Horst Rechelbacher 50 Beautiful YearsOctober 1, 2005 By: Kelley Donahue American Salon
A Beautiful Mind
Horst Rechelbacher is indeed a man of many talents. Not only a brilliant entrepreneur who forever changed the face of the professional beauty industry when he launched Aveda in the late '70s, he's also an award-winning stylist whose legendary artistry—a sampling of which is seen on these pages—has had a huge role in pushing hair into bold new territories and in inspiring countless others. As he once noted of the company he founded whose pure, plant-based products, spurred a huge botanical boom in the salon market, "Aveda was a way to blend my love of hairdressing with my love of aromatherapy and the environment." For that, we should all be thankful.