HAIR STYLIST: Paul Eastin started his journey at the Lockworks Academy in Baton Rouge, LA, as a student of Sam Brocato in 1998 and has received specialized training at the Sasson academy in Miami as well as training with leading companies such as Wella, Rusk,Brocato, Paul Mitchell and Aveda. Since 2002 Eastin has worked for Paris Parker Salons and Spas, the largest Aveda concept salon group in the southern region, and is now an educator, team leader, and their editorial director. In this role, he produces editorial photo shoots for Paris Parker and designs current styles and trends in hair cutting and serves on a steering comittee that is dedicated to the growth and development of Paris Parker’s salon and spa division.
Specializing in hair design, Paul loves the process of helping his clients discover their overall look through great hair. Eastin is passionate about his craft and stays inspired by apprenticing with industry greats such as Maurice Tidy ,Tim Hartley, Michael Baker, Randy Taylor, Antionette Beenders and Vivian Mackinders just to name a few. Over the course of his career, he has worked backstage at New York Fashion Week on high end shows including Sophie Theailet and Rodarte, Christian Seriano as well as the Oscar De La Renta show for the re-opening of the Sacs fifth avenue store in New Orleans in 2005, while traveling extensively to participate in industry hair shows to help create on stage productions. In 2010 he was nominated for the prestigious North American Hairdresser Awards for the avant guard category. His most recent projects include being named Lead Hair Director for New Orleans Fashion Week and producing his own collections of innovative hair designs for his clients that address suitability and innovation in style and cutting.