Rene Fris - Judge
Born and raised in Denmark, Fris started his hair career 15 years ago. His work behind the scenes in TV and film quickly gave him a high-style reputation for hair cutting, coloring and grooming which has taken him around the world. Conquering the world of hair abroad, Fris decided to sell his salon in Denmark to follow the “American Dream” by moving to NYC in 1999 where he quickly became one of New York's most sought after stylist.
Since then Fris' accolades have included: Head Stylist at Elizabeth Arden's Red Door Salon at Saks 5th Avenue, Celebrity Stylist for John Frieda Salons, Grooming Specialist on the TV series “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” in Europe, author of two best selling men's and women's grooming books, owner of an internationally acclaimed product line bearing his name, and a successful modeling career with the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency. He has shaped the careers of hundreds of stylists, and the list of celebrities and models that have passed through his doors is endless.
Rene's unique 'whole person' approach to style and uncanny personality sets him apart from the crowd in the minds of his clients. By genuinely getting to know who they are as people, he is able to consider their personality, lifestyle, and inner qualities to create an individual's personal statement. As Rene says, “You have to look deep inside a person and expose the beauty which they may not even see in themselves. It makes people feel confident and happier about themselves.”
From the Red Door Salon and Spa Rene went on to be a celebrity stylist for John Frieda salons in New York City. From there, Rene was selected to be a part of 'Fab Five' in Europe. The success of the show garnered multiple seasons and more opportunities. Rene has written two best selling books, a 'his' and 'hers' covering grooming and overall body care.
Throughout all of his accomplishments, Rene has not lost focus on what is most important. He has found a way of equating true happiness to the art of making people look and feel amazing by individually creating a style and fashion sensibility they are comfortable with.
Learn more about Rene by visiting his website René Fris - New York - Copenhagen