Regarded for his forward-thinking approach, Jody Taylor is a recognised name in male grooming – he even won our Most Wanted Male Grooming Specialist award last year!
He started his career at Toni&Guy studying under Anthony Mascolo, before storming the session scene working with leading designers, publications and celebrities. At London Fashion Week Men’s, he has styled for the likes of Hackett, YMC, Hardy Amies and Christopher Raeburn, he’s constantly called upon for editorial shoots by publications including Esquire, GQ, Vogue and Wonderland, plus he has shaped up the looks for leading names such as Callum Turner, Jack White, Conor McGregor and David Beckham.
Ahead of his star turn on stage at The Coterie: In Session MEN, we chatted to Jody about his life in hair so far…
Best ever job/project/experience to date
Recently my nephew – who’s 8 – heard that I was a ‘really good’ hairdresser. So, for the first time, he asked me to cut his hair. That’s special to me, more so than any recognition in the industry.
A skill or technique or style you feel is seriously underrated
The consultation. People don’t put their stamp on haircuts enough. We need to be advising our clients more – on suitability and making them a cooler version of themselves.
Something you’d like to see more of
Free education for under 18s, showing them what they can become in the industry and the different avenues they can take.
When did you realise you wanted to specialise in men’s hairdressing?
I wanted to be a men’s stylist the moment I started hairdressing.
What have you struggled with the most in your career?
Confidence. Believing in my own ability is a constant struggle, but also a driving force to become better.
See more of Jody’s work from the night by clicking his style mood boards below