Vernon François

Vernon François is an internationally-acclaimed celebrity hairstylist and founder of the Vernon François® Collection.

He has brought his creativity from his home town of Huddersfield in Northern England to the global stage. He champions the incredible versatility of textured hair and his prestige brand of hair care and styling products is for all hair types. The ​Vernon François® Collection​ is available nationwide (North America) in all Sally Beauty stores. ​

Vernon’s clients include; Lupita Nyong’o, Solange Knowles, Serena Williams, Amandla Stenberg, Willow Smith, ​Melina Matsoukas, ​Ruth Negga, Cynthia Erivo, Kerry Washington, Macy Gray, Sydelle Noel, Elaine Welteroth, Laura Harrier, Iman, Teyana Taylor and many more.

The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Top 25 Beauty Moments of the Year’ celebrated Vernon’s work with Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o for two consecutive years; Serena Williams’s Vanity Fair cover grabbed global attention in June 2017 and Refinery29 named François a Beauty Innovator of the year 2017 finalist.

Vernon’s passion for textured hair started when he was aged eight.

Raised in a Rastafarian household, he remembers Sundays were about his mother cooking and braiding hair for the week ahead, which he never enjoyed. One day, tired of his complaints, his mother suggested he do it himself: he taught himself how to braid, loc and twist using everything from his grandmother’s beaded curtains to the living room rug fringing. It quickly became an obsession and instead of doing homework after school he’d be busy with his creations.

Although he didn’t realize it as a child, Vernon is also dyslexic.​ ​Aged 14, Vernon started working at a salon on London’s Oxford Street.

Vernon’s work is seen regularly on the covers of ​US ​Vogue, ​Italian Vogue, ​Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Glamour, Allure, Marie Claire, ESSENCE and more. His red-carpet events include The Oscars, The Met Gala and numerous film premieres.

Campaigns he has styled hair for include: Lancôme, Calvin Klein, Tiffany, ​Bloomingdales ​and Pirelli Calendar 2017 whilst working alongside the​ worlds most​ iconic photographers​ such as: Mario Testino, Mert & Marcus, Victor Demarchelier, Alexi Lubomirski, Peter Lindbergh and Annie Leibovitz.

He now serves as Kérastase Global Inclusivity Advisor & Educator and Redken Global Consultant.

For more information about Vernon François the artist and the brand visit

He is represented by The Visionaries Agency and you can find his portfolio HERE

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