Richard Kavanagh - Hair Expo Session Stylist of the Year!

Rodney Wayne creative director Richard Kavanagh, has won the highly coveted ‘Session Stylist of the Year’ award at Hair Expo. His work has graced the international pages of Vogue Australia, Vogue Italia and Harper’s Bazaar, local catwalks by Zambesi and Kate Sylvester, and has been the go-to guru for the likes of Kelly Osbourne, Adrian Brody, Lorde and more!

"We are thrilled to hear of Richard’s fabulous achievement,” says Julie Evans, Rodney Wayne CEO. "He is an absolute asset on our team and his vision for the brand truly inspires every stylist on each of our 37 salon floors to create beautiful, individually handcrafted hair every day.”

Kavanagh’s responsibility at Rodney Wayne includes developing and interpreting global trends for the team’s stylists through seasonal campaign shoots. Additionally, he leads an extensive education and coaching programme for the elite group of Rodney Wayne art team members.

"Richard inspires the Rodney Wayne team to push the boundaries of hair through the education channel,” says Evans. "The art team members then go on to train the 600 plus staff in the group, who in turn handcraft the hair of approximately 5000 New Zealanders every week.”

"It is my passion to develop and fuel an award winning culture within the group, and I am humbled by this accolade,” says Kavanagh.