Philippe Tholimet grew up in Melun, a small town near Paris, where he began hairdressing at the age of 15 for a Saturday job. After studying hairdressing in Paris and working with hair master Jean-Marc Maniatis, Philippe worked on his first show for Jean-Paul Gaultier, where he experienced his first taste at session styling. After moving to London to focus full-time on his freelance work, Philippe began assisting high profile hair stylists over fashion week before taking the decision to focus solely on his work in 2014 & subsequently joining Saint Luke in 2017.
Philippe’s attention to detail, precision and creativity has earned him a well-deserved reputation within the industry, working with titles such as British Vogue, i-D & Holiday Magazine, Allure & Vogue Italia and commercial clients such as Red Valentino, Estee Lauder, Space NK & Emporio Armani. Philippe’s talent also extends to working with high-end celebrity & VIP clientele such as Erin O’Connor, Tilda Swinton & Victoria Beckham.