Oscar James' calm demeanor and classic styling skills have made him one of the top hairstylists in the world. Since entering the industry over 10 years ago, he has amassed a client list of supermodels and celebrities such as Iman, Tyra Banks, Vanessa Williams, Beyonce and more. His work can be seen on magazine covers and the editorial pages of Vogue, Glamour, Essence, InStyle and Cosmopolitan. Yet, he proudly refers to the highlight of his career as styling Halle Berry's signature 'do for the 74th Annual Academy Awards.
It was in his hometown of Florence, South Carolina, that Oscar began developing an affinity for hairstyling. It wasn't long before he considered the possibility of making it his life's work. Eagar to enter the professional world, he attended high school and beauty school simultaneously, graduating with a diploma and a cosmetology license to pursue his dreams.
Having briefly lived in New York as a child, his memories of style and glamour never faded. In 1987, he returned to New York City. Almost immediately, he started working at some of the finest salons and began placing himself in settings that would showcase his styling ability. In no time he met other industry professionals and was soon recommended to work with his longtime favorite, Vanessa Williams.
A decade later, Oscar continues to travel the world, working with television and film stars, recording artists and more. He remains a defining force in both print and advertising and has become the first African-American spokesperson for hair authority John Freida. He has also embarked upon opening salons in Florence, South Carolina and New York City respectively.
Oscar James currently resides in West New York, New Jersey.