Born in Belgium, John Ruidant moved to the United States as a child with his hairstylist parents who taught him the trade at a young age. His passion and dedication to hair was firmly established early on, and he moved to New York in 2000 to pursue that desire. Coincidentally, a hairstylist friend was looking for an assistant to round out their team for New York Fashion Week and a few weeks later John experienced the excitement of his first runway shows.
Much of his success can be attributed to his early years in New York while assisting the masters of hairstyling - Orlando Pita, Eugene Souleiman, Didier Malige, and Guido - from whom he learned the varied nuances and intricacies of editorial hairstyling. John’s natural talent and creativity, along with his discipline and experience, quickly made the industry take note of him as a top new name in fashion.
After only a few years in the industry he had the honor of being hand picked by WWD in it's feature on hair and makeup's "New Elite", naming John in a handful of possible successors to Guido himself.
John’s versatility and ability to expertly interpret direction has put him at the top of the list for many clients ranging from Bergdorf Goodman and Kate Spade to Redken. The extensive and ever growing list of photographers that he has collaborated with include Jenny Gage and Tom Betterton, Dusan Reljin, Paola Kudacki and KT Auletta and his work has been published internationally in magazines such as Vogue (American, L’Uomo, Korean, Japanese, Spanish), W (American and Korean), Harper’s Bazaar, Dazed and Confused and 10 Magazine.
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