David Cotteblanche

New york – based hairstylist David Cotteblanche who was born and raised in Paris, started his career working at the prestigious Jaques Dessange salon. He then traveled to the U.S where he continued his work with Dessange and began to build his portfolio taking on runway shows and building editorial portfolios with big fashion houses like Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Oscar De La Renta etc. In the year 2000 he moved on to working with the leader of Luxury haircare in the U.S Frederic Fekkai where he began to build a clientele behind the chair and began to master the New York Clientele.

While he continued to master is portfolio his work appeared on a number of editorials like Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, V Magazine, Cool American, Spirit and Flesh, Downtown Magazine, Ect…His classic approach started to translate into Chic Rock and roll. In 2005, David ventured off and opened his own salon where he created a his own concept in the Salon industry. After years of success and leaving his imprint at his Manhattan Salon, David took on a new opportunity working for one of the most recognized names in the industry with Frederic Fekkai. He merged his Savoir Faire of an editorial stylist to enhance and surprise his clients at the salon. today he works with top brands like Olivia Palermo, La LIgne, Hermes and LVMH.

Why did you become a hairstylist?

I’ve always wanted to do something creative. Originally I wanted to be a chef, but realized that I loved women and wanted to work with hair. I feel like the luckiest man in the world, I meet 30-40 people every day. My main thing is to make women smile, what a great job!

What is your philosophy on beauty?

A lot of people think beauty is a physical thing, but I believe beauty has to come from the inside. Always be passionate about who you are, and you will have a beautiful life rich with experiences.

David Cotteblanche

How do you spend your free time?

I enjoy snowboarding and I play soccer with a team. I really love people! I’ve all about exchanging experiences and I’m learning about culture, technology, travel and art—it’s so New York!

You often style fashion shows. How does that inform your work at Red Market?

On the runway, you have maybe five minutes per model. You work fast and make small changes to individualize the look. A little gel here, a tuck behind the ears there, some teasing here. I’ll give Red Market clients tips on how to include a runway style to their routine. Everything is easy if a professional shows you how to do it! We’re like doctors, we show clients how to take care of themselves.