Just like most supermodels, Garren doesn’t need a surname to be instantly recognized (FYI is Defazio). He is responsible for the hair of almost every model in the pages of Vogue, has created the iconic looks of Linda Evangelista, and takes care of Amber Valletta, Carolyn Murphy, Natalia Vodianova and Karlie Kloss.
Garren also cut the bob that changed Victoria Beckham’s style (and was copied everywhere) and turned Madonna in a platinum blonde back in the 1980s. Nicole Kidman, Blake Lively, Scarlett Johansson, Gwen Stefani, Keira Knightley, Emma Stone and even Audrey Hepburn have all seated in his famous chair.
When he is not at the salon at 5th Avenue, Garren is travelling around the world to style hair at major shows and campaigns, plus the main editorials of American and Italian Vogues. His collaboration with photographers like Steven Meisel, Patrick Demarchelier, David Sims, Steven Klein and Mert & Marcus produced some memorable looks. Worth adding that he had the chance to work with two legends: Richard Avedon and Irving Penn.
Evidently, such experience and prestige comes with a price: at least $700 for a haircut, which doesn’t make it easier to get an appointment, as the clients know what his scissors can do to boost their self-esteem… Maybe, you can start by trying his signature line with shampoo, tonics and hair fragrance, or following Garren on Facebook or Instagram to check what he has been up to. Inspiration is guaranteed!