Master Stylist & Colorist
Irina has seven years of experience, owning and operating her own salon in Geneva, Switzerland. There in Geneva, Irina completed several training certifications to enhance her techniques and knowledge of hair cutting, coloring, extensions, braiding and make up. Irina also specializes in hair coloring working with brands such as Davines and L'oreal Professionnel INOA Ammonia-free color. She keeps up with the latest hair trends as they appear on the fashion scene including hair painting such as balayage as well as highlighting. Irina is also certified in Keratin Straightening and Brazilian Blowouts. In 2010, Irina was selected as Hairstylist and Makeup Artist of the year for the Mr. and Ms. Swiss Pageant and traveled all over Europe with the team of competitors and producers.
Master Stylist, Colorist
Christina in tune with Mother Earth, an herbalist and hairstylist gathering her inspiration from art, architecture, traveling, spending time in the deserts or backpacking in the mountains. Channeling creative energy behind the chair which has earned her a reputation as a forward thinking hairstylist in Southern California. She has contributed to her field by inspiring other stylists and assistants, teaching them not only solid techniques but new perspectives on honing their craft. From the fashion forward to everyday wearable looks, she has worked effortlessly training with some of the industries top educators along with traveling the world for her training. Sassoon trained Christina draws inspiration from the clean lines and shapes from architecture, art and Mother Nature.
Christina has worked at El Paseo Fashion Week on model prep for designers like, Oscar De La Renta, Stella McCarthy, Etro, Roberto Cavalli, Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Pucci, and Ralph Lauren for women and Dolce & Gabbana for Men, Michael Costello, Project Runway All Stars, and prepping for video shoots for S.R Education haircutting educational DVD series. She loves the craft of hairstyling and is passionate about innovating in the industry, which is why she has chosen to be a Davines color educator.
When Christina is not behind the chair, she will most likely be out rock climbing, backpacking, connecting with nature and drawing inspiration, foraging plants and formulating plant based medicine for her health and beauty line, Every Leaf Speaks.
Education, Shows and Training
Because Christina loves the craft of hairdressing and is passionate about innovating in the industry, she is always looking for ways to educate herself on latest techniques in both color and cutting and the latest products. Christina also spends free time with a group of friends who collectively call themselves “hair heads” who teach each other new techniques that they have learned from various classes, sharing new learned skills with the whole group. Aside of her passion for education as an educator for Davines and her Davines educators updates she travels internationally for her personal education as a hairdresser.
Davines: Color trainings, including invitation-only color class with Edoardo Paludo the Davines Color Ambassador in May 2012 – Hollywood
Davines Color Code – invitation only with Davines Artistic Team member Megan Kelly – Red Bank,NY
Sassoon Academy – Santa Monica
Gerard Scarpaci ( master stylist/educator at Arrojo and co-founder of Hairbrained) attended hands-on razor cutting & editorial styling. – Sacramento
Bumble & Bumble
Davines World Wide Hair Tour –
Angelo Seminara – Los Angeles, Paris.
Cristiano Cora former Davines Visonary artist, owner or Cristiano Cora Studio/Academy in NYC and Schwarzkopf visionary artist. – NYC.
Nick Arrojo -Los Angeles – Santa Monica
S.R Education (Sally Rogerson) Los Angeles, one on one training Long Beach, Orange County.
Tim Hartley Cult of The Cut (former international creative director of the Vidal Sassoon Academy) Charlotte, NC.
Working with Sally Rogerson Education (former creative director for the Sassoon Academy)
Master Certified Brazilian Blowout Stylist- Long Beach.
Master Color Academy – Catherine Provenzano. Los Angeles.
Davines – THE GATHERING
Hands-on Styling/Finishing with Davines Session Ambassador Joseph DiMaggio
El Paseo Fashion Week.
Master Stylist, Colorist, Salon Owner
Giancarlo Salon is owned and operated by New York master stylist Desi Tenebruso. Desi started his career in Milan Italy and relocated to NYC where he graduated from the Vidal Sassoon Academy in NYC. Desi has been trained by some of the most well known stylists in the world such as Vidal Sassoon, Bumble and Bumble, and Tony & Guy. Desi became one of the top stylists in the NY Metro area and owned highly successful salons in both NY and NJ.
Locally, Giancarlo Salon on El Paseo specializes in precision hair cutting style and uses the latest techniques such as balayage highlights, hair coloring, Copolla Keratin Complex and Brazilian Blowout. Giancarlo Salon offers services for men and women including but not limited to hair cutting and coloring, hair extensions, highlights, hair replacement, Brazilian blowouts, and permanents. Desi only uses the finest hair products Shu Uemura, L'oreal Professionnel, Iona, and Davines hair products The color conditioning system of Davines uses Hydrolyzed milk proteins and conditioning ingredients to create brilliant, long lasting color while preserving the integrity of the hair.
Desi brings his master styling to major local events including the El Paseo Robert Cavalli 2015 Annual Fashion Week.
Giancarlo is a third generation hair prodigy. At the age of ten years old he started working at his fathers salon's on the East Coast. He would interact with the clients and even curl and style hair after school and during holiday breaks. He was a natural. After graduating high school, Giancarlo moved to Los Angeles where he was accepted into the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Academy and graduated with highest remarks from his instructors. Giancarlo assisted at the Sally Hershberger Salon in Los Angeles along with Rossano Ferretti Salon in Beverly Hills where he would style A-List celebrity clients and elite. In 2011 Giancarlo moved to Palm Springs, California and quickly built a cliental. In May of 2014, Giancarlo Salon opened on El Paseo in Palm Desert, California.