Andreas Kurkowitz is one of the most influential colourists today. Andreas works on fashion shows for major labels ranging from Calvin Klein to Balenziaga and Celine. He also boasts editorials in all the major fashion publications from Vogue, to Love and more. When not traveling for shows and editorial, Andreas splits his time between his own coloring studio in Berlin Germany, and right here at Salon Sloane. He took a little time out of his busy schedule to give us the rundown on what he’s up to.
SS: You’re a pretty big deal in hair colouring. Where did you get your start, and what drew you to colour?
So I started at the Aveda Institute and Academy in Berlin, Germany. I always wanted to do a handcraft. It’s sort of fantastic how many characters you can meet. You get the chance to create something to make them sparkle even more.
SS: You’ve worked backstage for a couple of years now at dozens of major Fashion shows, Calvin Klein, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton?
Yeah, some of the highlights are Balenciaga, Celine, Vetements, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Gosha Rubchinskiy and of course Louis Vuitton.
SS: You’ve also done tons of editorial covers. British, Italian, and French Vogue. Love and Interview Magazine. You’ve obviously worked with a lot of photographers?
Yes, there are so many. The ones I’ve worked with? Mert & Marcus, David Sims, Glen Luchford,
SS: If you had to pinpoint it, what is the coolest trend in colour right now?
Imperfection is the new Perfection now in Colour and styling hair. Street culture from eastern Europe for example has arrived in Paris, and it’s such a big thing in fashion now. Looks are becoming more ‘undone’. That’s real beauty in my eyes. It reminds me a lot of growing up in east Germany.
SS: Is there a particular style/ colour you’re using to create that look?
When it comes to salon work I love creating natural iridescent blonds, but it’s all about creating non-coloured looking hair at the moment.
SS: What do you do outside work, (we know you travel between London and Germany)?
Yeah, I mean I love traveling the world and seeing different cultures. I guess it's also one of the best ways to be ahead of the trend.
SS: You’re a culture vulture?
I can be inspired by anything, a strong part for me are things like youth culture, music, photography, and art in general.
SS: Favourite celebrity hair?
Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby
SS: Most important thing clients can do of their own hair?
Keep your hair clean. It sounds simple, but I honestly recommend shampooing your hair at least every other day.
SS: Thanks Andreas.