Sean James was born and raised in Australia, where his career as a hairstylist began to flourish when he trained with Australia's leading hairstylist Oscar Cullinan. In 1989, Sean moved to London where he trained with Vidal Sassoon. A few years later in 1992, Sean moved to Los Angeles, where he became an educator and color specialist working at the Los Angeles Flagship store for L’Oreal. In 2001, Sean was brought on as a valued member of the prestigious creative team for Redken, where he began doing many years of fashion weeks in Los Angeles, New York, and Paris.
Sean has worked with celebrities such as Jaime Pressly, Jamie Lee Curtis, Rufus Wainwright, Emily Blunt, Rita Wilson, Rhada Mitchell, Lindsay Lohan, Uma Therman, Holly Valance, Jamie Chung ,Leonard Cohen ,Teddy Thompson Dylan & Cole Sprouse and many more. He works consistently on films, commercials, television, advertising campaigns, and he is sought after all over the world.
Most recently, Sean was a member of the exclusive Balmain team as the US representative at Paris Fashion week. He Lead the RUSK team for the Monarchy collection at NY fashion week, He has been featured on the E! network, the Style network, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and MTV’s The Hills and is currently on the style networks "How Do I Look ". He has also been featured in world renowned publications such as Harper’ Bazaar, InStyle, WWD, The New York Times, and More, just to name a few.
Most recently Sean in involved in a giving back to the community project , which he created executive produced and co wrote with Seth Shellhouse , called" Halfway Home", a makeover show for people graduating from assisted living , and getting their lives back on Track .
Seans’s adventures in hair are ongoing and groundbreaking as he continues to have a drive to explore the new and exciting ways to express inner beauty through the ever growing medium of hair. Sean’s mantra as a true artist is "explore yourself and express your inner beauty."