A native of France, Laurent Dufourg began his remarkable styling career as an apprentice in a trendsetting Parisian salon. He later opened two exclusive salons in Europe where he built his reputation for artistic, cutting-edge hairstyles, attracting a very fashionable and prestigious clientele. While continuing to create innovative styles for his celebrity clients, Laurent discovered an untapped need for a private reserve of products which has led to the creation of Privé formule aux herbes, a premium hair care collection developed personally by Laurent to achieve the most challenging styles naturally. His reputation as a master stylist placed his services in high demand, making him the go-to hair stylist for major Fashion Week shows and leading him to open his signature Privé salons. Laurent’s dream was to open his salon in the best location possible, finally realizing his dream when he opened in the most prestigious building in New York City, The Sherry-Netherland . The 1,500 square foot salon includes 8 cutting chairs and a private color room on the mezzanine level. With a very select talented team, an exquisite location, and walls finished with art by Mr. Brainwash, Laurent D is bringing his trendy downtown vibe uptown.
Valentino Longo, born and raised in Venice, Italy, comes from a family of artists and draws on his rich heritage for inspiration. After beginning his career in Venice, he moved to Milan where he began working with Oribe. It wasn’t long before Valentino made his way to the United States where he was soon creating styles for some of the world’s most famous celebrities, supermodels, and socialites—including Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Andrea Bocelli, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Amber Valletta, Christy Turlington, Daphne Guinness, and Lydia Hearst to name a few.
Valentino seeks to encourage his clients to take risks. He describes his approach as “simple yet modern,” blending precise, fashion-forward techniques that include the dry cutting technique, which was introduced to him by John Sahag, and a perfectionist styling technique he developed during his many years at Garren New York. His work has appeared in the pages of Elle and Allure, and he has styled hair for the runways of Valentino, Anna Sui, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Fendi, and D-Squared.
Working on these visionary presentations has inspired him to create hairstyles that incorporate the concepts of each designer while enhancing the individual attributes of each client that make their hair unique. He creates a beautiful, voluminous sexy look that’s always on trend by using his signature technique: he ends each haircut at a 90-degree angle, and while the hair is gravitating downward, he makes the final cuts.
“My goal is to create a style that remains easy, manageable, and consistent from the moment they leave to when they return.”
Jordan Sparkes was immediately recognized as a rising star in the industry for his versatility in style and technique—mastering a variety of looks ranging from bouncy, layered summer looks to street-chic shags. Even at an early age of his career, he began working on campaigns such as Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Liberty of London, Akris, The Gap, Blackgama & Louis Vuitton. Presently, his star-studded roster of clientele includes the likes of Naomi Campbell, Amber Valleta, Linda Evangelista, Missy Ryder, Daniel Radcliffe, Tom Brady, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Duffy, Karen Elson, Kim Kardashian, M.I.A., Lydia Hearst, Tinsley Mortimer, Victoria Beckham, Carolyn Murphy, Michelle Hicks, Kevin Love, Liu Wen, Julia Roitfeld, and many more.
Jordan’s work can been seen in publications such as Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Spur Magazine, Ginza, W, Allure, Teen Vogue, Details, and InStyle, to name a few. His work has featured in advertising campaigns for brands like Calvin Klein, Heatherette, Paper Denim, R+Co., Bongo Jeans, and Anna Sui.
Jordan has worked with many celebrated photographers—most notably Markus Klinko & Indrani as well as renowned photographer Steven Klein.
Guillaume Massol was born and raised in Toulouse, France. At an early age, he moved to Paris where his talents were quickly recognized— and in no time he was appointed the artistic director of the world-renowned Paris Jacques Dessange Salon. His skill in advanced bridal techniques earned him a membership in the Haute Coiffure Francaise.
After working for runways and fashion shoots in Paris, Milan, and London, he decided to move to New York, where he became a Great Lengths Hair Ambassador for hair extensions and perfected his technique in precision haircuts. With over ten years of experience, he has developed a philosophy that hair should compliment his clients’ personality and lifestyle.
Davidé Torchio is a renowned editorial artist and hairstylist known for fusing fashion and innovation in all of his cuts. He treats each of his clients as a unique work of art—whether it’s a client coming in for a quick trim or a top model at a shoot.
He doesn’t merely cut hair; he sculpts it with the same intense creative focus of an artist attuned with all the nuances of his medium: how the hair grows, falls, and relates to the shape of the face and personality of the client.
Davidé’s love of hair began as an 8-year-old growing up in Turin and Rome , Italy, where all of his neighborhood friends received amateur yet impassioned haircuts—much to the chagrin of his mother, who eventually had to banish all scissors from their home to appease the neighborhood parents.
His precocious affinity for hair eventually led him, at the age of 14, to his first job at a prominent Turin salon and a scholarship for a fashion and beauty school as well as an internship at the Balmain Couture house . After graduating he set off for Milan to work with some of the world’s leading fashion houses and photographers.
From there, Davidé’s love of the entertainment industry pulled him by the heartstrings to LA, the very heart of the Silver Screen, where he studied under Jose Eber and Laurent D and coiffed some of Hollywood’s most famous personalities including Farrah Fawcett, Cher, Cristina Ricci, Winona Ryder, Morgan Fairchild, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Naomi Campbell.
In 2000, after a brief sejour in France working in Paris Couture, Davidé arrived in New York, where he now resides and enjoys a reputation as a leading hairstylist and editorial artist favored by top industry photographers. His work has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Glamour, Surface, Harper’s Bazaar, as well as in numerous international publications like Japanese Figaro and Italian Vanity Fair.
Davidé is represented by the Ivy Eleven agency and has worked with celebrities such as Alicia Silverstone, Brie Larson, Cheryl Hines, Paris Hilton, Adam LambertBrooke Shields, Kathy Griffin, Ricky martin, and Kristen Bell.
Moulay’s work has graced the covers and pages of established international magazines and styled leading celebrities including Jennifer Aniston, Gisele Bundchen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Sigourney Weaver, Helena Christensen, Uma Thurman, Brooklyn Decker and more. Moulay has been featured as leading stylist on CBS, FOX, E! News and appeared as a guest judge of the 2010 season of “Shear Genius” on Bravo!
Moulay Yacoubi started his career in Paris, working the fashion shows with the top editorial stylists of the time. He studied under Vidal Sassoon, perfecting his distinctive modern-classic technique. He continued by learning the famed dry-cutting technique from master-stylist John Sahag, and razor cutting under British-great Michael Gordon, founder of Bumble & Bumble. Moulay has drawn from the teachings of all three style legends, creating his signature, avant-garde technique along the way, tailored to each client’s texture and style. The result is head-turning, unique styles that every woman covets.