Julie Rea

From the charcoal grey-green Northwest, Julie’s early years were spent in the rural and city atmospheres redolent in off-kilter sensibility to David Lynch’s small towns. Injected into the avant-garde art scene by simply traversing the streets of Seattle, she first pursued hairdressing at 15. By the time she was 17 years old she was creating her first wig collection.

“I see everything as if it were a painting.. And I love how one small detail can change the impression of how you first see someone’s face. Like the stroke of a paintbrush or tiny light that shines through a piece of cracked wood. It’s very important to me how a client see’s themselves when relating to the world. Expression, whether it be clothes you wear, hair, makeup or creativity affects perception and can be an integral part of how we are perceiving in life. Very exciting. I like to think that hairdressers have a small part in that shaping of a daily life!”

As Julie moved from head to head, word spread from mouth to mouth of this prodigy of the coiffe. In the blink of an eye she was scouted, scooped, set as one of the youngest female Platform Artists to work on stage educating hundreds of hairdressers across America at the age of 18 years old.

After some years, Julie thirsted for new ways and places to expand creative endeavors: Hollywood.

“Cinematic chiaroscuro has always interested me, it’s a reality you see when growing up in the Northwest. There is a dramatic change of light that occurs all day long.”

Mix avant-garde hair, character, creative context, and you have a natural progression in the world of cinema. With enough credits to fill up an asylum, Julie has worked with some of the world’s top designers, photographers, directors, actors, media forms, theatre and film from across the globe.