Image Consultant - Hair Stylist - Designer
As an innovator, Vernon François has recently been awarded a patent for his first invention: the adjustable headband, which will be coming to Vlove soon!
Vernon François is now one of the most sought-after hair stylists and image consultants in the UK, and has been named among the Top 20 Influentual Black People Under 40 of 2013. His hair styling work can be seen on high-profile clients such as Lupita Nyong'o, Emeli Sandé, Eve, Jessie J, VV Brown, Estelle, Victoria Silvestedt, Keyshia Cole, Jamelia, Matthew Horne and James Corden, Dame Kelly Holmes, Beverly Knight, Miquita Oliver, Javine, Mr H. (of Mr Hudson and the Library), Jaye Jacobs, Jade Ewen, Melanie Fiona, Gabriella Cilmi, Escala, Nisha Nayar, Speech Debelle, Naomie Harris and Ruth Wilson.
Vernon won his first award Black Beauty Newcomer of the Year aged 17 years, followed by two more by the age of 19. He has worked as a freelance hairdresser in Paris, New York, LA, Oslo, Amsterdam and Prague, and was the assistant to world renowned, award-winning hairdresser Desmond Murray for 3 years. Vernon now has over 12 years of Salon experience.
Vernon also works as an Image Consultant and a Hair Stylist on TV shows like Britain's Next Top Model (Sky Living), National Television Awards 2012 (ITV), Steps Reunion (Living TV) and shows on BBC3. Vernon was a judge for the L'Oreal Colour Trophy 2012, and has undertaken a variety of stage work, from education shows to fashion shows. Vernon's Media involvement also expands to being a long-standing committee member for a media members group.
In spite of being in demand, Vernon still has a loyal group of private clients whose hair he tends to in a prestigious salon in Soho, and his work can be seen in Vogue, Marie Claire, GQ, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, So'Chic!, iD, InStyle, and ES magazine.
With his great success, Vernon has been able to branch out into more wide ranging projects, particularly in the art and media industries. He is also looking at some projects in the world of design, where he will take his radical and innovative approach and sense of style to an exciting new business idea.