About the Artist
International hairstylist Cyndia Harvey is one of the most exciting talents of her generation, renowned for her bold creations and diverse skillset. As both a Dazed 100 member and a Dazed Magazine Contributing Beauty Editor, she is highly sought-after within the industry.
Harvey has been surrounded by hairstyling since childhood, growing up in her mother’s salon in Jamaica. At a young age, she moved to London and began her career at 18 working in one of London’s busiest hair salons with a focus on afro hair, before getting the opportunity to work backstage with industry legend Sam McKnight. Soon after, she became McKnight’s first assistant, working with him exclusively on all shoots, campaigns, runway shows and over-seeing his extended team. After five years spent honing her skills and knowledge of the business with McKnight as her mentor, her next move was to exercise her own creativity.
Her vision for inclusive beauty has garnered the attention of world-famous names, including FKA Twigs, Naomi Campbell, Kendrick Lamar, and Frank Ocean – with whom she collaborated for his anticipated ‘Nikes’ music video. Furthermore, she has collaborated frequently with photographers such as Tyrone Lebon, Tim Walker, Harley Weir, Oliver Hadlee Pearch, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and Tyler Mitchell, to name a few.
Her extensive roster of clients includes Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Chanel, DKNY, Kenzo and Moncler. Her work is regularly featured in the pages of publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, i-D Magazine, W Magazine, Dazed and Self Service, among others.
Her interest in anthropology and moving image has inspired personal work, including the film ‘This Hair of Mine,’ which has been exhibited at Red Hook Labs New York, AKAA Art Fair in Paris and in London at the Tate and V&A.