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May 8, 2019

Meet TIGI’s 2019 Bed Head Tribe

Bed Head by TIGI knows your hair shows the world who you are. They believe that every individual should feel empowered to be creative, to be whoever they want to be—not just in hair, but in life. Their newest campaign, Your Vibe Our Tribe, celebrates the 2019 Bed Head Tribe—their lifestyles, their inspiration, their hair and their vibe. Stand Out, Don’t Fit In.

 

“For decades, Bed Head has been synonymous with self-expression, creativity and individuality. We are proud to unveil our 2019 ‘Your Vibe, Our Tribe’ initiative which highlights bold creatives who embody the Bed Head spirit,” says Elisa Fischer, General Manager, TIGI Americas & APAC. “With Bed Head’s innovative styling range, hairdressers and clients alike inspire and celebrate their own uniqueness.” 

 

MEET THE TRIBE:

 

WES PALMER

 

Wes Palmer (@wesdoeshair) is a Houston-based hairstylist, Brand Ambassador for TIGI and a member of The BTC Team with a knack for going viral online. This Instagram sensation is known for captivating videos that put his classic training and original methods of hair painting, balayage, vibrant color and haircutting on blast. He may have given up his childhood dream of playing professional tennis to become a stylist, but Wes’ constant drive for reinventing tresses and pushing the limits of creativity proves that he made the right career choice. 

 

JOEL TORRES

 

Joel Torres (@joeltorresstyle) grew up offering haircuts to his friends and neighbors in Puerto Rico, a hobby that eventually led him to join the TIGI International Creative Team over 19 years ago. Now based in Dallas, Texas, where he brings volume to the TIGI Learning Lab, Joel is a master educator with a focus on the men’s market. His handiwork has graced the pages of many publications—plus your Instagram feed, where he debuts collaborations and releases how-to videos. Despite his insanely polished portfolio, Joel is still a kid at heart who is happiest when he’s at Disney World.

 

PHILIP DOWNING

 

Philip Downing’s (@philipdowning7) career began when he marched into his hometown salon and confidently asked if he could have a job. Not long after, Philip joined TIGI’s Inspirational Youth team, where his knack for creating statement-making looks was first recognized. Now the tables have turned and Philip is a Creative Director at the TIGI Academy in New York City, assisting the training courses for TIGI Ambassadors and TIGI Inspirational Youth. When he’s not styling or teaching, it’s safe to assume that Philip is lounging on a sandy beach somewhere in the world.

 

KIKI TOBAR

 

Kiki Tobar (@kiki_tobar) is a master at transformations whose preferred medium is color and extensions. She always dreamed of becoming a hairdresser and was lucky to pick up a few tips and tricks from her parents, who have owned a hair school for over 30 years. Based in West Hollywood, Kiki is a Color Educator for TIGI whose ingenuity is fueled by the eclectic streets of Los Angeles and the energy of every music festival she attends. Obsessed with anything that sparkles, Kiki is also a talented makeup artist and painter.

 

BRIA VINAITE  

 

Bria Vinaite (@chronicflowers) is an actress whose career began when Sean Baker discovered her on Instagram. The writer and director went on to cast Bria as the lead in his critically acclaimed film “The Florida Project”, and as they say, the rest is history. Before rising to international stardom, the New York raised actress was known for having a deviously creative streak, which included founding ChroniCal Designs, a weed-themed clothing line, at 19 years old. Currently, she’s writing and producing a project based off of her teenage years.

 

BRITTANY SKY

 

Brittany Sky (@brittanysky) isn’t your average DJ and Creator—and she’s got the receipts to prove it. With a killer sense of what’s trending in music, fashion and beauty, her hustle is inspiring. It’s also led to her opening for major music artists including Snoop Dogg, Migos, 2Chainz, Stormzy and more, spinning at the most exclusive clubs worldwide and creating mixes for brands such as Beats by Dre, Adidas and Billboard. Brittany’s laid back vibes have even caught the eye of Kendrick Lamar, who cast her as his love interest in the “Poetic Justice” music video.

 

NATALIE NOOTENBOOM

 

Natalie Nootenboom (@natalienootenboom) rocked the fashion world when she became the first plus-size model to walk in an Anna Sui fashion show at just 16 years old. Now signed to three modeling agencies, Natalie’s voice has added a powerful punch to the body-positivity movement. When she’s not strutting down the runway or striking a pose on set, this half- Japanese model (who is the niece of DJ Steve Aoki and model Devon Aoki) is at the studio working on her first heavy-metal EP.

 

PARIS LOVE CHILD

 

Paris Love-Child (@parislovechildd) is a renaissance woman living her best life in West London. With a business savvy mindset, Paris started an events and fashion company that provides clients with cosmetology, makeup, personal fashion styling and creative direction services. Paris has spent the last five years as the lead singer and songwriter for SoLA, an eclectic band that blends the beats of world, jazz, trap, classical, house, hip-hop and tribal music. Paris is now concentrating on her solo career as a rapper in the UK underground scene, so keep an eye out for her debut EP.

 

KELIA MONIZ

 

Kelia Moniz (@keliamoniz) started surfing at five years old and has been shooting the curl ever since—she’s also a two-time World Championship Longboarder. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii, where the locals have famously dubbed her “Sister.” Kelia is fearlessly confident in any situation, whether she’s paddling out in a wetsuit or getting styled for a photoshoot.

 

DANI THORNE

 

Dani Thorne (@dani_thorne) is an LA-based electronic DJ and producer whose music is out of this world. She draws crowds spinning as her alien alter ego COM3T. Dani started raving at 17 years old, quickly became obsessed with letting the beat drop and swiftly adopted her signature style of rainbow colored tresses. She’s also a cheerleader for her fellow female DJs through Girl On Girl, a SoundCloud series that reveals the unedited outcome when two musical talents spin back-to-back.

 

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