Keune Haircosmetics is proud that we have been able to work with an icon like Ilham Mestour for years. Ilham Mestour is Global Creative Artistic Director at Keune and you can see her regularly in our backstage photos and videos. Most of Keune’s looks are created by her. In addition, Ilham Mestour provides training to hairdressers who work in the Keune salons.
WHO IS ILHAM MESTOUR?
Ilham Mestour was born in Morocco and the passion for hair was present from an early age. “My grandfather always made fun of me when he saw me working on my aunties’ hair for hours – a nine-year-old struggling with a round hairbrush and blow dryer trying to straighten their big curly hair.”
After school, Ilham Mestour started working in the salon where courses were often promoted with flyers. Often those courses were about standard cutting and coloring. “But then the words ‘fashion session hairstylist’ caught my eye. There’s more to hairdressing, I thought to myself. So I decided to take the course. At the end of the course, I approached the trainer and asked him about a job in his salon. What I didn’t know was that I was about to start working in a salon where the entire Dutch fashion industry gets a haircut.”
Today, Ilham Mestour is one of the most beloved hairstylists for models like Naomi Campbell, Doutzen Kroes, and Imaan Hammam. Fashion magazines like Vogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair like to work with her as well.
Do you want to know more about Ilham Mestour? Watch A moment with Ilham Mestour below.