WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHAT DO YOU DO?
I am Italian and have been living in Paris for four years. I am a hair artist and work for my company NTO HAIR MUGEN.
WHAT IS YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?
I learned drawing by myself and ended up in a C.N.A.A.S. Academy for Hairdressers in Italy. I started working on friends for fun.
WHAT IS THE FIRST CREATIVE PROJECT THAT YOU REMEMBER?
In Candida, Italy, in 2013, I created a small barber stand at a party creating hair tattoos and artistic cuts. It was the right opportunity to show off my skills.
WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE/ARTISTIC EXPRESSION?
My signature expression is the “hair tattoo.” I combine sketch or logo art with colors. With hair there is no
limits, and with a strong vision you can create anything.
WHAT IS THE MOST FULFILLING JOB YOU’VE WORKED ON OR PERSON YOU HAVE WORKED WITH?
I have worked with many important people in fashion, music, and football. I think one of my most fulfilling and beautiful works was the hair tattoo “PEACE.” It was a huge success at Paris Fashion Week and on the internet. It went viral and was shared by over two million Instagram users. It also ended up in The New York Times.
WHAT WERE THE SCARIEST AND PROUDEST MOMENTS IN YOUR CAREER?
I think the scariest moment in any artist’s career is living in a place where what you do is not understood because you are surrounded by people who aren’t going in the same direction as you. It’s very important to find the right place and be with the right people for your expressive style. One of the moments that gave me strength and determination to continue was in 2016 when I won the Italian Hair Tattoo Barber Championship. From there I had a new vision and determination to believe in myself.
WHAT ARE YOUR NEXT CAREER GOALS?
My goal is to work in fashion with influential people. I’m in the process of creating a cosmetics and clothing brand.
TELL US ABOUT THE HOODIE YOU JUST CREATED.
The “PEACE” image on a pink men’s hoodie was born to manifest peace in the world and stand against war. It was created during Paris Fashion Week, and proceeds are donated to medical services in Ukraine.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING OUT IN YOUR BUSINESS?
Work hard and believe strongly in yourself. Protect your ideas and carry your projects out fully. It’s beneficial to hang out with people who can help get you to where you want to be.