Joshua Barbieri was raised on California’s Monterey Peninsula and shaped surfboards in Santa Cruz, globe-trotted for the adventure and settled in Mexico City to study music before dedicating himself to the art of styling hair while waiting for a haircut at a local hair salon.
Educated at Vidal Sassoon in San Francisco, He studied and remained at Bumble and bumble in New York City for five years as an educator, session stylist and stage speaker. The Lower East Side became his collaborative arena for design ideas among New Wave artists, photographers and musicians.
As a visiting stylist in Tokyo, Berlin and Amsterdam, his experience helped refine the design and production of the “Barbieri Straight Razor” and razor cutting techniques. His hair coloring education has been perfected by devoting time under Master Colorist Laurie Foley.