Andis Company has officially announced a new Global Artistic Team led by barbering icons Kevin Luchmun and Kenny Duncan. A renowned barber, men’s stylist, educator and photographer, Kevin Luchmun will guide the brands efforts abroad as the ‘International Artistic Team Lead’ and current US Lead Educator, Kenny Duncan, will take the lead in the U.S. and Canada as the new ‘North American Artistic Team Lead.’
Both newly created roles seek to accelerate Andis’ international presence by building upon its global reputation for world-class tools, education and creative inspiration. Luchmun and Duncan will play a pivotal role in the development of educational programs for barbers and stylists as well as providing artistic direction for creative projects and collections. Both will also be instrumental in the formation of a new wing of programs designed to develop the creative talents of Andis’ audience of creators.
Introducing Kevin Luchmun
As one of the UK’s most recognizable and respected men’s stylists, Luchmun’s technical hair cutting skills have positioned him as one of the industry’s most inspiring barbers, men’s stylists and educators.
A multi-award-winning stylist spanning barbering and men’s hairdressing, Luchmun’s work on editorial photoshoots and collection photography, and the relationship between hairstyling, fashion and the visual presentation of technical cuts, has seen his creativity extend into a signature photography style. As passionate about photography as he is about hairstyling, both are approached and revered in equal measure with his work appearing on the covers and in the pages of international trade and consumer magazines, on the catwalks, online and across social media.
For Luchmun, joining Andis is a dream come true. Unlike ambassadorships that hinge on commercial arrangements alone, Luchmun has long-held a deep rooted respect for Andis and was determined to work with the brand from the outset.
“Very early in my career I got the opportunity to work on the Andis stage at Salon International. From that moment I was passionate about Andis and I was always intent on working with the brand. For me there was never an alternative to Andis; I’ve waited a long time for this to come to fruition,” says Luchmun. “Now I’ve reached this point in my career and have so many achievements and accolades, the timing and the type of position couldn’t be more perfect. I look forward to working with Angie and the global education team to elevate Andis’ brand appeal and educational resource base, as well as highlighting the precision and performance of its industry-leading tools.”
According to Angie Perino, Andis Global Education Manager, it’s Luchmun’s multi-faceted skills base, creative vision, technical precision and stage craft both as a hair artist and educator that make him a perfect fit for this new role.
“We pride ourselves in providing world-class educational programs and inspiration that provide the road map to a successful career,” Perino shares. “Kevin will be working closely with Kenny Duncan, to merge our educator network into a global vision that empowers barbers and stylists to express their individuality, maximize their creative talents and exceed their artistic potential through hair and imagery.”
Introducing Kenny Duncan
Partnering with Luchmun will be Kenny Duncan, serving as the “Andis North American Artistic Team Lead. Kenny previously served as US Education Team Lead.
“Kenny has been a crucial member of the Andis Education Team for many years, we are very proud to see him elevated to a role that allows him to express his endless creative visions,” says Perino. “Kenny will be serving the US and Canada as a lead contributor for creative projects including photo shoots and various educational programs. Kenny also leads our Global Virtual Competition Program that connects our barbers and stylists in a friendly duel to earn the title of Andis Master right from the comfort of their home, shop or salon.”
“We look forward to the opportunity for these two talented gentlemen to collaborate on bringing their artistry together to create a vast array of educational assets that will inspire the beauty and barber industry all around the world.”
Following the worldwide success of FLUID Vols. 1 & 2 - a combined artistic hair collection and educational concept that integrates with Andis’ groundbreaking Virtual Education resource, the Andis Artistic Team’s first assignment will be to lead the creation of FLUID Vol.3. The program will include educational videos, learning modules and a stunning look book with steps to teach barbers and stylists how to create the featured looks. Luchum will be contributing to creating a vision for the collection, selecting models, orchestrating photography and video and finalizing all details of the final edits.
Originally posted on Modern Salon