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Peter Oon

Peter Oon

Color Director/Owner

Peter Oon

Color Director/Owner

Recognized in the industry as one of the leading hair colorists, Peter started his professional training working for the late Roger Thompson in Barneys NY. He further expanded his skills as a Senior Color Designer at Frédéric Fekkai Salon in 1995.

Peter's work has a distinctive, artistic flair that reflects his modern approach to color; he creates texture and dimension by blending multiple tones that work with the client's natural hair color. His area of expertise is Balayage (hair painting) and corrective color. With his keen eye for color and his precise formulations created for each individual client, he inspires them to appreciate their own beauty, by accentuating their best features.

With a prestigious following ranging from royalty to celebrities, fashion models, beauty editors, social influencers and business leaders; many of Peter’s creations have been featured in fashion and beauty magazines, as well as on television, that include Good Morning America, Oprah and Live with Regis & Kelly.

As a contributing educator, Peter continues to demonstrate his coloring techniques to his staff and hair dressers across the globe.

Visit www.peteroon.com

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Elvin Arvelo

Elvin Arvelo

Hair Designer/Owner

Elvin Arvelo

Hair Designer/Owner

Known for his innate sense of style and creativity, Elvin is one of the most innovative hair stylists in the world. With a career spanning over two decades, he began his profession in the Midwest, seeking more, he came to New York and joined the Frédéric Fekkai Salon in 1995.

Elvin has been creating glamourous hairstyles that are classic and elegant. His design philosophy is catering to the needs of each client, customizing looks that complements her taste and lifestyle; resulting in a signature cut that's modern and effortless. He believes a successful haircut should enhance a woman's natural beauty, giving her the ease and confidence to achieve the same look at home.

"A great haircut is a unique portrait of a woman's style, that is as individual as her personality".

His trendsetting vision and passion motivated him to join forces with Peter Oon and Julien Farel in 2001 to establish the original JF salon on Madison Avenue. After 11 successful years in the business, Elvin and Peter are excited to collaborate once again in their new venture, the opening of Oon Arvelo salon.

In addition to being a talented hairstylist, he has worked backstage at top fashion shows for many prominent designers. Elvin's editorial work, including his signature up-do’s and glamorous styles has been featured in numerous fashion magazines.

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Federico Lupo

Federico Lupo

Hair Designer

Federico Lupo

Hair Designer

Federico, well known for his trendsetting abilities, was drawn to Paris, where he established himself as a hair designer and refined his craft. Fascinated with the method of dry cutting, he studied the technique and eventually became part of the Sahag Workshop in New York. Launching styles that soon found their way onto runways, Federico’s fashion show repertoire includes celebrated designers Cynthia Rowley, Randolph Duke, and Issey Miyake.

Today, Federico continues to create high fashion cuts that are beautifully designed and tailored to the individual. He has a devoted following.

“Designing a cut is like designing the lighting, stage, and sound to a show. My clients are all spectaculars without the drama”.

Method: You want professionalism and expertise from whoever is cutting your hair. But you also want more. You want vision, style, and creativity. You want someone who sees what you do not.

Federico projects a light-hearted and easy-going manner when you meet him, but when he works, this impression changes.

He has perfected the hair cutting technique that jump-started his career in Paris – the dry cut. To quote him “The texture of hair is a material that can be cut in various angles and molded into a specific shape. There is no better way to see and understand the way hair naturally grows and falls than by cutting it dry. Using this method, I extend my vision throughout the entire process, section by section.”

Federico examines the texture of your hair, studies how it frames your face and how it falls. He pauses to think, to observe your persona. Then his face takes on a look of intense concentration. He begins–and it is spell binding.

He wields his scissors with such precision and skill, it is clear you are in the hands of a master craftsman.

Visit www.federicolupo.com

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Christopher Cilione

Christopher Cilione

Color Designer

Christopher Cilione

Color Designer

Bright Natural Blondes, rich chocolate brunettes, coppery Irish reds - they all turn to Christopher, renowned for bringing lively, healthy color to some of New York's most discriminating clients, including a top-tier celebrity following.  Unswayed by the latest fads, Christopher, a professional colorist for over 20 years, believes in a gentle approach, seeking his artist inspiration in nature. His work is neat, quick, and consistently lives up to the highest standards,  landing his name on every list of the nation's finest hair talents. "Confidence," he says, "is beauty." Christopher joined the Oon Arvelo Salon in NYC after building his clientele in some of New York's most well known salons, including the John Barrett Salon and the Oscar Blandi Salon.

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Hansen

Hansen

Hair Designer

Hansen

Hair Designer

With a career that spans two decades at top salons including Stephan Knoll, Frédéric Fekkai and Julien Farel, Hansen is known for creating natural, modern styles for every type of hair.

Hansen has worked backstage at top fashion shows including Diane Von Furstenberg and Ralph Lauren just to name a few. Her editorial work has been featured in premier fashion magazines.

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Frank Friscioni

Frank Friscioni

Color Designer

Frank Friscioni

Color Designer

Heralded by Entertainment Tonight as "The King of Color," Frank has been a color stylist and educator for over 20 years at some of the most prominent salons in New York City. Frank started his training as a hair colorist at the prestigious Louis Licari Salon. After Louis Licari, he spent the next several years mastering the art of Balayage and natural sun-kissed highlights at the renowned Frédéric Fekkai Salon. As he continued to advance his coloring techniques and skills, he was invited to join Salon A·K·S, as Color Director. He was also the co-owner of Frank Cassi Beauty located on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. Prior to joining us, he was recently at Oscar Blandi, as the Co-Color Director for 13 years.

Talented and always on-trend, Frank is a color expert and authority on Balayage, as well as traditional foil highlights. With a roster of A-list clientele, among the likes of Katherine Heigl, Renee Zellweger, Kim Basinger and Stephanie Seymour - many of Frank’s creations have been featured in numerous fashion covers and spreads for InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Allure and W magazines.

His television work included makeovers for the Oscars and Grammys, and appearances on E!, MTV, The View and Live! with Kelly. He is also the colorist for the popular film "27 Dresses", starring Katherine Heigl - Frank has done it all!

With such an accomplished and diverse portfolio of work, Frank brings a unique perspective to our team. As a Color Designer and educator, Frank understands luxury and his client’s desired vision; his philosophy is to bring out their best qualities by enhancing and accentuating their natural beauty and personality.

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Albert Narcisse

Albert Narcisse

Hair Color Artist

Albert Narcisse

Hair Color Artist

Albert is a master of color technique. Effortless and exceptional, his subtle services grow out in the most graceful way. You won't have to race back for treatments every few weeks. This luxurious beauty treatment is affordable and without risk of adverse consequences.

"Albert is an exceptional colorist" say his top-notch clientele. He worked in close collaboration with the legendary John Sahag. He is a distinguished talent in his own right, and has been in the beauty industry for over 30 years. He takes pride in personalizing services for each individual. Albert understands not only how you want to look, but how you want to feel. Do you get regular color, or are looking to make your first foray into hair color treatments? He will work with you to create the perfect look, customized to fit into your busy lifestyle. Treat yourself to easy, elegant hair color so natural it looks like your own. He believes, "There should be nothing artificial looking about artificial hair color."

Albert has collaborated with art directors, fashion designers, hair cutters, and photographers. on everything from runway shows to the covers of magazines. His work has appeared on the covers of Town and Country and Salon News. There are editorials in publications from around the world, some listed below.

InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Cosmo Girl, Lucky, Nylon, Details, Stiletto (France), BOB (Japan) and Pelugerias (Spain).

Treat yourself to easy, elegant hair color so natural it looks like your own. Albert will work with you, tailoring your transformation to your personal style and needs. You too can have gorgeous color that will boost your confidence and turn heads!

His motto, "The best dressed tresses appear effortless!"

Visit www.albertcolor.com

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Mayumi Shiga

Mayumi Shiga

Senior Stylist

Mayumi Shiga

Senior Stylist

Mayumi always admired the craft of hairdressing for its fashion-forward style, artistic freedom and sophistication. While in Japan, she began to develop and nurture the Japanese cutting approach and made her way to behind the scenes of prominent Japanese fashion shows and editorials. She moved to New York City in 2000, where she had the opportunity to learn a completely different approach to hair design at Vidal Sassoon. Mayumi joined Julien Farel in 2004, where she transformed her talent by merging her distinctly Japanese technique with the Julien Farel style. She quickly obtained her own clientele with her flexible abilities to create looks that range from elegant to fierce, and subtle to dramatic. Her knowledge and infusion of different techniques allows her to bring diversity to her clients, so they may work together to find a personalized and unique style.

"With influence and honesty, we can find individual beauty."

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Sasha Ponomareva

Sasha Ponomareva

Senior Colorist

Sasha Ponomareva

Senior Colorist

Inspired by her passion for style and creativity, Sasha moved to New York City to pursue a career in the beauty industry. This move led her to meet and work with Frédéric Fekkai in 1996, where she discovered her instinct for color, while creating looks for New York’s most prestigious clientele. After Fekkai, she went on to mastering her craft in other elite salons, including Salon AKS and Oscar Blandi.

With 20 years of experience, Sasha now brings her talent and expertise to Oon Arvelo Salon. She is well-versed in all hair coloring techniques, from the art of Balayage, to traditional foil highlights, to rich single process color. She creates the most natural, dimensional blondes, the richest brunettes, and the most lustrous reds, that are true to tone. Her loyal clients, celebrities and industry leaders trusts her to provide them with a customized color that always looks effortlessly chic.

An advocate for healthy hair, Sasha often advises her clients on how achieve this without jeopardizing the health of their hair. She believes in maintaining the vitality of the hair is priority for beautiful hair color!

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Gary Evans

Gary Evans

Stylist

Gary Evans

Stylist

Gary Evans specializes in precision cutting and with his artistic vision and impeccable attention to detail enjoys working with clients to come up with styles individualized to their needs.

A master of his craft, he keeps up with the latest techniques and hair trends as they appear on the fashion scene. He is constantly working on his own innovative techniques always pushing the boundaries of hair. He is trained in and has expanded upon the cutting techniques of Mark Pipino and Richard Buccheri.

Gary Evans has been a stylist for various celebrities, including politicians, TV anchors, models, and actors. He regularly styles hair for fashion shows and photo shoots and enjoys doing styles for weddings and other special occasions.

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Antonio Novikov

Antonio Novikov

Stylist & Makeup Artist

Antonio Novikov

Stylist & Makeup Artist

Antonio began his career path in Russia, inspired by the Italian culture and style. He started working in the beauty industry at age 16, as a makeup artist and stylist for exclusive fashion shows and events. To further continue his education, Antonio moved to Barcelona in 2008, where he was part of an international team of stylist and makeup artist at one of the top salons in the city. During his five year tenure in Barcelona, he created many beautiful looks and styles for his international jet-set clients, while collaborating with luxury hotels and managing a salon.

Antonio came to New York City in 2013, catering to a private roster of notable clientele that include politicians, business and entertainment industry professionals. He joined Oon Arvelo salon in 2015, as he continues to hone his skills as a stylist, working with hair and makeup, to achieve perfect results for his clients. With his artistic vision and international experience, Antonio strives to create a total look that will enhance their natural beauty—from haute couture photo shoots to a blushing bride’s special day!

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Wayne Ng

Wayne Ng

Colorist

Wayne Ng

Colorist

Wayne has been in the hair industry for over 13 years as a hair stylist and colorist, working with some of the most respected professionals in the beauty industry. He specializes in cutting edge coloring techniques, color corrections, foil highlights, vibrant colors, modern cuts, blowouts, as well as special occasion hair. He prides himself in listening and understanding his clients in order to give them the best possible salon experience. He received a hair stylist award certificate in 2003, and was chosen as one of the leading hair stylist for the Asian American USA Beauty Pageants and Miss Angel Model Contest from 2005-2012. In order to further advance his artistic techniques in color, cutting, styling and discovery of new products, he regularly attends international hair shows in New York City. Throughout the years, he has refined his skills as a colorist and also developed an expertise in various hair texturizing treatments, such as Japanese “keratin” straightening, Brazilian blowouts, zero frizz and wave control remedies. With his impeccable service and attention to details, Wayne has the ability to transform a women’s hair color, as well as their texture. He always strives to make his clients look and feel beautiful!

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Tsering Yangchen

Tsering Yangchen

Nail & Waxing Specialist

Tsering Yangchen

Nail & Waxing Specialist

Tsering is a seasoned nail technician and waxing specialist with over 15 years of experience. She believes a good manicure is about maintaining and/or improving the health and well being of a person’s overall beauty. Her manicures and pedicures are neat, clean and fast! In addition, she is an expert in eyebrow shaping and waxing as well, where no detail is missed by her discerning eye. While proficient at a wide range of beauty services, Tsering is also known for her amazing full body waxing — specializing in gentle and quick bikini waxes, in the most relaxing way possible.

Her skills and professionalism have attracted celebrities and notables, among the likes of Julia Roberts, Chloë Sevigny and Tara Rockefeller. Her signature manicures and pedicures have been featured in commercial and editorial photo shoots, as well as fashion runways. Not only does she promise a flawless manicure and pedicure, but she prides herself on her client's consistent satisfaction and experience. Whatever the service, Tsering’s delicate hands and attention to detail will make you feel pampered and perfectly groomed.

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Victor Kontos

Victor Kontos

Stylist

Victor Kontos

Stylist

Victor started his fashion career working as an apprentice to Jamal Hodges, the first Assistant to Luigi Murenu on editorial photo shoots for W magazine and other numerous global fashion magazines. His next endeavor lead him to the John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman, working as a hairstylist, while he continues to pursue his personal fashion editorial projects in NYC. During his tenure at John Barrett, Victor has styled the hair for many celebrity clients, the likes of Katie Holmes, Victoria Beckham, Martha Stewart, Joy Behar, and fashion industry notables like Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, both co-founders of the fashion label Marchesa. He has also worked backstage styling hair for fashion runway shows, that included prestigious designers such as Dennis Basso, Zac Posen, Cynthia Rowley and Victor D'Souza. Victor’s work is sophisticated and on trend, his customized methods are an extension of his creative talent and fashion expertise. As a hairstylist at Oon Arvelo Salon, he offers a personalized approach to each client, to make sure they leave beautiful, confident and satisfied with their overall salon experience!

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Devin Anderson

Devin Anderson

Stylist

Devin Anderson

Stylist

Devin, a native New Yorker, began her journey into the trendy art and fashion world of hair at Arrojo Studio, where she was trained in the Sassoon cutting technique and styling. Following her yearning to further her education, she moved uptown to a totally different world of hair, where she called Oscar Blandi Salon, home for 4 years. As a hairstylist, she brings her downtown edgy creativity into to the mix, catering to the needs of the sophisticated uptown clientele. Amongst being behind the chair in the salon, she also worked as a stylist in runway shows during fashion week, for designers that included Claire Pettibone and Emilio Sosa. She has worked on photo shoots and shows at Intercoiffure for Wella. Her work have been featured on Good Day New York as well. Her well rounded skills enables her to find the most flattering hair styles to accommodate the vastly different hair textures of her clients. Specializing in curly hair, she’s capable of enhancing their own hair with extensions. As a stylist, she is like a breath of fresh air! As she continues to look for the next big trend in fashion, translating them into day to day hairstyles that can be worn by her clients, making them feel like they belong on a runway or the big screen!