Derek Clems has become the oldest hairdressing champion in the world.
In 2009, the 33-year-old from Michigan was ranked third on the list of the world’s top 100 hairdresses by The Wall Street Journal and was a winner of the Grand Prix of Hairdressers in Europe in 2015.
But in 2016, he won the World Championship, a prestigious award given to the best hairdressor in the industry.
And the next year, he was crowned the world hairddresser of the year by the International Hairdresser’s Association (IHA).
Now, the IHA is celebrating Clemens with a new exhibition, “Derek Clemens: The Legacy of Hair”, which features the hairdist and the American hairdo expert on one side of the aisle.
The show features over 300 images and is part of the IHAB’s 50th anniversary celebration.
“I think there is a misconception that hairdos have always been a thing for men, and I think people are more comfortable with it now because of social media,” Clemens told Al Jazeera.
“The way they’re made is different.
The exhibition features a range of images from Clemens’s past, including his days in the US military, his role in the first ever World Cup for the United States, his retirement and his relationship with his family, which includes his mother, father and siblings. “
And so for me, I’m really happy with the way I look.”
The exhibition features a range of images from Clemens’s past, including his days in the US military, his role in the first ever World Cup for the United States, his retirement and his relationship with his family, which includes his mother, father and siblings.
In the show, Clemens talks about the process of making his hairdes and about the impact it had on him.
“It was a tough time.
It was a really difficult time in my life.
But it gave me a sense of purpose and hope.
It gave me the belief that, if I could do something, I would,” Clemen said.
“That’s why I’m proud of it.”
The IHA has also released a video to commemorate the occasion, which features footage from his career.
The video is part to a series called “The Legacy of the American Hairdressier”, which focuses on Clemens and his haired predecessors, including Charles Roush, Charles Jastrow, Bob Kravitz and John Ritchie.
“They are all part of a group of men that are the epitome of a good man,” Clems said.
He added that they all have their own style, which he says is one of the reasons why the haired hairdonists have had such a big influence on the hairstyle.
“In some ways, I think they are just as good as the hairstylists that have been around since they were young.
But they have their work cut out for them because they are different,” he said.
IHARD, the International Association of Hairdressing Professionals, said the exhibition is part the 50th year of the organization.
“As the IHH celebrates its 50th anniversaries, the exhibition brings together more than 60 hairdiers from around the world to highlight their achievements, work and achievements over the last 50 years,” said IHARDS president David P. Stuckey.
“Hairdressers around the globe are bringing their best and brightest to showcase their own talent and skills as they work to redefine what it means to be a hairdier.”