Having a unique and innovative view of beauty and the world is admirable, but having the talent and the drive to make the vision a reality? That’s a miracle. World-renowned celebrity hairstylist Robert Steinken just happens to be one of those blessed individuals. With his knowledge of products and unparalleled eye for the cutting edge, Steinken continues to be sought after and heralded as one of today’s hairstyling greats. After leaving his first job as an auto mechanic in his father’s garage, Steinken attended cosmetology school in Toronto and immediately separated himself from the rest of the pack. Steinken’s prowess and drive lead him to manage two of London’s top West End Salons.
Always moving forward, Steinken travelled to Paris where he learned French in the Sorbonne and became an integral part of the Paris Beauty scene. His deep love for hairstyling was solidified once he began creating avant-garde looks for the runway collections of Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Thierry Mugler and Balenciaga. Steinken’s work has graced the pages of high-end publications such as Elle, Esquire, Allure, Cosmopolitan, GQ, InStyle, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, to name a few. His sophisticated, yet fun style continues to impress high-end companies like L’Oreal, Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren, Macy’s, Forever 21, Mercedes Benz, Bebe, who continue to praise his work to this day. What continues to showcase Steinken’s talent is his ability to make hair look beautiful in motion. Beyond a stellar roster of A-Listers as clients (Angelina Jolie, Beyonce, Catherine Zeta Jones, James Franco, Sandra Bullock and Paula Patton to name a few), he has been requested as the celebrity stylist for 28 Days later, the first two films of the Austin Powers franchise, and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (film and international press tour). Steinken also credited with creating the iconic look for Britney Spears’ most popular music video: “Oops…I did it again”. He is regularly featured creating trend-setting hairstyles on “America’s Next Top Model”—and more recently “Germany’s Next Top Model” as the signature Hair Stylist—Robert Steinken proves that he is a catch as a stylist as well as a spokesman/platform artist. Steinken’s “Main Street to Red Carpet” tutorial videos on YouTube demonstrate his always growing popularity with a numerical value of over two million views to date. Steinken’s talent continues to speak for itself throughout the fast-paced world of Hairstyling as he continues to thrive on the passion that got him started within the international world of fashion and celebrity. Robert is fluent in French.