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5 Hair Stylists On Taking Care Of Your Hair At Home

Bernie Rodgers | July 1, 2020 | Style & Beauty


1. Giovanni Mele, Giovanni & Pileggi

After winning North American hairstylist of the year in 1996, Giovanni Mele went on to open Giovanni & Pileggi, now located in Midtown Village. “Use this time to let your hair be natural and give it a break,” Mele says. However, he mentions this is a prime time for revitalizing hair treatments as well. “I would recommend using a leave-in hair mask and plastic hair cap to keep the heat in.”

2. Liz Stelmach, Salon Ziza

Salon Ziza is a Main Line parlor fusing classic elegance with modern techniques and training—all thanks to owner and stylist Liz Stelmach. “This is the best time to reduce blow-drying and try natural drying with soft-hold finishing products,” she says. “I recommend Oribe Hair Care and Kevin Murphy lines. Both are different, which makes them great to try as they are or mixing them together.”

3. Martino Cartier, Martino Cartier Salon

Featured on Bravo and also in a variety of national publications, celebrity stylist Martino Cartier knows everything there is to know about haircare. “If you visit a pharmacy and pick up a box dye for a quick fix, you’re going to ruin your hair,” he says. “You need to protect your investment.” Lastly, he recommends a natural look, explaining, “The less you wash your hair during this time, the better.”

4. Tara Sulimay Acosta, Sulimay’s

Descending from an Italian American family with a knack for haircutting, Tara Sulimay Acosta was primed for a career in styling. “Braids, twists, buns and ponytails are everything right now,” she says. “For those of you working at home, it’s a great casual go-to and it keeps the hair from falling in your face.”

5. Veronica Nunez, The Color Room

With three locations in the Philadelphia and New Jersey region, The Color Room is an established lifestyle brand focused on all things color. “It’s a perfect time to use a hydrating or leave-in hair mask,” says Director of Education and Color Veronica Nunez. “Also, the Olaplex bonding system is great to repair breakage from excessive use of hot tools.”

Photography by: Briana Sposato