Colorist Category Archives

Linh Phan

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Linh Phan owner of Bescene Studios in DC, MD, & VA the DMV area. Linh Phan has managed to raise the bar for salon professional color, cut & style, All 3 locations are are equipped with an arsenal of talent providing each individual client a unique salon finish “Bescene is the place to Bescene”  A Client wrote: “Linh Phan has an eye for creativity, passion for customer service, heart for customer satisfaction, and hands for hair magic. another Client wrote: Phan and his crew of stylists are amazing artists.

Linh Phan understand the meaning of team work, makes dream work, a recent collaboration with Celebrity Custom Hair Designer Toyko Stylez & Project Coordinator: Christopher Aaron, Photographer: Kataya Tsyganova, Make-Up Artist: Kevin Wade, and Fashion Stylist: Bryon Javar is testament to Phan team work spirit.

Phan and colleagues are all Artist In the Spotlight check out each artist page and follow there amazing gifts @bescene or check out there website:


Guy Tang


Guy Tang is the famed master colorist and educator at West Hollywood, Ca Salon Republic.

He is synonymous with beauty and best known for his magnificent haircolor designs.

Guy Tang is also known for his expertise in the social media world.

Guy Tang calls himself a “Hair Activist” and is a top educator, giving up details and formulas for his magnificent finishes both on stage and in his many stunning social media posts.

He says he was inspired “by Vidal Sassoon for his precision cuts that was way advance during his time.”

And the celeb he most wants to makeover is Ariana Grande because, he says, “she needs a new look.”

In an interview with Modern Salon, he says the best part of his job is to “create beauty out of madness.”

I have had the pleasure of seeing Guy at work. I call him “Mr. Picasso” because he’s simply a truly gifted colorist who continues to break barriers.

Fearless, and bold,  his personality is humble and yet bubbly.  Guy Tang Picasso style coloring and toning is simply a work of art. He is on a level of his own: styling each individual client and creating their own personal canvas. Most importantly, he takes the time to educate the next generation of stylist’s on his unique coloring and toning techniques.


Follow Guy on Instagram at Guy_Tang

Paul Cucinello

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 Paul Cucinello

Paul Cucinello grew up in a family of hairstylists and you can say that the creative juices have always been in his blood.
Within 3 months of assisting at his first job, Paul was given his own chair.  By the end of his third year with the salon, he was the Artist Director, General Manager, Head Colorist, Head Stylist, and successfully rebranded and re-launched the salon. Paul soon became bicoastal and quickly began creating a name for himself both as an Editorial Stylist for print and runway and as a Corporate Trainer & Platform Artist for Sebastian/Wella International. He extended his love for color as a Cosmetic Designer, creating collections and doing Research & Development for Sebastian’s Trucco Cosmetic line.

After perfecting his signature cutting style, Paul began working in New York City at Antonio Prieto Salon and shifted his focus toward hair color. In 2001, Paul Cucinello was named “Best Colorist” by New York Magazine and has been dubbed by beauty insiders as the “go-to-guy for color correction and precision cuts.”

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Paul Cucinello – Beauty Expert

Paul Cucienello has a strong working relationship with the top Beauty Editors and he is regularly featured in New York Magazine, Allure, W, Vanity Fair, Lucky, Self, Teen Vogue, WWD, Health, Life & Style, Ladies Home Journal, Family Circle, & His expert opinion is consistently sought after for comments on new celebrity hair trends and beauty product recommendations.
Maintaining bi coastal residences in both LA and NYC, Paul is the Creative Director at Chris Chase Salon NYC, where he oversees a team of exceptionally talented editorial stylists and colorists. When he’s not working as a guest artist for major beauty brands, Paul is consulting, testing & developing innovative new products for some of the biggest names in the beauty industry: L’Oreal Kerastase, LBP, Oribe, R & Co and V76 by Vaughn.
 Follow him on Instagram @paulcucinello
Photo credit:  Michael Young

Sally Hershberger


Sally Hershberger is one of the most influential and sought-after hairstylists across the globe, known for her trendsetting vision and amazing skill. Sally Hershberger talent has propelled her to celebrity status in the world of fashion, beauty and hair.

Sally’s success led to the natural evolution of her own self-titled hair care line, Sally Hershberger Hair  in 2008, which is touted as the ultimate in luxury hair care without the price tag to match.

As she says: “With the right cut and the right products, you can get great style with very little effort. That’s what my product line is all about: You looking and feeling amazing.”

Sally has three salons: Sally Hershberger Uptown located on New York’s Upper East Side, Sally Hershberger Downtown in New York’s Meatpacking District, and Sally Hershberger Los Angeles on La Cienega Boulevard.

You can follow her gorgeous work on Instagram @sallyhershberger


Melissa Nester

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 Melissa Nester

If healthy hair care is what you’re looking for, then Melissa Nester of Umberto Salon in Beverly Hills, Ca is the stylist you need to know.

She’s firmly of the belief that when it comes to products, less is more and quality ingredients are what really count.

With an extensive background in hair, with twenty years under her belt, Melissa Nester is multi-talented specializing in color, cuts, custom-made wigs and hairpieces.


You’ll find her working at the fabulous, Oscar- favorite Umberto’s Salon in Beverly Hills.

Melissa particularly excels in textured natural hair with her wet-setting and round brush techniques bringing out the hair’s natural body and luster and she has long been an inspiration for JCOE Haircare Solutions.

Follow Melissa Nester on Instagram @sistermiss


Hair by Bobby

Based in New York, Hair by Bobby is creating quite the name for himself and with a client such as Gabrielle Douglas, the Olympic Gold Medalist, and his brand Hair by Bobby is on the fast-track to international acclaim.
Hair by Bobby specializes in hair extensions and utilizes professional colorist D. Edmunds to create the perfect custom color and toning.
Bobby understands that it takes teamwork to create sensational styles.
And on Yelp, he garners rave reviews.

Gina K. wrote:  “Booking with Hair By Bobby was easy and his schedule is very convenient/ flexible for my crazy work schedule. The space is small but cozy, clean and has a Bobby flare to it.

“I was welcomed with a tea and chocolate covered gingerbread cookie. During my consult, I was so tired after a long day that I wasn’t very clear with how I wanted my color to be done. I basically had some blonde highlights hand painted/dark brown roots growing out. The contrast was becoming too noticeable and my blonde looked brassy. However, the resulting look was fabulous, harmonious and exactly what I wanted. He’s obviously a mind reader.

“I love that he tries to use organic and/or least harmful methods of coloring hair. Plus, I believe I was the first client to get my hair washed with the pure alkaline water installed that day.

“I would definitely go again! My hair looks and feels great.”

Follow him on Instagram @HairbyBobby
And you can catch colorist D. Edmunds @D.Edmunds

Kiyah Wright


Kiyah Wright is one of the most sought-after hair designer’s and hair stylist’s in her industry.

She counts boldfaced names such as Tyra Banks, Jennifer Hudson, Nicole Murphy and Ciara as her clients.


Kiyah Wright is a two-time Emmy Award-winning celebrity hairstylist whose genius has not only set the precedent for image making, but has redefined the appearance of sexy, successful and confident women. Kiyah is a fashion powerhouse with expertise ranging from signature hair designs to overall beauty consultation and transformation. As a charismatic visionary, this creative trendsetter has established her mark in the industry and continues to inspire with cutting edge developments and groundbreaking achievements.

She has been featured on hit television shows like The Tyra Show, America’s Next Top Model, America’s Got Talent, and BET’s “My Black Is Beautiful”. She has made guest appearances on Style Her Famous, Shear Genius, MTV’s “Hired” and can be found giving hair and beauty tips on AOL “Daily Solutions” webisodes. In addition, Kiyah’s work has been prominently displayed in magazine such as Glamour, Vanity Fair, Elle, Essence, and Vogue. Aside from this rigorous work schedule Kiyah manages to remain loyal to her client base at the highly celebrated Warren-Tricomi Salon in Los Angeles.

Kiyah Wright believes, “behind every gorgeous celebrity is a fabulous hairstylist.”

Her diverse clientele reflects her impeccable ability to reveal and effectively translate a woman’s beauty, inside and out. Kiyah aims to bring awareness and knowledge to the proper care of “blended hair,” a variety of textures whether it be curls or kinks. As a result, she is in development on a line of hair styling products for textured hair.


Follow Kiyah Wright on Instagram @kiyahwright1 or visit her website:



Aromaz Artistry Salon

Aromaz Artistry Salon & Lounge in Dallas, Texas., is the place to be. Want a full-service one-stop shop for all you beauty needs?
At Aromaz Artistry you will get everything your heart desires: hair, cut color, a nail lounge and make up.
And the reviews Aromaz Artistry Salon are gushing.
Wrote Priscilla P: “I went to Erica a few months ago and it still seems like I don’t even need to get my hair done. It looks and feels brand new! The whole staff always greets me and asks me if I need anything. Love the vibe and music that they have going on. Can’t wait to go again!”
While, Daisy F said: “This place has it all! Good vibes, good music, good wine, and best of all the my hairstylist Victor is a beast when it comes to hair! Let’s not forget the lovely, Jaja, nail technician, who ont only has a great personality but both do great jobs. The environment is very modern and chic. The prices aren’t bad either! I definitely give this place 5 stars!”
To book an appointment or to find out more about the services on offer, visit and follow them on Instagram @Aromazartisrty.

Rosa Russo


Rosa Russo is a true New Yorker, knowing how to wear many hats. Rosa Russo, who works at Salon Maffei in NYC, specializes in hair and make up.


Clients rave about Rosa Russo’s work.

“Rosa Russo does amazing haircuts she is very talented and will make u look beautiful ♡ very nice salon as well very friendly people. My new place to go love it,” Kristin Holebrook wrote on Facebook.

She’s a specialist when it comes to hair color disasters.

One example, featured below, show’s how to transform ombre to platinum blonde.
“The middle picture still had lots of orange and yellow tones. I went back and lightly lifted one more time then at the end toned it with 9V from Redken’s shades to remove most of the warmth to create a beautiful pearl blonde.” -Rosa Russo


When she’s not at the salon, her work can be seen at high-profile fashion events and she also aims to make a bride her most beautiful on her special day via her wedding work.

Book an appointment with Rosa at and follow her in Instagram @GlamAtrtbyRosaRusso

J Charles Giuseppe Franco Salon

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 J Charles Giuseppe Franco Salon

J Charles works at the prestigious Giuseppe Franco Salon in the heart of Beverly Hills.

At the world-renowned salon, J Charles has become one of the most beloved stylists (along with Giuseppe, himself) with his attention to detail on cuts and colors and his bright, bubbly and uplifting personality making him a firm favorite with celebs and his top-notch clients.

Both Giuseppe and J Charles have extraordinary big hearts and firmly believe in giving back — they work tirelessly to help those in need.

You can see all of  J Charles‘ extraordinary work on his Facebook page: and on Instagram @jcharleshair

Artist In The Spotlight: J Charles Giuseppe Franco Salon