PRESENTER•HAIR & MAKEUP EXPERT•ARBITER OF STYLE
Patrick Swan originally trained as a hairdresser in 1975 under Robert Pearson of
Vidal Sassoon. He obtained his teaching diploma in 1981. Whilst in Florida Patrick
worked as a hairdresser in salons as well as presenting a series of programmes on
Public Television. These programs dealt with all aspects of the beauty industry
focusing on new techniques. Patrick was responsible for researching all material,
writing the programme outlines and co-hosting each show.
In 1982 Patrick moved to New York City to pursue a career as a hair and makeup
artist in the fashion industry. During his fourteen years in New York he worked for
an extensive list of editorial, advertising and celebrity clients. His many credits
include the cover of Madonna’s Madonna the First Album. While Patrick was based in
New York he travelled on location throughout the world.
In 1996 Patrick moved to London in order to work with the European market and
explore a television career. Since arriving he became a regular guest makeup artist
on BBC’s ‘Style Challenge’ programme and has also appeared on ‘The Clothes
Show’, ‘Daily Live’ and ‘She’s Gotta Have It’, Granada’s ‘Wellbeing’ as a hair and
skin expert, UK Style’s “Stylefile”, Living’s “Body Beautiful” as a Style Guru and
GMTV “ LKToday” as a style expert.
Patrick has also appeared as a celebrity hairdresser in a Head & Shoulder’s television
commercial which lead to a contract with American haircare company Alterna, for
whom he was the international artistic and brand consultant responsible for their
international launch. He has written a hair Q&A series for Elle.com and has
presented an eight-part Spa Tour series for BBC Choice’s ‘Looking Extra Good’,
and co-presented for Granada Breeze with ‘Fashion Livetime’.
Most recently Patrick presented a makeover strand on ITV1’s “Love2Shop”series,
contributes regularly on BBC Radio Scotland’s Fred MacAulay, BBC Asian Radio,
Talksport, Ideal Shopping Direct TV, has a Personal Shopping Experience with Red
Letter Days, conducts a monthly workshop for The Haven Trust and appears in
numerous shopping centres throughout the UK comparing fashion events.
Magazine Credits Vogue, Glamour, French Glamour, Self, Mademoiselle, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity
Fair, McCall’s, Seventeen, GQ, British GQ, Young Miss, Donna, Italian Vogue,
British Vogue, Italian Bazaar, W, Women’s Wear Daily, Uomo Harper’s Bazaar,
Tatler, German Elle, Rolling Stone, US Magazine, Parade, Interview, The
Washington Post and the New York Times
Clients Chanel, Revlon, Estee Lauder, Max Factor, Almay, Maybelline, Avon, Ivory,
Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Ann Taylor, Bloomingdale’s, J. Crew, GFT, Vogue
Patterns, McCall’s Patterns, Salem Cigarettes, Kent Cigarettes, Playtex, Maidenform,
Spiegel, Crown Royale, Woolite, Redwood Publishing (Marks & Spencer magazine)
Celebrities Julia Roberts, Michele Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman, Jerry Hall, Madonna, Patti Hanson,
Angelica Houston, Kathleen Turner, Raquel Welch, Vanessa Williams, Helena
Bonham-Carter, Janet Jones, Patti LuPone, Suzanne Vega, Jade Jagger, Tracy
Ullman, Ruby Wax, Jessica Tandy, Jennifer Jason-Leigh, Joni Mitchell, Morgan
Freeman, Gabriel Byrne, Kenneth Branagh, Steve Winwood, Macaulay Culkin,
Charlie Sheen, Jeff Goldblum, Sting, Kevin Bacon, Darcy Bussell, Lili Maltese, Daisy
Fuentes, Toni Morrison, Lady Bristol, The Marchioness of Milford Haven, Lowri
Turner, Lisa Tarbuck, Kelly Brook, Annabel Heseltine, and Helen Baxendale.
Portfolio and showreel available.
Office: 0207 837 8363 Mobile: 0771 0159 139 73 Northdown Street London N19BS
Web: www.patrickswan.com • mail: Patrick@patrickswan.com