With over 16 years of experience in the industry, Jon Reyman knows a thing or two about hairstyling. He's seen hair trends come and go, dealt with various hair types and worked with some of the most notable names in fashion. During Fashion Week, he leads up to 20 shows with his teams in New York, London and Paris.
Not only that, he's also making a name in the beauty world. At one point, he was dubbed as the "go-to hairstylist" for beauty editors in New York and Los Angeles. Needless to say, he's the expert when it comes to all things hair. Lucky for us, we had a chance to meet and chat with Jon at the launch of the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer Professional Edition.
We asked him about his biggest styling challenge during a runway show, what hairstyles from the runway we can adopt in our everyday lives and, of course, to spill the secrets on how to have amazing hair. Here's what he told us.
For you, what is the biggest styling challenge for a runway show?
When you're dealing with 25 models for a runway show — sometimes more — you need to have a team. My team has to be really trained and on-point. So that's always a challenge on training them to be good and great at what they do, because they are, in a way, an extension of my hands. We also don't have time to rehearse, so I only do a demo during the show and my team will execute the styling on the models right after. The time crunch is always a challenge and there's a great need to be organised and coordinated. Another challenge is dealing with different types of hair when you need to create a uniformed look. Sometimes, a model has less hair but you have to make it look like she has more and vice versa.
What is your most memorable experience during Fashion Week?
Oh boy, I have so many great experiences working with intelligent, creative people that became my inspirations. Collaborating with makeup artists, stylists and designers is one of the most creative exchanges I get to have as a hairdresser. So it's really so hard to pick just one because I get to work with the most amazing people. For example, working with Carolina Herrera has been great; she's an icon and a very lovely person. Oscar de la Renta was also a very lovely human. Some of the most amazing designers are the nicest, kindest and most relaxed people. So I would say that working with these incredibly smart and successful people are the most memorable moments.