With more than 30 years of experience in hairstyling, Ivan began his career learning the ropes as a shampoo boy at his family’s salon IN IN Beauty Salon – an institution in its own right at that time – that had a large female clientele who favoured the salon for its on-trend and fashionable hairstyles.

Ivan quickly developed his passion for creative hairstyling at the salon, drawing his inspiration from the London fashion scene which was then leading the world with its game-changing hair trends and fashion. He quickly progressed to become one of the industry’s most adept and versatile stylists, gaining recognition as a rising talent when he emerged champion of both the Paul Mitchell Her World Hairstyle Search competition and the L’Oreal Colour Trophy competition. He continued his training in San Diego under Paul Mitchell and became part of the movement of hairstylists who helped to establish hairstyling as the institution that it is today.

Ivan’s expertise has made him a sought-after trainer, and consultant. He is currently engaged as a reviewer and tester for Philips Haircare products, and has worked with several major fashion publications including Men’s Folio, Men’s Health and Her World.