An insatiable new figure in the world of platform artistry, Collin Martin has been creating multi-functional cuts with a keen eye while employing unconventional 3D sculpting for the past seven years. His peculiar approach to hair has, in the words of a colleague, “brought the avant-garde to the people.”
Crediting his strong artistic background and over a decade of working with his hands, Collin has built, and demonstrates, a new philosophy concerning the inner workings of the haircut. From small classrooms to auditoriums, stylists, industry personnel, and enthusiasts have heard Collin’s voice trembling with visceral excitement as he openly dissects his approach to the structure of hair styles—his “construction process”—and the tools he uses to create finery for his exclusive clientele.
Collin graduated from Masters of Cosmetology, a Pivot Point Member School, in 2007. Upon obtaining his Master Educator’s License three years ago, he began doggedly chasing a new yet functional approach to hair manageability, from shampooing to finalized style. Depending on products such as Davines, Davines for Wizards, and Hattori Hanzo shears, Collin continues to reinvent himself and his art across the continental United States.