Philippe Tholimet
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Philippe is a French hairstylist. He grew up in Melun, a small town near Paris. He quit school as a teenager to pursue a hairdressing career after his Saturday job at a local salon ignited his obsession with hair. It all began in the quarter of Saint Germain-des-Prés in Paris working in close collaboration with and under the guidance of the Parisian hair master and inspiration in fashion, Jean Marc Maniatis. It was under his expertise that Philippe learnt his foundations and experienced his first ever fashion show: Jean Paul Gaultier.


After much success in Paris, Philippe embarked on a new challenge and moved to London starting to do session work. He then met the legendary Eugene Souleiman and worked alongside him for the next 8 years. He learnt from him how to break the rules. Philippe is renowned in the industry for his attention to detail, his ability to absorb himself in the story, to visualise the final image and, with his delicate touch, precision and creativity, he translates words into textures, shapes and silhouettes which enhance the face. When Philippe works his magic he has the skill to accentuate the natural beauty of the individual or push the boundaries and completely restyle and transform the look.

Philippe works with today's leading photographers including Rankin, Solve Sundsbo and Tim Walker. His work can be found in such esteemed titles as British, Italian & Japanese Vogue, W and ID magazine. Philippe is the one behind the iconic super model Erin O'Connor's hair looks seen at the red carpet events she attends. He has also worked with numerous top celebrities such as Boy George, Tilda Swinton, Victoria Beckham, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Imbruglia, Florence, Uma Thurman, to name a few.

Philippe is currently based in London and he is represented worldwide by Saint Luke Artist Management.