‘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
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Expert Colorist and Celebrity Stylist George Papanikolas has a way with hair. Just ask Reese Witherspoon, Mila Kunis, Miranda Kerr, Kim Kardashian, Kelly Rowland or Ellie Goulding, all who have had the pleasure of sitting in his chair. He divides his time at high-end salons in New York City (at the Rita Hazan Salon), Los Angeles (at the Andy Lecompte Salon) and Dubai (at the Belle Femme Salon) and juggles editorial and advertising bookings, film projects, music tours, music videos, fashion shows and private clients including celebrities, Heads of State and top level executives, plus he’s the Celebrity Stylist for Matrix professional hair color, hair care and styling products. InStyle, Allure
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Despite having had my hair primped and styled by many of the worlds’ top hairdressers and colorists, I had yet to meet ‘The One.’ But I have now, and I am going to come out and declare James Corbett as the best colorist, not only in New York, but “The World.”
With previous colorists, for some reason my hair color always turned into burned gold as they say in the industry. In other words it was ugly duckling yellow. But thankfully now I have found the man who “Gets My Hair.”
It all started at a friends’ birthday dinner one night in New York. I was seated next to James Corbett, we had a total laugh, and he invited me in to his studio.
After having had many free colorin