Johnny Lavoy is one of the most sought after hair stylists in New York. He is the Artistic Director and founder of Moda-Rey Salon & Spa, the West Hartford, Connecticut business he started 18 years ago. Over the last few seasons his work has also become a fixture during NY fashion week, styling hair for designers Michael Kors, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Dior, Cynthia Steffe, Hugo Boss , Vera Wang, Derek Lam, Do Ri, Tracey Reese, DVF, Oscar De La Renta, Proenza Schouler , Ghost, Milly, Carolina Herrera, Pat Fields, The Blondes , Duckie Brown, Tadashi , Rebecca Taylor ,The Red Dress Event, Custo Barcelona and Swarovski. He was also the Key hair and makeup designer for “One Stop Plus” the first plus size fashion show during New York’s Fashion week.
His work can be seen in the pages of Vanity Fair, Vogue, Bazaar ,Vogue Italia, Flare, In Style, Ocean Drive, Glamour, Elle, Seventeen, Modern Salon, People Espanola, American Salon, Zink, Gotham, OK Magazine and Entertainment Weekly among others. Johnny is also a frequent contributor to many publications like Allure, Cosmo, and Lucky providing hair care advice and styling tips.
Johnny’s work has also appeared on the red carpets from the Emmys,Tonys and the Oscars. He is especially a favorite of several television hosts, including E Entertainment’s Giuliana Depandi, Dancing With the Stars’ Samantha Harris and Style Network’s Bobbi Thomas. Other celebrities include Lady GaGa, Rosie Perez, Freida Pinto, Gayle King, Geri Halliwell, Ethan Hawke, Sarah Brightman, Oksana Baiul, Rachel Hunter, Angie Everheart, Laura Prepon, Olympia Dukakis, Joan VanArk, Jill Clayburg, Jean Stapleton, Supermodel Chanel Iman, and musical artists All American Rejects, Conner Oberst, Minds of State, Little Jackie, We The Kings and Juanes, Pistol Annie’s and Chris Young.
Johnny has been featured on E Entertainment Television, The Style Channel, A&E Biography, The CBS Early Show, Extra, Lifetime's "On the road with Autin and Santino", Oxygen's Living Out Loud, The Learning Channel’s The Makeover Story, Discovery Channel, Ambush Make Over, and HBO.
His advertising resume boasts a client list including L'Oreal Paris, Laura Mercier, Garnier, Adrienne Vittadini, Bill Blass, Avon, Ann Taylor, JLo, Bluefly.com ,Chicos, Jessica London ,Studio 360 and Macys.
Johnny is also a sought after hair educator for national hair & beauty shows. His teaching credits span the globe from New York to Korea. In addition, YouTube has provided Johnny with a fan base as far reaching as Asia, with several million internet “hits” becoming one of the most popular hair stylist online. This includes everything from “how to” hair tips , to behind the scenes events such as Sports Illustrated Red carpet event.
Johnny has been involved in creating on the publicity images on several theater productions. Including the Ritz with Rosie Perez, Tea at 5 with Kate Mulgrew, Our Town with Hal Holbrook to name a few.
In 2009 Johnny was named “Consulting Hair Expert” for L’Oreal Paris USA and serves as the brands national Spokesperson.
Recently he was chosen as one of the “Style Legends” by the European Company “One Touch” serving as a consultant for the brands new fashion line, along with celebrity makeup artist Billy B and celebrity Stylist Kim Bowen.
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