It was Justin Bobby Brescia’s perfectly imperfect head of hair that first grabbed viewers’ attention during his time on The Hills. Little did we know at the time, Brescia’s messy ‘do wasn’t by happenstance. MTV’s bad boy attended Paul Mitchell the School to learn the ins and outs of hairstyling, and he later took classes at a hair institution that was named after the late legendary hair stylist, Vidal Sassoon.
After moving to Los Angeles when he was in his early 20s, he was on assignment at Quixote Studios, which just so happened to be the same place Patridge was working as a receptionist. “She asked to maybe get her hair done, and then we just exchanged information and stayed in contact. Then, eventually, both our schedules freed up, and I cut it,” he told Vice’s Broadly.
MTV cameras followed along to record him doing his magic on her tresses, and, although the footage didn’t make the cut, they invited Brescia onto the show as Patridge’s love interest and offered him a salary triple the amount he was making as a hairdresser, Us Weekly reported. And, as they say, the rest is history.
After the cancelation of The Hills, Brescia took his love for hairstyling a step further by teaming up with a chemist to create a line of hair care products called Brush Your Hair.