Raised in a small, picturesque village in Germany, Josef Pergi’s passion for esthetics and fashion motivated him to begin an apprenticeship to become a stylist at the early age of fifteen. Subsequently, this passion turned into such an infatuation that he decided to accept an educator position at one of the highest-ranking hair schools in Nuremberg, Germany.
Soon, Josef was anxious to seek more creative possibilities, so he moved to Munich to begin working for several top salons, become an educator in advanced techniques and complete his Master’s Degree in hair and fashion, all while freelance styling for editorial and film.
His dedication and excitement for the industry allowed him to work in salons throughout Barcelona, London and Paris. Having worked all over Europe, Josef decided it was time to broaden his horizons. He packed up his sheers and headed to the United States. Only expecting to be in the U.S. for a few months, it became hard to leave when success found him through Christophe Salon in Beverly Hills, and appearances on Good Morning America, E-Makeover and Oprah.
Josef’s style and philosophy can be best described by a quote from a publication in which he was featured, “Josef will shape and create a haircut [and] color for you, that will make you look your best ever. A look customized for you and your lifestyle. He is a true artist and has a heavy clientele. This guy is the unknown celebrity hairdresser. Why haven’t you heard about him? Because he is too busy and he doesn’t care…”
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