Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Erol’s interest in hair began from a young age, with his sisters already working as hairstylists. He joined his brother-in-law’s salon aged 14 as an apprentice, before moving to New York and then California to complete formal training at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. While he advanced in his cutting and styling techniques, Erol developed his freelance career within the fashion and editorial world, assisting many different hair stylists.
Now based in Brooklyn, New York, Erol continues to innovate and push the boundaries of his craft, transforming diverse ideas into conceptualised looks with artistic precision. He has contributed to editorial titles such as V Magazine, Vogue Italia, Document Journal, Harper's Bazaar and Interview.