When two friends Ivan Constable and Jean-Paul Rosette were trying to come up with a name for their salon, the name Louie seemed an obvious choice. Louis XIV after all, is the Patron Saint of hairdressers, florists and perfumers. Iggy Pop once said that his warm-up song during sound checks was a cover version of “Louie Louie” by the band The Kingsmen. Saint Louie pays homage to both icons, the saint and rock ‘n’ roll.
Ivan and Jean-Paul collectively have over 25 years experience in the hair industry both locally and overseas. Among their achievements, Ivan has owned a successful salon before and made his own hair care product. You can also see his handy work on photo shoots for magazines including Black, Vogue, Marie Claire, Dazed & Confused and Oyster. Jean-Paul has worked as a senior stylist in salons in London and New York, is an ongoing contributor to Gorman look book shoots, and has created looks for New York and London Fashion Weeks.
He has worked for numerous magazine editorials such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle and iD magazines. Some of their better-known clients include Drew Barrymore, Selma Blair, Charlize Theron, Jessica Biel and Owen Wilson, as well as those Melbournites in the know of where to go to get a cool hair snip and chat. Their philosophy is simple, “we would rather do real hair on real people”. I’m sure Iggy Pop would agree.