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Vogue? Italian Vogue? Vogue Japan? V Magazine? Vanity Fair?
What do all these glossy fashion magazines have in common? Our artist of the month, co/owner and Color Director of Madison Avenue’s AnthonyLeonard Salon, Anthony Palermo! Open any of these magazines and for sure you will see his visions of beautiful hair color come to life.
He has worked with some of the most beautiful women in the music, fashion, and movie worlds.
Cover after cover, tear sheet’s that are too many to count, we hear how he keeps doing what he’s doing and according to him…. well its only the beginning!
Q-How long have you been a NYC hairdresser?
AP- About 17 years I only worked in NYC, I actually went to beauty school at night and started working as an assistant at the Oribe Salon on 5th Avenue during the day.
Q- Who are some of the A-listers you have collaborated with?
AP- I have the honor of saying I have worked with Cher, Madonna, Eve, Celine Dione , Jennifer Lopez, Cindi Lauper, Rihanna, Ricky Martin, Springsteen, Halle Berry, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Conelly, Michelle Wlliams, Jennifer Lawrence, Tyra Banks, Maria Sharapova, Iman, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Amber Valletta, Sky Ferreira, Candace Swanepoel, Joan Smalls, Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Karlie Kloss, Raquel Zimmermann, Jessica Stam and so many other countless models!
Q- Who are some of the photographers you have collaborated with?
AP- Mario Testino , Steven Klien , Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz,Craig McDean, Sebastian Faena, Norman Jean Roy, Solve Sundsbo, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Carlyn Cerf de Dudzeele and many others!
Q- What is your signature color?
AP- Its that buttery blonde that I love to do… I also LOVE to do the wild colors…. I reignited the trend again, and I hope it stays, its never boring and its very futuristic!
Q-What is your favorite thing about being a beauty expert in NYC?
AP- Transformations on celebrities, like when Oribe and I did Rihanna for an American Vogue cover, its iconic! Leonard (my partner) also always brings who ever he is working with on set to me at the salon to change or fix their color, so you never know who your going to see when your at the AnthonyLeonard Salon!
Everyday is different, I get calls from rock stars that a car will be picking me up and taking me to the stadium for my “magic touch” before their show goes on. I also love seeing my ideas come to life in the pages of high fashion magazines!
Q- Where besides NYC would you love to live?
AP- Rome, its so ancient but modern at the same time, and the people are so beautiful, I could see a little AnthonyLeonard Salon at the top of the Spanish Steps!
Q- Who do you think is the most beautiful woman ever?
AP- I have so many to choose from, but I think Sophia Lauren is the most beautiful of all!
Q- What is playing on your iPod and in your salon that you love?
AP- It varies if you look at my face book, you’ll see I post what we are listening to all the time, however we have been playing a lot of George Michael again, I bought all of the videos on iTunes because he made the most amazing videos. I also played MDNA on repeat for a week straight, its great music!
Q- What in your opinion is the future of hairdressing?
AP- Well I just watched the Hunger Games, and I must say hair will be the new designer must have item, originality, one if a kind looks, I did a show in Las Vegas with Oribe last May and that was our vision!
Q- Who is your all time favorite fashion designer?
AP- My obsession with fashion designers and all things beautiful began with Mr. Gianni Versace. He was the best ever! His clothes were art pieces and so desirable, he made sure everyone wanted that label in their closet, he changed the fashion world and he was so ahead of his time and taken away from us way to soon!
Q- Who is your all time favorite model?
AP- Kate Moss, she is to me the best of the best! Nobody works the camara like her, she looks great with long hair, short hair, blonde or brown, she is a muse in the fashion industry for every major designer!
Q- What is your favorite retail product sold in your salon?
AP- ORIBE GOLD POMADE!!!! It’s so glamorous and it works in any hair color, everyone needs a little gold!
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