If Victoria Hunter had to pick her favorite hair moment it would be fifteen years ago when she moved to New York. Grunge still ruled, and supermodels like Linda Evangelista, with her urine-yellow ends and dark roots, were taking color risks. That same “anything goes” attitude about color has become Victoria’s signature.
Born in Queensland, Australia, the 26-year veteran colorist began her career at the Shibui Salon in Melbourne. After a few years in London, and a brief stint at Le Salon Orient in Hong Kong, Victoria headed to New York with an extensive knowledge of Asian, English, and hair painting techniques. She spent thirteen years as the color director of Bumble and bumble, where she perfected and educated others in her revolutionary hair painting method, and had the opportunity to work alongside mentors Howard McLaren, Raymond McLaren, and Michael Gordon. She left Bumble in 2009 to open Whittemore House with Larry Raspanti.
Victoria’s editorial work began when she collaborated with Steven Klein for Numero and Italian Vogue. Since then, she has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Glamour, W, Nylon, i-D, Interview, and Love. For over two years, Victoria has been the go-to colorist of Guido Palau, fashion industry genius and Redken creative consultant. She has been involved with campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Prada, Gucci, Eres, Alexander McQueen, Zara, and Lanvin. Victoria has led master classes on her signature hair painting technique around the world and was the first ever recipient of the Hair and Beauty Award, presented at the Colour Secrets Gala in Frankfurt in 2007.
Since moving to New York, she has become a pioneer of color that is risqué, effortless, polished, and, most of all, uniquely Victoria. She continues to credit her partner and peers at Whittemore for their constant support and inspiration.
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