25 April 2024

Revlon Professional Academy in Paris

A once in a lifetime photoshoot with American Crew founder, David Raccuglia, recently marked the opening of the Revlon Professional Academy in Paris.

Revlon Professional Academy

Revlon Professional got 2023 off to a great start with the opening of the all-new Revlon Professional Academy in Paris. The new space, featuring a dedicated American Crew Academy launched on January 26. To celebrate the occasion, American Crew founder, David Raccuglia flew in from the USA for a once-in-a-lifetime photoshoot with some of the brightest stars of the American Crew community across Europe.

UK and Ireland Lead American Crew Allstar Educator Ian Harrold was on hand to assist clients from the UK and Ireland to shoot their work with David and make sure they captured images to be proud of. The lucky barbers included Brian Hackett from Figaro Barbershop, Limerick; Franco Lombardi of Franco’s Barbershop, Bristol, plus Alex Wakefield and Bobby Gordon from Fella’s Barbershop, based in London and on the south coast. 

The three groups had to design a hairstyle, a look and a full product story, which they – alongside their models – then brought to life in an hour-long slot with David behind the lens. Ian comments: “I was on hand to give guidance where needed on product solutions to enhance their hairstyles. I also coached the guys to make sure they were happy with the hair during the actual shoot.”

The event allowed clients from across Europe to meet, interact, exchange ideas and share experiences. But the real highlight for all involved was receiving a portfolio shot by David Raccuglia himself. David Raccuglia is a trained barber, salon owner, entrepreneur, professional photographer, creative director, and beauty industry executive, but is best known for being the founder of American Crew – the leading men’s professional grooming brand, which pioneered the modern men’s professional grooming industry.


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