Arthur Shamalov treads lightly around tresses at first. He wants to make sure he has the full picture before offering any suggestions about hair length or style. When he is ready, this top New York City hair stylist cuts gently and precisely, sculpting hair to subtly frame a face. He can do dramatic too – if that’s what the person in his chair is looking for or he can simply freshen up a dated look.
“I love what I do,” he says. “It is never boring and I feel challenged and inspired by each person who comes to see me.”
Shamalov has quite a legion of followers at Manhattan’s posh Oscar Blandi salon, where the clientele is known to be rather discerning.
He spoke with Beau
Soon after arriving in the United States from Italy, Umberto Savone attended beauty school and began cutting hair in New York City. He soon opened up a makeup/clothing/hair salon — a very cutting edge concept at the time — in Syracuse, NY and finally headed west to Los Angeles, California, where he now caters to clientele at his two Beverly Hills salons. A defining moment for Savone and his salon occurred in 1982. He knew that he and his team were well on their way when The Los Angeles Times wrote about the best haircutter in Los Angeles…Savone. Then, Time Magazine followed it up with a story about him as well.
His haircare expertise and styling techniques continue to make him an
Photo Credit: Philip Kingsley
Trichology is the scientific study of the hair and scalp, therefore a trichologist specializes in all matters relating specifically to hair and scalp health. Trichologists usually take a holistic approach to hair and scalp treatment, not only taking into account a client’s symptoms, but also evaluating their lifestyle, diet and other possible contributing factors to help diagnose and treat specific conditions.
Trichologist Anabel Kingsley is the main liaise between the Kingsley Clinic and Philip Kingsley products so who better to turn to than her to come up with some troubleshooting tactics to ensure your hair and scalp are healthy and look as gorgeous as possible.
Here, she shares h
‘Tis the season for looking your best, and no-one knows this better than Frank Friscioni, the Co-Director of Color at the Oscar Blandi Salon in Manhattan. He sees more people for color, highlights or other touch ups between November 1 and January 1 than almost any other time of the year.
Friscioni chatted up Beauty in the Bag about what’s hot in hair coloring in 2015, and what’s not. (In a word, Balayage is in, and pastel colors are out, or should be)
Here’s what he had to say:
What is your signature procedure?
My goal is to make people look their best, no matter what technique I have to use– be it balayage, ombre, foils, single process or gloss. I pul