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Artistic Creative Director
Hardy is literally the "face" of Sexy Hair, attracting a global following as he demonstrates his great artistry and motivational skills at hair shows all over the world. The charismatic, award-winning hairdresser and educator was hired as platform artist by Sexy Hair founder Michael O'Rourke in 2000 and studied under him for over a decade, working his way up through the ranks as master educator/platform artist, then director of the Michael O'Rourke Institute of Courage, Sexy Hair's premier educational facility, before reaching his current position in 2007.
A former salon owner with 25 years experience in the professional beauty industry, Hardy oversees Sexy Hair's creative team, creating and teaching stylists the company's twice-yearly haircut collections and developing new show formats. In collaboration with Sexy Hair Director of Education Stephanie Polansky, Hardy is also responsible for the curriculum at the Michael O'Rourke Institute of Courage.Read More
"I want to ensure that Sexy Hair continues to be an industry trendsetter – creatively, technically and visually," he says, describing his style as 'commercial with a modern edge'. Hardy finds his work supremely rewarding. "Hair design is an art form that lets you achieve quick results for your efforts and change someone's life – or at least feel better about themselves," he says. "I love providing a service that affects people every day, and continuing to enhance the quality of hairdressers' lives."Close