Monthly Archives: June 2011

Combination of layers, graduation, and one length with splash of yellow. More pics to come

Cut: Cristiano Cora

Color: Jeanise Aviles

Photos: Pia Vivas

Make-Up: Mitsuko

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BTS Shot! Again more images to come from the workshop! I LOVE HAIR

 

Cut: Cristiano Cora

 

Color: Jeanise Aviles

 

Make-Up: Mitsuko

 

Photo: Pia Vivas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Always Looking Forward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak peak of images from the last workshop here at the studio.

Cut: Cristiano Cora

Color: Jeanise Aviles

Photos: Pia Vivas

Make-Up: Mitsuko

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You Can Rock Out … But Only With the Right Change by Debby Capone

I never imagined Cristiano being able to please the head of a rock star.

I have seen Cristiano cut a variety of styles, mostly architecturally oriented but I could never have envisioned him relating hair to the life style of a “punk rocker”.

I sat there and smirked when she asked Cristiano if he could keep her length. I knew that this was a workshop and that “ that was not happening”.

I did not know what his plan was, but I did know that her hair was coming off. As Cristiano started to cut her hair, I watched as she squirmed in her chair while the locks fell to the floor. I could feel the energy coming from her frightened emotion. I thought she was going to get up and run out of the salon. But then her curiosity got the best of her and she started to relax. Everyone watched as Cristiano cut an amazing undercut that along with her color (done by Janise) began to take shape. With the remaining length, Cristiano cut a look that was so versatile and fitting for her life style, I left the workshop stunned. His model Julia (from the band 5th nation) was so ecstatic she could not stop looking at herself in the mirrors as she floated out of the salon. Pictures to come from the event next week! I LOVE HAIR

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Model Adventures by Jeanise Aviles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week I have had the pleasure to create a color design especially for jewelry designer Erika Dray and lead singer/guitarist of Fifth Nation Julia King.

Erika is a native New Yorker like myself so I was drawn to her immediately. Her designs are fun and colorful as well as organic and natural. What I love about Erika is that she is fearless in her creative style and stands out in a crowd with her beauty and laughter. We both just recently had our first show experience and that made me feel connected to her because we as artist are progressing in what we are most passionate about. We had a laugh yesterday evening swapping stories and coloring her hair for our master class.

Julia King lead singer/guitarist of FifthNation ROCKS! I met her at one of her shows and while she was rocking out on stage swinging her hair I was just fantasizing about coloring it!!!! I looked her up and read the story of how she and Music, drummer of the band/boyfriend met and I was immediateltly drawn to the romanticism of how they came together. I asked her if she wanted to model for one of our workshops and she was totally down! We spent hours together doing color correction as well as creative color. She inspired me with her love story and passion for music.

I look forward to seeing the final look this weekend when Cristiano Cora makes MAGIC with his shears!  I LOVE HAIR

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“Shaping the Future” by Dayna Goldstein

I recently moved to New York City to pursue my dream of becoming a hairstylist, where I began my journey at Arrojo Cosmetology School.When I graduated school, I was determined to find the best salon that suited my style but more importantly; somewhere that I could continue my education. After long weeks of searching for salons, I came across Cristiano Cora Studio. When I came in for an interview I was asked what I was looking for in a salon and my first answer was a good education. I was immediately told that’s exactly what I would get, and was excited about the opportunity and was ready to get to work. I was particularly attracted to the amazing architectural design and unique style of Cristiano Cora Studio. I felt like I was walking into something from the future — my future. When you walk in to Cristiano Cora Studio you feel like you are standing in an endless tunnel, everything looks clean and fresh, with distinctive shapes and pieces of furniture that compliment each other.

Living in Manhattan can be quite expensive, and although becoming a great hairstylist is my primary goal, I also realized quickly that I was going to need to find another job to support this lifestyle. Having done waitressing through out school, I ‘ve learned that it is a prudent way to supplement my income. Allowing me to live in Manhattan while I continue pursuing my education and career as a hair stylist. Looking for two jobs at once is not an easy task, but I was offered a position as a server at a brand new hotel restaurant called Yotel. As I was given a tour of the hotel and restaurant, I was surprised to see the similarities of the architecture and designs of my two new jobs. I found myself surrounded by two very unique and beautiful environments that feature: luxury, technology, and efficiency. Two places where people go to relax at ease, feel good, and admire the individuality of both.

An environment can play a huge role in setting the tone. With both of these properties, Cristiano Cora Studio and Yotel, the guests always seem very calm and you can tell they are enjoying themselves. I have come to realize that sometimes less is more. In this case the simplicity and creativity of both is what sets these two businesses apart from the rest. From the simple and soft color schemes, to the futuristic concepts these modern designs are very appealing and prescient.

I am so excited for the future and all the things I have been learning at both jobs and very grateful for the opportunities. In just a few weeks I have already learned so much about hair and have been challenged by both Cristiano and Yotel. Challenge is key when you desire to progress and succeed in your career. I LOVE HAIR

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From an Apprentice’s Point of View by Remy Moore

Ever since I can remember, I have been completely obsessed with hair. At 10 I begged my father to dye my hair & by 11 I was babysitting kids in the neighborhood on the weekends so I could pay to get my hair professionally done. This should have been a clear indication that I would want to spend my life doing hair.

I always knew I wanted to own a salon, but living in a smaller city at the time, I never knew exactly how amazing this industry was. My career started initially 4 years ago when I was guided to start an Apprenticeship, under my current stylists in California; which was a Bumble & Bumble network salon.

Suddenly my path became clear and it all made sense.

I was involved heavily in my Apprenticeship, I was a complete sponge but I was still missing something. I knew that for the kind of life that I wanted to build, and to gain the education I needed to be the best, that California sadly could not fill that for me. The only option was coming to New York. Scary, I would be a fish out of water in the concrete jungle of 8 million + people that knew no one. But the education was driving me.

I was fortunate enough to go to school at Arrojo Cosmetology School. Coming from a Bumble salon and then nurturing my skills at Arrojo I saw how much I really loved to dress hair, but knew I needed the structure of the basics. The utmost care to be given to creating shape. If I love dressing hair and styling, then I must know how to create beautiful shapes in a cut. I did my research on where I felt would best give me the structure and foundation and it became clear. GO TO THE PIONEER. I knew I wanted Vidal Sassoon training but there was no way I would fit in, so I searched and I found. It took a few months to find a fit, I was at a different salon but not fulfilled. One morning by the grace of whatever is up in the sky, the director of my school sent me an email telling me that Cristiano Cora was looking for an Apprentice. I sent my résumé in on the off chance. I looked at the website and obviously knew who Cristiano was, and didn’t think that anything would come of it. Sure enough I got a call the next day, met with Cristiano the following morning and started two days later.

For me to see the shapes that Cristiano cuts, to see the work he does, its awe-inspiring. I look at his collection work and I am completely blown away. I look at the caliber of the people he surrounds himself with. It’s both inspiring and beyond intimidating. You should have seen my first Denman blow dry class. It was a complete joke. I was so far out of my comfort zone that I could feel frustration festering. But I know that finding this beautiful organic marriage of the structure and what I love to see in hair will make me a truly amazing stylist. I am both daunted and completely ecstatic about my education program and the vast knowledge that I will gain. I hope one day I can create the shapes that Cristiano, Claudia, Arlene or Arnulfo creates in hair. To be around that level of precision on a daily basis is a treat!

I LOVE HAIR

If you would like to make an appointment, please call us at (212)414-1333.

Here’s to the marriage of my work and Cristiano’s

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