Theodore’s business and educational philosophy is simple – motivated through on-site training, personal acknowledgment, respect, awareness and actualization – all emphasized in his products and work ethic. A former national Creative and Educational Director for L’Oreal Professional, a division of L’Oreal USA, Theodore has received global accolades for his groundbreaking educational seminars on hair coloring, cutting and styling, as well as for his business building and trend-spotting savvy. His articles have appeared in numerous magazines including Hair Color and Design, Estetica USA, Salon News, Modern Salon and Process.
Theodore has been privileged to work with some of the top salons and stylists on an international and national level, including Frederick Fekkai of New York, Gene Juarez of Seattle, WA. Toni & Guy of Dallas, TX. and Antoine de Chez of Denver, CO. where he conducted intensive training sessions in using the newest hair color, cutting and styling innovations. Theo also has taken to the stage as a professional platform artist at numerous trade shows throughout the country, sharing the spotlight with salon industry luminaries like Philip Wilson, Rowena Cutrozola, Leo Forsythe and Jennifer MacDougall.
He began his U.S. career under the tutelage of Alexander Zbinden, a protege of the internationally renowned Alexandre de Paris. A native Australian, Theodore calls Chicago home and works out of his flagship salon Tryst Beauty Salon & Spa in Highland Park, IL.
The credo “I Am, I Think, I Will,” is the basis of the key principle ingredients for all of Thedore’s products under the Tryst Beauty banner: “My Spirit, My Hard Work, My Discipline, My Personal Legend.”