From the shows at Paris Fashion Week to a celebrity photo shoot in Los Angeles, Marcus Francis is showing his wide range of creating beautiful hair across the world.
Moving to Los Angeles in 1999 from Seattle, Washington, Marcus soon discovered that his innate talent for hair styling was more than just a hobby; it was his passion that would allow him to combine his love for Hollywood, fashion, and travel. When he finished his education in cosmetology, Marcus pursued both cut and color at various salons, the last five years at Jonathan Salon in West Hollywood.
His appeal and talent crossed over to the fashionistas in New York City where Marcus worked at Robert Kree Salon. He soon joined forces with Vogue and W to style for events with designers such as Versace, Bally, and Ports 1961.
While juggling a career in Los Angeles and New York, Marcus expanded into television. He was cast as a style expert on the television show “Style Her Famous” on the Style Network.
After 2 years of being bicoastal, freelance hair styling became a part of the next phase in Marcus’ career by assisting on photo shoots and fashion shows for legends Guido, Danilo, Sam McKnight, and Orlando Pita. Marcus became a part of the shows at Fashion Week in New York, Milan, and Paris for designers Prada, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Balenciaga, and many more. Marcus’ work also captured the cover of fashion’s WWD magazine in February ’09 during NY Fashion Week.
Marcus has styled the tresses of such celebrities as Salma Hayek, Natalie Portman, Mariah Carey, Kerry Washington, and Marisa Tomei to name a few for events like the Cannes Film Festival and Academy Awards. He has also worked in film doing hair for screen legend Lauren Bacall, shot with famed photographers such as Ellen von Unwerth, and his work was featured for magazines such as Interview and V.
Living by the motto “Carpe Diem”, Marcus doesn’t see any boundaries ahead of him in the hair world. “I was told that I had to choose: cut or color, freelance or salon; fashion or celebrity. This isn’t work to me; it’s what I love most. I’m going to do it all.”