Colourist to the movers and shakers, Marley is a tastemaker and is one of the most sought-after editorial, runway, and celebrity hair colourists. Listed in the Tatler Wedding Guide 2019 as a "notable talent, who is developing a devoted fanclub" and the little black books of personalities such as Victoria Beckham, Jenna Coleman, Charlotte Tilbury and Lena Headey, Marley has leveraged his distinguished status through his outstanding work on various Fashion shows, from Burberry to Marc Jacobs, Film, TV and Netflix dramas, and through his work with top models, actresses, fashion and beauty insiders. Placing him at the forefront of the industry.
Marley strikes the perfect balance, providing the A-list experience to his regular clientele on a daily basis. Best described as a perfectionist, Marley’s expertise, attention to detail and inimitable skillset, creates looks of ‘ultra wearable colour’. Marley produces styles from contemporary to extraordinary, possessing a strong skillset in colouring all hair types, including Middle-Eastern, Asian and Afro-textured hair. His style of work elevates naturalness, achieving a ‘born with it’ kind of look. Marley’s philosophy focuses on the personal and with each client, Marley embraces their unique features and creates the narrative they wish to tell, transforming them into who they want to be.
At the age of sixteen, Marley apprenticed at the reputable Vidal Sassoon and soon after took his role at Trevor Sorbie in London. Here, Marley honed his craft and reached director level within five and a half years. Recognised as a highly accomplished colour artist, Marley was head-hunted to join the Josh Wood team where he became Head of Education and Master colourist.
Formerly based at Josh Wood Atelier, working closely with renowned colourist, Josh Wood working as part of the colour team. Here Marley was relied on for his prowess as a meticulous colour artist. Marley’s influence and presence is seen at runway shows and campaigns such as Valentino, Fendi, Burberry, YSL Beauty, Miu Miu and Versace, colouring some of the most iconic models. Marley’s work appears in key international publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle and LOVE, and is also recognised and relied upon by top modelling agencies around the world.
Today, Marley Xavier is based in London and is represented by The Only Agency.
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