Antonio is both boundlessly creative and downright meticulous. His passion for the industry, style, and progression are evidenced in both his skillful precision cuts and his ability to cultivate a refreshing, unique salon experience.
He lends 30 years of experience as well as international success. Originally from Italy, Antonio moved to England to train with the founder of modern hairdressing, Raymond Bessone. Bessone (also known as "Mr Teasy Weasy") trained Vidal Sassoon and pioneered the art celebrity styling.
Antonio went on to running his own salon in the UK before settling in Seattle in 2001. He is well respected as educator, mentor and creative hairdresser. His passion for precision cuts encompasses both classic and creative styles designed to flatter each customer's unique features and lifestyle.
"In one word... superb. Antonio brings more than superior skills as a stylist but takes into account your own personal beauty and brings it out through a personalized style. Being a curly haired gal it can be difficult to find someone who can cut and shape while keeping my curly integrity. Antonio does an amazing job bringing me and my style to life. In his salon you become part of art with its simplistic and edgy vibe. I can honestly say he has given me the best haircuts of my life. The tons of compliments I get on my hair I certainly owe to him. If you have not been to the salon yet, take a chance. You will not be disappointed." - Erica Z
Adam has garnered quite the favorable following during his ten years of experience cutting hair. As if his charming Southern drawl wasn't enough to keep clients coming back, his boundless creative energy and a strong attention to detail breed distinctive, flattering cuts. A client explains, "he's a true artist. I like his process of looking at the shape of your face, texture of your hair, asking some questions about what you want out of this, and coming up with something that works. I trust him completely knowing that I won't be disappointed." Adam loves the balance of creativity and opportunity to be a "daymaker" that hair provides. And with feedback including "Adam surpassed anything I could have imagined for my hair. Halle freaking Lujah!" and "by far the best cut I've gotten in Seattle," it is evident that the luster of his work lasts more than just a day.
In her eight years of industry experience, Brooke has mastered just about every cut, from laser-sharp fringe to goddess-like curls. Her background at Vidal Sassoon provided an intensive study in precision techniques, while growing up in a household of five girls provided a crash course in banishing bad hair days for good. One client raves about her willingness to "listen to my ideas and then give her professional opinion to make sure I got something I wanted but that also looked great." Another assures upon her second visit that "it was not beginner's luck that luminous, perfect haircut a few months ago. She has the consistency and creativity of an artist and a pro!"
Cassandra brings 12 years of industry experience to our salon. She offers cuts and colors and is an absolute genius when it comes to working with curly or unruly hair. Your mane will have never before been so tame!
Our second stylist to graduate from our advanced training program. Emily is a Seattle native. If you love cooking and basically all things food you will have plenty to talk about!
She excels at creating soft natural looks as well as precise men's cuts, and when it comes to styling she won't let you down.
Heidi joins our team with 10 years of experience. A Seattle native, she brings high attention to detail in both cuts and color. She specializes in precision cutting and creating effortless looks that are modern and tailored to her clients natural texture and lifestyle. When she's not behind the chair you can find her adventuring around the town with her little dog Abbie!
With praise such as "Every time I get a full cut or even just a fringe trim people compliment her work. I recommend her without hesitation", we know you'll love her!
Joo has over 23 years of experience and an aptitude for just about every aspect of hair: color, highlights, balayage, and cuts that compliment her client’s facial structure and lifestyle.
She believes that “the relationship between a stylist and client is more than hair deep, it's a bonding friendship. There is a strong level of trust to explore new techniques and ways of enhancing their self confidence. When a client shows their happiness over the finished look, it reminds me that I have the best job in the world.”
Katie Vellman has 10 years of industry experience and a serious passion for hair. Her skill range is wide; from styling to color and anything in between! As a Regional Master Trainer and Artistic Team member for Davines North America, she spends time traveling the country to teach classes, workshops, and participate in hair shows.
Lindsay brings 13 years of industry experience and offers cut, color, balayage and highlighting services. She loves providing services that help customers radiate their personality and boost their confidence.
She excels at separating fads from fashion and creates chic styles that are flattering and easy to replicate at home versus trendy. Her honesty, warmth, and creativity distinguish her as a stylist and make her a pleasure to engage with.
The first graduate from our Advanced Training Program! Lizzie has an undeniable passion for what she does and makes it known from the consultation to the end result. A social media expert, keep an eye on her Instagram account to see your hair transformation! From mens cuts to balayage, she can do it all.
A ten-year color veteran Mackenzie does a bit of everything from foiling, to Balayage, to bleach and tones to complementary therapy. "I love the relationship with my clients," she explains. "It's fun to get to be someone's therapist, confidant, moral compass, stylist and friend." Clients are quick to validate this sentiment. One client raves, "Sweet Mackenzie has been the only colorist I have trusted without regret, and I would follow her just about anywhere she works. Lucky for me, she has a home at Antonio Salon - a beautiful, friendly, unpretentious salon in Downtown Seattle." Another echoes this sentiment. "Before she moved to Antonio Salon, she worked at [another salon] where the awful thumping music and enforced homogeneous "dialect" made it feel like I was in a futuristic hair factory. Mackenzie really stood out there because she is genuine, warm and independently minded. Now, I can see her at Antonio Salon where her surroundings are more in line with her personality."
Masumi not only offers a decade of experience in the hair industry, but the experience of training under Antonio himself. Her mastery of all aspects of hairdressing is prized among her client base, who sing praises for both cuts and color. Her keen eye for style has fostered her ability to create looks that suit her clients face shape, eye color, and skin tone; a skill central to her personal mission to “make people feel pretty.” A client describes her as "amazing," noting that "she not only makes me feel and look beautiful, but also lets me feel so relaxed while she works on me." Others swear that their hair has "honestly never looked better" and that she is "the only stylist they trust in Seattle."
A transplant from California by way of Florida. Myam has 7 years of experience. She has a great amount of talent for all hair types, but her specialty is working with multicultural thick hair. Whether it's a relaxer, smoothing treatment, or teaching clients how to recreate a style at home. She also loves cutting short pixies and "creating soft effortless hair with sunkissed Balayage and cuts that bring movement to hair."
Myam loves creating authentic connections with each client that sits in her chair. She is passionate about wellness and travel. Myam gains inspiration from each place she has traveled to.