When Adam Met…
Adam Reed has spent his career working with incredible talent from artists to models, celebrities and photographers. Here’s a few stories from the people he’s met along the way in his career in hairdressing.
Adam Reed has spent his career travelling all over the world to educate, create imagery and style beautiful hair. Whether that’s hair for the Red Carpet, runway or every day, Adam has had the honour of working with an enviable selection of amazing and interesting clients from many different backgrounds. Here is a snippet of what just some of them had to say about Adam Reed.
“Adam’s modern take on hairdressing is invaluable to our industry. He has always inspired me. What I adore the most is how he develops the minds of all the stylists that are lucky enough to be trained by him. Honing their vision and knowledge of beauty and giving historical context to fashion ideas, all fused with the most beautiful textures, silhouettes and colour palette. Adam is a true ambassador for the modern hair world, constantly creating new trends and language used to describe them. He has been an Icon for many years!” - ZOE IRWIN
“I have worked with Adam since my first ever show in 2007. We have become great friends as well as having a great working and collaborative relationship across shows, look books and editorials. I love working with him. He approaches each brief with creativity and passion whilst always ensuring that I am pushing the boundaries and elevating the brand in the best ways possible. His giggle is infectious and makes every job a joy to be on.” - HENRY HOLLAND
“I met Adam when Issy Blow pulled me into his then salon in 1996. "This is Adam, he's going to turn you into Anita Ekberg." He did, a silky modern version of her, and so was to begin a dear relationship that has spanned nearly twenty five years. It's easy to forget how truly talented Adam is, because what he does, he does with no fuss, humour and humility, but time and again, he pulls it out of the bag. Adam delivers consistently beautiful colour (he's taken me from the most platinum to raven wing black and back again) timeless haircuts, blow dry’s and wispy French twists that I wish would stay in forever.
His rarity is that he isn't better at one thing; his colour is as great as his cuts, his session work as unimpeachable as his salon work. We have shot many covers and campaigns together, he has packed me quivering down the red carpet, and twisted roses into my hair on my wedding day.
Adam is a rare bird; a great talent and an all-round excellent human. I adore him. And he smells good too. - SOPHIE DAHL
“Adam Reed is to the follicle world what Willy Wonka is to the world of confectionery. Artist, magician, realiser of dreams, solutions provider, destroyer of roots, dog lover and a very nice man.” - NOEL GALLAGHER