I'm Cody VandeZande and I am an illustration artist and professional hairstylist living in Chicago. I have always been a passionate, creative and entrepreneurial soul. I need to create!
As a kid I began by crafting bracelets and key chains to sell to family and friends. As a teenager I was taking every art class I could along with coloring my friends hair from box dye and crumpled up tin foil.
As an adult I have earned a bachelors degree in illustration and design and have set forth on an adventure to create my own business in both the hair and illustration industries.
A Great White Christmas:
I have written, illustrated and self published two children’s books. My first children's book is called A Great White Christmas. It’s a story about Oli, the great white shark, who helps Santa save Christmas when he runs into troubles flying over Australia. I was inspired to write this book from a trip I took to Australia to dive with great white sharks in 2013.
The Chuck Book:
My second children's book, The Chuck Book is an interactive ABC style book for all ages! While reading the stories on each page, you can find and follow over 60 Instagram accounts that are tied back to the real animals featured in the book! You'll be able to find and follow the real Archie, the real Benny, the real Corrie and so on. It can also be enjoyed without having to use social media. I've worked for almost two years on this project and I couldn't be more proud of the way it turned out!
I LOVE COLOR.
Balayage is one of my favorite techniques to do for hair coloring because of the softness and dimension it adds to the hair. To be honest, I love all techniques of coloring hair.
Although I know my way around a tub of bleach and can rock out some beautiful blondes, I also know my color wheel and can create beautiful hair color in a wide variety!
Making clients look and feel their best since 2006!