For Charles, growing up in his mother's hair salon was just the beginning of an exciting career in the fast-paced world of elite hairstyling.
As a teenager, working in his mother's beauty shop was just obligation, but it soon grew into his life's obsession. Training in classic techniques at the same beauty school his mother attended in Sacramento, California gave him the tools necessary to continue his training at some of Sacramento's best hair salons. He quickly moved on to train at the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy of San Francisco and work at one San Francisco's top salons. But Charles wanted to explore hairdressing on the international stage, so he relocated to New York City to tackle the illustrious world of high fashion.
Charles spent 10 years assisting some of the most well-known hair stylists in the fashion world, not only in New York, but also in Paris, London, Milan and Los Angeles. He has worked on countless fashion shows, hair and beauty campaigns and an endless number of editorial and advertising shoots with high-profile clients and photographers. Charles is now applying all the skills and techniques acquired over the years and using it in his blossoming, bicoastal career, as he divides his time between Los Angeles and New York City. Charles has the talent, the tireless work ethic and fun, easy personality to continue to make him a major player in fashion, commercials and advertising.
Charles has worked with publications such as; ELLE USA and ELLE France, GQ Russia, Harper’s Bazaar USA, Interview Magazine, L’Officiel Turkey, Man of the World, RUSSH, Self, Tatler and Tatler Hong Kong, The Editorialist, The Wall Street Journal, V, Vanity Fair, Vogue USA and Vogue China.
Charles has collaborated with photographers such as; Sharif Hamza, Azim Haidaryan, Beau Grealy, Ben Hassett, Carlotta Manaigo, Chad Pitman, Christopher Ferguson, Damon Baker, Darren McDonald, David Bellemere, David Mushegain, Derek Ketella, Doug Inglish, Jason Kibbler, James Houston, Krisztián Éder, Kurt Iswarienko, Lisa Eisner, Liz Collins, Lykke Li, Marcin Kempski, Marco + Maria, Mehmet Erzincan, Randall Mesdon, Sebastian Kim, Taea Thale, Thomas Whiteside, Tim Barber, Xavi Gordo, and Zoe Ghertner.
His A list celebrity clientele includes; Laura Dern, Hailey Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Amber Valetta, Scott Eastwood, Kyle McLaughlin, Katherine Waterson & Mandy Moore.
Charles has also worked closely with advertising brands such as; Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Asics, Alice + Olivia, Ellos, Equinox, Citizens of Humanity, Harrods, GAP, GOOP, Jill Stuart, Kate Spade, L’Oreal, Garnier, Maybelline, OLAY, Lord and Taylor, Google and Palacio de Hierro.