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Our artistic stylists bring first-hand experience from fashion capitals around the world. We’re a unique and dynamic group of communicative hair designers who take our job seriously, and as seriously fun. We’ll invest in getting to know you, to understanding your hairstyling needs, and use years of industry experience and education to work with your hair, facial features, and lifestyle to get you the look that gets looks.
At the salon, he is sometimes overheard recalling childhood memories of how his mother’s friends would rave over their hairdressers, and how these spirited conversations sparked his passion for ‘making people feel beautiful.’
From those early formative years, Anthony pursued his passion without means or privilege, even going so far as to attend beauty school in secret. In high school, friends would form a line from the bathroom out the front door, sometimes waiting hours for a trim, to both the pride and frustration of his mother.
He has since parleyed these humble beginnings into an internationally recognized career as a master of hair that spans the most elite studios and academies from New York to London, Vancouver to Milan.
The unique combination of his hard knocks upbringing and worldly experience has resulted in a creative but eclectic philosophy that he imparts to all of our stylists. Having mentored dozens of assistants into confident successful stylists, Anthony emphasizes a meticulous attention to detail and “controlling hair, not letting it control you.”
Anthony also holds more than a decade of experience as the Director of Education to exclusive boutiques here in San Diego, where he first developed his simple, yet powerful customer-centric philosophy: “Always spend how ever much time perfection takes.” He and his wife, Corinne, now translate that mantra and their hair-experience in teaching the many young Stylists that come to Salotto to enhance their training in all things hair.
In his own words, Anthony’s vision for Salotto is “an upscale salon without the intimidation. No fake kisses or attitudes. Just real caring people…who rock at hair.”See Anthony’s Work
Simply put, Corinne is the lifeblood of Salotto and the personification of “Complete Beauty.”
And “Complete Beauty” is more than skin-deep, it is both an experience and a state-of-mind. As our Director of Guest Experience, the softness of Corinne’s manner belies an unrelenting focus: EVERYONE GETS THE SAME “COMPLETE BEAUTY” EXPERIENCE, EVERY TIME.
This is no small task. Corinne listens with a deftness and focus beyond her years, and she has a particular gift for drawing out a look or vibe that a client may be unable to articulate.
Such an intent focus on relationships involves all details big and small. She can recall the name of every guest since we first opened our doors, their hair issues and how they take their coffee.But to us, above all, she is a friend and mentor who empowers stylists, assistants and guests alike to feel Completely Beautiful.See corinne’s Work