Born in the South of France, Mr. Fekkai once considered becoming a sculptor. Instead, he turned his attention towards revolutionizing the cut and shaping of hair. For more than 20 years, Hollywood’s brightest stars have relied on his talents. With eight salons around the country and a hair and body care line that today is distributed to 43 countries around the world, he has a well-established reputation for innovation. That same fresh thinking is why he came to First Republic for personal and business banking. He knows that wherever he is in the world, his financial affairs will be impeccably handled — and that First Republic will stand in the forefront with new ideas to better serve him.