Being pulled from Toowoomba’s Oscar Oscar salon in Grand Central and tossed into a high-end fashion show is no longer just a dream for hairdresser Christopher Jordan. The 24-year-old rubbed shoulders with the industry’s best at Sydney’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week from Sunday, 14 May to Friday, 19 May.

Christopher began pursuing his passion for hair at age 15, working at Johns Hair Studio. Leaving school in Year 11, he started an apprenticeship, and the rest is history. After almost eight years of experience at Oscar Oscar, Christopher is now working with leading fashion houses like like Dion Lee and Strateaus Carlucci.

“Styling hair in the panoramic room looking over the harbour, full of models, session

stylists, makeup artists, bloggers, show managers, and paparazzi — the buzz was so contagious,” said Christopher.

Working in a high-stress atmosphere and juggling styling the hair of Australian fashion royalty like Samantha Harris, you wouldn’t blame anyone for feeling the pressure. Christopher, however, thrived on the energy, especially when he was asked to work with Headcase Hair Director Jon Pulitano.

“I was so honoured to be working with Jon Pulitano on this show; he and I worked hard for four hours of shows back to back to maintain the look our team had created,” said Christopher.

“It was the best experience of my life. I cannot describe it in any other words.”

Christopher is adamant the constant support from his family and his Oscar Oscar team helped him refine his skills and bring his ideas in hairdressing to life. Whether he’s in Sydney styling for fashion leaders or in Toowoomba helping inspire his clients’ next look, he says he is motivated by making people feel happy and look good, all while being creative.

“I am passionate and innovative in the industry and I want to inspire others to love themselves the way they should,” he says.

Read about City Heart’s fashion event here.