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Ernesto Montenovo


Ernesto has been working in the world of hair styling since very young, when he began helping in his father’s salon in central Italy. At 19 he moved to London and became an apprentice with Toni & Guy. Within a few years he was Art Director at the company’s famous Sloane Square salon, and was later promoted to Creative Art Director at the company’s London academy. His team won Artistic Team of the Year 11 years in a row at the British Hairdresser Awards. Having played his part in making Toni & Guy an international household name, Ernesto decided seek new challenges as a freelancer. He has since gained a reputation as exceptionally original and versatile — teaming with some of the leading session hair stylists in the industry – and equally comfortable in mainstream commercial campaigns and in left-of-center creative projects.
Working at fashion shows in London, Paris, Milan and New York, Ernesto’s designer clients have included Tom Ford, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Gucci and Versace. His magazine clients include Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, together with the indiepublications, Hunger, Tank and Nowness. His celebrity clients include Jessica Chastain, Tilda Swinton, Orlando Bloom, Jessica Biel and the members of Depeche Mode. And he has worked with many prominent photographers, such as Patrick Demarchelier, Olivier Toscani, Giovanni Gastel, and Rankin.



  • 7th Man Magazine
  • Adon Magazine
  • Collectible Dry
  • D La Repubblica
  • Elle Russia
  • Elle Slovenia
  • Fucking Young
  • Gioia Magazine
  • Glamour
  • Grazia Italia
  • Harper’s Bazaar
  • Harrods
  • Homme Style
  • How to spend it
  • Io Donna
  • L’Officiel Switzweland
  • L’Officiel Ukraine
  • Man in town
  • Man in town
  • Marie Claire
  • Nylon Magazine
  • Odda Magazine
  • Qvest Magazine
  • Stylist Magazine Uk
  • Tatler
  • The Sunday Times Magazine
  • Ubikwist
  • Vanity Fair
  • Vogue Brazil
  • Vogue India
  • Vogue Russia
  • Volt


  • Cosmoprof
  • Diesel
  • Giorgio Visconti
  • Gucci
  • Issey Miyake
  • Maryling
  • Oviesse
  • Revlon
  • Space NK
  • Vivienne Westwood


  • Cristiana Capotondi
  • Helena Christensen
  • Jessica Chastain
  • Tigerlily Taylor


  • Amar Daved
  • Andrew Yee
  • Arved Colvin-Smith
  • Benjamin Grillon
  • Chris Craymer
  • Claire Harrison
  • Daisy Walker
  • Francesco Barion
  • Giampaolo Sgura
  • Gianluca Santoro
  • Giovanni Gastel
  • Joaquin Laguinge
  • Jonny Knowles
  • Jork Weismann
  • Kate Davis Macleod
  • Luc Coiffait
  • Luis Monteiro
  • Marco Bertani
  • Matteo Montanari
  • Max Cardelli
  • Nick Scaife
  • Olivia Frølich
  • Oliviero Toscani
  • Patrick Demarchelier
  • Patrick Lindblom
  • Paul Moreland
  • Perry Ogden
  • Rafael Pavarotti
  • Rankin
  • Remi Paringaux
  • Rui Faria
  • Ryan Michael Kelly
  • Sandrine Dulermo & Michael Labica
  • Signe Vilstrup
  • Tim Bret Day
  • Xavi Gordo