Get to Know Kevin Mancuso, Nexxus Global Creative Director
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At Nexxus, we know that developing cutting-edge, powerful products is a team effort. Which is why we’ve gathered together some of the top minds in the beauty industry, our superstar talents we call Nexxperts. Here, find out what makes them the best of the best and how they help us create and perfect the products you know and love.
The Creative Mastermind
Free-flowing movement, glossy textures, elegant updos — when done well, hairstyling can truly be an art form. It takes a master craftsman to bring out the best in hair and Nexxus Global Creative Director Kevin Mancuso is unparalleled in the styling world.
Trained under hair legend Vidal Sassoon, Kevin is a supremely talented editorial and celebrity hairstylist who has tended to some of the most beautiful hair in the world, including the tresses of iconic supermodels. He’s also an accomplished author whose seminal book, Mane Magic, showcased his intuitive knowledge of hair.
Kevin brings a unique understanding to not only how hair looks, but it’s very chemistry, thanks to his background as a Trichologist — a hair and scalp health specialist. He is a true artist with every hair type, innovating with Nexxus scientists to create products infused with proteins to help clients work their own mane magic at home.
We sat down with Kevin to learn what inspires him, how he became the hair master he is today, and the real secret to healthy hair.
Q: How would you describe your job at Nexxus?
My role is creative, scientific, innovator, mentor, stylist.
I work with the entire Nexxus team as Global Creative Director on everything Nexxus. One of my favorite roles as creative director is with product co-creation where I collaborate with the scientists in the lab to co-create new hair care and styling formulations.
My role with Nexxus is the link between science and what the consumers’ needs are. My expertise in hairstyling, hair chemistry, and Trichology allow me to work across all areas, including the amazing R&D team to come up with solutions for today and in the future.
In the Nexxus Salon, I get to make women look and feel their best with beautiful hair and I get to share my knowledge through education and mentoring new talent.
It’s a challenging, stimulating, and rewarding role all in one.
Q: Did you always want to work in hairstyling?
I grew up in Brooklyn around women who colored, permed, and cut their own hair and created the most inspiring styles. In high school, my friends were musicians with ‘70s rocker hair. Hair inspiration was following me through the early years. I was destined to be a hairstylist.
Q: What inspires your work?
The most inspiring thing about hair is that it can be cut, manipulated into shapes and colors, and I can transform and empower women just by changing their hair.
Q: Which Nexxus products would you buy for all your friends and family?
Q: What’s one of your favorite celebrity moments?
For decades I have been flown all over the world to work on celebrities and royals. The most shocking thing is when you get off a 12-hour flight to do something as simple as a top knot. Being anyone’s hair stylist, celebrity or not, becomes a close relationship. Women depend on us to make them look and feel confident. Sometimes the styling is complicated and sometimes me being there is as important and valuable as the styling.
Q: Whose hair do you most admire?
I admire people for their uniqueness, their personality, and their talents. I have worked with the most powerful and beautiful women and I’m thankful for every wonderful experience I’ve had. I also admire the beautiful work of many talented hairstylists.