Patrick Swan, Celebrity Hairdresser, Business Speaker, Make-up Artist for Hollywood Stars, Music and Fashion stars, Brand Consultant, Patrick Swan originally trained as a hairdresser in 1975 under Robert Pearson of Vidal Sassoon. He obtained his teaching diploma in 1981. Whilst in Florida Patrick worked as a hairdresser in salons as well as presenting a series of programmes on Public Television. These programs dealt with all aspects of the beauty industry focusing on new techniques. Patrick was responsible for researching all material, writing the programme outlines and co-hosting each show.
In 1982 Patrick moved to New York City to pursue a career as a hair and makeup artist in the fashion industry. During his fourteen years in New York he worked for an extensive list of editorial, advertising and celebrity clients. His many credits include the cover of Madonna’s Madonna the Fist Album. While Patrick was based in New York he travelled on location throughout the world.
In 1996 Patrick moved to London in order to work with the European market and explore a television career. Since arriving he became a regular guest makeup artist on BBC’s ‘Style Challenge’ programme and has also appeared on ‘The Clothes Show’, ‘Daily Live’ and ‘She’s Gotta Have It’, Granada’s ‘Wellbeing’ as a hair and skin expert, UK Style’s “Stylefile”, Living’s “Body Beautiful” as a Style Guru and GMTV “ LKToday” as a style expert.
Patrick has also appeared as a celebrity hairdresser in a Head & Shoulder’s television commercial which lead to a contract with American haircare company Alterna, for whom he was the international artistic and brand consultant responsible for their international launch. He has written a hair Q&A series for Elle.com and has presented an eight-part Spa Tour series for BBC Choice’s ‘Looking Extra Good’, and co-presented for Granada Breeze with ‘Fashion Livetime’.
Until recently Patrick presented a makeover strand on ITV1’s “Love2Shop” series. Currently he offers fashion commentary on BBC Radio Scotland’s Fred MacAulay, Talksport, conducts a monthly workshop for The Haven Trust. He also appears in numerous shopping centres throughout the UK hosting fashion events.
Recently Patrick as been doing alot ot work with Red Letter Days where his "shopping experiences" have become very popular gifts. He is also working with a company called Personal Presentation and is linked with a dating agency called "Seventythirty" where he acts as one of thier experts.
Patrick has worked with various Bluechip companies,numerous PR companies training key personnel staff and is a member of TFIC (The Federation Of Image Consultancy).
Patrick is passionate about empowering people to look their best.
Vogue, Glamour, French Glamour, Self, Mademoiselle, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, McCall’s, Seventeen, GQ, British GQ, Young Miss, Donna, Italian Vogue, British Vogue, Italian Bazaar, W, Women’s Wear Daily, Uomo Harper’s Bazaar, Tatler, German Elle, Rolling Stone, US Magazine, Parade, Interview, The Washington Post and the New York Times
Chanel, Revlon, Estee Lauder, Max Factor, Almay, Maybelline, Avon, Ivory, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Ann Taylor, Bloomingdale’s, J. Crew, GFT, Vogue Patterns, McCall’s Patterns, Salem Cigarettes, Kent Cigarettes, Playtex, Maidenform, Spiegel, Crown Royale, Woolite, Redwood Publishing (Marks & Spencer magazine) and Littlewoods.
Julia Roberts, Michele Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman, Jerry Hall, Madonna, Patti Hanson, Angelica Houston, Kathleen Turner, Raquel Welch, Vanessa Williams, Helena Bonham-Carter, Janet Jones, Patti LuPone, Suzanne Vega, Jade Jagger, Tracy Ullman, Ruby Wax, Jessica Tandy, Jennifer Jason-Leigh, Joni Mitchell, Morgan Freeman, Gabriel Byrne, Kenneth Branagh, Steve Winwood, Macaulay Culkin, Charlie Sheen, Jeff Goldblum, Sting, Kevin Bacon, Darcy Bussell, Lili Maltese, Daisy Fuentes, Toni Morrison, Lady Bristol, The Marchioness of Milford Haven, Lowri Turner, Lisa Tarbuck, Kelly Brook, Annabel Heseltine, Helen Baxendale and Tina Brown.