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With over 25 years of experience in the hair industry that includes a leadership role at Toni & Guy London and spans across three continents (for major roles, though he’s traveled the world on assignment) Richard Mannah has amounted a veritable powerhouse of experience. Manah has amassed laudable credits such as winning awards like London Hairdresser of the Year 2011/2012 (British Hairdressing Awards), being a part of the Australian F.A.M.E. Team for the Fellowship for British Hairdressing, working on NY and London Fashion Week projects for Vivienne Westwood, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Wang, and his work has been published in industry and commercial publications alike – everything from Elle and British Vogue to Creative Head and The Journal.
What makes Mannah such an incredible educator and mentor beyond his laudable talent? – he’s also someone young up-and-comers can relate to and connect with. Having twice taking the title of “Newcomer of the Year” (1999 and again in 2000) – walking the path many of them are embarking on, he’s been where many of his students and mentees are now. Right at the beginning of their burgeoning careers, learning and growing and ready for more!
In August 2018 Joico announced Mannah as Joico Guest Artistic Director a crowning achievement, not simply to lead a brand’s global education but to find a brand who’s value’s, an artist can mesh so well with, and represent with pleasure and pride, “…I absolutely love working with [Joico] and what the brand stands for. It’s the healthy hair company which believes in education, innovation, team-building, creativity and global growth. All these things are close to my heart…,” Mannah shares.
Mannah’s relationship with Joico started in 2017, working on a photo-shoot in Australia, as well as video shoots and events in the U.S. which launched Beach Shake and Body Shake dry-styling texturizing sprays (follow-ups to the wildly successful Hair Shake Liquid-to-Powder Texturizer). He was also a headliner for the brand at their Joico Global Destination Education week-long education get-away in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, where audiences raved about his stage presentation. Guests were treated to his blend of artistry and passion delievered in only the way Mannah can – with his personal touch and modern flair.