Nabil Harlow, born and raised in Paris, became a citizen of the world, at the age of 17, when KARIN Models spotted Harlow and asked him to model. From that point forth the fashion industry has welcomed Nabil with open arms and he continues booking work through his agency in major campaign ads, couture fashion shows, editorials and television commercials which have aired around the world. All the while, Nabil has kept focused on his true passion for being a hairstylist. Nabil got his start by assisting the infamous William Lepec, Creative Director of Regis Corporation.
After many years of training and education in hair color and styling Nabil decided to take his talents and move to New York City to pursue and learn more about his career in hairstyling and hair color. He was approached by Frederic Fekkai to join the brand at the 5th Avenue location in NYC. Along Nabil’s journey he met the much sought after celebrity makeup artist Frank Guyton who gave Nabil the opportunity to work with him on such celebrities as Martha Stewart and many others. Since that day, Nabil has worked for a number of prestigious television shows and series in the United States such asThe Tyra Banks Show, Samantha Who, Ugly Betty and many more.
As Nabil’s career continued to flourish he met hairstylist John Nollet who pursued Nabil’s talents and hired him as the brand manager of all the John Nollet’s salons in Paris. John recognized Harlow’s talents and introduced him to the movie industry and actors quickly followed suit. Nabil’s talent, philosophy and unique approach to hair have been show cased in his body of work with Johnny Depp in, Pirates of the Caribbean, Marion Cotillard, Mylene Farmer, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Paradis, photographers such as Jean Baptiste Mondino and Steve Hyatt just to mention a few.
Nabil continues to follow his passion as a hairstylist and is grateful this dream continues to take him around the world. “When I do hair, I’m obsessed. » , says Nabil. His favorite quote, which is indicative of his approach to hair, » I don’t want realism, I want magic !