John Toth trained in London with Vidal Sassoon for haircutting and coloring. He also trained with the seminal "street style" salon, ANTENNA, famous for attaching Monofibre hair extensions to the scalps of Boy George, Pete Burns and other 80's style icons.
At the start of the 90's he moved to New York City where he worked at the downtown boutique of the now well known fashion stylist, Patricia Field. The store, also referred to as the "House of Field" (named after the "houses" of NYC's Voguing/ballroom scene), was staffed by the city's "nightlife royalty" and was a place known for creative experimentation. It was there that he honed his makeup skills.
Makeup by John Toth
Soon he was working with various fashion photographers such as: Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Steven Klein, Annie Lebowitz, Patric Demarchelier, Steven Meisel and Ellen von Unworth. And with fashion designers including: Vivienne Westwood, Thierry Mugler, Betsey Johnson, Geoffrey Beene and Mitsuhiro Matsuda.
He also became involved with the last of NYC's truly "underground" nightclubs JACKIE 60, and his drawings were frequently featured there for various themed nights. Some other legendary nightlife establishments that have also shown his work include THE SOUND FACTORY and PORK, which was held at the infamous "leather" bar THE LURE. His drawings have been published in THE OMEN, MARQUIS, DRESSED TO KILL and LASH magazines, and have appeared on the television show BLINDSPOT.
Jackie 60 "Shoe Ball" flyer, circa 1999
Lately he has had his hand back in nightlife by providing images used for the promotion of various events at EGG, London. As an artist he is self taught and does everything painstakingly by hand. For more information about purchasing original artwork or commissioning a drawing, please email: email@example.com. or firstname.lastname@example.org