An alchemist of hair, James Rowe's obsession was sparked as he sat in a Peak District salon watching his hairdresser mum at work. Fast-forward 17 years and his wizardry with hair is ranked amongst the fashion world’s elite.


James' talent was first spotlighted when he worked in London for Vidal Sassoon where he was spied by Eugene Souleiman, who subsequently took James on as his 1st assistant. Now independent, he works with photographers such as David Bailey, Claudia Knoepfel, Giampaolo Sgura, Paolo Roversi & Christian MacDonald.

The early days of experimenting on friends and family's hair have now been replaced with days working on the glamorous tresses of Alexa Chung, Claudia Schiffer, Emma Watson, Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler. Creating striking imagery, James’ work can be found in main fashion editorials such as Another, Dazed & Confused, i-D and Vogue. His current client list includes brands such as Marni, Lanvin, Calvin Klein, Just Cavalli and Topshop.