Brian began his career in hair design at the age of 18, learning his craft as apprentice to industry icon Geri Cusenza. His family, creators of the international hair product company Sebastian International, provided his initial inspiration and taught him the nuances of the industry. Brian then travelled for ten years as an international platform artist for Sebastian, Joico, Icon and Fudge before settling in Monterey, California.
While Oya’s reputation as a cutting edge salon has continued to grow, so has Brian’s as a nationally recognized stylist and educator. He served as a P&G Salon Professional Top Talent Artist and Educator for Sebastian and NIOXIN. Lead Artistic Director for KMS’ North American and Global Division in 2012. He styled at New York Fashion Week’s Fall/Winter 2011 Collection for Pamela Love, Alice+Olivia and threeASFOUR, and at the recent Spring/Summer 2012 Collection for Pamela Love and Korto Momolu. Brian frequently travels around the country as editorial stylist with world-renowned celebrity stylist Nick Arrojo.
Brian’s talent and vision can be seen across multiple platforms including editorial, runway and commercial. His creative portfolio includes work for luxury retailer Wilkes Bashford, designers Donald Deal, Paula Lishman and Stephano Peruzzi, and for lifestyle publications Carmel Magazine, 831 and Guest Life. His work has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire, and he has produced several nationally recognized fashion shows for Concorso D’Elegance. Brian’s work was also featured at the 2011 NAHA Event in Las Vegas for NIOXIN.