Australian hairdressers added to their creative portfolio. After announcing last week that Uros Mikic of Kinky Curly Straight would be joining as a creative director, the brand have now released news that Richi Grisillo of Academié Salon has also been named a creative director for the portfolio – with the duo taking over creative direction for System Professional. Jack Morton, National Technical Director of Toni & Guy Australia and F.A.M.E. team 2018 creative director also joins Wella Professionals as Colour Director.
“I’ve worked with Wella for over 12 years and admire how they encourage and support creative talent in the hairdressing Industry,” Richi said. “Wella is an invaluable part of my craft both in and out of the salon. I’m excited for the journey ahead and how we can elevate creatives within the hairdressing industry.”
“Wella Professionals have been by my side my entire hairdressing career, so I’m thrilled and honoured to be moving in to this role. I have always aligned with the innovative and dynamic approach Wella have to colour and cannot wait to see what we can create together,” Jack enthused.
The trio join the incredible team of Renya Xydis and Frank Apostolopoulos, who are both Wella Professionals creative directors for care and styling, as well as Marie Uva who is a colour director for Wella Professionals and Brad Lepper, who is creative director for Sebastian Professional. Artistry, education and brand growth are paramount within all these established and newly appointed roles.
“WELLA prides itself in working with the best of the best. I feel incredibly privileged and honoured that we have such outstanding talents and industry icons in our creative team, from our directors, to our colour club members and our individual artistic teams,” said Jerome Toulza, General Manager, Coty Professional Beauty ANZ. “Each of our directors brings a fresh perspective and vision to our brands, and their contribution to education and marketing is invaluable. Warm welcome to Uros, Richie and Jack: onwards and upwards to continue to elevate our Industry!”
With innumerable awards, decades of experience, an impressive local, international and online following and a diverse range of skills between these seven talented hairdressers, Wella Professionals and their associated brands are in ideal hands. Be prepared to see big things from these hairdressing icons.
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