Born in Wisconsin, Stephen was interested in hair design from early childhood. At age 11, he was coloring and cutting. By high school, already pushing existing limits of creativity, he was styling the hair of women in his hometown. The Move to New York was inevitable.
After working for a brief period in New York’s top salons, Stephen began a flourishing freelance career. This led him to style for some of the most prestigious advertising campaigns, as well as editorial work appearing in magazines such as Vogue, Bazaar, InStyle, Elle, Cosmo and countless others.
Opening his namesake salon in 1991, he became one of the few contemporary hair stylists active as both a salon and session stylist. Today, Stephen continues to work in his salon and as a photo session stylist, traveling in the United States and abroad to work with his celebrity clients and other clients of luminary status.
For 15 years, Stephen has been partners with KOSE launching his brand in Japan and Brazil. His products are currently featured in 23,000 doors where it continues to grow.