After 30 years of cutting, prominent and international hair artist, Mark Schwartz has earned the reputation as one of the most respected, experienced, and versatile in the industry. Mark has worked with celebrities, musicians, film and television actors and actresses, and models throughout the world. Mark is known for utilizing innovative techniques and creating signature styles, which displays his talent to transform hair according to each individual’s personality.
At age 18, upon graduation from the Wilfred Academy in New York City, Mark worked at Peter Bernard Salon, where he learned fundamental skills of blow-drying. After less than a year, Mark joined the La Coupe Salon on Madison Avenue, which is where he learned advanced hair cutting techniques. After two years at La Coupe, he joined the Vidal Sassoon Salon, where he had extensive training in the most innovative and avant-garde techniques, which prepared Mark to capitalize on his creativity, while preparing for the future of hair design. After four years, he went to pursue a career as a freelance hair stylist with the Aldo Coppola agency Milan, Italy in the fashion industry.
After a couple of years of freelancing in Europe and following the career of the late John Sahag through fashion magazines, Mark developed a solid friendship with Sahag. In 1985, Mark joined the John Sahag Workshop on Madison Avenue, which is where he specialized in editorial styling and learned his craft of The Sahag Dry Cut. For more than a decade, Mark was an educator for Sahag, teaching the dry cut.
Mark Schwartz, an Edison, New Jersey native, is the owner of Zen-inspired Schwartz Salon in Red Bank, New Jersey. He spent most of his career as a hair artist in some of the world’s most prestigious salons such as Vidal Sassoon, John Sahag, Warren Tricomi, and Elizabeth Arden Salon & Spa. He also spent much time abroad studying and working in the fashion capitals of the world such as Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ibiza, Spain, and Paris, Nice, France.
Mark has traveled throughout the world as a leading hair artist behind the Elite Model Management Look of the Year for ten years. He worked with top modeling agencies, fashion models and fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, and Glamour. His work has appeared on the international runways of Diane Von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Escada, and Betsey Johnson. This opportunity enabled him to travel throughout Asia, Europe, and South America. With his diverse experience and expertise, Mark Schwartz brought his knowledge of The Sahag Dry Cut technique to New Jersey and opened an upscale salon in the trendy neighborhood of Red Bank.
Mark’s well-traveled, refined, and diverse experiences lead him to develop his latest creation, Schwartz Salon located centrally in Red Bank. The salon specializes in individualized haircuts by utilizing the dry cut technique and utilizing advanced coloring techniques such as Balayage. Mark is constantly in demand in New Jersey as he is one of the leading experts on the craft of the dry cut technique that emerged from the late legendary hair sensation, John Sahag.
Celebrity Clients: Donna Derrico, Diane Keaton, Antonio Banderas, Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pesci, Jennifer Lopez, Robert Denero, Patty Springfield, Laura Braningan (Singer), Eric Roberts, Natalia Semanova (Russia), Rosemarie Wetzel (Holland), Nadja Auermann (Germany), Karen Mulder (Netherland), Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour, Amber Valletta, Ines Rivero, Frederique Van Derwal, Valeria Mazza, Beverly Peele, Linda Evangelista
Photographers: Ellen Von Unnerth, Helmut Newton, Patrick Demarchelier