This week we sat down with Harry Josh, one of the very top hairdressers and hair professionals in the industry today. Working in both runway fashion and hair since the early 90’s, Harry’s career shifted straight into the spotlight after an editor discovered he was responsible for the enviable locks of multiple models’ hair, and Harry’s particularly famous for Giselle’s sun-kissed waves. Off duty, Harry found himself doing the hair of the models he was friends with at his apartment, and on the podcast Harry explains how he was able to be at his most creative under those simple circumstances. He revolutionized the business nine years ago with his line of Harry Josh Pro Tools and an in-a-class-by-itself hair dryer that changed it all. Harry talks about his recent dedication to pouring time into developing the line, set off by the COVID-19 pandemic, when the red carpet and editorial work he’s highly sought after for had dwindled. You’ll be inspired by Harry discussing personal and professional integrity and growth, the importance of treating all people with kindness ----and how it comes back to him, and how it can come back to you--- tenfold, in what he calls his “habituated way of thinking”. We talk what he’s learned most as an entrepreneur and his advice for those starting out. We discuss Harry’s popular Instagram account; a place where he mixes glamorous fashion photos with posts that are sweet nuggets of spiritual growth. We discuss the double-edged sword that is social media, and how his approach to it evolves and has evolved. We talk muses and sources of inspiration, meditation, spending time in the kitchen, what hair he’s loving now, and we love all the stories you'll hear about the earlier days in fashion, and when he worked closely with people like Marc Jacobs. Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Hilary Swank, Rose Byrne, Kate Bosworth, Helena Christensen, Cindy Crawford, Irina Shayk, everyone from kings and queens to Nascar drivers, musicians, politicians, supermodels, and celebrities of all kinds, have had their heads touched by Harry Josh. Here, in episode 97, we share his riveting story.
"Fashion is ever-changing, constantly. What I loved 10 years ago, I don't love now. What I might love in the future, I may not love ever again. It all has a home and a place." - Harry Josh
"I'm seeing the beautiful aftermath of what we've done with ombre. What people are doing now is gorgeous, and if I have anything to do with the beginning of that inspiration, wow. I feel so lucky that I was able to contribute to global hair color." - Harry Josh