Hometown: Buffalo, New York
Current Salon: New York City-based freelance hair and make up artist
Signature Style: Textured cutting and styling of the hair
Mentor(s): Bonnie Anthon, Garren
A hair and makeup artist with 30 years experience, Jim wanted to compete in “Shear Genius” to fulfill a dream. He wanted to show his quirky side and his love of being on camera while challenging himself in the competition. Jim's work consists of hair styling for celebrities, editorials and fashion shows.
Jim has been the spokesperson for various makeup and hair brands over the years and has been lucky enough to present these new products to the beauty editors and the general public. He has also been the on-air beauty expert on many talk shows and morning shows. Jim has also been featured in all the major fashion and beauty magazines as both an artist and a beauty expert.
Hair and makeup is Jim's passion (especially taking period hair and making it new) and he loves black and white films for his inspiration.