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Jonathan Van Voorhees has been a stylist since 1976. Since that time he has been an innovator, educator, and author in hair styling industry. His styles have appeared in newspapers and magazines nationwide.

 

While cutting hair in a Shreveport salon Van Voorhees noticed that some European hair cuts were not cut according to the "precision" hair cutting methods he had been taught. He began experimenting with various techniques for "texturizing" hair, becoming one of the earliest proponents of "hair sculpting” rather than precision hair cutting, the dominant hair cutting method of the time.

 

During the 70's and 80's Van Voorhees helped to develop and gain public recognition for "fantasy hair styling," a sub-genre of hair styling; designing styles that were created to look like Easter baskets (complete with grass and eggs), nuclear bombs exploding on top of the head, flags, trees, and various other adaptations.

 

In 1979 Van Voorhees coordinated hairstyling for the Bill Tice Coty Award Graffiti Collection show at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Later that year he was elected President of the Little Rock, Arkansas chapter of the National Hairdressers Association after organizing and promoting a series of hair styling demonstrations by local hair salons on local television stations.

 

He has traveled extensively throughout Northern Europe studying hairstyling and art. This study led to the writing of Van Voorhees' first book on hairstyling, "The Art of Hair Design", which details the translation of artistic principles to hair design.

 

In 1986 Van Voorhees opened Avanti Design Studio on McKinney Avenue, the first of three hairstyling salons in Dallas, Texas. Because of Van Voorhees' close association with the Dallas Press Corp the salon quickly gained local notoriety for his quirky "fantasy" hair styles.


Mr. Van Voorhees has provided styling seervices for many celebrities and has worked in theater, video, and film production.

 

In 2003 he organized the “Cut for Consciousness” to benefit educational programs of The Women’s Museum.

Jonathan Van Voorhees


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