With a high level career spanning 25 years, Raymond has explored and excelled in all areas of the craft, both in salon, on stage, runway, celebrity, editorial and business.
He has represented Australasia’s leading salons and brands in education such as Wella, Schwarzkopf, L’oréal, Shu Uemura and GHD presenting cutting, colouring and styling seminar workshops throughout Australia, Europe and China.
During his editorial career, Raymond has been represented by Australia’s leading photographic agencies directing hair for editorial shoots, advertising campaigns, runway and celebrity assignments both here and abroad.
With editorial and advertising clients ranging from Italian and British Grazia, Vogue, Harper & Bazaar, Marie Claire, Mont Blanc, fashion designers Gorman, Sass & Bide to Supermodels Kylie Bax, Miranda Kerr, Actresses Miranda Otto, Rachel Griffith to Music Icons Brian Ferry, Destiny’s Child - (Kelly Rowland) and Cheryl Cole. Raymond also travels regularly to Paris and London to work behind the scenes on the worlds leading runway teams for Chanel, Kenzo, Prada etc., From success in the freelance world Raymond decided to open his own boutique salon in Sydney, Australia to give his clientele a truly personal and unique level of hair salon experience.
The next progression was to take this knowledge and experience to a larger salon group which led Raymond to relocate from Sydney to Auckland, New Zealand to take up a position with New Zealand’s most reputable and long-standing salon group, with 5 salons and an International Academy as a Creative Director for the brand, where he created all imagery relating to the brand, major brand campaigns to advertising material, directing teams for runway shows, producing editorial work in major national and international fashion magazines, directing hair for fashion events and all industry related shows and presentations both national and international, whilst simultaneously managing, directing and educating large team in the brands flagship salon, and presenting regularly across the brand and on the academy platform as well.
Most recently Raymond has travelled to some of Europe and China largest international industry events where he achieved a great level of success and great professional satisfaction, getting to know, collaborating with and presenting seminars and workshops alongside the best from Europe, China, Japan and Korea, and enjoyed the incredible enthusiasm of touring through China presenting to academies and audiences across the country. Raymond is now based in Australia and is focusing his energies on Australia and the global market to keep his craft evolving.