Rita Hazan> View portfolio
Over the past fifteen years, Rita Hazan has established herself as one of the most sought-after colorists in the world, recognized for setting beauty trends and helping to reinvent celebrities with fresh new looks. Hazan has created signature styles for such A-list talent as Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Williams, Renee Zellweger, and Britney Spears, just to name a few.
Though a demanding travel schedule often has Rita flying around the world alongside her celebrity patrons, she always makes time for her salon clients, many of whom have now become good friends. Her namesake salon may be located in NYC, but Hazan travels to LA monthly in order to keep her West Coast fans looking fabulous.
Despite her jet-set lifestyle, Rita is perhaps best known for being approachable and down-to-earth and her keen eye for detail. One of her favorite looks combines '40s glamour—think Rita Hayworth and Veronica Lake—with a rock and roll twist. When it comes to determining hair color for her clients, Rita says, “The most important factor is someone’s personality. You don’t want your hair to ‘wear’ you, you want to have hair that complements your skin and eyes, hair that really reflects who you are.”
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Adrian Wallace> View portfolio
Raised in one of the world’s most famous melting pots, Adrian Wallace is always on the frontlines in the house of style. The glamour and excitement that lives in New York sparked his desire to become a colorist. Thus began his journey into the beauty industry which continues to inspire him today.
With a strong penchant for fashion, Adrian considers hair to be the most important accessory and the ultimate means of expression. His signature looks are vibrant, dramatic and sexy. While he’s always up on the trends, Adrian knows that following a trend is not ideal for everyone. All of his clients can expect a personal experience and tailored color that suits the skin, eyes, and lifestyle. Adrian is never afraid to push the envelope but will always insure that his clients hair remains healthy and luminous.
With nearly fifteen years of experience behind him, Adrian is still passionate, dedicated and energized about his craft. His work is truly an art form that has kept celebrities and clients alike coming back for more.
Adrian’s accomplishments include The Oprah Winfrey Show, Americas Next Top Model, Elle, Vogue, Essence, Shape, Self, and Town & Country magazines.
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Carrie McCard> View portfolio
Carrie McCard graduated with a BFA in painting, and, as a six-year-veteran of the Rita Hazan team, recognizes that coloring hair is an art form unto itself. During a three-year apprenticeship as Rita’s assistant, Carrie developed a broad knowledge and understanding of the business, as well as the skills needed to create glamorous, natural-looking color. On the floor as a full-time colorist, Carrie has developed her own signature style, providing her clients with customized color that always looks effortlessly chic.
“Hair is the first thing people notice about you,” says Carrie. “It should accent the way you look, not distract.”
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George Papanikolas> View portfolio
George Papanikolas is one of the hottest and most sought after colorists in Hollywood. Instyle, Allure, and People Magazine have all recognized George as one of the countries Top Colorists. His signature highlighting style has caught the attention of Southern California's and New York City's most discerning clientele. Using the French, freehand technique called ”balayage,” he creates natural-looking, sun-kissed color that looks, as George says, ”like you've spent a summer at the beach, not three hours in the salon.”
High fashion blondes love the ”rooty,” high contrast designs which were inspired by the likes of Gisele Bundchen and Sarah Jessica Parker. Brunettes clamor for his progressive color designs characterized by rich color at the roots with luscious caramel-toned tips. And his copper-gold, vibrant redheads are the new standard for this head-turning hue. As a result, he has become a favorite among young Hollywood celebrities. His color work has been featured in numerous national magazine photo assignments, film projects, music tours, music videos and fashion shows—resulting in a vast and sophisticated portfolio. George is represented by Exclusive Artist Management for editorial and fashion. www.eamgmt.com/georgepapanikolas/
The In-demand Bi-Coastal color specialist has established himself in West Hollywood at the Andy Lecompte Salon, and in New York City at the Rita Hazan Salon.
One of the most important ingredients in George's color blends is a foundation of healthy, shiny hair. To produce his vibrant color results, he relies on Joico’s Vero-K-Pak Color, as well as Joico's Hair Repair System which includes Joico’s K-PAK Deep Penetrating Reconstructor to keep his clients hair in optimum condition. This award-winning hair fixer is packed with Joico's unique Quadramine Complex, which transforms strands instantly, leaving hair stronger, glossier and easier to manage. He’s also an ardent fan of Joico's new Design Collection for styling and finishing, citing the Dry Spray Wax and Texture Spray as ideal aids for his signature, day-at-the-beach looks.
To schedule and appointment, or a complimentary consultation contact George at the Andy Lecompte Salon 616 North Almont Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069 310-273-4100 Or the Rita Hazan Salon 720 5th Ave. 11th Floor New York, NY 10019 212-586-4343
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Nicole Tresch> View portfolio
Born and raised just outside of Philadelphia, Nicole Tresch had an unwavering dream of being a leading colorist in New York City. After graduating at the top of her class Nikki, as clients call her, packed her bags and headed to the Big Apple to achieve her goal. It was her ambition and dedication that landed her an apprenticeship at the Rita Hazan Salon where she trained under the instruction of Rita herself. Nicole has spent over 5 years traveling cross country for photo shoots with Rita, developing formulas, and sharpening her skills that now have clients reaching out to her.
“The best part of my job is providing each of my clients with a customized color that will further accentuate their features and suit their lifestyles. Everyone leaves my chair with their own formula, and their own look.“
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Cristina B> View portfolio
With mentors like Juan Carlos Maciques, Nelson Vercher, and Andre Rodman, it's no wonder why Cristina B. is one of the salon's rising talents. This native New Yorker began her career at the Rita Hazan Salon in 2007, working alongside some of the biggest celebrities and fashion designers, developing a cutting and styling technique that is loved by many. When asked what she thinks is the most important factor in the beauty industry, she responded ”Progression. Our craft is never ending. A great stylist recognizes the importance of staying on top of the latest products and trends to keep our clients happy and that’s what I do.”
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Eddie Ngai> View portfolio
A stylist for over 15 years, Hong Kong native Eddie Ngai has worked on runway shows for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and Diesel, as well as with a celebrity clientele that includes Renee Zellweger, Law and Order’s Vincent D’Onofrio and Jaime Pressly of My Name Is Earl. His editorial work has been featured in the pages of In Style, Elle, People, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Self, Town & Country and Allure.
Eddie moved to New York City in 1994 and trained at famed salons John Frieda and Oribe before joining Rita Hazan in 2006. His affable nature has earned him a loyal following. “I’m constantly inspired by my family, my friends and my clients,” says Eddie, who, in his free time, enjoys scouring flea markets for quirky collectibles, biking and making origami. “And I just love seeing my clients leave happier than when they came in.”
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Eugene Toye> View portfolio
Eugene Toye has styled hair for countless designer runway shows on the international fashion circuit, from Versace and Valentino to Dolce & Gabbana and Jean Paul Gaultier. His work has appeared in Elle, Glamour, Self, Shape, Us Weekly, Town & Country, Allure, Cosmopolitan and Tatler and some of his celebrity clients include Brooke Shields, Ashlee Simpson, Kim Cattrall, Christy Turlington, Elle Macpherson, and Deborah Messing.
Eugene began his career in Vancouver, training with the Vidal Sassoon Academy. He moved to New York in 1994 to work with Oribe; together they traveled around the United States and Europe for fashion shoots and runway shows. In 2006, Eugene relocated to the Rita Hazan Salon.
When he’s not working with hair, Eugene is a self-proclaimed foodie and global nomad. Having traveled to over 20 countries, he once biked 275 miles in Portugal.
Says Eugene, “I love that what I can do for a client’s outer physical appearance has a positive effect on their inner well-being.”
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Juan Carlos Maciques> View portfolio
With over 20 years of experience under his belt, Juan Carlos Maciques is a beauty industry powerhouse. His amped-up styling gives his clients a sexy edge with a modern glam sensibility.
He draws inspiration from the runways each season as well as through his collaborations with other artists in the industry. He has styled hair for a number of fashion shows including such prestigious designers as Marchesa, Badgley Mischka, Adam Lippes, Versace, and Valentino.
Juan Carlos is a frequent contributor to magazines and websites and has appeared on a number of TV segments including The Oprah Winfrey Show. Allure magazine has frequently listed him in their directory as best New York stylist. He has also worked with some of Hollywood's best-looking leading ladies and musicians, including Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Williams, Emmy Rossum, and Rosario Dawson.
His most recent collaborations have been with such noted photographers as Ellen Von Unwerth, Mert & Marcus, and Warwick Saint.
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Kimberly Gueldner> View portfolio
Graduating high school a year early to attend beauty school at 17, Kim went on to work in one of Los Angeles? most prestigious salons at 18 years old. She has worked with some of the world's most renowned hairstylists and has stroked the hair of some of the biggest celebrities.
Kim has also been working under the belt of Danilo for nearly seven years and takes care of his clients on the road. She has toured with the likes of Gwen Stefani, Faith Hill, the Scissor Sisters and recently finished touring with Katy Perry. Needless to say, she loves styling. She has done numerous red carpet events, TV & Magazine shoots as well as weddings. When Kim is not touring she is providing her clients with styling methods that are modern, effortless and sophisticated.”
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Luden Ovidio Henriquez> View portfolio
Beyond being a hairstylist at the salon, Luden Henriquez is actually a long-time friend and beauty school colleague of Rita Hazan. Nevertheless, he actually began his career 18 years ago working with Oribe before joining Rita’s team in 2003.
Recognized globally for creating sexy, voluminous looks, Luden has worked with such A-list talent as Christy Turlington, Julianna Margulies, Jennifer Connelly and Zoe Saldana. He has also worked on runway shows for Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Versace and Marchesa.
“Through all my years of styling hair, I’ve realized that it’s not about the trend,” Luden says, “It’s about the individual.”
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Mylo> View portfolio
Mylo is one of those rare stylists who can breath life into hair. His layering techniques leave hair fuller and more manageable, making him the master of easy to maintain hair. He explains that with his technique hair is “more alive and requires less styling at home.” It is his strength in creating any hair look that have made Mylo a top choice during fashion week for fashion superstars such as Zac Posen, Valentino and Jill Stewart, and for iconic brands like Victoria’s Secret and Baby Phat.
When a more dramatic change is desired, Mylo is also the master of hair extensions. Using the finest virgin hair available from the Temples of India, he can transform even the shortest hair into flowing locks. He is also a specialist in Keratin treatments which transforms kinky, cracked and frizzy into silky, soft and manageable.Mylo has gained his experience working with some of the worlds most renowned stylists including Oribe, Sally Hershberger, Bod Recine, Ward Stegerhoeksteg. He has styled a vast list of celebrities, such as Victoria Beckham, Anthony Bourdain, Naomi Campbell, Khole Kardashian, Eva Longoria, Lisa Marie Presley, Paulina Rubio, Gulliana Rancic, Tony Robbins, Alejandro Zans… to name a few.
And now, Mylo brings his signature style to Rita Hazan Salon.
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Myrna Palacios> View portfolio
Before becoming a full-time stylist at Rita Hazan, where she has worked for five years, Myrna Palacios apprenticed under one of the salon’s brightest stars, Juan Carlos Maciques. Born in Ecuador, Myrna moved to the United States when she was 3. Her passion for creative but straightforward hair and her love of high-fashion editorial inspires her work at the salon, where she helps her fast-growing clientele adopt an everyday, wearable glamour.
“I just love the art of styling hair,” Myrna says.
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Nelson Vercher> View portfolio
Chicago native Nelson Vercher started his career as a hairstylist at home—by experimenting on his four sisters. Also, a major part of his work has been inspired by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. As a young boy Nelson was so amazed by his architecture he would take the train from one side of town to another just to go look at his original homes in Oak Park, Chicago . Which is still a major part of his inspiration in his work today. An apprenticeship at Vidal Sassoon catapulted Nelson into the position of West Coast Instructor for the company’s San Francisco location. He later moved to New York, where he worked at such esteemed salons as John Frieda and Oribe, eventually settling at his long-time friend Rita Hazan’s salon, where his station is always buzzing.
Known for his modern, sexy “wash and wear” cuts, Nelson’s work has been featured in the pages of such magazines as Vogue, Elle, Nylon, Italian Vogue, L'officel, Wonderland, Blank and Harper’s Bazaar as well as on the runways of such designers as Valentino, Giorgio Armani, Prada, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Zac Posen, Y3, Phillip Lim, Costello Tagliapietra, Halston and Oscar de la Renta. His extensive celebrity clientele consists of Britney Spears, Donatella Versace, Naomi Campbell, Calista Flockhart, Iman, Sienna Miller Kim Kardashian, Lydia Hearst, Chanel Iman, Jessica Stam ,Arlenis Sosa, Nelly Furtado, Kelly Rowland, Tamia and Fefe Dobson
“I love making a woman look beautiful with what I call ‘easy hair,’” says Nelson. “And if she wants to style it on top of that, even better!”
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Sean James Deceurs> View portfolio
New Orleans-born Sean James Decuers brings over 22 years of experience in the beauty industry to Rita Hazan. After training on the West Coast, Sean James moved to New York where he quickly climbed the ladder at such salons as Bumble and Bumble, Oribe and Warren Tricomi. He brought his skills to Rita Hazan in 2007.
Sean James has become a go-to stylist for some of Hollywood’s most beautiful women, including Jessica Simpson, Jaime Pressly and Cynthia Nixon. His creative visions have graced some of the world’s most exclusive and exciting runway shows, including Dior, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Oscar De La Renta, Proenza Schouler, Carolina Herrera and Donna Karan.
Sean James is currently contracted as a celebrity stylist for Maybelline/Garnier.
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