Jody Taylor began his career as an apprentice at the flagship hairdressing salon of Toni & Guy Mayfair, in 1999. For three years he studied under Anthony Mascolo as well as some of the industry's other most influential figures.
His career progressed rapidly and it wasn't long before Jody was teaching at the Toni & Guy academy, the company's prestigious educational hub. Dividing his time between the Covent Garden salon and the academy, Jody became a popular figure as well as key member of the Toni & Guy artistic team. He was soon travelling around the world doing shows, seminars, education and sharing his knowledge and passion with other hairdressers.
Jody has created window campaigns, educational DVDs, and worked on the creative collections for Toni & Guy and Label M haircare products for many years, with the added responsibility of predicting future trends in men's hair.
For five years Jody has headed the men's creative cutting course, where he changed the structure and created a new programme, which has since become one of the most popular course at the academy. Sharing his technical ability, his passion and knowledge of the history of men's hair styling, Jody is always looking to progress his skills to create new techniques and shapes.
With a strong interest in men's fashion, Jody started to work on creative shoots in his spare time. It wasn't long before he decided to enter the British Hairdressing Awards, in which he was nominated four times as a finalist and won the title Men's British Hairdresser of the Year 2010/11.
Having built up a reputation for his forward-thinking men's hairstyles, Jody began working for on editorial shoots for the likes of Shortlist magazine, 7th Man, Drama, Boys by Girls, Ones to Watch, and The Independent magazine.
Jody has been a part of London fashion week for over 10 seasons. With his calm, cool approach, he enjoys assisting on teams just as much as he loves heading them up backstage. With the introduction of LCM in 2012 Jody has been head of the hair team for some of London's finest designers such as Hackett, YMC, Hardy Amies, Baartmanssiegel, and Christopher Raeburn.
Jody has a unique approach to his work, a strong fundamental knowledge of technical hairdressing, a love of traditional barbering and a creative approach to editorial work. Together, these attributes mean he's sought after in all fields of the hairdressing industry.