Described by Style Magazine as 'a genius with the knack of making women look beautiful' and by Karen Magazine as 'too much fun not to have on a shoot', Richard Kavanagh is a freelance session stylist with 23 years in the hair business.
A platform artist since 1997 Richard has been a Redken Performing artist since 2001.
While still working in salons, Richard was a winner or finalist of every major hairdressing award in New Zealand for several years running including L'oreal Colour Trophy, New Zealand hairdresser of the year, New Zealand Hairdressing association Creative head of merit and more.
His work features on the covers and pages of publications such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Style, Karen, Pavement and many more in the US, UK, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Richard is the go to guy for top international directors when they need a hair specialist in New Zealand and he has created looks for international hair and fashion brands for the their TV campaigns.
Passionate about education and growing the professional image of the hair industry, Richard has been the resident fashion guru on prime time network television, hosts a weekly hair and fashion spot on TVNZ's Good Morning show and brings his passion to life through shows and seminars to thousands of hairdressers all over the globe.
Id Dunedin (lead stylist)
NZ Fashion Week (lead stylist)
Australian Fashion Week (lead stylist)
New York Fashion Week
Singapore fashion festival (lead stylist)
Melanie Bridge (Sunsilk, Kohls, National Bank)
Michel Gondry (Steriogram, Walkie Talkie Man)
Kezia Barnett (Oreo Bites)
Noah Marshall (Anika Moa,
Jesse Warn (Zed, White Trash to Rock Gods)
Adam Jones (Steriogram, White Trash)
Nic Finlayson (Glassons)
You by Crocs
Style (NZ and Singapore)
UK Cosmo Bride
Australian Womans Weekly
Black Eyed Peas
Miss Universe Australia