I'm going to be honest. Anyone who's groomed Harry Connick, Jr. immediately jumps to the top of my list of favorite people. So it only stands to reason that hairstylist Patrick Melville holds a coveted spot! But in addition to styling Harry Connick, Patrick's work has graced the pages of some of the world's most famous fashion magazines. Read on to find out which hairbrush he can't live without, what he has to say about working with a bad haircut and so much more.
Can you tell me a bit about yourself?
From Manchester, England and went to a Catholic school named Sacred Heart. When I left school I went right into hairdressing. Came on a vacation to NYC when I was 20 yrs old, and never left.
How did you first become interested in hair, and what led you to become a hairstylist?
I always loved being creative and working with my hands like a sculptor, and I also loved women so thought it was a great place to meet girls. In Manchester there was not a lot of creative outlets, so I started working at Harvey and Rupert salon as an apprentice and it happened to come to me very easily and fell in love with it.
What are your top 5 hair essentials?
1) Mason Pearson Brush
2) L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray
3) Peter Hantz Styling Glaze
4) Kiehl's Creme with Silk Groom
What are your top 3 hair tips?
1) Custom blending products for all hair types.
2) A great haircut will grow in, not out.
3) Every woman should own a Mason Pearson Pure Bristle Brush.
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?
5.I just love making women look beautiful, not only in the studio but in the salon as well. I love to travel and I'm constantly meeting new people all the time. I just love my job!
Being a hairstylist must be fun -- but what do you do in your spare time?
Very athletic so I love to run as it is one of my other passions. I love to cook and be up at my house with my wife on the weekends.