Robert Lobetta Appointed Creative Visionary at Sebastian Professional
Effective today, Robert Lobetta has been appointed Creative Visionary of Sebastian Professional, a brand of Coty Professional Beauty. In his new role, Robert will oversee the brand’s creative vision and be responsible for seeking out and mentoring young hairdressing talents to collaborate with the brand.
After a 10-year hiatus pursuing creative passions and sourcing inspiration, Robert Lobetta makes a return to the brand which he once led as Creative Director. Broadly recognized as a visionary and industry icon, he was originally sought out in the mid-‘80s by the brand’s founders, John & Geri Cusenza. Robert dedicated over 20 years of his career to Sebastian Professional, leaving an indelible legacy that includes iconic products and imagery. For many hairdressers, Robert’s work on Sebastian is what motivated them to push beyond the boundaries of the craft and become genuine image-makers.
Of this renewed partnership Robert commented, “I may have left the building, but my heart never left Sebastian. I am genuinely thrilled to be collaborating again with this legendary brand. My main motivation for this return is to help craft a new creative vision for the brand and to develop young talent that will carry the creative torch for this great brand into the future.”
“We’re all thrilled to have Robert back. He brings a blend of Sebastian heritage and creative vision that no doubt will inject a new creative energy to this iconic brand and we’re happy to welcome him back to our tribe,” added Laura Simpson, Chief Marketing Officer, Coty Professional Beauty.
Robert will closely partner with the Sebastian’s Artistic Director, Shay Dempsey, who continues to lead Sebastian Professional’s overall hair direction and education program.