Francky L’Official is a hair stylist born with a passion for style and avant garde hair design. Known for his Manhattan salon and his appearances on The Real Housewives of New York, HUF Magazine asked what makes Francky such a popular and glamorous creative?
Modestly, Francky doesn’t believe his story is anything “unusual” but his creative zeal is clearly fused with entrepreneurial dynamism. A native of Paris, Francky answered his creative calling and began his career with the renowned coiffure Jacques Dessange before moving to New York in October 2005.
“I was studying medicine to become a pediatrician for 3 years. I left college and went to a hair salon. Without knowing if I loved it, as soon as I got the scissors in my hands and started to cut, the owner looked at me and said I had a gift and was born for that! And I learned in front of videos using my friends as models. One month after I went to Jacques Dessange. They took me and promoted me to manager one month later.”
Francky’s early career was not without some challenge, there was one memorable occasion where his penchant for styling was put to the test. “I had a really weird request, when I was a young hairstylist in Paris, in this really chic and expensive salon. I had a client who loved to color his hair pink in the summer and do a Mohawk. He asked me to……Continue reading the exclusive interview with Francky L’Official in HUF Magazine issue 16