For some people the month of August is all about trying to beat the heat. Here at AnthonyLeonard our superstar staff members are all about being cool, in every sense of the word. If you’re already a loyal reader of the AnthonyLeonard Salon blog, then you know all about our top stylists. For those of you that are new to our fabulous world here on Madison Avenue, here’s eleven great reasons you should start checking us out more often:
Anthony Palermo: If you’re a fan of beautiful browns, rock-star reds, and buttery blondes, then look no further! With a few swipes of his paintbrush, this colorist will put as much passion and amore into your hair as a fine Roman painter.
Leonard Zagami: The only thing more beautiful than the view of the Caribbean Sea on one of Mexico’s exotic beaches, is the way Leonard will leave your hair. Expect nothing less than sexy, bouncy, and lush!
Jane Witkowski: Whether you’re getting off the subway or leaving the office, Jane will give you a California cool look to sport throughout the summer heat. Her luminous colors will standout even in the midst of NYC’s craziest crowds.
Eli Lee: If you’re into the latest trends from some of the world’s edgiest places, then Eli is your man. Just like the streets of Berlin, he knows all about the perfect style to make you look your best.
Mary Zingone: This top stylist will turn your new ‘do into a beautifully crafted work of art. Mary’s laser-cut precision and outstanding technique is reminiscent of the fine sculptors of Florence.
Tiffany Damiani: This perfectionist will have your hair feeling like the classy and exquisite London bloke that you are! If you’re looking for someone to give you an amazing new look, Tiffany puts the style in stylist!
Josh Farrington: From Mid-town to down under, you can count on Josh to provide you with gorgeous looking hair. Whether it’s about beating the heat in Australia, or catching some waves, this superstar can come up with the perfect look for you.
Gary Evans: Whether you’re into old Hollywood or new, Gary Evans can make your fantasies a reality. You’ll leave his chair feeling like Cali’s newest star in no time!
Sher Rae: You’ve always heard that NYC is the best city in the world, and here at ALS, we have one of the reasons. Over the years Sher Rae’s hands have graced the hair of countless beautiful celebrities. If you can land an appointment, you’ll be next!
John Whalan: This master of color will leave your hair as radiant as an original Monet. With colors as rich and warm as a one-of-a-kind painting, your hair will resemble those straight off a Paris fashion magazine.
Marisol Herrera: Say Aloha to Marisol, and goodbye to dry and hard to manage frizz! Her golden hands will shine brighter than the Hawaiian sun as they comb through your locks, leaving them silky smooth.
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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
The October month is a reality check for most people. The routines have gone in to flow, the extra clothing has been worn, and your hair should have a new look! Our style guru Eli Lee tells us what we should and shouldn’t be doing with our locks all the time, but this month he is right on point! Here is what he had to say…….
ALS: What is your specialty at the ALS ?
E: I’ve been know for my blow drys, I love giving women a great cut with a flowing not to done look
ALS: How long have you been a NYC hairdresser?
E: I’ve been doing hair in NYC for 8 years and I’ve always worked with the best in the business
ALS: What is your hair vision for the fall this year?
E: It’s a richer toned down hair color, accompanied by longer layer’s and playfully ponytails
ALS: Who is your all time favorite diva?
E: SJP’s character Carrie Bradshaw she new the real meaning of the word diva!
ALS: In your opinion how important is hair when doing a NYC fashion show?
E: It’s very important because you have to know how to make the hair look special without upstaging the clothes even if it’s a simple twist, not everyone gets it, but the New Yorkers do it the best!
ALS: If you could live anywhere else besides NYC where would it be?
E: Berlin Germany, I hear it has an amazing energy since The Wall came down and an old NYC feel to it when it comes to artists
ALS: Who is your all time favorite fashion designer?
E: Marc Jacobs
ALS: What would we find in your hairdressing kit?
E: Dry shampoo, Mason Pearson brushes, scissors, combs, a blow dryer, a curling iron, a flat iron, pins and elastics, and hairspray with these things you do just about anything!
ALS: Is music important to you when your working, and what is your preference?
E: I love my music, it totally soothes me when I’m working, I prefer the words of the ladies such as Adele and Beyonce, but I’m crazy about Jay Z and Kanye West’s new “Watch the Throne” album, BTW thanks for always playing it for me- (ALS, no problem!)
ALS: What is your favorite hair product of the moment?
E: Right now I really, really love Ocean Mist by SACHAJUAN, you can use it on any texture, and you can achive any look you want, it smells amazing, and the blue liquid is gorgeous!
Tags: Adelle, Anthony Palermo, AnthonyLeonard Salon, Berlin, Beyonce, Blow Dry, Carrie Bradshaw, Eli Lee, Jay Z, Kanye West, Leonard Zagami, Marc Jacobs, Mason Pearson, NYC, Ocean Mist, SACHAJUAN, Sarah Jessica Parker, Watch The Thrown
With the Summer half over, our best advise for you is to leave it in, conditioner that is! SACHAJUAN Leave In Conditioner is a light, oil free product that makes styling super easy with special Ocean Silk Technology that gives great body and amazing shine. Once used, your hair will smell and look great all day into night. A few squirts of this magic liquid and you’ll definity feel like the focused strongminded Leo that is most likely all ready taming her main for her next look for the fall! Start the repairing procces now, don’t get caught in a washout with everyone else!
This summer instead of watching TSA security workers confiscate your ” liquid gold ” (AKA shampoo/conditioner) invest in our Product of the Month SASHAJUAN 100 ML Travel Size Bottles. These precious gems will last you from Italy, Greece, Spain and back to the Hamptons. Available in Color Save, Normal Hair, Volume or Dry Hair formulas, you will be as happy as a Cancer Crab knowing none of your beauty products will end up in a JFK worker’s shower!
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June is the begining of summer and also the start to find great hair products. Being the Gemini that I am, I felt the need to have twin products of the month . SACHAJUAN Straight Out Gel & Styling Gel are like most twins, even if these products look identical they are quite different. The Styling Gel allows optimal styling, creates volume and strong support. On the other hand ,the Straight Out Gel helps protect hair from heat tools, creates fabulously soft and silky hair with superb shine!
Most people have two outlooks on things . If your a Gemini than this feeling is quite intense especially when it comes to great summer beauty products and looking like a mega star! Take it from an expert, these twin gels will never let you down, just like a real Gemini!
Leonard Zagami, hair guru to the stars, manipulated Hayden Panettiere’s short haircut into the cutest “Pebbles like” ponytail when she appeared on ABC’s THE VIEW. This look is sure to start one of the summers hottest hair trends!!!!
To achieve this fresh and flirty style , start by flat ironing hair. Then add Oribe Original Pomade to hair pulled back into an elastic. Use a few bobby pins to secure the shape, and finish with SACHAJUAN Strong Hold Hairspray…….A look that is sure to get lots of attention!!
MORE VOLUME POWDER!!!!!!! That’s what you’ll be saying once you try SachaJuan’s best selling product. Not only does it work as a dry shampoo, it gives unbelievable volume to your hair with the most amazing scent. Your hair will feel , look , move , and smell like you just washed it !! Long hair, short hair, brunette, blonde or redhead…. You will easly be addicted!!! Your hair is like Art and like the Aquarians , you can now appreciate it and see things the way only you want to!
The start of the New Year can mean many different things, I like to think taking care of your hair will be on your list of New Year resolutions! Anthony and Leonard are crazy about a new product line they have introduced to their all ready amazing collection of retail products. Straight from Stockholm Sweden, SACHAJUAN’s ” Hair Repair” is the must have product that actually improves the condition of your hair without leaving it feeling heavy or flat! With ocean silk technolgy for damagged and stressed hair, the name says it all. If your do for a repair, come in for a trial on your next color or haircut appointment, you will definitly not be sorry! Trying a new product is as exciting as being a Capricorn, let go of your stubbern ways and fall in love again with something new!
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