Inspiration From the Best
Vivienne MacKinder and Anthony Marsalese

Vivienne MacKinder and Anthony Marsalese

       “Hairdressing is a practice, you have to keep practicing throughout your entire career or you won’t succeed”: Words of wisdom from Nino Genna, Anthony Marsalese’s uncle, who recently retired from hairdressing after more than 70 years in the profession. Also words of advice that motivated Anthony to submerge himself in an intense five-day workshop last October.

       “Five on Five”, the intimate workshop taking place in the Hamptons is intended to take people out of their comfort zone and challenge them to new and creative techniques and teach leaders how to be effective mentors.

       Led by Vivienne Mackinder, one of the most highly respected international leaders in the hairdressing profession, the workshop only accepts five people to work side by side the award winning hairdresser for five days. When Anthony visited however, he got lucky, three people cancelled the week before; he only had to share the experience with Vivienne Mackinder and one other stylist.

“The education, inspiration and creativity that Vivienne shared has changed my life” says Anthony. “Her system of teaching is simple, yet it brings to a new level of understanding to the art of hairdressing”. Learning everything from technical razor cutting to creating a “perfectly, un-perfect up-do”, Anthony brought home a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

       All of Antonino Salon’s stylists and assistants will soon be inspired too. Beginning January 2014, our entire staff will challenge themselves to Vivienne Mackinder’s “HairdesignerTV”, a new, innovative on-line education system, where they will be taught and inspired by Vivienne Mackinder herself. They will learn her techniques, practice them, submit them on-line and receive first hand advice from one of the hairdressing world’s most famous hairdresser.

We look forward to continue offering new creative ideas and techniques to all our guests and can’t wait to share them with you.

Hair by Anthony Marsalese, inspired by Vivienne Mackinder

Hair by Anthony Marsalese, inspired by Vivienne Mackinder

Hair by Anthony Marsalese, inspired by Vivienne Mackinder

Hair by Anthony Marsalese, inspired by Vivienne Mackinder

Vivienne Mackinder and Anthony Marsalese goofing around during class

Vivienne Mackinder and Anthony Marsalese having a light moment during class

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Hot New Hair Trends for Spring 2012.

The Spring, 2012 forecast can be described as minimalistic, natural and easy. The outdoor, sporty look with imperfect ponytails, braids and messy up-do’s give American glamour a new, unfinished edge.

The 2012 Spring season is all about revival. The basis for the dominant styles of this season is an infusion of a unique undertone of modernist style with some of the most iconic styles of the 20th century infused together.
With styles and colors we’re seeing the best of the past reborn. Cuts are being reintroduced into luxurious revivals of styles that sit perfectly with the year’s clothing trends.

By combining a unique undertone of modern and iconic styles with new twists and today’s quality, we’ll be seeing yet another season of renaissance and evolution.

A perfect example of the middle ground between a classic style and today’s “undone” trend is this messy up-style. Being elegant to a tee, it looks careless without compromising style and doesn’t require precision or complex tools to be accomplished.

Celebrated around the globe, Fashion’s Night Out was a hit at Antonino Salon. Everyone joined in on the fun and said “Everyone can be a super model!”

Cassie Duff featured in “Rising Stars” Up-and-coming stylist and colorist from Boston to the Bay Area.