In 1996, Tony Jiao attended the British world’s top Vidal Sassoon School of Art after which he had the pleasure to attend one of the largest hairstyling conferences in England where he received the highest honor of the hairdressing sector, “Young British Artists Award”. He was China’s first recipient of this world class honor. Since then, Tony has only moved forward, frequently traveling in the European fashion scene — London, Paris, Milan Fashion Week — styling and working on fashion shoots with magazine publishers.
From 1999 – 2002 Tony was a member a of the Chinese Association for hairdressing. During that time, the Wella Color Corporation repeatedly invited him to work the opening releases for the Chinese market. In 2000, Tony was named “Wella Hair Master.” His work was publlished for cultural hair trends for China Fashion Week in 2003. Tony was then published on behalf of the Tokyo Interpretation of the Night in 2004.