French born hair-dresser Charlie le Mindu has risen to prominence with his signature Haute Coiffure style and avant-garde approach to the synergy of hair and fashion, gracing the pages of the world’s leading publications, and the international fashion catwalks of London and Paris.
In Berlin, Le Mindu established himself as Resident Hairdresser at nightclubs such as White Trash, RIO Club, and Barbie Deinhoff’s. He performed “Live Cuts” in his champagne suite at countless private parties and set up several Pop up salons.
His unique ability to combine show-stopping and often shocking pieces inspired by unexpected themes (Slayer, John Waters and even animals) with genuine hairdressing expertise, a fashion-focussed sensibility and artisan wig-making techniques have positioned him as the unrivalled champion of a new, more progressive attitude towards hair design and technology, re-focussing the way hair is perceived within the modern art and fashion environment.
Charlie le Mindu became avant-garde Hair Director for Urban Retreat in 2012 alongside an overall re-launch for Urban Retreat’s flagship store in London’s Harrods.
The Master of Haute-Coiffure has now been featured in publications such as Vogue Italy, Vogue Hommes Japan, i-D and The Guardian. His repertoire of clients includes the likes of Lady Gaga, Kap Bambino and Ayumi Hamasaki, to name a few. Having being exhibited at the V&A in London and opening the Art Athina fair in Greece, Charlie Le Mindu’s work truly transcends the boundaries of fashion. Charlie hosted the hit TV Show Charlie’s Treatment on Konbini. If that wasn’t enough, his up-coming collaborations include projects with “cirque du soleil”, Disneyland Paris, etc….
Charlie Le Mindu
show haute coiffure SS 2014
20 January 2013, 8.30pm
at DS World Paris
33 rue françois 1ier