Meet Nathan Phoenix – dancer turned session stylist, owner of re’create hair studio and resident wig-stylist for Sink the Pink
Born on the sunny south coast of Bognor Regis, Nathan spent his early years training as a dancer, following in his family’s performing footsteps . In 2014, after a successful ten-year career working as a performer in Musical Theatre, Nathan hung up his dancing shoes and decided to give his back-up career path in hairdressing a go. Fast-forward seven years and Nathan is now an established hairstylist with his own hair studio, re’create located on Hackney Road, East London. When Nathan isn’t slammed at the salon with his private clients, he is prepping for photoshoots or engineering stand-out wig pieces for LGBTQ+ collective Sink The Pink.
Over the years he’s cultivated quite the CV; credits in publications like Hunger and Grazia, assisting on shoots for Vogue Italia and LOVE, work on TV shows including Graham Norton, The X Factor, Jonathan Ross and The Brits (with Jess Glynne) and brand collabs from Adidas to ASOS.
- Educated as a hairdresser originally at Lotus Styling, Bognor Regis
- Three-year intensive training at Musical Theatre college in London
- Worked as a dancer on cruise-ship in his early 20s
- Revisited his career in hairdressing as an apprentice at Pimps & Pinups in East London
- Later worked at Brick Lane’s Buller & Rice for a few years
- Owner of re’create hair studio on Hackney Road, East London
- Established session stylist – working with brands such as YEEZY, Chopard Jewellery and Rimmel
- Frequently assists widely-recognised hair stylists – working closely with Lyndell Mansfield, Dayaruci and Declan Sheils
- Works as resident wig stylist for the queens at the LGBTQ+ collective Sink The Pink
- Regular at Fashion Week shows from London to New York
- Celebrity clientele include Amanda Holden, Katie Piper, Kelly Brook and Clara Paget
- Editorial features include Grazia UK, DAZED, Glamour Magazine, Stylist Magazine
Hear Nathan’s conversation with Le Fil, multidisciplinary pop singer-songwriter and part of LGBTQ+ collective Sink The Pink as they reminisce on their career journeys and collaborations to-date in The Creative Collaborators podcast.