The very tricky month of November has lots of ups and downs, you might see or bump into someone you haven’t seen in a long time, so your look is extra important. It is the kick off for the legendary NYC holiday party’s and the time of year to be thankful. Our stylist to some of the most glamourous Madison Ave girls, Mary Zingone, shares her thoughts about beauty, style, and something we all want, gorgeous hair!
ALS: What would you say is the signature hair cut that you are known for at The ALS?
M: I’ve been known for a clean but sexy long layered haircut, I prefer a soft razored look.
ALS: When did you start hair dressing?
M: At the age of 19. I started at a salon called Bumble & Bumble.
ALS: What is your favorite hair color?
M: I adore a highlighted look, a rich brown into a mixture of multicolored honey’s ,caramel’s and soft blondes.
ALS: What is your trick for a bad hair day?
M: Don’t try to fight it! I love a a messy braid, a chic scarf, or a great hat. You can’t go wrong with that.
ALS: Where besides NYC would you like to live?
M: Florence Italy. It is full of amazing art, beautiful people and great wine!
ALS: Who is your favorite fashionista?
M: Marilyn Monroe did everything better than anyone else. She is timeless. Every woman wants to feel her magic still to this day. She is an amazing muse, and still inspires the element of glamour!
ALS: What do you think is the most important part of a woman’s look?
M: Hair & make-up!! If you get that right , the rest is easy. But the most important is lipstick. I don’t leave the house without my MAC Ruby Woo!!!
ALS: Do you see big changes in the beauty industry?
M: I was interviewed by New Beauty Magazine (aug 2011) about preserving hair and keeping it young looking. The beauty industry is obsessed with youth. For example, staying away from gels, and harsh hairspray’s, being more aware of tepurture controls on hot tools and moisturizing is always the key. Bottling a healthy 19 year old girl’s hair…This is what the beauty industy is trying to achieve for women of all ages!
ALS: Top 3 artist on your i pod?
M: At the moment I’m hooked on Adelle, but I still listen to Prince and the one and only Ms. Billie Holiday.
ALS: What is your favorite AnthonyLeonard retail product?
M: I don’t let my clients leave the salon without buying SACHAJUAN Leave In Conditioner spray, its light, its oil free, it really makes styling effortless and most important it is the first step in healthy shiny beautiful looking hair, I absolutely love it!
Tags: Adelle, Anthony Palermo, AnthonyLeonard Salon, Billie Holliday, Florence, Italy, Leave In Conditioner, Leonard Zagami, MAC Ruby Woo, Madison Avenue, Marilyn Monroe, Mary Zingone, New Beauty Magazine, November, Prince, SACHAJUAN
I can speak for all hairdressers when I say Marilyn Monroe was the ultimate muse. Her natural gift of style, beauty, elegance, and grace changed the glam world we live in. June is such a powerful month—It’s the kick-off of summer, and the beginning of many love stories to be told.
I was really excited to pair up our June Product of the Month with one of the biggest icons known to man. Being a gemini myself, I understand the attraction to glimmer, shine, color, lights, camera, action!
Oribe 24K Gold Pomade is as genius as the man who created it!
My theory for Marilyn Monroe: Every woman wants to be her, Every man wants to be with her.
My theory for Oribe: Some like it hot, Some like it gold!
Works with every shade of hair color!
Have a great summer everyone
XXX – Anthony Palermo