Having worked for TIGI founder and International Artistic Director, Anthony Mascolo, for over 20 years, Thomas has been instrumental in the development of the TIGI US Creative Team to become one of the most esteemed educators in the hairdressing industry. Mentored by Anthony Mascolo he was driven by his passion for education and has dedicated the majority of his career to sharing knowledge with other hairdressers across the globe.
12 years ago Thomas became director of the original New York academy, and is now the US Creative Director for the Americas, based at the flagship academy in the Soho District of New York City.
With his innate ability to recognize trends, forecast future looks and inspire hairdressers, Thomas plays a key role in the development of growing team members, helping them rise to their fullest potential. With a strong interest in fashion, Thomas has worked with many leading photographers on fashion and beauty shoots as well as creating imagery for TIGI. Highly respected for his perfect execution of hair and his understanding of shape, form and texture, Thomas heads the TIGI US Session Team at New York Fashion Weeks; interpreting the designer’s vision with clarity. His creative understanding and artistic and technical ability, has made Thomas popular with many designers. Importantly the trend information gained backstage at fashion shows is shared through TIGI Education, seen through the perspective of TIGI and the Catwalk by TIGI brand.
As US Creative Director Thomas leads the strong US Creative Team at the TIGI Academy in New York, whilst regularly liaising with Anthony Mascolo and the London Team. He works on TIGI advertising campaigns and photographic collections as well as participating in TIGI US and Global hair shows.