Carsten Wilms trained in Düsseldorf, Germany and with Jaques Dessange in Paris and Bruxelles. The first Carsten Salon opened in Phoenix, Arizona in 1984. Carsten’s eye for design is expressed through his fashion photography. It has been featured in more than 200 magazines worldwide. He has been awarded by the “Association Internationale Presse Professionnelle Coiffure” for “Best commercial hairdressing and photography 2002”. Intercoiffure of America and Canada recognized Carsten with the “Educator of the Century Award”. Carsten is the receiver of the prestigious “Aveda Master of the Arts Award”. Carsten is personally involved in teaching the French Haircutting Technique.