Today, Normant is considered one of the most respected and sought-after hairstylists in the world (and thus the natural choice for an Artist Profile to coincide with the launch of the VIOLET GREY hair curation). His three-decades-long career encompasses countless photo shoots and campaigns, a coterie of devoted clientele (Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon and Gisele Bündchen among them), two coffee-table tomes, two salons-within-a-salon at John Frieda in New York and an industry-beloved hair-care line, which he launched in 2011.
Known for his penchant for big, sexy hair, he is always up for an elegant bouffant (like the one he gave Julia Roberts for the 2001 Oscars) and is credited with single-handedly igniting the beachy-waves fervor of the mid-aughts. Ultimately, however, what makes Normant a true great is his ability to never lose sight of the woman herself — who she is and what makes her feel most attractive. “It’s about respecting someone’s personality first and foremost,” he explains. “Not putting my mark on them but [rather] having them walk out of the salon with a look that works for their lifestyle and hair type.”
Serge Normant On the Shelves
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