Kenneth R. Collopy
Artistic Director, Drycutting Artist
Kenneth: 56 Years of Design
Long known as one of the country's top designers, Kenneth is known throughout Cincinnati and beyond as hairstylist to the stars! Kenneth's background is in European haircutting. He trained under the Artistic Director of Antoine de Paris salon of New York City in the early 1960's. The talented Antoine was given the title King of Hairdressers by the industry. Unfortunately, the kind of European haircutting Kenneth learned via Antoine is no longer taught in this country...except by those, like Kenneth (and Dwight Miller of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Albie Mulcahy of Saint Petersburg, FL), who have learned through him and other leaders like John Sahag, and continue to pass along the knowledge.
Believing that women should have the freedom to express themselves as individuals, and heavily influenced by Vidal Sassoon, Kenneth introduced the cut-and-blow-dry style to Cincinnati. He dealt a major blow to the weekly “standing” wash-and-set appointment--a bold and innovative move that branded him a rebel in the industry!
I have worked at Perfections Salon for 10 years.
Kenneth perfected his approach to cutting in the early part of his career while working as a national professional educator. The result of his unique approach to haircutting is the Kenneth Cut [tm], sported by the most fashion-forward women in our city and beyond.
He launched his first salon, Kenneth’s Haircutting, in 1976. Perfections is his second salon, located in the Montgomery Square shopping center. Devoted to lifetime learning, he teaches that a Kenneth Cut begins with a solid understanding of design.
“A really great hair designer can create the perfect hairstyle for every client," Kenneth says.
A businessman who has educated for major professional haircare product manufacturers and partnered with Procter & Gamble’s Salon Education Division, Kenneth serves as an ongoing consultant with MIKAL, a Cincinnati-based developer of the industry’s leading salon and spa software. Kenneth is available for appointments Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
(photo below: hair cut by Kenneth)