Celebrity hairdresser, Mark Townsend knows how to bring out the beauty in everyone. His confident attitude and attention to detail has Mark regarded as one of the top hair stylists in the business, styling Hollywood’s leading ladies including Aubrey Plaza, Rachel Weisz, Riley Keough, Rachel McAdams, Dakota Johnson, Gal Gadot, Elizabeth, Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen, Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence.
Mark got his start by assisting at a local hair salon while in cosmetology school, securing a full-time position there after graduation. His keen interest in fashion led him to New York City where he began assisting renowned hairdressers such as Oribe and Sally Hershberger.
Today, Mark’s career spans every aspect of the business, from editorial shoots and advertising campaigns to red carpet appearances and beauty expert commentary. Mark has collected a loyal following of clients—including renowned photographers Peter Lindbergh, Annie Leibovitz and Terry Richardson—and has worked with top magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, W, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, Glamour and many more.
Mark is based in Los Angeles and works regularly in New York City.